About The Security Doctor

Dr Rich Diston DSyRM MSc MSyI CISSP

Yes, it's an old photo.

The Security Doctor is the professional identity used by me, Dr Richard Diston. I am UK based and provide security risk management consultancy services and training. I do information security, physical security, security strategy and governance and workplace violence management. I've got experience serving clients in Government, charities, national retail, education, care, finance and fintech sectors over the last 20+ years as well as racking up some of the most desirable qualifications and certifications in the industry. I've been an auditor and implementer for ISO27001, too. I'm also an educator, doing everything from designing high level qualifications through to delivering world-class certification courses. I'm passionate about security risk, passionate about sharing what I know and committed to the development of the sector as a viable and rewarding  career choice.

And yes, I am an actual Doctor of Security Risk Management. This, combined with my other achievements, makes me one of the most qualified security practitioners in the world.

They include:

  • MSc (distinction) in Security Management

  • CISM

  • CISA




  • Security +

  • ISO27001 Lead Implementer

  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor

  • ITIL Foundation

  • VeriSM Foundation

  • and others relating to teaching, assessing and coaching

​If you are looking to learn more about a career in security risk or are looking for reliable, credible, practical advice backed up with the highest levels of education, you are in the right place.

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