BRP Consulting

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Michael Brunker

CISM CIPP/E

Welcome to BRP Consulting, where better resilience and privacy start to happen.

With 20 years as a police officer, my journey into the world of IT security began in 1997 when I joined Scotland Yard’s Computer Crime Unit as a detective, focussing on computer forensics. In 2000 I moved to the private sector and have, since then, gained significant experience of cyber security, business resilience and data protection (GDPR) in the banking world. 

 

In my most recent corporate role, I ran the London cyber & data protection team within a global bank, covering its locations across Europe. As the focus of both cyber security and data privacy shifts away from the IT department and towards the boardroom, I have become adept at merging the technical security and operational risk worlds and speaking the language of both.

I now help small businesses and not-for-profits to mature their operational resilience to cyber incidents, and to achieve compliance with privacy regulations and industry codes of governance. 

As a NED, I offer experience of risk management and regulatory compliance in such areas as privacy law and charity governance.

My business ethos is never to suggest something the client doesn't really need or wouldn't benefit from.

 

"I have worked with Michael in his role both as Data Protection Officer and for Cyber Security, we have worked together on a wide variety of projects and day-to-day issues. He has been a superb colleague, very knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated"

SJ - Senior Corporate Lawyer (Privacy & Employment Specialist)

"Having worked with Michael for many years I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for proven skills in the Operational Resilience and Cyber Security areas. He has always been source of expertise and lateral thinking in these areas, proactively planning and working with senior management to ensure effective implementation of prevention strategies and well defined crisis management processes for when the worst may happen"

SB - Global Head of Investment Banking Support 

'I had the pleasure of working with Michael for over 12 years. He has an excellent understanding of information security (CISM), cyber risk management, data protection, and technology governance, including the regulatory framework in key markets of the financial services sector (UK, US, Germany, APAC). What makes Michael unique is that he not only knows what can't be done, his strength is knowing how to make things happen without compromising security or compliance"

SS - Head of Cyber Audit

"Its a pleasure working with Michael, extremely knowledegable around cyber security"

RA - Head of Risk

"Michael is highly professional and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to digital security and GDPR compliance. As a health care professional; I have been most impressed by his ability to be proactive in seeing potential problems in data handling between our clinical software and patients. 

I would highly recommend Michael to other health care professionals or anyone needing to review or update their GDPR compliance and general data/cyber security".

RC - Chiropractor

"I highly recommend Michael to all businesses for effective and legal Privacy Notices appropriate to their business"

SH - Health & Safety business owner

"Michael’s simple and clear policies provide me with both peace of mind regarding compliance and leaves me free to run my business"

JV - Health professional