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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Mark Nicholls|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Redscan|
|Company size (employees)||100 to 499|
In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:
•An offensive mindset
Mark’s work across the financial services sector is particularly noteworthy; he one of a select few security professionals in the UK trusted to perform red teaming engagements in accordance with the standards outlined by the Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority.
•Dedicated to innovation
Mark Nicholls has been working in the cyber security industry for over 12 years and in this time has quickly established himself as one of the UK’s top information security professionals.
As Chief Technology Officer at Redscan, he is responsible for driving continuous improvements to the company’s threat detection, incident response and security assessment capabilities.
After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London, with an MSc in Information Security, Mark entered the profession as a Security Consultant, conducting risk assessments for organisations within civil government.
A desire to specialise in cyberoffensive security led him to pursue a career in penetration testing, an area where he has achieved CCT App, CCT Inf, CCSAM and CCSAS certifications, and led CBEST engagements across the financial services sector.
In November 2019, Mark was awarded a lifetime fellowship from CREST.