Leadership Team

Gordon Docherty, CEO, founder  Gordon Docherty | CEO

Gordon is one of the founding members of SekChek, which he formed together with José Masson in 1996.

At the time they noticed an urgent need for an easy-to-use family of tools to automate the auditing and benchmarking of security across multiple computer platforms. They set out to design and develop these tools and to provide them worldwide over the Internet, to fellow computer audit professionals in audit firms, service organizations and internal audit functions.

Prior to founding SekChek, Gordon spent 10 years leading and managing technical services functions for large corporations based in Europe, the Middle East and Southern Africa. He also spent 10 years practicing as a qualified Computer Auditor and consulting to businesses in the financial sector on IT-related management issues.

His consulting engagements included the design and development of information protection programs and awareness campaigns. He provided these services through Deloitte, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and later on, via his own independent consultancy, Information Protection Services.

At various stages of his career, Gordon has been an active member of professional bodies and a frequent speaker at management conferences and special interest groups. He has also developed and taught risk assessment and audit methodologies and written several articles on Information Security, Business Continuity and Change Management.

In addition to his position as CEO, Gordon holds the title of Technical Director. He is passionate about quality and service. His vision is for SekChek to be recognized as the leading provider of computer security evaluation and benchmarking tools to computer auditors, security consultants and non-technical general management.

Jose Masson, founder  José Masson | Head of Research & Quality Assurance

José is one of the founding members of SekChek, which he started together with Gordon Docherty in 1996.

As Head of Research and Quality Assurance, José leads SekChek’s team of computer scientists in their effort to identify and deliver the latest and most advanced security assessment and benchmarking services available.

Prior to co-founding SekChek with Gordon Docherty in 1996, José served as a Computer Audit Manager and Associate Director with Deloitte, where he managed computer audits and consulting assignments for major clients in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the USA. José previously worked as an independent disaster recovery planning and business continuity consultant, developing, implementing and testing enterprise-wide programs for large corporate clients.

Prior to his consulting work, José  spent two decades working in several areas of IT, including Mainframe Computer Operations, Change Management, Facilities Management, Technical Software Support, Design & Programming and Computer Security Management.

José has published several articles on disaster recovery planning. He has also been an active speaker at conferences on disaster recovery planning and information security.

José is committed to making SekChek grow and achieve its goals through dedicated research, business analysis and ensuring the quality of SekChek’s software.

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