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Carl Gottlieb

Data Protection Officer, Founder, CISO

About

Professional Profile

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 board with a strong opinion and a forceful drive for positive change in the industry.

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In The Media

TV and Radio Interviews and Online Articles

Carl is regularly discussing information security and data protection in the media.

TV Interviews

Sky News

2015 - 2017
Televised Interviews on Sky News discussing Cyber Security breaches, incidents and news.

Government Email Hacking Fears Interview with Carl Gottlieb on Sky News

Carl Gottlieb interview on Sky News discussing Government employees using personal email and associated cyber attacks.

Mirai Botnet DDoS Interview with Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Secure on Sky News

Carl Gottlieb interview with Joe Tidy of Sky News discussing the Internet of Things (IoT) Mirai botnet that took down Twitter, Netflix and Spotify.

Carl Gottlieb on Sky News Discussing the Ashley Madison Breach - August 2015

Carl Gottlieb on Sky News Discussing the Ashley Madison Breach

Speaking

Conferences and Events

2016 - 2017
Presentations at industry conferences, events and engagements.

BSides Scotland 2017 - GDPR - WHen Compliance Finally Got Interesting

An overview of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this presentation, you’ll learn what the GDPR is, why it matters to you personally and how you can use it to help further your career.

BSides London 2016 - ``Malware Mythbusting Lies, Damn Lies and Linguistics

BSides London 2016 – Cutting through the FUD of the Anti-Malware industry to expose some home truths about the real world of independent testing, the state of the threat and the solutions that actually work.

Radio Interviews

LBC Radio

2015 - 2017
Interviews on LBC Radio, Britain's most listened to radio station.

CIA Hacking Tools Breach - March 2017

Interview with LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari and Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Secure, discussing the theft and release of CIA hacking tools.

Talk Talk Data Breach

Talk Talk Data Breach.

Tesco Bank Security Breach - November 2016

Interview with LBC Radio’s Clive Bull and Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Secure, discussing the theft from 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts.

China Cyber Security Interview on LBC Radio with Carl Gottlieb and Andrew Pierce

Interview on 04/09/2016 on LBC radio with Andrew Pierce and Carl Gottlieb of Cognition discussing Chinese investment in the proposed Hinkley Point power station, Chinese hacking and Theresa May’s visit to China.

2nd Hinkley Point LBC Interview on Cyber Security and China

Interview between Tom Swarbrick and Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Secure on LBC Radio 04/08/2016 on Cyber Security fears over China investing in the UK Hinkley Point Power Plant.

Hinkley Point LBC Radio Interview on Cyber Security and China

Interview between Tom Swarbrick and Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Secure on LBC Radio 31/07/2016 on Cyber Security fears over China investing in the UK Hinkley Point Power Plant. Discussing hacking, espionage, Huawei, Lenovo, Critical National Infrastructure and GCHQ.

Discussing UK Cyber Crime on LBC Radio

Carl Gottlieb of Cognition Discussing UK Cyber Crime on LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari.

NCA DDoS Attack Interview on LBC Radio

NCA DDoS Attack Interview on LBC Radio

Press Articles

Online Publications

2014 - 2017
Carl's interviews and commentary in various online publications.

Activity

Carl's Recent Professional Activity

With 15 years’ experience in Data Security, Carl is an established industry veteran and is currently engaged in multiple activities.

Cognition Secure Ltd

Consulting Director

Current
Carl leads the team at Cognition Secure, a British Data Security consultancy that he founded in 2014. Cognition provides the very best in data security services and technology to the global market. Find out more at https://cognitionsecure.com
Various Clients

Virtual DPO

Current
Carl is the Virtual Data Protection Officer (DPO) for a number of clients to support their GDPR compliance acitvities.
Undisclosed

CISO

Current
Carl is currently engaged with a Cognition client as their CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). At this financial institution, Carl is acting as the Security lead in and reporting directly into the board.
TheGDPRGuy.com

Podcast Host

Current
The GDPR Guy is a podcast dedicated to helping your organisation comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Carl hosts the podcast and each episode he provides information, insights and inspiration to help you on your GDPR journey. Have a listen and subscribe at https://thegdprguy.com/
Command and Control

Podcast Host

Current
Command and Control is a podcast providing the very best and the very latest in expert knowledge in the field of Information Security. Each episode will focus on a particular Infosec topic, (e.g. DDoS, WAF, Next Gen Firewalls)  and provide a deep dive into the threats, the challenges and the solutions that will help make your organisation more secure. Have a listen and subscribe at https://commandandcontrol.fm/
TestMyAV.com

Manager

Current
Carl runs TestMyAV.com, a website with a single purpose – to get people testing anti-malware solutions for themselves. Rather than trusting vendors, testing companies and sales people, we believe that testing isn’t hard and that everyone should have the ability to evaluate what solutions are best for their organisation. Find out more at TestMyAV.com

Carl Gottlieb