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Patrick Wake

Postgraduate Student

Postgraduate Student in the Department of Computer Science



Patrick has been the Global Head of Information Security at FDM
Group for the last 6 years, having previously worked for the Ministry of

With over a decade of experience in Information Security, having worked in offensive security, governance and leadership, Patrick is currently responsible for the security strategy and posture at FDM Group, enabling an FTSE 250 company to respond efficiently to COVID-19 and securely move to remote working overnight.

Patrick believes that the best way to protect an organisation is by focusing on its people, driving a positive culture and training staff as well as helping the next generation find their feet in the industry.

Patrick is studying a part-time PhD in Computer Science and holds multiple Information Security accolades.

Research interests

  • Code Exploitation, Hacking, Digital bias, Offensive Security, Advanced Persistent Threats