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, with a focus on emerging technologies.


Lockcode is one of the few training organisations accredited to provide online NCSC Certified Training designed and supported by one of the few NCSC Certified Professional Security and Information Security Advisors (SIRA)

We provide online NCSC Certified Training and NCSC professional certified consultancy services to today's leaders in heavily-regulated organisations.

Leaders who are designing, building and maintaining secure, complex and critical systems.

Our clients rely on highly-skilled information and cyber security expertise, from specialists who don't flinch when they explain to us:

  • We can't implement automated updates to our software applications;

  • We can't change default passwords;

  • We can't connect to the internet to keep our anti-virus updated;

  • We can't vet all our users - even those with admin access;

  • ...and more...



South East Cyber: Co-Founder

Samantha Sanderson 

CEO & Founder

Lockcode: Award Winning

Cyber Security Lead

South East Cyber: Co-Founder

Katie Sanderson

Engagement Lead

A unique cyber security service from a unique mother and daughter team! 

Working with Samantha has highlighted the importance of working with a credible…consultant who demonstrates integrity and honesty every step of the way.

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 21 years ago, and has over 38 years’ experience in science, technology and engineering.

Samantha Sanderson

BSc (Hons), LCCP, MIET



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.

Glass Buildings

Core Competencies:

Policy and Standards

Information Security Strategy

Innovation and Business Improvement

Legal and Regulatory Environment

Risk Assessment

Risk Management


Information Security Awareness & Training

Third Party Management

Security Architecture

Secure Development

Information Assurance Methodologies

Security Testing

Secure Operations Management

Secure Operations & Service Delivery

Vulnerability Assessment

Incident Management



Audit & Review

Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Management



Through her company, Lockcode, Samantha also authors online  NCSC 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 co-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 Sanderson

Smart Social Media Lead

NCSC Certified Training Engagement Lead

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Katie has almost 6 years’ official experience of working in information and cyber security at Lockcode and SECyber. However, she was introduced to infosec at a very 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.