Martin Beech

Director, Risk Consulting, Cyber Security

KPMG in the UK

Martin has over 12 years of hands-on cyber security experience gained working across the sectors of Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Energy, Manufacturing & UK Government. He has led significant security transformation programmes that have involved all aspects of cyber to uplift, automate or implement security controls and capabilities.

Professional and industry experience

  • Delivery of identity & access management (IAM) transformation engagements across global investment and retail banks
  • Global data protection product lead for a global investment bank
  • Stakeholder management for C-level executives on corporate cyber security transformation
  • Developing a data protection strategy for high-bar controls for data discovery, classification & encryption/masking
  • Provided assurance review and executive report for the security architecture team of a major UK retail bank
  • Implemented the tail-end of a multi-year global two-factor smartcard enforcement programme of over 100 thousands users
  • Programme director of a multi-million dollar cyber programme for a global investment bank
  • Implemented a key performance indicator (kpi)-based programme to monitor security & risk posture across all Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions of a global bank
  • Led transition and transformation programmes to outsource cyber security controls to managed service providers
  • Implemented a secure software development training programme with completion mandated for all developers
  • BSc Physics, University of Surrey, England

  • Programme & product management

  • Information protection

  • Identity & access management (IAM)