21 Jan 2019

New Cyber security expert joins programme

Digital Growth Programme has welcomed new cyber security consultant Lee Johnson from Air IT. 

Lee joins the programme alongside our eight digital experts who deliver awareness-raising seminars and dynamic workshops in a number of digital themes - all designed to help SMEs to grow with the use of digital technology. 

Lee will be delivering a number of action-planning workshops on cyber security, Office 365 and cloud computing to support business growth. Having recently joined Air IT as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Cyber Security, Lee is Air IT's resident security specialist and offers expert insight to more than 400 of Air IT’s SME and enterprise clients on critical protection plans and recovery against internal and external security threats.

Lee has more than 13 years’ experience in the IT industry and has previously worked for several IT organisations providing infrastructure support across a number of sectors, based in the UK and further afield in locations such as China, Hong Kong and New York. 

Lee said: “As someone who is passionate about helping businesses achieve their goals through the secure and efficient use of technology, I am delighted to be joining the Digital Growth Programme.
With cyber security concerns regularly threatening organisations large and small, I’m looking forward to working with SMEs throughout the region to help them safeguard their business.

Jon Egley, Programme Manager said: "We are really excited to have Lee onboard. We are passionate about supporting SMEs embrace digital technology and know cyber security is a really important aspect in the current digital climate."

Lee is delivering the following Digital Growth Programme workshops, with more dates being released soon.

Derby, Derbshire,Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

20 Mar - Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials (Nottingham)

Leicester and Leicestershire:

5 Feb - Getting Ready for Cyber Essentials (Oadby and Wigston)
21 Mar - Protect and prepare: secure your business against IT fraud and data loss (Leicester)


Image:(left to right) James Healey, Managing Director at Air IT and Lee Johnson, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Cyber Security at Air IT

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