Our people
Ben Ashby
Junior Consultant
Ben is a Junior Consultant that works across our consultancy projects, often working closely with the first responders in a cyber incident response to oversee the deployment of our team and the logistical planning of the engagement. As a technical specialist Ben is often involved in supporting our work in investigations and rolling out strategy roadmaps as part of some of our virtual CISO engagements - including office 365 security auditing, firewall configuration reviews, AWS security hardening and phishing simulation exercises.
Ben is also the lead on many of our in house R&D projects, ranging from live testing intrusion detection systems to researching and configuring team collaboration tools.
Studying Computer Science at university, Ben was also an active member of several student union societies at university, such as: Computing Society (CompSoc), Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Society and Debating Society.
As part of his studies, Ben took a keen interest in a wide range of topics including software engineering, operating systems, cryptography and secure computing. His final year dissertation focused on research into a subset of network flow algorithms (maximum flow algorithms) and the real-world applications they have.
Outside of the work environment Ben enjoys web development alongside hobby programming projects.