Simmons Professional Services
is a company registered in England and Wales -
Company No.: 4704808
VAT Registration No:
GB 817 920 126


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About Us

Welcome to Simmons Professional Services (SPS). Our intentions are to maintain service levels and client satisfaction through the delivery of creative compliance consultancy.  Thank you for visiting our site. 

It is anticipated that 2011 will hold more threats, more malware, more data breaches and more uptake of cloud services.....plenty for us security professionals to get our teeth into.

A calendar of Andrea's whereabouts for the year is available here SPS Year Planner 11 - it contains reference to various ongoing projects and responsibilities and is a work in progress.  Andrea will happily work associatively with most requesters.  If a day appears blank, then it is likely to be available on a "first come, first served" basis.  If you have a requirement that you would like me to be involved in, please do get in touch via email on - there's always room for flexibility.


Andrea Simmons, MA, CISSP, CISM, FBCS CITP, M.Inst.ISP, BS7799 LA, MA, DHP (NC)

Andrea is founder and director of Simmons Professional Services and has been advancing as an Information Assurance expert during the last decade.

2008 ended with the publication of a 50,000 word report on "Achieving best practice in Information Security in the Public Sector" - Ark Group Publishing, ISBN 978-1-906355-39-5.  Inspired by this, in late 2009, Andrea embarked upon a PhD entitled "Information Assurance in the UK Public Sector - Tackling the barriers to achieving best practice" - all assistance gratefully received in the next few years!   2010 was rewarding - upgrading from a BA to an MA and being awarded Fellow status of the BCS.  2011, it is hoped, will include more publishing.

Alongside the security strands - attaining the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) accreditations, Andrea has also successfully undertaken the BS7799 Lead Auditor course (as was), the British Computer Society/ISEB Certificate in Freedom of Information and the Certificate in Data Protection.

Copies of past presentations are available upon request.  Please contact Andrea via email on

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  1. CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2)
  2. CISM, Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)
  3. CITP, Chartered IT Professional (BCS)
  4. Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) and Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  5. Member of the BCS Information Security Specialist Group (BCS ISSG)
  6. Member of the BCS Information Risk Management & Assurance Group (BCS IRMA)
  7. Member of the BCS Law Specialist Group
  8. Member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) Management Committee
  9. Founding Full Member of the Institute of Information Security Professional (IISP)
  10. Listed on the BCS Register of Security Specialists
  11. Listed on the Data Protection Experts Directory
  12. Member of the Information Security Awareness Forum (ISAF)
  13. Participant in the Foresight Cyber Trust & Crime Prevention Project (DTI/Office of Science and Technology)


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Page last updated 4th January 2011