Consultant at IdentityforServices Ltd and former Senior Biometrics Adviser at the Home Office
As the Senior Biometrics Adviser at the UK’s Home Office until 2018, Marek led the identity research team at the Centre for Applied Science and Technology and provided assurance and advisory services for all identification requirements of the Department for immigration, passport issuance, law enforcement, etc .
As a consultant for IdentityforServices Ltd, he continues to be actively involved in International Standards, in future ways of using identity such as in blockchains, and in the integration of legal, service and user contexts to optimise both security and the user experience. Currently he is also advising on national standards for secure customer authentication for online financial and commercial services. He continues to consult on the application of facial recognition for surveillance, for which his team at the Home Office developed one of the most comprehensive datasets for testing and evaluation of the performance of large scale systems.
Previously he served as a Senior Security Consultant at BT’s R&D facility at Martlesham Heath, managing projects as diverse as the introduction of PKI into the financial sector, security policy development, the deployment of secure knowledge management systems and tracking the future landscape for identity services.