Established in 2004
Lockcode is a niche technology risk, information and cyber security consultancy, originally established in 2004 to provide certified professional security services to the HMG defence and intelligence community.
Emerging Tech & InfoSec
We provide online training, coaching and consultancy services to existing and aspiring leaders in the information and cyber security sector, with a focus on emerging technologies.
Lockcode is one of the few training organisations accredited to provide online GCHQ Certified Training designed and supported by one of the few NCSC Certified Professional Security and Information Security Advisors (SIRA)
A unique cyber security service from a unique mother and daughter team!
Lockcode's CEO and Founder, Sam, started her specialist infosec career as a Research Scientist for the UK Defence and Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) over 20 years ago, and has over 35 years’ experience in science, technology and engineering.
BSc (Hons), LCCP, MIET
HMG CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Sam has provided specialist technical security consultancy and coaching services to Government departments and their supply chains in the defence, intelligence, central government, law enforcement and the regulatory environment. She also provides specialist coaching and mentoring services for existing and aspiring information and cyber security leaders.
NCSC CCP LEAD SIRA | CLAS | ITPC
She has achieved specialist HMG security certifications during her infosec career including CESG (formerly part of GCHQ) Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS) and is one of the few National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Professional Security and Information Risk Advisors (SIRA) at the Lead level.
HMG CYBER SECURITY COMMERCIAL GROWTH
In 2015 and 2016 Samantha delivered the HMG-funded role of Cyber Security Small Business Champion, delivered through techUK, addressing the barriers faced by small cyber security businesses in the supply chain.
GCHQ CERTIFIED TRAINING (GCT)
Through her company, Lockcode, Samantha also authors online GCHQ Certified Training courses and packages, designed to help busy executives understand and tackle the challenges of cyber security leadership and governance.
SOUTH EAST CYBER | COMMUNITY
She is also the founder of South East Cyber (SECyber), a not-for-profit organisation providing free cyber security training, education and awareness workshops to SME business leaders in the South East of England. SeCyber speakers and advisors have included DCMS and other Government departments, techUK, Surrey and Sussex Cyber Crime Unit, South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, Cyber Security Challenge, Barclays Bank, Knowledge Transfer Network, investors and industry.
Smart Social Media Lead
GCHQ Certified Training Engagement Lead
Katie has almost 5 years’ official experience of working in information and cyber security at Lockcode and SECyber. However, she was introduced to infosec at an early age due to her mother’s career and passion for the subject.
In 2016 Katie was invited to speak at one of NCSC’s initial Cyber First events for schools and she also won the 2016 Security Serious 'Unsung Heroes' award.
...and due to her age, she has also grown up managing and configuring her own laptops, tablets and smartphones herself...
Katie was introduced to cybercrime prevention in 2015 whilst still studying for her A Levels in Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics, Government and Politics. She assisted in the preparation and delivery of Lockcode and South East Cyber’s CyberCrime Prevent Pilot, working with the Surrey and Sussex Cyber Crime Unit. The Pilot was funded by Home Office CTU and delivered for our regional Police and Crime Commissioner. Following her A Levels she completed a Digital Apprenticeship with Lockcode.
As the official engagement and training lead for SECyber workshops, Katie has independently completed Lockcode’s online GCHQ Certified Training courses which are designed for today's aspiring and existing technology leaders.
She is responsible for managing workshop sponsors, liaising with speakers, specialists and contributors including senior DCMS government officials, senior Cyber Crime Unit and SEROCU officers, techUK and trade association leaders, specialist SMEs including Digital Shadows co-founder, Level 39 lead and Cylon’s MD.
Katie has several sensitive government-related clients and is also responsible for Lockcode and SECyber’s social media and Newsletter content, ensuring we only publish credible, trusted, relevant and appropriate content.