Tim Burnett
Security and Compliance Manager

Company: Sykes Holiday Cottages

Title: Security and Compliance Manager


Tim is an experienced information security consultant, advocating a business-led approach to risk awareness, data protection and threat mitigation. He has over 15 years’ experience providing information security and data protection consultancy and technology services, following 12 years’ experience working across a broad range of network infrastructure and IT systems. Formerly the CISO of a major outsourcing and IT services company, he has a breadth of experience providing services to a number of large organisations, both private and public sector, working with and enforcing appropriate security standards including UK Government requirements, ISO27001 and PCI-DSS, as well as developing solutions to address the evolving requirements of data privacy and GDPR. His experience is supported with certifications, including BCS CISMP and (ISC)² CISSP, and formerly held Cisco CCNP and CCDP. He was instrumental in the creation of a managed security services and technical consultancy organisation, delivering solutions to major national and multi-national customers across both public and private sectors and providing leadership and guidance to senior security professionals across the country. He now works within a holiday cottage rental company as their security and compliance manager, with oversight for all data protection and information security requirements.

Tim gained his BEng in Electronic Systems Engineering at the University of York, and later gained an MSc in Networking Technologies and Management at Sheffield Hallam University. He is married, with two teenage sons and a young daughter, is presently renovating their house and is a keen triathlete, competing for the Great Britain Age Group Triathlon Team at European and World Championships. He is also the author of a chapter on social networking in the book “Security3.0” (Mithra Publishing).