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Cyber Security Expert Joins Pelion Consulting

Pelion Consulting, the specialist in superyacht and maritime cyber security, is delighted to announce that Campbell Murray has joined them as their new Chief Security Officer (CSO).

Campbell brings with him more than two decades of cyber security experience and knowledge. He began his career during the 90s and quickly founded his own company, Encription Limited.  Starting as an “Ethical Hacker” Campbell was a pioneer in “Pen Testing” websites and network based protocols, leading the way by showing businesses the weaknesses in their websites, and resolving the issues.  Encription Limited was acquired by Blackberry in 2016 where Campbell then headed their global cyber security consultancy department. During this period Campbell famously “hacked” a Wi-Fi connected kettle in front of a live audience at a conference in New York to demonstrate how insecure a home internet network typically can be. Described as a “White Hat Hacker” within the industry, Campbell has also consulted for public and private international organisations, and government security services.

Seeing a gap in the industry training market Campbell left Blackberry earlier this year to set up his new business, Merimetso. His new venture aims to provide accessible and relevant training worldwide. Merimetso courses are tailored to the individual student’s needs, providing practical solutions and knowledge immediately. Students are given the physical tools and assisted with developing the mental approach to understand different situations, identify risk and foster a secure cyber culture.

Richard Hodder, Pelion’s Chief Executive Officer, is excited about the benefits of joining forces with Campbell. “Campbell is a valuable addition to the team. His in-depth understanding and expertise is crucial to serving the sophisticated yachting and maritime sectors. By complementing the services and training we currently offer, we believe that together we can provide the highest standard of service possible for our clients.

“Whether you are an ETO, SSO, Captain or shore based staff looking to gain an entry level understanding or you want to get deeper and more technical, the training which Campbell can offer through Merimetso is best in class – this is a great partnership and I foresee that it will have great benefits for the yachting and maritime sector”

This new partnership comes at a crucial time in the maritime industry as the IMO January 2021 Cyber security regulations are rapidly approaching. Pelion Consulting can navigate you through the new legislation and provide you with a watertight cyber security solution, both in policy and practice.

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