About Us

Provention boasts a dynamic multi-disciplinary team with over 70 years of collective experience and expertise in consulting on network architecture and cybersecurity. Our skills and knowledge have enabled us to work alongside a wide range of businesses & organisations throughout Europe to ensure their security needs are met with our integrated bespoke solutions. We have experience working with clients of varying sizes, across a range of sectors and can tailor our approach to make sure business objectives are met and performance is maintained whilst security is enhanced to meet the increasing risks of today’s global evolving business environment. Through our continual engagement with industry standards and training bodies, we strive to keep ahead of the game to ensure our client's needs are met with regards to security, privacy, governance and compliance.

We believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace, this is demonstrated in our daily practices as well as our recruitment and training processes. We are aware of our carbon footprint and utilise company policy to support environmental practices. As part of our environmental commitment, we are part of a tax-free cycle to work scheme, this also supports our staff with their health. Provention is concerned for the wellbeing of its staff, we support flexible working, ensuring that people can work the hours that suit them best in the locations that work for them.

Social Value

As a company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to giving back to both the cyber security community and our local communities. We believe that businesses in every sector need to take on their social responsibilities, for us this means a commitment to education and training, through our personal development support and apprenticeship schemes. It also means a commitment to our local Foodbank, with regular donations and volunteering. As well as signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging that we are an armed forces-friendly employer and will always interview candidates who have served in the armed forces or cadets.

Meet The Team

Meanu Patel

Meanu is an experienced project manager and researcher, with years of teaching and leadership experience, her most recent teaching and training experience is running workshops to raise awareness and understanding of cyber-attacks.

She has an excellent understanding of GDPR and ISO27001 and is a versatile and effective communicator and project manager. Her doctoral research skills are used every day in her work in cybersecurity maturity assessments and compliance.

Meanu first became interested in cyber when she heard about the Enigma machine and the whole history of Bletchley Park during WW2 - all in her hometown.

In her spare time she loves walking her dog, Molly, she’s a great companion!

Raj Patel

Raj has decades of experience in network engineering and cybersecurity. He holds his CISSP, CCIE, SABSA and is an Associate level AWS Solutions architect. He is experienced in: Cloud – AWS, Azure, GCP, Enterprise Security Architecture, Security Solutions Architecture, FedRamp, DevSecOps, Assessment and Risk Management, Incident Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Data Privacy (GDPR) and Project Governance.

After growing up in Birmingham in the mid-70's, he first became interested in cyber when he was an engineer working on firewalls. His favourite way to pass time is watching trash TV, ‘Cobra Kai’, ‘The Boys’, you name it, he's probably watched it. And he loves working with clay - he's a part time potter.

Simon Besagni

Simon spent many years as an IT consultant in Copenhagen, he holds various MCPs. He then went on to become a senior account manager providing sales and technical assistance for customer websites and maintaining social media profiles. He loves to engage with clients.

Having witnessed family, friends, and even himself fall victim to varying degrees of malicious cyber-threats, he is very aware of having to make ever increasing changes to incorporate security into every aspect of work. In his private life he dotes on his children, travels whenever possible and is a bit of a foodie. 

Michal Kucharski

Mike holds a whole range of engineering and cyber security qualifications and has decades of experience in the field. He has qualified as a Cyber Essentials Assessor and an IS027001 Lead Auditor. He holds certificates in a vast range of areas, including regulatory frameworks such as HIPAA, FISMA, FDA and GDPR. He also has his SIRA CCP (NCSC) demonstrating his knowledge and skills in the area of cybersecurity.

In the mid-eighties he put his hands on his first computer (an Atari 65). He wrote programs himself and copied the squeaks broadcast at night on the radio. Since then, there has been a continuous search for how to break things or how to fix them.

Frankie Gallop

Is a qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor, she has a range of qualifications in Networking and Architecture, Cloud Services, Coding and Logic and ITIL. She also has a BTEC in Leadership. She is currently in the final year of her degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (cybersecurity).

Out of work Frankie likes to hang out with her family, walk the dogs and play boardgames. She also loves reading, music and gym time!