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.
We provide online training, coaching and consultancy services to existing and aspiring leaders in the information and cyber security sector. Lockcode is one of the few training organisations accredited to provide online GCHQ Certified Training.
A unique cyber security service from a unique mother and daughter team!
Samantha Sanderson BSc (Hons), LCCP, MIET 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.
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. 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.
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.
Through her company, Lockcode Cyber Security, Samantha authors online GCHQ Certified Training courses and packages, designed to help busy executives understand and tackle the challenges of cyber security leadership and governance. 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.
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. Due to Katie’s age she has also grown up managing and configuring her own laptops, tablets and smartphones herself. 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.
Katie was introduced to cybercrime prevention in 2015 whilst still studying for her A Levels in psychology, philosophy, 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.
Katie is the engagement and training lead for SECyber workshops and has completed Lockcode’s online GCHQ Certified Training courses designed for aspiring and existing cyber security 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.
She is also responsible for Lockcode and SECyber’s social media and Newsletter content, ensuring we only publish credible, relevant and appropriate content as a specialist government security supplier.