Ian Cook joins CTM360’s global advisory board

Bahrain-based cybersecurity company, CTM360, has named Ian Cook, a highly respected pioneer in both information security & cybersecurity, as part of its global advisory board.

With over three decades of experience in the security field, Ian Cook, CEO & Founder of Corbels Security Services, has built a reputation as a strategic advisor and has held senior technical positions in many illustrious organizations, including Citigroup, Barclays, Team Cymru, etc.

Ian is a long-standing active member of the ‘Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), mentors at several UK cyber accelerator programs and provides vCISO services to early-stage startups.

According to Steve Katz, who became the world’s first CISO in 1994, when banking giant Citigroup (then Citi Corp. Inc.) suffered a series of cyber-attacks from a Russian hacker: “While working with me at Citi Corp, Ian, who is one of the brightest minds I know, and a consummate information security professional, was the first to create a Threat Intelligence Unit using Government intelligence procedures, thereby hugely enhancing the organization’s security.”

Former FBI special agent and diplomat Edward P Gibson stated “I have known Ian for nearly two decades, both in my capacity as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Legal Attaché at the
American Embassy in London and then as the Chief Cyber Security Advisor for Microsoft Ltd U.K. I have been extremely impressed by Ian’s knowledge of technology, forensics, and investigations; and, his compassion for victims. He is not done until the job is done.”

“A fantastic addition to our family. I have known Ian for quite some time now, and his input has always taken us to the next level. Getting him on board will help us articulate not only CTM360 ‘s strengths, but also benefit across our EDX Labs companies, i.e. DMARC360 & PENTEST360. Ian continues to add value by keeping our team abreast of key developments in the cybersecurity space, and I often reach out to him for his experience and guidance on anything security related.” said Mirza Asrar Baig, CEO & Founder of CTM360.