Data security expert joins Clumber Consultancy
by Darren Toms | October 10, 2019
Clumber Consultancy, the specialist Pensions and ERA Service provider for the UK insolvency market, has announced that Jo Austin has joined the business as Information Assurance Officer.
Jo has worked within a wide range of data security roles, including as Station Information Manager in the Royal Air Force and joins Clumber Consultancy after working with the business in a consultancy role for the last two years.
The previous two years with Clumber Consultancy have seen Jo lead on the adoption and integration of highly stringent GDPR and data security practices within the business, which by its nature deals with incredibly sensitive and confidential information.
Managing Director Darren Toms comments;
‘We first began working with Jo when we made a firm commitment to data integrity and security when the GDPR legislation was probably in its infancy in terms of adoption. We saw this not as a problem but an opportunity to overhaul the way we approached our business. As a result, we set the soundest of foundations in terms of data security and we became the first in our sector to achieve the Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Audited Gold Awards.'
‘This goes a step further and specifically includes authenticated vulnerability scans of workstations and mobile devices and increases the validity of the certification by providing evidence of compliance against malicious files entering the company via email/web traffic and resulting anti-virus and malware efficacy, thereby affording greater security assurance.
‘Now Jo has joined the team we are able to pass on best practice to our clients whilst we remain at the forefront of this vital area as a business.’
Jo will now be working with Clumber Consultancy in a full-time role and will be working with their clients to ensure that the highest standards of data security are adhered to and enforced in what can often be situations needing the utmost care, sensitivity and security, especially in the case of an insolvency.
‘I am delighted to be joining a business and indeed a culture that sees how absolutely vital this level of security is. Ever since the first meeting with Darren and the team it was clear that they saw their role as one that involves the utmost trust and discretion. Data security plays a massive part in that and I am looking forward to not only helping to keep Clumber Consultancy at the cutting edge of this ever-changing environment and passing that advice onto their clients.’