Jim Wheeler

Director

  • EMEA

Jim Wheeler is a Director in Control Risks’ Cyber Security practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, Jim supports organisations improve their cyber security and digital risk management through a wide range of assessment, advisory, audit, compliance and resilience consulting engagements.

Jim has over two decades of experience supporting public sector and private companies understand and manage the risks they face from cyber threats. This includes working with the executive boards and C-Suite executives of major global financial institutions and FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, helping them to address not only the technical aspects of cyber and digital security but the risk management and increasingly human elements.

Recent tasks that Jim has worked on include:

  • Created and led cyber security improvement programs for multiple UK, Europe and global organisations.
  • Managed several portfolio company and cyber due diligence assessments for private equity clients.
  • Led the international cyber response in the UK, Middle East, Australia, and China following a fraud of $10m.
  • In the crisis management team for a client significantly impacted by the Not Petya ransomware.
  • Managed high profile and sensitive digital forensic investigations in professional sport and supported over 60 professional football teams in the UK identify their cyber risks.
  • Created a third-party supply chain risk assessment service for an international engineering business.
  • Helped design and deliver the first dedicated cyber academy in the UK.
  • Cowrote the first cyber awareness course certified by GCHQ and became one of the first GCHQ certified trainers in the UK.

  • Before joining Control Risks, Jim set up and ran his own cyber security consultancy as CEO for three years. Prior to this, he was head of culture and behaviour within the Deloitte cyber practise, where he developed their cyber education services and was deployed as part of the crisis management team on one of the largest cyber attacks of all time.

    In addition to his private sector experience, Jim worked for eight years in cyber operations at a national security level for the UK Government.

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