I am a security engineer, architect and penetration tester with 20+ years of experience in security engineering, penetration testing, security management and security audit at organisations such as Microsoft, Skype, Citigroup, Deloitte, the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Bank of Scotland. I was elected Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2006 and left Microsoft Skype, where I was Senior Security Advisor, to set up Danielyan Consulting in 2013. My qualifications include:
AWS Certified Cloud Solutions Architect (2014),
ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor (2007),
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP, 2003),
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA, 2004),
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, 2006),
Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP, 2004),
Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP, 2005).
I am a published author and have written peer-reviewed books and articles on computer security since 2000. Some of them include:
Interests and activities outside computer security
I hold a double major First in Philosophy and Theology from the University of London (Heythrop College) and a Research MA in political philosophy from the University of Buckingham, where I studied under the late Professor Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL, one of Britain's leading philosophers, who supervised my postgraduate research on the problems of secularism, human rights and religious freedom. I also hold the Catholic Certificate authorised by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales. My academic profile, published articles, papers and research interests are on Academia.
I am a founding member of the Free Speech Union, a member of British Mensa and the founding director of the Stoa Foundation. I am also a member of the British Philosophical Association, Royal Institute of Philosophy and the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.
In my spare time I tutor A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies, in particular on Epistemology, Moral Philosophy (Ethics), Metaphysics of God, Metaphysics of Mind, Christianity (including Catholic Christianity), Judaism, and Philosophy of Religion.