Simon McNamee

Security Technology Lead


  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • GIAC Security Expert (Certified alongside only 290 other GSE analysts in the world)


Simon is the Security Technology Lead at Secure Impact. He divides his time between driving new innovation and technical research, working with clients to level up their security posture and creating learning and development programmes for our new recruits.

Simon works with clients to ensure they are ready to face the threats presented by today’s ever changing threat landscape, both by working to increase their understanding of the threats faced by them and similar organisations, and through collaborative assessments such as purple teaming exercises designed to test their existing controls.

Prior to Secure Impact, Simon was a Security Researcher at SANS Institute. Simon has also worked at the NATO Cyber Incident Response Centre, working to detect and respond to incidents across all NATO sites globally. In addition to a wealth of experience in all areas of information security, Simon is also a certified incident handler and forensic examiner.

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