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Anthony Kirkham’s background for the last 20+ years has been in two primary areas:

Network Engineering – Anthony has extensive experience in the design, deployment and operations of both large-scale Enterprise and SP/Telco networks.

Security – Anthony has a broad security background with specialist expertise in Network Security, Cybersecurity and Security Architecture. Anthony has a deep and current (circa 2014) understanding of “How networks get broken into” and the design approaches and control frameworks which can be deployed to minimise the risk of these security incidents.

Anthony has an intimate understanding of not only the technical and security issues associated with both Enterprise and SP environments, but also the business aspects. Anthony has a 10+ year background in technical consulting and have successfully worked with many large clients on an international basis. Anthony has a passion for evangelizing overall comprehensive network and security solutions.

Anthony’s key value is a consultative approach in working with organisations. He has a strong track record of understanding business problems and translating those requirements into high quality and cost effective solutions. Anthony has experience working at all levels including executive management (CSO, CISO, etc) as well as the people at the coalface. This value is supported by previous and ongoing hands-on experience.

Anthony has authored numerous white papers on both network design and security design, including RFC 6752 (IETF). I have been a regular presenter at many international industry events. He has led and managed teams and developed consulting methodologies.

Specialties: Network Security Architecture, Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Service Provider Architecture and Design, Enterprise Network Architecture and Design, Service Provider and Telco Security, New Network Paradigms such as SDN and Cloud, Media Trained.

Industry Certifications: 20 Year Cisco CCIE R&S, ISC2 CISSP, Palo Alto Networks CNSE.

Anthony’s current focus is to continue to provide a leading technology direction and deployment.

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