Mark Carolan is Head of Research and Development at Espion – A BSI Professional Services Company.

Mark is spearheading Ireland’s first commercial Cyber Security Laboratory, a secure testing suite to conduct a range of environmental and integration simulation tests for Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) components.

Mark has over 35 years’ experience in IT security at senior management and board level. He has worked for organizations including Rolls Royce, Symantec and is a former Managing Director of Qualys UK.

Mark has extensive experience in addressing vulnerabilities in industrial systems known as ‘Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition’ (SCADA). He has worked on and managed security projects around the world including advising Middle East oil gas and energy companies as well as governments on cybersecurity.

A regular speaker at international security conferences, Mark is a member of the Jericho Forum, ISACA, ISC2 as well as the ISO 27001 Forum.