Across the globe there are a vast number of businesses all looking at innovative and sometimes revolutionary ways to stay ahead of the challenges and threats borne out of the digital world we live in.

Hostile agents may not only look for short term gain, but undertake long term activities, infiltrating business systems and waiting; positioning themselves for maximum exploitation at a later date.

As one business develops a solution to a threat, the challenge intensifies. Externally, the hostile agent will adapt to overcome the new solution and create the next menace. Internally, we need to adapt, understand vulnerabilities across the enterprise and continually reinforce the right behaviours to keep cyber safe.

Being aware, prepared, responsive and staying ahead of the game is key to building digital resilience. This is where we come in.

Our services include assessing and analysing existing systems, processes, operations and the way you do things to determine the appropriate level of protection and compliance you need.

We make recommendations on the best approach and work with you to deliver and sustain the required level of digital resilience in an affordable and cost-effective manner.

We build long-term relationships to help embed a secure culture across your enterprise.

We provide our services through two business areas focused on the provision of consulting services and managed services, underpinned by ventures and partnerships that give access to advanced information security technologies:

As a Shearwater Group plc company, we share expertise and have access to best practice, capabilities & technologies across the Group. This allows us to create stronger, more resilient solutions for you.

Our Ethos

Our ethos is simple. We work with you to understand your needs, always doing what is right for you, and making the most of the resources you have to maximise the digital resilience of your enterprise.

Xcina Leadership

Michael (Mo) Stevens

With over 25 years' experience in the security, cyber, aerospace, defence and high technology sectors, Mo has held a number of senior leadership roles with responsibility for driving growth and operational improvements. Mo is Group Chief Executive of the Shearwater Group and is steering Xcina as it establishes itself as a leading provider of digital resilience services and solutions.

Mark Child

Co-founder of Xcina Consulting Mark has industry-recognised expertise in Technology Risk Management, Data Privacy, Internal Audit and Quality Management, and frequently chairs events and contributes to articles covering key topics including cyber security and GDPR regulations. He has over 20 years of experience in a range of sectors including financial services, retail and manufacturing.

Phil Lewis

A depth of experience in technology integration, solutions and services including cyber security, Phil is a former International C5I (Command & Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence) Operations and Delivery Director. With over 25 years experience, driving operational excellence is a key strength, having designed and delivered successful portfolio businesses with a global reach

Wayne Grundy

Wayne has over 25 years experience leading digital technology based startups and transformation for corporates in the aerospace, defence, financial services and media sectors. Wayne was the MD of the UK Cyber Security practice at Alvarez and Marsal, and previously CIO of Raytheon UK, Director of the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Programme and IT & eBusiness Director at BAE Systems. Wayne developed e-commerce strategies for numerous clients at Mckinsey, and built two B2C websites businesses at the Automobile Association and British Airways. 

Kevin Porter

With a military intelligence background Kevin has spent over 20 years gaining market development, sales and consultancy experience in the areas of information, intelligence solutions and cyber, working for global companies including BAE Systems and Airbus.  His proven expertise in developing innovative marketing strategies has led to significant business growth in information security, cyber and defence.

Tony Morris

Tony has over 12 years’ Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) and investing experience as both principal and advisor.  He co-founded Tessera Investment Partners, a specialist provider of transaction management support undertaking M&A and capital raising activities.  He was formerly an Investment Associate at Marwyn Capital LLP, and a leveraged finance banker at Barclays. He is an expert at finding, supporting and realising potential within companies and partnerships.