The Specialists Hub



The Specialists Hub
The Specialists Hub helps its clients to reduce their regulatory, operational and information risk through the provision of security, privacy and GRC services and solutions; reducing the likelihood and impact of data breaches and operational disruption.
Founder and Principal Consultant, Beverley McGowan has been in the industry for over 20 years and held senior leadership positions at a number of leading banks and financial services organisations, including Citigroup, Cooperative Bank and Royal London Group, as well as providing consultancy and auditing for Deloitte. Roles held include: Group Information Security Officer, Head of Data Governance, GDPR Programme Lead, Head of Risk and Compliance, Head of IT Project Quality and Governance, Global DPO.
To deliver our services, we work with a number of trusted partners and associate consultants to deliver our high quality and cost-effective services, who have been carefully chosen due to their experience, alignment of values and quality of service. Our consultants have practical operational experience leading functions and regulatory programmes over 2 decades, which sets us ahead of our peers in terms of experience in enabling our clients to operationalise privacy and security laws, regulations, standards and best practices.
Our most recent engagement was the development and delivery of the GDPR and Security Programme and Data Governance Function for Royal London Group, across 6 UK sites, 5 business entities and 5000 employees. This was delivered on time and commended by the Board for its effective delivery and risk reduction. “Bev is hugely knowledgeable and successfully built and led a team that delivered a significant programme of work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and work with her again.” Jon Glen, Group Operations Director, Royal London Group
Our core services include:
Outsourced DPO, CISO and CRO Services
Consultancy (Security, Privacy, Governance, Risk & Compliance - GRC)
Training (awareness, certified professional, bespoke, eLearning, classroom)
Security Testing (Penetration, vulnerability, application)
Phishing campaigns
Project & Programme Management (Privacy and Security Programmes)
Gap Analysis and Implementation (ISO 27701, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, Cyber Essentials, GDPR, Cyber Health, Supplier Assurance)
Recruitment (Privacy, security and GRC)
Standards Gap Analysis, Implementation, Certification and Auditing (ISO 27001, ISO 27701, PCI DSS, GDPR)
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