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Core Sentinel is a team of leading IT security enthusiasts which was founded in 2015 by one of the cyber security industry’s best known names: Steve McLaughlin. An OSCE, OSCP, and CREST-qualified penetration tester with more than 20 years’ experience, Steve has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands internationally, in a range of high-risk industries, including banking, finance, insurance, health, utilities, oil & gas, government and defence.

Steve made his start in the industry in Sydney in 2001. However, at the time, cyber security was still very much in its infancy in Australia, so in 2004, he moved to the UK, where the security landscape was much more mature. Where he could learn from the best and take on cutting-edge, business-critical challenges.

For the next 7 years, Steve worked for a number of high-profile employers, including Aggreko UK, Mott MacDonald UK and Student Loans Company UK, developing extensive hands-on experience at both conducting penetration tests, and coordinating them. He also completed his Masters Degree in Network Engineering (with Distinction) through Charles Sturt University.

In 2010, with 7 years of world-leading cyber security experience under his belt, Steve returned to Australia, where he has worked in senior positions at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Ambulance NSW, Service NSW, Wesfarmers Insurance, Caltex, and The University of Sydney.

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