Hi, and thanks for looking at my blog.

For those of you who don’t know me and have stumbled across my blog by chance, my name is Paul Toal and I am a Master Principal Sales Consultant for Oracle, working in the Information Security team.

I am a very passionate IT security consultant specialising in the field of Information Security. I have worked in IT for over 20 years and built up a wide-ranging and in-depth portfolio of knowledge and skills. Equally comfortable talking to C-level execs or technical experts, I have worked in both pre-sales and consulting delivery roles covering everything from writing business cases, high-level requirements capturing and solution architecture, through to delivery, training and post-sales support. In addition, I was also an integral part of designing the UK’s citizen Identity Assurance framework, “Gov.UK Verify”, where I was one of the original authors of the technical specification.

My most recent work has been to consider security within mobility, especially focusing on how user experience and customer journeys can be improved through the use of security as an enabler. I am also working with many companies on integrating their enterprises into cloud-based services as well as securely, mobile-enabling workforces through programmes such as BYOD.