A photo of Ian Welch, who is a partner & technical director for Network


Ian Welch

Partner & Technical Director at Network


  • Renowned Cyber Security Specialist and Partner & Technical Director at Network IT Support, known for expertly managing IT infrastructure architecture and helpdesk teams.
  • Holds prestigious certifications including Cyber Essentials Assessor, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CISSP, and PRINCE2® 2009, showcasing a commitment to the highest standards of IT security and management.
  • Passionate about making advanced cyber security tools and solutions accessible and affordable for small businesses, ensuring top-tier IT security is not confined to large corporations.


Ian Welch, Partner and Technical Director at Network IT Support, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in IT infrastructure architecture, team management, and cyber security. With a career highlighted by roles in esteemed companies like IBM, Ian delivers valuable insights grounded in real-world experience. His writings aim to demystify complex IT solutions, making them understandable and actionable for business owners and IT managers. Beyond his technical expertise, Ian is a sought-after cyber awareness trainer and consultant, offering comprehensive IT assessments and bespoke cyber security strategies.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Ian is a fitness enthusiast, enjoying Crossfit, skiing, and various outdoor activities. His dedication to a balanced lifestyle translates into his work philosophy, where he strives to bring harmony between advanced technology and user accessibility.

Education & Certifications

Ian's professional qualifications speak volumes about his expertise and commitment to continuous learning. His array of certifications includes the Cyber Essentials Assessor Workshop, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, CREST CPSA, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), BCS CISMP, PECB Certified Data Protection Officer, and PRINCE2® 2009 Certification. These qualifications not only underpin his authoritative voice in the field of IT and cyber security but also reflect his dedication to maintaining the highest standards in every facet of his work.


Ian is driven by a vision to democratise advanced cyber security solutions. He is actively working towards packaging cutting-edge cyber security tools into affordable solutions that empower small businesses, ensuring that robust IT security is a standard, not a luxury. His commitment to this goal is evident in his proactive approach to consulting, training, and his influential writings on Network IT Support's website.

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