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About Be Secure

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, technology presents an opportunity for businesses to nurture relationships with their audiences like never before.

Yet the explosion of data is the fuel in the engine of this great trend has brought problems of its own.

Through legislation like the new GDPR law (General Data Protection Regulation), EU governments are acknowledging the increasing threats to people's personal data and are seeking to enhance the protection of citizens privacy and rights.

In recognising these challenges and the potential effects the changing data protection and data privacy landscape poses to businesses and organisations of all sizes, founder Brian Siney established the data protection consultancy Be Secure.

Through his expertise and experience, Brian resolved to help businesses and organisations understand what impact GDPR will have, how they can respond, to support them with the on-going compliance and to help make data protection and data privacy an integral part of their DNA. With Be Secure and its business partners, a wide range of support services are available to support them in this journey.

Founder & Director

Brian Siney

With his experience of working in fast moving, target driven private equity owned businesses for the latest 10 years, Brian is a well regarded and trusted senior finance professional.

Brian remains at the forefront of the industry, having achieved the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) accreditations from "iapp", the Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law from The Honorable Society of King's Inns, Dublin, the Certificate in Cyber Security from Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor of ISO 27001 accreditation from the British Standards Institute ("BSI").

Brian is also a GDPR practitioner and Chartered Accountant.

Brian Siney background information:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
  • MBA in Retailing and Retail Operations, University of Stirling

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E from "iapp")
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM from "iapp")
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT from “iapp”)
  • Advanced Diploma in Data Protection Law, King's Inns, Dublin
  • Certified GDPR Practitioner
  • Certificate in Cyber Security
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems - Lead Implementer (BSI)
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems – Lead Auditor (BSI)

  • Member of iapp (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • Member of JDPA (Jersey Data Protection Association)
  • Member of CIISF (Channel Islands Information Security Forum)
  • Member of ISACA (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
  • Member of JADO (Jersey Association of Directors & Officers)
  • Member of JCOA (Jersey Compliance Officers Association)

Newspaper articles:

Brian has written numerous newspaper articles on GDPR/Data protection for the JEP and is a regular contributor to the business expert panel published in the JEP newspaper.

The articles provide guidance and advice for organisations in the best way to approach the implementation of the new data protection law, explanations of the responsibilities of data controllers and data processors and the on-going compliance requirements which must be met. Read them here.

More guidance and interesting articles are due to be published in business and community magazines over the next few months.

Information Security Consultant

Christie Ogubere

Christie Ogubere is a Cyber Security Consultant and advises businesses on how protect their networks, applications, and information assets from malicious or errors from employees, criminal hackers and unforeseen events.

Christie has over 20 years’ experience in different fields of information technology and security, specialises in Risk Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing and Physical Security. Christie has a passion for solving business Cyber Security challenges through understanding the problem.

Christie has consulted for various companies as a Security Consultant and Trainer where Christie has conducted Physical Security and Pen testing reviews. Christie has a degree in Computer Studies and a master’s degree in Computer Forensics and System Security from the University of Greenwich. Christie holds certifications in ISO 27001, ISO 27005, CISSP, and Ethical Hacking.

Christie co-authored a paper “A Forensics Approach to Digital Fingerprinting on Windows Servers” and was a speaker at the Cyber Secure Nigeria Conference in Abuja on April 2016.

As a Trainer, Christie has delivered a lot of corporate training to IT as well as Infosec professionals in courses such as CISSP, CEH, CISM, ISO 27001 Lead Implementing, Lead Pen tester, Risk Management and Cyber Security Awareness.

Christie is a member of ISACA and ISC².

From Our Business Partners

Expert Services

We have extensive experience working in e-commerce, retail, hospitality, commercial and accountancy services and working at senior management levels within such organisations.

We also have experience in the voluntary sector and working with community groups.

Our experience is in the areas of finance, operations, compliance, company secretarial, human resource and technology.

We would always work with our clients to establish in the early stages of the project, if their existing service providers can support them with the required GDPR compliance services.

Our additional expert services are offered to clients.

To complement our skill set, our business partners provide us with expert support in the following areas:

  • Technology: System infrastructure, computer applications, cloud services
  • Cyber security: Security software services, Penetration testing, Ethical hacking
  • Legal: Experienced in privacy & data protection, commercial, multi-jurisdictions, industry Code of Practice development
  • ISO 27001: Information Security Management Systems, Implementation, standards auditing and training
  • Public Relations: To support organisations to plan for emergency response scenarios and to communicate good governance and compliance standards
A data protection partner for your business

Our Approach

Our objective extends far beyond just ensuring you’re ready for GDPR. We understand that compliance with data protection is an increasing challenge for businesses of all sizes, and the potential damage to business reputation and performance as a consequence of a data breach.

With our support, we can help minimise the possibility of that happening, while staying on the right side of regulations that will help guard your business from being penalised for non-compliance. By becoming a partner of your business, we will help to reinforce data protection and data privacy as part of the organisation’s DNA.

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Work with your business

With our extensive knowledge of the retail, commercial and financial sectors, we can provide critically beneficial advice for your business. Working with your senior executives, senior management and stakeholders, we will share those vital skills, knowledge and best practices that will help foster a GDPR compliant environment.

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Work with the talent already in your business

Every business is different, but one thing we are sure of is that you possess valuable internal resources through the talented individuals already in your organisation. With a strong understanding of your business and customers, they are a key line of security that can help protect data and enforce privacy. As we start to formulate a strategy to implement GDPR, we will look to formulate a multi-disciplined interdepartmental project team from across your business to achieve the best results and secure engagement and support.

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Provide legal and technical expertise

In cases where a skills gap is identified within your organisation, we are able to fill this with our dedicated set of Be Secure business partners. In particular, we can bring in expert external advice in legal and technical matters for GDPR and cyber security. Always business focused, we will seek to close these gaps in a way that enables you to retain a tight control on costs.

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Applying a business like approach

When we begin a project with you, we always bear in mind the size and resources of your organisation. This makes sense, because GDPR solutions need to be considered in the context of your organisation’s size, complexity, business activity, geographical reach and data risk profile. Whatever your requirements, you can be assured that our solution will be tailored to your own individual circumstance.