I like to ask my clients for feedback at the end of each project, and for CLAS work, this is required by CESG as part of the annual renewal process anyway. I have included below just a few of the testimonials I have collected over the years and am very grateful to the authors for allowing me to publish their views on my website. Due to the nature of my work, some information has to be withheld, hence the ‘[xxx]‘ substitutions. Named references are also available if required for any specific project.
Cable & Wireless
— Secure environment build, accreditation and management
“Peter is a member of a very small and elite group of information assurance professionals who understand policy, technology and people in the context of pragmatism, proportionality and price. If you want someone to get to the core of your IA activities, and to help either improve them or understand and resolve your issues, he’s the man.”
Central HM Government
— Accreditation advice and technical Risk Assessment
“The work Peter undertook on the risk assessment, preparation of the RMADS and production of the residual risk register was of an extremely high standard. He had a very good knowledge of both the HMG standards and the business drivers for the [xxx] solution. He worked to very tight timescales to ensure risk mitigation measures could be put in place to allow an interim accreditation of [xxx] to meet timescales which could not be moved for political reasons. His work ensured that the accreditation decision could be made with a full understanding of the remaining risks being carried by the programme. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter for work on any Government IT program requiring accreditation. He was knowledgeable on all aspects of Information Assurance.”
— Accreditation advice and policy development
“Peter is one of the most technically knowledgeable people in his subject matter and has, on every occasion I have asked, provided a cost-effective and risk-balanced solution to the problem raised. He provides a depth of knowledge and experience that allows clients to make a sensible risk decision. He has the ability to rationally discuss the whole subject, from detailed technical security implementation matters to the intricacies of pragmatic policy implementation.”
— Network and Telecoms Architecture and Accreditation
“Peter has very strong technical skills which were of great value, especially in designing a compliant Manual V IPSec solution and researching viable options for xGSi connectivity for [xxx] which has a very large user requirement for GSi connectivity but also a small, but important requirement for xGSi connectivity.”
— Enterprise Risk Assessment, treatment and management
“Peter has a wealth of technical knowledge which he applies to great effect. His input on both complex legacy systems and a strategic new build has been invaluable. He has been able to talk with authority to the suppliers and they have welcomed his expert advice and guidance. In working with the supplier he has guided them in risk workshops, assisted them in planning and applying mitigations and reviewed and developed their RMADS with them. He has worked closely with the project, information assurance and accreditation teams delivering accreditable systems in challenging circumstances and against hard deadlines. In fulfilling all of these roles he has been critical to the success of key programmes and his contribution has been formally acknowledged by our Chief Executive and our SIRO.”
Identity and Passport Service (IPS)
— Accreditation support and technical Risk Assessment
“Peter is a highly valued member of the Accreditation process within IPS projects. He works in a meticulous and methodical manner. His in depth understanding of HMG IA policy and guidance makes him a valued and professional example of how a CLAS resource should operate. He has provided input to a number of high profile projects, while being employed with IPS and has continually picked out potential issues emanating from a supplier prior to reaching the Accreditor.”
— Technical and Strategic Security Advice (Communications)
“Peter’s work has always been of a very high, timely and professional standard. His communication skills are exceptional, and he has shown himself to perform equally well as a team player or independently. Feedback about him from Central Government has always been exemplary. I would recommend Peter as a valuable asset to any project, and would use his services again without question.”
Feedback and References
If I have worked with you in the past and you would like to add your testimonial to this page, please contact me with your feedback. Also, if you would be happy to provide a reference for me, I would be very grateful – just drop me a line.
Alternatively, if you are looking to hire me, I would be very happy to provide you with references on request. Contact me with your requirements so I can determine which of my previous clients would be of most relevance to you.