The ISC2 London Chapter includes 3 officers and the following volunteers:
Clive Simms CISSP, CHFI
I’m the CEO and co-founder of Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka. I am a certified cyber security & IT Infrastructure consultant with over 23 years IT experience within a variety of technical and management roles, ranging from mainframe interface systems through to Wintel servers, virtualisation to Information Security and Data Protection.
I hold certifications on CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional], CHFI [Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator] and VCP [VMware Certified Professional], GDPR and CIS LA.
I’m currently consulting to many clients including one of the big four accounting firms who keep me very busy! I’m passionate about technology and science, especially quantum physics. In my spare time, I’m a gamer and love in-line skating when the weather is good.
I believe information security should be a priority for everyone and not just the IT managers. After all your security is only as strong as your weakest link.
Omar Sáenz Herrera CISSP, CISM
Security Specialist, Cybernetics Futurist, Google Cloud
Omar is a cybernetics engineer and cloud security specialist who has more than 20 years experience helping organisations design and build secure solutions and more recently, transition securely to the cloud.
He loves talking about Google’s security culture, security automation and democratising security.
He has worked as a technology risk and cyber security consultant specialising in multiple security domains and roles including security research and pen testing, security operations, security architect and in security leadership roles in organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG, HSBC, OneWeb and GFT.
He founded and was the Membership Chair for the ISC(2) London Chapter from 2017 to 2023 and has participated as speaker in several technology and computer security events including the CONFidence Conference [Krakow, 2023], ISF Annual World Congress [Cannes, 2019], The ISC2 Secure Summit [London, Mexico City] and other security events.
He has a degree in Cybernetics Engineering and Computer Systems from La Salle University and participated in the first cohort of the computer security programme at UNAM Mexico. He has a Master’s degree in Business Innovation with Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Birkbeck University of London and participated in the AI and Business Innovation programmes from Saïd Business School from Oxford University.
Richard Carpenter CISSP, AfCIIS
Richard is an Information Security Expert, focussed on the implementation and architecture of Digital Transformation and Public Cloud adoption at forward thinking organisations.
Advising on Information Risk Management, User Training, Operational Policies and Security Architecture, his IT industry expertise comes from 15 years behind the keyboard starting out in Infrastructure support in the area of Identity and Access Management.
From an initial passion in automation tooling and supporting users in AS400-based technology, he soon become interested in Infrastructure Design and Support.
A member of ISC2 since 2016, he presently works as the Information Security Manager at Global in the UK, and is often found being interviewed for industry media and podcasts.
Other interests include multi-cloud security posture assessments, vulnerability management programme design, managed service reviews, open-source software maturity programmes, disaster recovery audits and software readiness reviews.
Educated at the University of Portsmouth with a specialism in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and with CPD qualifications CISSP, AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Security Specialist, Richard is a keen advocate of skilling up young people in Online Security and Privacy awareness.
Away from the screen, Richard volunteers his time with the Scout Association and ArcheryGB.