Ethical Hacker, Forensics & Malware SME
Martin Overton joined SunAlliance (now Royal Sun Alliance or RSA Insurance Group) in 1988 as a Security Specialist and ran their Hacking and Internet Security teams and he was responsible for their anti-malware strategy and remediation. In 2002 he joined IBM, working for the Managed Security Services Delivery commercial team in EMEA as a malware/anti-malware specialist. There, he was part of the Global Virus Emergency Team and the World-Wide Threat Team. During this period Overton also carried out penetration, web application, physical security and social engineering testing for many clients; so he is also considered an "Ethical Hacker" aka "A White-Hat Hacker". Soon after, he joined AIG as a Cyber Risk Technical Specialist. He served as a Subject Matter Expert on Cyber risks and solutions, acting as a technical resource for AIG underwriters, brokers and clients; turning technical risks into business language. Overton now runs his own cyber security consultancy helping clients to identify and remediate security issues, advising on best practice, regularly speaking at events, lecturing at universities, delivering training, blogging, testing and carrying out security research and so on.