Dave James Ascentor Amtivo

Dave James

Managing Director, Ascentor


Dave is a cyber risk management expert with a difference. Rather than implementing information security to comply with the “rule book”, he promotes a business-oriented approach to the whole subject – assess your risks, protect yourself to an appropriate and affordable level, and get some business benefits -along the way. He instilled this ethos into Ascentor, which he co-founded in 2004.

With a background as an Information Assurance practitioner and accreditor in the military and central government, Dave brings solid experience of information security in the most demanding of environments to the wider business world. He devotes much of his time to spreading the word on the importance of managing information risk throughout a business and building it into all new projects and initiatives from the very beginning, not as an afterthought.