Neil is a highly experienced security consultant, having specialised in network security for the last twelve years. Throughout his career, Neil has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients to pragmatically design, implement, and maintain secure systems, from single site deployments to global security strategy and architecture engagements. As a former PCI-DSS QAS and CLAS consultant, he had extensive experience of compliance requirements in large scale environments. His main interests are next generation security platforms, data centre and cloud security, IPv6 and wireless networking. He is particularly interested in secure orchestration and the protection of system control planes.