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Karl Knowles

Head of Cyber and Service Delivery

Karl leads HFW's cyber team, ensuring that the Firm’s exposure to cyber risk is managed through the identification and implementation of procedural and technical controls. Karl has extensive experience in cyber frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST and CIS Controls and has worked with a wide range of clients to help them define and manage the right level of security and resilience to protect their information and systems. He has also provided support and expertise in the development of a global shipping company's business continuity management system. Karl has been working closely with CyberOwl in the development a BIMCO aligned Cyber Maturity Assessment.

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Karl leads HFW's cyber team, ensuring that the Firm’s exposure to cyber risk is managed through the identification and implementation of procedural and technical controls. Karl has extensive experience in cyber frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST and CIS Controls and has worked with a wide range of clients to help them define and manage the right level of security and resilience to protect their information and systems. He has also provided support and expertise in the development of a global shipping company's business continuity management system. Karl has been working closely with CyberOwl in the development a BIMCO aligned Cyber Maturity Assessment.

He begin his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. At the second half of his career he was employed within multiple information security roles, advising senior military leadership on the global deployment of information and communications systems. He then built upon this successful 25 year military career moving to consultancy at BSI and then, Deloitte LLP. It was during this time that Karl quickly established himself as a subject matter expert, advising private and public clients towards the development of improved cyber and privacy strategies.He is a champion of veterans employment and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.

London

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8083

Mobile: +44 (0)7976 940100

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