What people say about us
We always welcome feedback to learn what we have done well and how we have helped others to achieve their goals. It also helps us to understand any areas for improvement. Here are some of our testimonials.
"Keith has worked in the technology / telecoms sector for many years. We were colleagues at Vodafone, where he led several projects on innovative communication technologies. Since he became an academic and consultant, we have collaborated on projects relating to SIM security, cryptographic algorithm implementations and 3GPP standards - and I would naturally turn to him again for similar collaborations in future".
Steve Babbage, Chief Cryptographer, Vodafone
"The work that was done by Keith and his Company on IPR management controls was integral to the changes that we made to the new TfL contract that we put in place with Cubic and EDS. The work on that contract and roll-out of Contactless ticketing, which the new contract made possible, have been the highlights of my career so I will always be thankful for this expert support".
Andy Barrie, Head of Technology Programmes, Transport for London
"I have worked with Keith on a number of projects for a variety of software-enabled products. We chose Keith because of his world-renowned expertise in security systems and because of the notable clarity he is able to bring to the review of our products".
Andy Bell, Chief Operating Officer, enModus
"I have had a long and trusted business relationship with Keith Mayes and his company; which has included expert theoretical, practical and training work, on a wide range of technologies and information security aspects. I consider Keith and his company to stand for integrity, professionalism, expertise, leadership and innovation. I would not hesitate to recommend them".
James Larsen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, IWICS Inc
"I have had the privilege of interacting closely with Professor Keith Mayes over the past few years. I continue to be impressed by the depth and breadth of his expertise and delighted by his personal dedication and commitment as we are working together on meaningful global partnerships to address some of today’s major cybersecurity issues, while bringing together international partners from academia, government and the private sector. Professor Mayes has become a trusted partner in these important and exciting initiatives".
Karl V Steiner, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland Baltimore County
"Professor Mayes brings a unique blend of industrial and academic leadership roles. This has included his recent headship of one of the leading academic cyber security groups in the UK. He has put this experience to good use in building and shaping the new international partnership between universities, industries and government agencies in Japan, the US and UK."
Chris Hankin, Professor of Computing, Imperial College London
"The company clearly leverages the academic knowledge and innovation brought by Professor Keith Mayes who also grounds the work in practical commercial reality".
Paul Dorey, Director, CSO Confidential
"I have known Keith Mayes for some years. I was Director of Research at Racal Research, a company responsible for many innovative products that began as research projects. Keith was an important addition to the research team, within which he made numerous valuable contributions. I reconnected with Keith when he joined Royal Holloway, where again he made important and far-reaching contributions to the Information Security Group. I have no doubt that Keith is a hugely effective consultant".
Henry Beker, Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway University of London
"I have worked with Keith for many years during which time we have collaborated on cryptography research and prototyping using MULTOS technology and the development of expert training programmes. Keith's engineering background combined with his academic prowess and rigour enable him not only to understand problems quickly and propose inventive solutions, but to also clearly explain things to others."
Chris Torr, Technical Manager, MAOSCO Ltd (The MULTOS Consortium)
"I have known Keith Mayes for over 20 years in which time I have seen him gain excellent industry experience with Vodafone, as it emerged to become one of the worlds leading telecommunications companies, and this helped him gain specialist insight to build upon his experience to become an expert in innovative cyber security solutions and has enabled him to lead on a number of high profile security technology projects. He has also truly benefited in terms of his leadership, teaching and training skills as a globally renowned academic Professor at Royal Holloway, which has established him as an expert and trusted advisor in this field".
Corporate Recruiter, Medical Affairs EMEA, PRA Health Services
"Keith forged a relationship with bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology, a successful university-affiliated US research park with a large cluster of cybersecurity and other technology companies. Keith proved to be a creative and responsive partner with whom it was a pleasure to work".
Ellen Hemmerley, former President, bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park
"Keith has given me invaluable advice and insight into cyber security and has helped guide me successfully through my maze of confusion. His help has been essential to my understanding, both as a legislator and creative thinker".
Lord Michael Dobbs, author House of Cards.
"I support government initiatives, in the UK and abroad, that focus on innovation and business growth, industry networks, technical innovation and commercialisation within industry and academia. I have worked with Keith and his company for several years, and I find them a rare and valuable resource, with excellent competence and credibility across the full spectrum of my activities; I would not hesitate to recommend them".
Andy Williams, CEO, Global Transatlantic
"Keith is a gentleman of in-depth thoughts and actions. During the last three years, I have been engaging with him, trusting his opinions and judgements, through cybersecurity community activities in international government-industry-academia settings. It is great to benefit from his experiences as a leader in both industry and academia".
Kazuo Noguchi, Senior Manager, Hitachi America, Ltd.
"The excellent research consultancy provided by your company in relation to the performance testing of chip cards has helped guide design decisions for enhancing the EMV Chip specifications. This refers in particular to the comparison between the authenticated encryption modes of OCB, CCM, GCM and Encrypt-then-MAC as defined in ISO/IEC 19772".
Mike Ward, Director, Mastercard
“I have been enormously impressed with Keith’s ability to use his vast technical experience in helping lawyers understand complex prior art, and working with us to achieve a positive outcome in both patent claim drafting and capturing the infringing activity. He is the expert we dreamed of.”
Paul A. Harris, Senior Partner (IP Litigation), Venner Shipley LLP.
"I have worked with Professor Keith Mayes in two capacities over many years. Firstly he was instrumental in the foundation of the Smart Card Research Centre at Royal Holloway. He demonstrated both academic excellence in the work that the Centre did for the industry and commercial acumen in obtaining sponsorship from organisations such as Giesecke & Devrient and Vodafone. Secondly I have worked on the Secretariat of the APPG on Cyber Security, now entering its fifth year. Professor Mayes has consistently provided expert advice on a range of topics to APPG members and Parliament as a whole. It continues to be a pleasure to work with him".
Andrew Henderson, Director, Wychwood Consulting.
"Keith's company was retained to provide an expert study on best-practice security advice related to automotive systems. I was very pleased with the content and clarity of the report which was used to leverage the implementation of security improvements."
Pat Keenan, Engineer (ITS), Nissan Technical Centre Europe