Michael Loughlin

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer | Guest Lecturer in Cybersecurity | International Data Privacy Advocate

Sector: IT Services and IT Consulting

Member Since, July 10, 2023

Open To Work

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  • I am open to working remotely Yes
  • I am open to being contacted by employers and recruiters Yes

About Me

Solutions-oriented information security leader and international data & privacy protection advocate with extensive experience and mature knowledge across many industry environments implementing frameworks, controls and bespoke solutions. Extensively Customer focused with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly to employee base, executive boards, clients, third party suppliers and international supervisory authorities.

Seasoned consultant in cybersecurity in complex technical and mature orientated procedural implementation, to enable and ensure an organisation maintains an exemplar integrated approach to a centric data protection and privacy framework while engaging all stakeholders with empathy. Extensive experience as a cybersecurity assurance consultant and CISO integrating into teams for a temporary period of time and gaining maximum team co-operation to meet client security objectives. Focused on
cybersecurity trends and promoting ‘Best Practice’ with every engagement to support an information security culture. Accomplished and accredited international data protection officer (DPO) & advocate with extensive experience with international supervisory regulators and international data protection & privacy Law such as EU GDPR, PIPEDA, PIPA , HIPAA and US State legislation. Specialisation of zero trust
environments and cyber stressed or hacked organisational environments that require detection and response. Microsoft DART team experience.
*Guest University & Military Lecturer – Cybersecurity, Security Infrastructure & smart networks.


  • Master of Science - MS, Cybersecurity (2014 - 2015) University of Derby

  • Bachelor of Science - BS, Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance (2004 - 2010) The Open University

    Grade: First Class

  • Master of Business Administration - MBA, International Business (2015 - 2015) The Open University

    Grade: Distinction

  • Bachelor of Engineering - BE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (1990 - 1993) University of Newcastle

  • Postgraduate Degree, Business Administration and Management, General ( - 2004) University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Work & Experience

  • Data Compliance Group Ltd (2019 - Present ) Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer

    Global Disruptive innovative Data Protection & Privacy and Cybersecurity organisation - ISO27001, IS223301, ISO9001 and Canada Cyber Safe Accredited.

  • Canada Cyber-Safe (2019 - Present ) Honoury Special Advisor - PIPEDA & EU GDPR

  • US Federal Government (2018 - Present ) Special Cyber-Warfare Advisor -Cyber Command

  • ACS (Australian Computer Society) (2015 - Present ) Guest Lecturer

    Guest Lecturer in Cybersecurity, Network Infrastructure Security, Cryptography & Risk Management

  • HBO Max (2022 - 2022 ) The secret CISO

    Reality TV Show - A secret CISO is selected to turn a hacked company around in 48 hours. Due to be Network Broadcast in the USA and Canada in the fall 2022.