Team

Meet the security pros

Invinsec was founded by ex CISOs and is staffed by SIEM veterans from both sales and vendor backgrounds. Our highly skilled and experienced team is integral to the cyber security service we offer to help businesses protect themselves from cyber crime 24×7, 365 days of the year.

The team behind your Security Operations Centre

Andrew Samsonoff

Founder and CEO

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Andy started Invinsec to tackle a pain point he had experienced in industry and consultancy – SIEM and SOC solutions were ineffective and way too expensive. Invinsec addresses a belief that enterprise grade detection and response should be affordable for all sizes of business. Andy’s background spans military, financial services and the big four consulting firms. He has been both a CISO and Consulting Director, advising companies on the types of services and solutions that Invinsec provides. Andy holds CISSP and has a MSc in International Security and MLitt in Terrorism Studies.

Phil Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

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Phil currently leads the technology team and provides the technical roadmap for Invinsec’s cyber security service. Before joining Invinsec, Phil served as Technical Director at another UK based SIEM start-up business, offering a cloud-based SIEM platform to small and medium sized businesses. He has experience in both the public and private sectors, providing security consultancy for clients such as HPE and Telefonica among a host of others. Phil also worked for the UK Government, first as a Software Engineer and then as a Technical Manager where he led a team building software protecting critical networks from malware and APTs.

Aled Jones

Director of Customer Experience

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Aled is responsible for all customer engagement at Invinsec, including Customer Account Management, the Security Operations Centre (SOC) and the Implementation Team. Aled joined Invinsec from the UK police service where he was a detective, primarily in the Bristol area, and in his last role was responsible for establishing and managing the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit. He has a deep understanding of the criminal mindset, extensive experience of successfully targeting and bringing to justice cyber criminals and a passion for supporting and protecting victims. Prior to joining the police, he served in the military. Away from work, Aled spends the majority of his spare time supporting his family’s various sporting commitments, coaching his son’s football team, watching rugby and cycling large distances on a road bike searching for some peace and quiet!

Rick Wilkinson

Director of Sales

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Rick is a 10 year veteran of the SIEM business having held senior management positions at leading SIEM vendors and national and international Security Service Providers. Rick was a co-founder of a SIEM consulting company which he sold to Accumuli PLC (now an NCC Group business). Rick has worked on hundreds of SIEM projects across all vertical markets within all sizes of businesses, including Global FTSE100 and smaller UK enterprises and in addition has worked closely with most of the leading US SIEM vendors which provides him with a deep understanding of these products, and of their costs and complexities.