Roger Francis is a Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, based out of the London office. He leads the EMEA Security Advisory practice, working with clients to assess, design, implement, and improve their cybersecurity organisational maturity. He is a seasoned cybersecurity executive with more than 14 years’ of hands-on security consulting experience helping clients protect organisational assets from advanced cyber threats.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Roger was the EMEA Strategic Lead at Mandiant where he managed headline Incident Response (IR) breaches from investigation through to recovery, aided clients in developing advanced Cyber Defence Centres (CDC), and forged strategic legal and cyber insurance partnerships to offer end-to-end cyber breach recovery services.
Roger started his career at PA Consulting, building enterprise cybersecurity governance models for large multinationals, and after a foray into technical network and application penetration testing, joined Foundstone to lead their Strategic Security practice in New York City. He revitalised the service offerings, aligning methodologies to industry recognised standards including NIST, ISO, and PCI; and grew the business across all of the various industry verticals.
After Foundstone was acquired by Intel Security, Roger became the North Central Professional Services Director, based out of Chicago; where he managed a multidisciplinary team of a dozen local cybersecurity professionals, and doubled the regional services sales revenue within a year.