Niall has a background in programming and microprocessor design and has an in-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux. He spent part of his early career working on signature control solutions for Barclays as part of a migration team evolving traditional bank mandates to the modern internet based systems we all use today. Since then he has worked for the best part of a decade in IT management at Astute Ltd, and in freelance contexts at a national level on projects with blue chip IT and telecoms companies. He is well conversed working with management standards such as ISO 270001 and with industry leading IT security practices. Niall has a keen interest in philanthropy and does charitable work in the UK and internationally. He has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2012, building crypto mining systems.