About us

Since 2003, we’ve collaborated with diverse organisations, always prepared for the next challenge.

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ABOUT OUR ETHOS

We’re committed to securing your digital systems and data.

Strengthening digital security since 2003. Our organisation has been at the forefront of delivering robust cyber security solutions to businesses across the UK. Our expertise in cybersecurity ensures that we are consistently innovating to protect your digital assets. With a commitment to excellence, we provide dependable and advanced security measures to safeguard your business in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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HISTORY: RELIANCE CYBER

Established in 2003, Reliance Cyber has emerged as a stalwart in the UK cybersecurity landscape. With a rich history spanning nearly two decades, our company has been at the forefront of safeguarding organisations across diverse sectors. From its early days, Reliance Cyber has navigated evolving threats, consistently adapting and innovating to provide cutting-edge solutions. Today, our legacy is one of unwavering commitment, proactive expertise, and a continuous readiness to face the ever-changing challenges of the digital security landscape.

Reliance Cyber is committed to a program of continuous innovation and research to secure our customers, at scale, for a sensible price.

Our Experts

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Mark Gascoigne

Mark Gascoigne

Mark has 20 years of experience in security, technology, defence, and aviation, focusing on operational excellence and team building. He worked with British Airways, Thales, Detica, Digital Barriers, De La Rue, and Gama Aviation. Mark holds a Master’s in Avionics Engineering from Bristol University.

Mark Gascoigne
Managing Director
Rob Walton

Rob Walton

Rob brings over 30 years of IT experience across public and private sectors. He has worked for Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, and private equity-backed MSPs, focusing on business development and customer relationship management at Reliance Cyber.

Rob Walton
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICEr
Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Alex, with 18 years in Intelligence and Cyber Security, advanced from managing the XDR SOC to Director of Managed Services at Reliance Cyber. His expertise spans Incident Response, Compliance, and SOC/NOC operations.

Alex Martin
Director of managed services
Emma Webb-Hobson

Emma Webb-Hobson

With 18 years in cyber security, Emma began as a forensic analyst, then moved to information security consulting at QinetiQ. She has held operational roles at BAE Systems and De La Rue, with a focus on operational efficiency. Emma holds a Master’s in Information Security and an MBA.

Emma Webb-Hobson
BUSINESS OPERATIONS DIrECTOR
Louise Lane

Louise Lane

Louise has 20 years in HR across various sectors, focusing on talent development from early careers to executive levels. She is CIPD qualified with a bachelor’s in German and Law, passionate about people strategies in business.

Louise Lane
Human Resources Director
OUr advisory board

Reliance Cyber has an advisory board comprising experts and influencers from the cyber security and InfoSec domain

The board meets regularly with the leadership team and provides advice, support and steerage on a broad range of topics across the strategic execution of the business.

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Paul Winstanley

Paul Winstanley

Paul started as a research scientist at the UK MoD, later becoming Technical Director at QinetiQ and CEO of QinetiQ Inc. He now runs a strategic development consultancy focusing on defence and security sectors.

Paul Winstanley
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Tarquin Folliss OBE

Tarquin Folliss OBE

Tarquin Folliss served over 30 years in government, including military and diplomatic roles, focusing on national security policy. He now works in the private sector, primarily with technology companies.

Tarquin Folliss OBE
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
John Noble

John Noble

John Noble, former Director of Incident Management at the NCSC, has over 40 years of government service in cyber incident management and strategic business change. He was awarded a CBE in 2012.

John Noble
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Professor Victoria Baines

Professor Victoria Baines

Victoria Baines is a leading authority in the field of online trust, safety and cybersecurity and is Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College.  Previously, Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager (EMEA). Victoria also led the Strategy team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).  Victoria has been named as one of the top 25 women in cybersecurity (IT Guru & SC Magazine).

 

Professor Victoria Baines
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Professor Nick Jennings CB FRS FREng

Professor Nick Jennings

Professor Nick Jennings is the Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University and an expert in AI, autonomous systems, and cybersecurity. He’s held significant roles at Imperial College London and the UK Government.

Professor Nick Jennings CB FRS FREng
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Marcus Willet CB OBE

Marcus Willet CB OBE

Marcus, former Deputy Head of GCHQ and Director of Cyber, has led major UK Cyber programmes. He is now the Senior Adviser for Cyber at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Marcus Willet CB OBE
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Carole Drape

Carole Drape

Carole is the Director of Security and CISO at the John Lewis Partnership, with over 30 years of IT experience. She previously worked at BP and collaborates with the NCSC and major retailers on cybersecurity policy.

Carole Drape
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

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