Digital Forensic Specialist

Mark Watson

Mark Watson is Putt Legal’s forensic intelligence consultant, and the founding director of the UK-based company ArcticWind Solutions (  

Areas of expertise

  • Information security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Data Mining
  • Project Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Analytical software


Mark offers intelligence-led solutions in investigations, due diligence, cyber, open source techniques and security risk management.  He has over 17 years’ experience – including seven years as a military intelligence specialist – in the areas of digital forensics, information security, network exploitation, encryption, ethical hacking and vulnerability assessments.

Mark has successfully delivered numerous projects for a number of national and global organisations, in both the private and public sectors.  These include the European Union Naval Force, UK Crimestoppers, and a variety of Security Risk Management organizations and law firms. His projects have ranged from criminal and civil activity to counter-terrorism to business risk management strategies.

Mark has created and developed an Open Source Intelligence collection strategy and framework that delivers across multiple platforms and languages. It is a reactive business intelligence model, which continuously innovates through automated and human interaction. The successful framework is proven in foreign languages including Arabic, Russian and Indonesian.

Mark also employs data mining techniques including identifying relationships between variables, discovery clustering, classification of groups and individuals, regression and summarisation.