Richard Beck is Director of Cyber at QA. He works with customers to build effective and successful learning solutions tailored for business needs, helping to solve business problems. Richard has designed and architected numerous enterprise and nationwide cyber programmes for QA customers. Responsible for the QA cyber portfolio, products, proposition and cyber partner community. He has over 15 years' experience in senior Information Security roles.
Prior to QA, Richard was Head of Information Security for an organisation who underpin 20% of the UK's Critical National Infrastructure. Richard also held Security and Technical Management posts in Defence, Financial Services and HMG. He holds a number of leading cyber professional certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CISA.
Richard sits on a number of industry boards and security advisory panels, and previously chaired the Communication Industry Personnel Security Information Exchange (CPNI). He is the work stream lead for Cyber Skills & Diversity on the techUK Cyber Management Committee, in addition Richard is also supporting a work stream for the UK Cyber Security Council Formation project. Richard is a regular contributor for cyber insights and industry collaboration including speaker engagements.
He is also a STEM Ambassador working to engage and enthuse young people in the area of cyber security. Providing a unique perspective on the world of cyber security to teachers and encourage young people to consider a career in cyber security.
More articles by Richard
Cyber Pulse: Edition 149 | 9 April
Stop your search for cyber security talent
Cyber Pulse: Edition 148 | 1 April
Cyber Pulse: Edition 147 | 16 March
Cyber Pulse: Edition 146 | 4 March 2021
Cyber Pulse: Edition 145 | 19 February 2021
Cyber Pulse: Edition 144 | 5 February 2021
Cyber Pulse: Edition 143 | 27 January 2021
Cyber Pulse: Edition 142 | 18 January 2021
CISOs should prioritise the “human firewall” during Covid-19