Lee foster is responsible for the Information Management and Security practice at Insentra. His team is comprised of highly skilled and accredited Data Protection and high availability consultants. Lee is responsible for the entire sales and project life cycle from pre-sales though to successful solution delivery, operational handover and customer training.
Who are you?
I’m Lee Foster, originally from a little town called Snodland in Kent, England. I have been in Australia for the past 8 years.
What are you passionate about in life?
If you are asking what makes me buzz in the morning, then there are a number of answers, first and foremost, my little people (kids), their passion is all consuming, their love of what I do is what makes me do it more. I have a passion for the outdoors and exploring extreme terrain on trail bikes, Mountain Bikes, and Snowboards. I love the feeling of achievement when reaching the peak of a climb and I get the same feeling of elation when I work with a customer or partner to deliver an outcome that exceeds expectations.
What are your hobbies?
I have a few, but in order of preference; Dirt Bike/MX Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Music (Guitar) and finally from my childhood through to now – Animation (characters, scenes, movies)
What are the key values you live by?
Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Celebration Efficiency and Service Excellence.
If there are 5 words to describe you, they would be?
Speed is nothing without Control
What gets you out of bed every day?
Knowing that whatever I do, I will get challenged, coached, and driven towards my destination of choice
In two sentences Describe the value/ solution your practice provides.
Understanding how information is created and managed from inception to archive or deletion is critical to ensuring an organisation is not exposed to security and/or compliance risk. From initial discovery through visibility and into strategic direction on the information highway, our security practice is your go-to for cyber risk management.
What do you love about your role?
Not all information is created equal, each day I am faced with a new question or paradigm around cyber security and risk management/mitigation. Each day is a challenge, and with all the tools and resources at our disposal we are continually evolving and exceeding customer expectations. I love this challenge, doing what I love in the service of those who love what I do.
What do you love about your practice area?
The ever-moving Cyber Security landscape, you never know what the news will bring each day. The battlefield and lines are blurred, nobody is who they seem, who can you trust and how can you be sure that the next breach or attack will not come from the guy or girl sitting next to you. You can’t stand still you’ve got to keep moving, to keep momentum, to stay sharp and ahead.
What values do you and your team live by at work?
Be the best, be better than the person next to you, know your attacker or detractor, simply be the best.
Be accountable – own your outcome, objective, and always be ahead of the game, losing is not an option.
The big guys do not always fall the hardest.
What’s unique about the solution your practice provides compared to the rest of the market?
Invested people that deliver the outcome over time – not just deliver a project or days to fix a problem (Big gun at a small problem)
What does #partnerobsessed mean to you?
Daring to be different and putting our partners in a position to win, shine, and deliver exceptional value to their customers by empowering or augmenting their capabilities in front of and behind the scenes with their customers.
How do you HITACES?
By Staying true to the customer outcome – defined or to be defined, by leading from the front, and being led from the front, and by always challenging the status quo.
Consume “outcomes” as a service – secure with me, partner with us, we dare to be different, and we are invested in your outcomes, we do not simply “deliver” we continuously improve over time whilst reducing risk to your organisation, then, we “Rinse and Repeat” we do not stand still, we evolve, develop, improve, and amaze.