Management Team

 

Terry Pudwell - Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

Terry has over 20 years executive management experience with private and public companies in the UK and US and over 35 years experience in the IT industry generally. He has worked in IT security since the early 1990's and has held senior executive roles in a number of industries, including consumer electronics, e-commerce, online media, online marketing and motorsport.


With a background in professional services and consulting with ICL in the UK, Terry led the establishment of March Information Systems Ltd in 1990, an early leader and pioneer in vulnerability assessment and policy compliance software technology. In late 1998, March was acquired by ISS Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Following the acquisition, Terry held the position of Managing Director of ISS Group Ltd, the wholly owned UK subsidiary of ISS Inc. and subsequently joined the executive management team of ISS Inc.

 

As joint founder, Terry was instrumental in the establishment of Assuria Ltd in 2005 and has travelled extensively in the US, South America, Middle East and Far East Asia promoting Assuria and its solutions, building up the Assuria partner community and working with major clients and partners in those regions, while also working on strategic initiatives aimed at developing Assuria into a world class Cyber Security solutions company.

 

Nick Connor MBCS, CITP, MMIS - Managing Director & Co-Founder

Nick brings more than 40 years of broad information technology experience, technical, marketing and managerial experience to Assuria.  Since 1995 he has focused on IT security in marketing and product management positions with March Information Systems Ltd and Internet Security Systems (ISS).

 

Previously Group Marketing Manager at Gresham Computing Plc whom he joined in 1993, after a 26 year career with ICL, where he had extensive Product Marketing, Project and Business Management experience in both open systems and mainframes.  Nick has a strong international experience in both the US and Europe. He was founder chairman of the worldwide multi-vendor Tuxedo resellers group, and represented ICL on Unix International OLTP working groups.

 

As joint founder, Nick was instrumental in the establishment of Assuria Ltd in 2005 and has focussed on developing internal systems and processes, product marketing, managing day to day business activities and establishing strategic relationships with key agencies, all of which have been important factors contributing towards the development of Assuria into a world class Cyber Security solutions company.

 

Geoff Johnstone - Chief Technology Officer

Geoff joined Assuria from a Government organisation where he held the position of lead embedded software development engineer and has an extensive background in requirements capture, software architecture, design and implementation. On joining Assuria, Geoff held lead responsibility for architecture definition, design, implementation and testing of Assuria Log Manager, Assuria's secure SIEM and Forensic Log Management solution. His CTO role also encompasses technology selection, distributed security software architecture design, product and release management, development process management, quality improvement and defining best practice guidelines.

 

Geoff holds an M.Sc. with Distinction in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc. (Hons), Class I in Computer Science from the University ofWarwick, where he gained the highest final result in the Computer Science Department’s history.

 

Chris Wood - Principal Engineer - Host Based Products

Chris brings extensive software product design and development experience to Assuria  He is an experienced software engineer, with excellent development expertise gained through a variety of design and architectural projects in ICL, March Information Systems and Internet Security Systems Inc. Experienced at working at different levels from valued contributor, through technical leadership to development management. Latterly, Chris was engineering manager for ISS's Reading Development Labs, responsible for the development and maintenance of ISS's server host based products, including RealSecure Server Sensor and System Scanner.

 

Chris joined Assuria as a founder member in 2005 and was instrumental in establishing the company's software design, development and testing environment. Chris holds responsibility for Assuria Host Based scanning products and has led the company's development of User Activity Monitoring technologies.

 

Steve Saxton - Principal Engineer - Scanning Products

Steve joined Assuria from a senior engineering role within ISS's Reading Development Labs, working on the ISS server host based suite of products and brings wide ranging experience in full life-cycle development and design methodologies to Assuria.

Prior to his current role he was the technical design authority on Assuria Remote Adapter (RA), a remote (agentless) vulnerability scanning engine, leading the design, development and subsequent product releases.

He is currently responsible for the roadmap, technical direction and team leadership for the Assuria Auditor and new CyberSense product families.

Steve holds a BSC in Computer Science from the University of Manchester.

 

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