Carl is an accomplished Data Protection consultant and founder of Data Security consultancy Cognition Secure. As Consulting Director, Carl helps organisations build strong data protection practices and is a specialist in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Carl comes from a cyber security background and balances a strong technical understanding with a sharp eye for business. With 15 years of experience working in vendors, resellers and end users, Carl has seen the good, the bad and the ugly and is focused on real world solutions for today's data protection problems.
Alongside his consulting engagements Carl is heavily involved in antivirus testing, running the popular website TestmyAV.com, and is a member of the Anti-malware Testing Standards Organisation. Carl is passionate about his work and never afraid to rock the boat with a strong opinion and a forceful drive for positive change in the industry.
Carl is regularly discussing information security and data protection in the media.
With 15 years’ experience in Data Security, Carl is an established industry veteran and is currently engaged in multiple activities.