Rick Flood, Managing Director, Falanx Cyber

Rick Flood, Managing Director, Falanx Cyber

Rick is a veteran of the software and technology space and an advocate of SaaS/Cloud adoption for 15+ years. Rick initially trained as an accountant in industry with CIMA and soon switched to the software sector and ultimately to sales and marketing, spanning more than 30 years and a variety of roles including executive positions in both private and public companies. Rick has worked extensively with high growth, early stage and turnaround situations, predominantly software related. He has AIM experience with Earthport, Host Europe and Pipex, where he first worked with Falanx chairman, Mike Read. Rick has been extensively involved in M&A activities on both the sell and buy side, including integrations to achieve synergies, and specialises in Go To Market Strategy and execution, driving sales and marketing execution.

Rob Shapland, Head of Cyber Professional Services, Ethical Hacker and Industry Commentator

Rob Shapland, Head of Cyber Professional Services, Ethical Hacker and Industry Commentator

Rob Shapland is an ethical hacker, specialising in simulating advanced cyber attacks against companies, combining technical attacks with his other hobby of dressing up and tricking his way into company headquarters using social engineering techniques.

He is also a regular speaker at events and conferences around Europe, and has appeared on both BBC and ITV as a cyber security adviser.

George Cossins, Head of SOC Services

George Cossins, Head of SOC Services

George Cossins is Head of SOC Services at Falanx Cyber and is responsible for both protective monitoring and incident response functions. Within his role, George also leads the development of and sourcing new and innovative technology into the Security Operations Centre (SOC). George has over 10 years’ experience within the cyber security industry and worked with organisations including UK central government, multi-national defence contractors, large systems integrators and small-to-medium enterprises.

Toby Western, Sales Director

Toby Western, Sales Director

For nearly thirty years, Toby has operated within the defence, security and cyber security industries. Since joining Falanx Cyber in 2015, Toby led bid and proposal management before becoming Director of Customer Experience in 2018. He now leads sales and business development activities across Falanx Cyber, having been appointed Sales Director in June 2019.