Griffin Security Group has appointed Wayne Stafford as a Principal Security Consultant. Wayne brings nearly three decades of experience in security. Before joining Griffin, he served as team manager within the Cyber Security Threat Verification Team, which is an integral part of Ministry of Defence Computer Network Defence systems. During 2012, he was a member of the London Olympic Cyber Coordination Team working with government and industry partners. He is an ISO 27001 implementer and lead auditor. ” We are very pleased to welcome Wayne to Griffin,” says Colin Braziel, Managing Director of Griffin Security Group.” The breadth and depth of Wayne’s experience will be an invaluable asset to the company as we continue to expand our information security/ISO 27001 business.”
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.