Katherine Kearns

Katherine Kearns

Head of Proactive Cyber Services, EMEA

Katherine is the Head of Proactive Cyber Services based in Manchester, UK.

Katherine has 15 years of experience in cyber security advisory. As a Head of Proactive Cyber Services at S-RM, Katherine leads on developing the strategy for advisory, offensive security and private equity cyber services, supporting clients on their cyber transformation journeys. 

Prior to joining S-RM Katherine was a Senior Manager in PwC for just short of 4 years, specialising in cyber security advisory across private and public sector clients including cyber transformation, strategy, operating model, cyber risk assessment and management engagements. Katherine is an SME in supply chain security and was leading PwC’s third-party security risk management services helping clients identify critical third parties, assess and manage the risks they pose.  

Before PwC, Katherine was and Executive Principal Consultant at the NCC Group where she worked for 11 years, managing a security audit team and leading on the third-party risk services. Under Katherine’s leadership the audit team conducted PCI Card Production audits globally, comprising of security assessments of payment cards production facilities against the security standards of multiple payment schemes. 

Katherine is CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional), ISO27001 Lead Auditor and previously PCI QSA.

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