After a thorough and comprehensive search to find the right candidate, we are excited to announce that we have appointed Farid Vayani to the newly created role of Lead Cyber & Information Security Consultant.  This key appointment highlights how quickly the CyberScale business is developing and our commitment to providing high quality consultancy work to our clients.

Farid comes to CyberScale with an incredibly accomplished career history with a range of roles in IT & security including Homeserve Plc, and consultancy roles at RSM UK and KPMG.  At KPMG he worked as a principal consultant delivering cyber and privacy engagements to provide clients with independent reviews of the effectiveness of their cyber risk management, governance, and technical controls.

Having recently completed consultancy work for Comcast and ARM UK Farid says of his new role at CyberScale that he is “very excited to be joining the team at CyberScale and eager to start working closely with the growing portfolio of clients.  I am also looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing best of breed cyber security advice and solutions and helping to grow the team both in size and knowledge”.

Client confidence in our team is very important to us, and Farid comes to us with all the requisite professional qualifications including being an ISO 27001 Certified Lead Implementer & Certified Information Privacy CIPP/E professional.  Add to this an MBA in Cyber Security and MSc in Information Security and that he is now working on his Phd focusing on Cybersecurity & Trust in Internet of Things, we know that he will add significant value to both the business and clients.  We are also looking forward to hearing what Farid has to say about the latest developments in Cyber Security, so keep an eye on the CyberScale blog.

Farid is actively involved with the Association for Project Management, both volunteering his time to sit on their Audit & Assurance Committee and as a professional member. His solid approach to client delivery is going to be invaluable at a time when we continue to grow in to new sectors and deliver an increasing amount of work to our existing clients.

Our Director and Principal Consultant Darren Chapman said of the appointment “I’m delighted that Farid has agreed to join us.  With more and more businesses recognising the need for expert advice around Cyber & Information Security, ensuring our clients have access to that advice through services such as our Virtual CISO service is key to their cyber resilience and our own growth. Farid’s vast experience in delivering these types of services to a broad range of organisations is a great win for our clients, both current and future.  In addition, his experience of leading Big4 security consulting functions and teams will undoubtedly help us to further shape and deliver the right kind of services for clients, a key element of the further growth of CyberScale.  Great to have you on board Farid!”.

We wish Farid well in his new role and look forward to continuing to grow the CyberScale team around him in 2022.