Security through innovation

Who we are

Secgate is a security advisory and technology innovation group made up of experienced and top tier professionals who deliver intelligent protection solutions that both strengthen and empower IT security and resilience. Secgate’s groundbreaking solution, VisDa, is a complete track and trace tool that visualizes and analyses data transfers, mitigating risk. Forest Tree, Secgate’s flagship product, is an advanced defense grade Cyber Security solution that allows organizations to monitor and understand the content and context of each electronic communication channel. Secgate’s combination of consultants and technologists allows them to deliver unique solutions that provide real tangible value.

Company culture

We are innovators, a team of creative minds, with a shared passion pushing boundaries to deliver pragmatic & market leading solutions. We are a team of recognized experts who value diverse and intelligent people passionate about their craft. Our products and services are market-leading, delivered with integrity, and trusted by our customers. We are known for our innovation, our ability to engineer solutions. As a young and diverse company with a passion for security, we aim to lead in the delivery of simple, pragmatic and disruptive solutions to the world’s most complex problems.

Leadership team

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Laith Gahrib

Managing Director

Laith is the Managing Director of Secgate. An award winning professional with a wide range of skill sets. An international person with a diverse background having lived and worked in 4 different continents. Laith spent time at Deloitte and KPMG prior to setting up Secgate.

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Iván Blesa

Director, Head of Technology

Former Global lead to major data loss prevention company, defining products’ strategy and successfully launching several solutions. Ivan is the head of Secgate’s technical solution, specialising in business model and strategy definition to create Cyber Security solutions through innovating technology.

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Chris Gould

Director, Head of Consulting

Former Partner for Cyber Security and Cyber Crime at EY and PwC, Chris is Head of Consulting at Secgate. He specialises in Information Risk with over 25 years experience in assisting organisations throughout the world in assessing and managing technology related risks particularly relating to Information Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management.

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Faris Gharib

Director, Financial Services

With 20+ years of experience, Faris has proven ability to work at Board and senior management levels dealing with mission critical delivery, strategy, architecture and change across the entire life cycle from early idea inception and business case formulation through to running systems in live environment.

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George Thompson

Head of Enterprise Solutions

Former Director at KPMG and CISO to major communication company, George is the head of Enterprise Solutions at Secgate. He specialises in helping leaders focus on the development of the business and opportunities integrating enterprise security requirements into Secgate’s products and services.

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Steven Hutt

Head of Machine Learning

Former Managing Director at UBS and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Steven heads the machine learning team at Secgate. He specialises in the design and implementation of scalable learning algorithms for the analysis of network flows.

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Mak Chishty

Head of Government Solutions

Former Commander at Metropolitan Police Service. Awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service with 30 years of policing experience at the forefront of national and international policing. Mak is head of Government solutions at Secgate.

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Michael Parker

Product Owner

Michael is responsible for our product experience and strategy. He leads our design, engineering and delivery teams to ensure our clients enjoy industry leading product solutions.

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Tala Baadarani

Senior Marketing Manager

Tala manages the marketing and public relations for Secgate. ensuring the team is effectively engaging with the appropriate audiences through creative and innovative campaigns and events.

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Haydn Brooks

Chief Security Officer

Haydn is a Manager that specialises in helping companies at C-suite level establish and improve their third party risk management, logical IT security, physical security, security training and awareness and cyber strategy. He has a wealth of experience across the banking, financial and healthcare sectors.