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Tony James

Director and Security Consultant at GEO Space Limited

Location
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Industry
Aviation & Aerospace
Current
  1. GEO Space Limited,
  2. Thales e-Security
Education
  1. University of Surrey
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GEO Space Limited

GEO Space Limited

Owner and Security Consultant

– Present

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Background

Summary

I am qualified to work in the Security, Support and Pre-Sales areas of business, and will be pleased to receive opportunities in any sector of the Space Industry.

I worked briefly as a volunteer with the "International Space Agency"
I have made initial contact with CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Security) and GEO Space is now an associate member.

A highly experienced Security Consultant who has worked with payment hardware security products since July 2001.
World-wide third line support for P3 (an EMV data preparation system); User Acceptance testing and Integration testing with major customers. Given training and pre-sales advice to customers covering all regions of EMEAI.
Developing customer specifications for HSM customization's to the Thales payment HSM, deliver training and technical advice to customers, and continue to assist in installations and onsite support of customer projects.

An excellent understanding of the Payments industry through his employment at ACI Worldwide and Thales e-Security, from in-depth knowledge of EMV issuance through to the acquiring of transactions. With experience of selling, supporting and training companies throughout EMEAI

ITIL 2011 from December 2013
PCI QSA from February 2012 to September 2013
CISSP since January 2008
MBCS since August 2008

Knowledge and understanding of
- Unix Shell programming
- HPUX and AIX system administration
- SQL and PL/SQL client server languages
- Key Management for "data at rest" and "data in motion"


Goals;
Job satisfaction, visit to outer space, to provide excellent service to colleagues and customers.

Experience

Owner and Security Consultant

GEO Space Limited
– Present (11 months)Base from Leighton Buzzard

Security contract work though "GEO Space Limited" providing security, key management and risk services to companies working in the Payment and Space Industries.

Currently studying "MSc Satellite Communications Engineering" at University of Surrey.
Satellite Communications, Space dynamics and missions, Space system design, Antennas and propagations, space avionics and digital communications.

From March 2014 I studied the Saylor/NASA Space System Engineering 101
course can be found at http://www.saylor.org/sse101/ and completed and past the final exam on 14th April.

Completion verification code: EAs8ijukI1

From 11th April 2014 GEO Space Limitedis an official Associate Member of the international "Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems" (CCSDS) through UKSpace.

Payment Consultant

Thales e-Security
– Present (10 months)Long Crendon

Honors & Awards

Space Systems Engineering 101

NASA and Saylor Foundation

This course is the product of a joint effort between NASA and the Saylor Foundation.
As the inspiration and major content provider for this project, NASA’s role cannot be understated. Their team of experts were integral in getting this course up and running, and ultimately in the fashion you see today. The Saylor staff served as technical and educational navigators in this process, offering support and input in online course design. Our excellent A/V team put together the videos that comprise the meat of this course. We are all extremely proud to have the inaugural, dual-branded NASA and Saylor course, living on Saylor.org.

Additional Honors & Awards

ACI "Because we noticed" Award 1998

Projects

P3 EMV Migration Project at Procard Services FZE

Working with Procard and Verisoft LLC to set up an end to end EMV Chip Issuance system

Team members:

Courses

Greenwich University

  • Computer Studies, Computer communications

Skills

  • PCI DSS
  • Security
  • Cryptography
  • EMV
  • Encryption
  • Smart Cards
  • Information Security
  • CISSP
  • PKI
  • Computer Security
  • Payments
  • Information Security...
  • Pre-sales
  • Payment Industry
  • Data Security
  • Payment Systems
  • Key Management
  • Unix
  • SQL
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Product Management
  • 3DES
  • Cards
  • RSA Security
  • Two-factor...
  • Elecronic payments
  • RSA
  • ATM (hole in the wall)
  • Physical Security
  • ITIL v3 Foundations...
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Security Consulting
  • Risk Management
  • Operational Risk...
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Certifications

PCI QSA

PCI DSS, License 202-407

CISSP

ISC2, License 101338
– Present

ITIL 2011 Foundation

APMG Group Ltd., License 10292-777801
– Present

Education

University of Surrey

Master's Degree, Satellite Communications Engineering
 (expected)

Satellite Communications, Spacecraft systems design, Spacecraft sub systems, Digital Communications, Mathematics of signal processing and Robotics and Autonomy.

Aiming to do a project in secure subspace communications, enhancing and reducing the overheads on space cryptography, maybe designing a space crypto hardware module.

Activities and Societies: Extra curricular activity "Space Avionics".

Greenwich University

BSc 2.2, Computer communications

Computer Studies, Computer Communications.
Database, computer graphics, Programming, security, network design, low level network analysis

Newcastle College of Art and Technology

HND, Computer Studies

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