Mark Penny

PKI Security Consultant, Thales Advanced Solutions Group, Thales, Thales

Mark is a PKI Security Consultant working for the Advanced Solutions Group in EMEA at Thales e-Security. With over 15 years of experience in the information security arena, Mark assists customers in designing, building and deploying PKI solutions for a variety of purposes using Thales Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) for cryptographic key management, storage and protection. Mark has wide ranging consulting experience with customers in a variety of sectors including banking, health, service provision, utilities, IT and academia.

Prior to working for Thales, Mark worked for the NHS in England as a Principal Security Specialist. During his 8 years with the NHS, Mark worked on all aspects of the 1.3m user NHS PKI which issues credentials used by healthcare professionals for accessing national IT systems used by the NHS for patient care. Mark's experience encompasses all aspects of cryptography and PKI from governance, high level design work, policy creation and process design to technical deployments, PKI migrations, analysis and accreditation.

Mark has collaborated on papers for the Cloud Security Alliance and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) on cryptography and cloud computing. He holds an MSc in Software Development from Coventry University as well as various security industry certifications.

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