Interim CTO & Cyber Security Expert

I specialise in providing technical leadership, oversight, assurance and accountability.

About Me

Hi, I’m Adam Palmer and I provide technical leadership to small and medium sized businesses as an interim/outsourced CTO and cyber security consultant. 

I’m a Chartered Engineer with 20 years industry experience, and I’ve worked with hundreds of Clients across the world to help solve complex engineering challenges, and bring their ideas to life.


Owner at SAS Data Services Ltd



(UK) 0208 123 5921
(US) 312 380 0924


I come from a broad business and technical background and excel at solving complex problems. I particularly enjoy working with startups.

Here are some of the services I provide:


I can lead your technical team and ensure that technical priorities are clearly communicated and closely aligned with product and overall business priorities. I can also mentor and help solve complex or challenging engineering problems.


I can help rescue a technical project that is either failing or has already failed through providing a detailed assessment and consulting on the options available to bring it back on track.


I can explain and help mitigate risks to your business such as cyber security incidents (hacking, ransomware, password theft, phishing, etc), service outages and data loss.


I can help provide insight into technical projects for example assessing code quality, database structure, and architecture, and helping you avoid technical debt.


I can provide insight and assurance into your security posture through pen testing ("ethical hacking"), risk analysis and policy review.


I can ensure that your technical product is scalable and able support your business growth ambitions for example by making sure that your code and database will support your next advertising campaign.

Certification & Accreditation

Here are some of the accreditations and qualifications I have obtained during my time in the industry:


  • CEng – Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council)
  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor (ISACA)
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)
  • OSCE – Offensive Security Certified Expert
  • OSCP – Offensive Security Certified Professional
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2)
  • MBCS CITP – Chartered IT Professional


  • PRINCE2 (Expired) – Practitioner (APMG)
  • SST (Expired) – Senior Security Tester (Tiger Scheme)
  • CCNA (Expired) – Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CEH (Expired) – Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council)


Here are just some of the wide range of interesting projects that my team and I have been responsible for building or maintaining over the past 20 years

Financial Surveying & Management

Real Estate Investment Platform

Discovery Game Platform

Data Visualization Platform

Salon Management Software

High Traffic WordPress Sites

Nursery Monitor & Baby Sleep Training App

iOS and Android Dating App

Poker Software

Huge Plant and Hedge eCommerce Store

Poker Training

International Quilt & Fabric eCommerce platform

Music Synchronized Art Display

Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Pallet & Container Marketplace


Adam has a very unique blend of security, development and business skills that made him an invaluable resource to Camelot and extremely effective.

David Boda
Chief Information Security Officer, Camelot

Adam and the team have been fantastic every step of the way. They have managed all aspects of our development requirements. Thank you for helping us to build a great product! Highly recommended.

David Smith

My firm has used Adam for several projects over the course of the last five years. His biggest strength lies in his diversity of skills/background and on his customer service.

Jim Varnon
CEO - Holdem Manager

Adam successfully carried out security ingress/egress testing on our Information Technology infrastructure and services. The resulting report and informative meetings raised the awareness at strategic and technical levels of our organisations overall security footprint. Read More

Garry Byrne
Assistant Head of ICT - Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Adam provided a first class security penetration engagement for Extreme Networks Professional Services and provided our customer with the relevant information and recommendations to secure their network.

John Cooke
Extreme Networks Professional Services

I hired Adam as a consultant for my new startup. He is very knowledgeable and helped me save myself from many mistakes.

Reza Varzidehkar

Adam did great job for our company and we are going to deal with him for all our future projects, thanks again

Basel Abudaqa

Adam possesses multiple qualities that individually would make him a great person to work with, but together make him great.
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Levi Bergovoy
The Sweat Half of the Partnership

I have from the outset always found Adam to be extremely knowledgeable and someone who instills confidence with his thorough grasp of any IT problem we have ever confronted him with. I would also have no hesitation in referring him to friends or clients.

Joe Cane
Owner, JM Cane, Accountants

Adam has provided with us all our IT support and advice since the inception of our company and has given us a professional and efficient service throughout.

Simon Mann
CEO, Augur Group

I've hired Adam for more projects than I can count. I've dropped projects on him with deadlines that were just insane. I recall one project where I think he slept something like 4 or 5 hours in as many days. Read More

Joe McCray
Chief Technology Officer at Secure Ninja

I worked with Adam for an extended period of time. From the outset Adam is a man of his word, with utmost integrity, trust and loyalty - often achieves the impossible with a zealous no excuses approach.It was a real pleasure working with him. Read More

Levi Russell
Chief Operating Officer at UnitedNet

Very knowledgeable, very helpful and very professional. I am happy to recommend Adam to anyone.

Havoc Studio
Graphic Design studio

Adam's great strengths are his knowledge, expertise in penetration testing and his phenomenal work rate to get things done. I would hire him for my clients with no hesitation whatsoever.

Jason Barracks
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant - Digital - Ecommerce - Cloud - Blockchain Vinpro Consultancy Services

Adam has a high level of expertise, integrity and is great to work with. Highly recommended.

Dr Senthil Kumar
CEO, V A C Media Ltd

Adam was responsible for the programming of our website and of our back office systems. The whole was a six figure project for which he provided the staff and project management. It should be praise enough to say that “if I had my time over, I would do the same again.” Outstanding and highly recommended.

Julian de Bosdari
Managing Director, Ashridge Trees Limited


Here are some of the businesses that I’ve helped:

Contact Me

Send me a message using the contact form, or book a call now to discuss your needs.

UK - 0208 123 5921
US - 213 380 0924

SAS Data Services Ltd.
21 Jesmond Way
London HA7 4QR
United Kingdom