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Lawrence Munro

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Lawrence Munro is Director of EMEA & APAC at Trustwave. He is a practiced security specialist with more than eleven years’ experience in IT, nine of them directly focussed on information security and penetration testing. He heads up penetration testing within Trustwave’s elite team of forensic investigators, researchers and ethical hackers, Spiderlabs, as Director for EMEA.

Holding a First-Class degree in Cyber Security and Computer Forensics, Lawrence previously worked as penetration tester specialising in web applications, Red Teaming and social engineering, and has built and grown multiple world-class security consultancy practices for leading firms including KPMG and HP. He was also responsible for building KPMG’s Red Teaming practice and has authored many simulated attack strategies for large enterprises. Lawrence has particular expertise within financial services, having created strategies for top-tier investment and high street banks, integrating their security assessment services into larger risk and threat models.

In his free time, Lawrence is studying part-time at Oxford University and is also regularly involved in the hacking community as a Director of B-Sides London.

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Aug 11, 2016    0

Budgeting for IT has always been an uphill battle, with the boardroom tending to try and cut back on spending whenever possible, despite a driving desire for the competitive advantage strong tech investment brings. This is especially true for cybersecurity, which has always been hobbled by the difficulty in proving its day-to-day value. It’s only when an attempted attack occurs that the value of security investment overtakes the “it won’t happen to us” mentality....