Steve Windle is a senior director in K2 Intelligence’s Cyber Defense practice within EMEA. He leads the team in providing both reactive technical cyber incident response (CIR) and proactive cyber advisory services to a wide range of clients with the aim of improving the security and resiliency of their cybersecurity posture. Steve is an experienced information security professional with a wealth of operational and technical experience, including technical security architecture, malware assessments, risk assessments, ISO 27001 security audits, and incident management maturity assessments.
Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Steve worked at two of the ‘Big 4’ consulting firms, having been the head of the client-facing CIR team within EY’s EMEIA Advisory Centre, and prior to this the engagement manager and technical lead for Deloitte’s CIR team for the UK’s Cyber Risk Services practice. This involved incident co-ordination, carrying out malware and intrusion analysis as part of cyber incident investigations, and working with the forensic investigation and crisis management teams to support larger breach response activities. Steve has been involved in a variety of incidents that have included targeted attacks, policy violations, and large data compromises within organizations of varying size and sector.
Steve also served 24 years in the Royal Navy and during the last five years of service was part of the management team of the Defence Computer Incident Response Team (DCIRT). During that time, he was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Director of Defence Equipment and Support’s Information Security Systems (DE&S ISS) for identifying, investigating, removing, and combating the harmful, malicious attacks on MOD networks.