Ian McGowan is the Founder and Managing Director of Barrier Networks, one of the UK’s fastest-growing cyber security managed service providers. He has over twenty years of experience designing, delivering and auditing complex infrastructure across most industry sectors. His areas of expertise include security operations, incident response and secure system architecture. Ian has worked in financial services, government, defence, manufacturing and energy sectors, and is familiar with the specific challenges that these environments present. He has represented the UK as a SCADA Security SME and as a CSIRT Trainer in international cyber security simulation exercises. In addition to his work at Barrier, Ian served in the British Army Reserve as a Cyber Security Officer.