Speakers

Eleanor Fairford, Deputy Director for Incident Response, NCSC


A generalist civil servant for the past 18 years, Eleanor has undertaken a range of policy and security roles at home and overseas in immigration, security policy and corporate services. Joining the NCSC when it began, Eleanor was responsible for the cyber assessment function providing reports on the cyber threat landscape for strategic decision makers in government....more


Elaine Bucknor, Group CISO and Group Director, Technology Strategic Services, Sky Plc


Elaine is Sky Plc’s Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. She has overall responsibility for Cyber Security at Sky, covering all aspects of information security strategy, governance, risk and compliance.  Alongside this critical role, she leads a core team of technology specialists who work across...more


Ciaran Martin, Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations, Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University


Ciaran Martin is Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at the Blavatnik School of Government, part of Oxford University.  Prior to joining the School, Ciaran was the founding Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ.  Ciaran led a fundamental shift in the UK’s approach to cyber security in the...more


Mary Haigh, CISO, BAE Systems


Mary is the CISO for BAE Systems plc. She joined the company in January 2015. Since joining BAE Systems she has held a number of roles including Director of Cyber for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, responsible for developing the cyber vision and strategy, as well as the roadmap and go to market strategy for the cyber products and services. Prior to that Mary was...more


Major General Ben Kite, Director of Intelligence Interoperability, Ministry of Defence


Ben Kite is a serving, senior British Army Officer and author, he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1989 and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps. He has completed operational deployments in Belize, Bosnia, Kurdistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as helping to integrate ANC soldiers into the post-apartheid South African National Defence...more


Pete Cooper, Deputy Director Cyber Defence, UK Cabinet Office


Pete is Deputy Director Cyber Defence within the Government Security Group in the UK Cabinet Office where he looks over the whole of the Government sector and is responsible for the Government Cyber Security Strategy, standards, assurance and policies as well as responding to serious or cross government cyber incidents. Across a diverse military, private sector and...more


Simon Goldsmith, Director for Information Security, OVO Energy


Simon is the Director for Information Security at OVO Energy. With over two decades in intelligence and security programmes for HMG, financial services, energy and global retail, and an overlapping semi-professional rugby career, Simon is a passionate advocate for viewing cybersecurity as a team sport. He’s... more


Lee Whatford, CISO, Domino's Pizza


Lee Whatford is a seasoned leader in information security and risk management. With over 25 years’ experience in a variety of roles across the industry, from start-up to large vendors, consultancies and managed service providers, Lee is now CISO for a leading global brand. He is also a Founding Partner of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre... more


Crawford Thomas, Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Credit Suisse 


Army officer in the Scottish Infantry for 10 years in the 90’s before moving to Intelligence for a further 10 years. Left the military in 2013. Began my second career in the commercial world of Cyber Threat Intelligence in 2015 as Head of Threat Intelligence at Clydesdale Bank based in Glasgow. Moved to Credit Suisse as the Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence...more


Fred Langford, Director of Online Technology, Ofcom


Fred has 30 years’ experience across a variety of sectors focusing on the Internet, its technology, governance, security, safety and regulation.  Fred joined online harms regulator Ofcom in November 2020 and is the Director of Online Technology.  His work focuses on directing Ofcom's technical function and research in relation to Ofcom’s current...more


Ruth Anderson, Director Group Operational Resilience and Security, Lloyds Banking Group


Ruth currently leads the Group’s Operational Resilience and Security teams, delivering security and identity and access management policies/controls, security education and awareness, operational resilience policy and framework, and leading the Group’s response to the new regulatory requirements for Operational Resilience. Ruth has been with LBG for five years...more


Craig Jones, Cybercrime Director, INTERPOL


With 29 years of law enforcement experience, Craig Jones leads INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Directorate and the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for its Global Cybercrime Programme. Aimed at reducing the global impact of cybercrime and protecting communities for a safer world, the Programme focuses on three core pillars of cybercrime threat response, cybercrime operations,...more


Helen Rabe, BISO, Abcam


Helen is passionate about aligning security with desired business outcomes, considerate of current state and future business strategies. As an influential and versatile security leader, her ability to clearly communicate strategy to all levels of the organisation, including the Board, have resulted in strong and comprehensive programs with high adoption...more


Andy Ng, Partner, Cyber, EY Consulting


As EY EMEIA Data Protection & Privacy Consulting Leader, Andy is responsible for an area of cybersecurity that helps clients make more informed decisions about their information assets, including strategic areas of data loss prevention (DLP), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Information Centric Security and Alliances.  With more than 15 years of experience...more


Danielle Sudai, Cloud Security Operations Lead, Deliveroo


Danielle is a Cloud DevSecOps lead who joined the security industry when she turned 18 during her Military Service. Today, she leads Security Operations at Deliveroo, where she is responsible for the security use-cases and real-time scenarios strategy of all Deliveroo's Cloud Assets and SaaS solutions. In 2018, after working in the security software industry,...more


Jill Robertson, Head of Information Security Change, Metro Bank


Jill has had a number of roles in IT within financial services and consultancy sectors in the areas of Development, Change Management and then specialising in Information Security. She now runs the Information Security Change team at Metro Bank, advising on initiatives across the organisation, including regulatory implementations, of their InfoSec requirements and...more


David Whitelegg, European Security Officer, Compass Group


David is a commercially oriented and highly experienced information security professional with over 20 years of cybersecurity leadership and management. Proven track record of driving security posture improvement within large multinational enterprises and FinTech.  Responsible for securing and achieving PCI DSS compliance at one of Europe's largest payment...more


Isaac Ng, CISO, Southeastern Railway


Experienced Security Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the computer networking industry. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused in Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management & Business Information Systems from Murdoch University. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Technical Support, Customer...more


Prakhar Chandra, Director of Cyber Risk, News UK


Prakhar is the Director of Cyber Risk for News UK. As part of his role, he looks after the cyber security and risks associated with one of the largest media organisations in the UK, with interests in print, digital and broadcasting. He has almost a decade of experience across the cybersecurity, risk, audit, and data protection domains.  He is a trusted advisor...more


Zibby Kwecka, Head of Information Security, Heineken UK


Zibby progressed from electronics, through advanced networking, and research in privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques, to helping some of the biggest organisations secure by design and defend their assets. On this journey he has inspired further development of covert-channel analysis and crypto solutions, assisted in forming one of the first CSOCs in UK, designed...more


Ian Shaw, Head of Risk and Security, South East Coast Ambulance Service, NHS Foundation Trust


From the start of my military career, I have honed my operational, leadership, risk and security capabilities, then applied these successfully to a corporate environment, driving organisational resilience, security and risk for major institutions, including The Bank of England and the UK Civil Aviation Authority. I build strength and durability across all levels....more


Nick Coleman, Chief Security Officer for Real-Time Payments, Mastercard


Nick Coleman is the Chief Security Officer for Real-Time Payments at Mastercard. Mr Coleman was formerly the National Reviewer of Security for the UK Government and authored ‘The Coleman Report’ published in the Houses of Parliament. He previously also worked at IBM where he was Global Cloud Security Leader. He is a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University....more


Greig Sharman, Chief Technology Officer, NSPCC


A high-performing strategic business change and digital leader who has proven experience of delivering change and transformation in a number of private and public sector organisations. Greig is highly experienced across IT operations, business strategy, enterprise architecture, software and service development, data capabilities, business change, portfolio and...more


Jon Townsend, CIO, National Trust


Jon Townsend is a leader in technology and is the Chief Information Officer for the National Trust, where he was previously the CTO and CISO. He holds an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems. He previously held a commission as an Officer in the British Army, fulfilling a variety of technical and leadership...more


Federico Iaschi, Resilience Engineering Partner Change - Digital Security Department, Virgin Media O2


Federico is a multilingual Information, Cybersecurity, Risk and Resilience Leader, with a combination of leadership, technical, and managerial experience developed over 20 years within private and public sector enterprises, with global and local companies. Federico has been recently promoted to Resilience Engineering Partner in the Change - Digital...more


Eric Smithmier, Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI London, Cyber Division


Eric Smithmier was born in Detroit, MI. He received an M.S. in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis from Michigan State University in 2012 and a B.A. in Computer Science from Coe College in 2000. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Smithmier was a network engineer employed by Communications Engineering Company in Iowa City, IA. Eric Smithmier entered on duty...more


Jensen Penalosa, Assistant Legal Attaché, FBI


Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) Jensen Penalosa has been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2005. ALAT Penalosa is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, ALAT Penalosa was employed as a software engineer. From 2012...more


Len Hynds, Chairman & Board Director, Tempest Security UK


Len brings wide ranging experience, operating in leadership roles across the public and private sector in a career spanning more than 45 years.  He recently held C-Suite Risk and Security responsibility for a major TV Broadcast and Media Group operating within multiple geographies and regulatory authorities.
His expertise incorporates Enterprise Risk...more


Neil Johnson, Head of Security and Threat Solutions, TikTok


Over 20 years of experience in various roles within security, can be seen as a 'man of many hats'. Currently working for TikTok helping secure 'the last sunny corner of the internet' as the Head of Security and Threat Solutions where the team models threats and designs mitigating security controls. Has previously worked for NYSE, Diageo, EMC, Evercore and...more


Brian Chappell, Chief Security Strategist (CSS), EMEIA & APAC, BeyondTrust


Brian has more than 30 years of IT and cybersecurity experience in a career that has spanned system integrators, PC and Software vendors, and high-tech multi-nationals. He has held senior roles in both the vendor and the enterprise space in companies such as Amstrad plc, BBC Television, GlaxoSmithKline, and BeyondTrust. At BeyondTrust, Brian has led Sales...more


Rois Ni Thuama, Head of Cybersecurity Governance & Legal Partnerships, Red Sift


A doctor of Law and an expert in the field of cyber governance and risk mitigation, Rois is highly experienced in her role as Head of Cyber Security governance at Red Sift. She works with key clients across a wide range of industries including legal, finance, banking and oil & gas, and regularly writes and presents content focussed on significant cyber threats,...more


Steve Cottrel, EMEA CTO, Vectra


As the EMEA CTO at Vectra, Steve Cottrell assists customers, prospects, and security communities to identify key security pain points, while helping evolve security strategies in support of digital transformation and cloud adoption. Steve has worked as a CISO in large enterprises for the past 15 years, bringing a wealth of experience to the Vectra team from key...more


Maurits Lucas, Director of Intelligence Solutions, Intel471


Maurits Lucas is Director of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471, where he specialises in bridging the gap between technology and business. Maurits has held various positions in Cyber Threat Intelligence and IT Security over the past 17 years and is a subject matter expert on cybercrime, presenting his research and providing his thought-leadership to distinguished...more


Alistair Mills, Director, Sales Engineering, Northern Europe, Proofpoint


Alistair Mills is a Cyber Security Expert with over 15 years’ experience. He enjoys the challenge of running teams who work on complex technical solutions that help organisations to secure their data. Prior to Proofpoint, Alistair worked at Forcepoint, Symantec and Sophos.


Tim Ager, VP of Sales, EMEA, Picus Security


Tim has been working in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years and has a passion for helping organisations defend against the latest cyber threats. He is an advocate of continuous security validation and how it empowers security teams to better understand, measure and mitigate risks.


Vijay Kishnani, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer, CybelAngel


Vijay Kishnani is the Lead Cyber Security Engineer at CybelAngel. His team focuses on demonstrating the value of CybelAngel to prospective customers by leveraging our technology to identify live data leaks that can be found inside the supply chain. Vijay Kishnani has previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs.


Ian Tinney, CEO & Founder, 4Data Solutions


4Data Solutions was co-founded by Ian Tinney, who previously founded, ran, and successfully sold one of the first and most successful Splunk partners in EMEA, EQALIS Limited. Ian combines a deep knowledge of technical subjects, from IT and cloud security and regulatory compliance to data management and analytics, with a firm grasp of the challenges faced by CXOs...more


Nick Hogg, Director of Technical Training, Clearswift


Nick has over 25 years of experience of developing and delivering training courses. Twenty years of that have been spent developing Partner Sales, Pre-Sales, and Technical training, along with end-user courses for cybersecurity organizations. At Clearswift, Nick is focused on ensuring that our customers get the best value from their solutions by understanding how...more


Chris Robins, Senior Sales Engineer, EMEA, Beyond Identity


Chris Robins is a senior sales engineer for the EMEA region at Beyond Identity. He is an experienced security sales professional who has worked for several of the world’s top cybersecurity companies over his 20-year career. In his present position, he is charged with helping organizations change the way users validate their identity, be it for workforce...more


Nipun Gupta, Cybersecurity Specialist, Devo


Nipun Gupta is a senior security leader leading Devo’s product and growth strategy for partnerships, and is based in London, UK. Prior to joining Devo, he served as the Vice President, Global Cyber Security Strategy & Innovation Lead at Deutsche Bank in their Silicon Valley office. He led the bank's cybersecurity transformation efforts and provided strategic...more


Jason Steer, Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future


Jason is a techie at heart and has built and broken computers and networks since 1996! Jason has worked at a number of successful technology companies over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye. Jason has worked as a media expert with the BBC, CNN & Al Jazeera  and has worked with both the EU and UK Governments on cybersecurity strategy.


Jonathan Lee, Sr. Product Manager, Menlo Security


Jonathan Lee is a Senior Product Manager at Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. In this role, he serves as a trusted advisor to enterprise customers, and works closely with analysts and industry experts to identify market needs and requirements, and establish Menlo Security as a thought leader in the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Secure Access...more


Ian Lowe, Director of Solutions Marketing, EMEA, Okta


Ian Lowe is Okta’s Director of Solutions Marketing for EMEA. In his 19 year career, Ian has become a recognized product marketing and sales enablement leader having created and launched successful cloud-based security solutions that are used by top technology firms, financial services organizations and Governments around the world today; Including but not limited...more


Matthew Gracey-McMinn, Head of Threat Research, Netacea


Matthew Gracey-McMinn is an experienced Cyber Threat Intelligence professional with an MPhil from the University of Oxford. In his current role at Netacea, he researches and investigates the impact of malicious bots on online businesses and their customers, having previously worked for ReliaQuest with the world's largest companies responding to global cybersecurity...more


Adam Gurney, Sales Engineer, OPSWAT


Adam Gurney is a Sales Engineer covering the EMEA region at OPSWAT, focusing on securing Critical National Infrastructure. An experienced technical engineer and sales professional, Adam has over 15 years’ industry experience, working with the UK’s largest MSP’s and security vendors, developing a key understanding of the demands organisations of all sizes face...more


Raghu Nandakumara, Head of Industry Solutions, Illumio


Raghu Nandakumara is the Head of Industry Solutions at Illumio, where he leads the strategy and execution for Illumio’s solutions catering to key vertical industries. Prior to that he was Field CTO for EMEA / APAC and was responsible for helping customers and prospects through their segmentation journeys. Previously, Raghu spent 15 years at Citibank, where...more


Trevor Dearing, Director of Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Illumio


Trevor is an experienced technology expert, who has been at the forefront of new technologies for nearly 40 years. From the first PCs through the development of multi-protocol to SNA gateways, initiating the deployment of resilient token ring in DC networks and some of the earliest use of firewalls. Working for companies like Bay Networks, Juniper and Palo Alto Networks...more


Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA, Kenna Security


Roostan has over a decade of experience in cyber security and transformation projects, his role at Kenna is to rapidly grow the EMEA organisation to meet the customer demand for risk-based vulnerability management. Prior to Kenna he held senior sales roles at Forcepoint, Citrix and Imperva, focusing on IT solutions for complex, enterprise requirements. Roostan has...more


Brett Raybould, EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security


Brett Raybould is EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. In this role, he is responsible for technical sales, product demonstrations, installations, solution proposals and evaluations. Brett joined Menlo Security in 2016 and discovered how Isolation technology provides a new approach to solving the problems that detection-based systems...more


Brad Freeman, Director of Technology, Senseon


Brad has over a decade of experience in conducting national cyber security investigations across critical national infrastructure and telecommunications sectors. He has led threat hunting teams at corporations such as BT, managed Security Operations at EE as well as performing incident response on offshore oil & gas platforms. Drawing upon his extensive experience...more


Lee Renahan, Sales Engineer, Proofpoint


Lee Renahan is a Sales Engineer at Proofpoint, and has 10 years’ experience working with leading cybersecurity vendors. His passion for technology and his broad technical expertise equip him with the skills necessary to quickly assess the most complex environments and develop strategic people-centric security solutions.


James Sherlow, Senior Field Solutions Engineer EMEA, Cequence Security


James Sherlow has extensive application security engineering experience gained in both the private and public sectors. Through many years of practical engineering experience and research, he has become an acknowledged expert in cyber security, threat intelligence, secure application delivery of content and the heightened risks & threats associated with them. Prior...more


Ed Bishop, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Tessian


Ed is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Human Layer Security company Tessian. He is responsible for leading the engineering, product and data science teams. Following a career in M&A, Ed co-founded the company and built the early platform which uses machine learning to protect people from risks on email like data exfiltration, accidental data loss...more


Justin Shaw-Gray, Sales Director, UKI and South Africa, Synack, Inc.


In 2018, shortly after joining Synack, Justin was awarded SC Media’s Runner Up for Best Cybersecurity Sales Leader. Prior to Synack Justin held senior roles at Netscope, Zscaler, and Riverbed. Justin is originally from Zimbabwe where he was Founder and Human Rights Activist for the Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe. Justin is...more


Ram Vaidyanathan, Cyber Risk and Security Expert, Manage Engine


Ram Vaidyanathan is a Cyber Risk and Security Expert at ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation. He helps security analysts better understand and solve security and compliance challenges. He keeps updated about the latest attack methods, and the most effective response techniques. This helps with the product roadmap decisions in ManageEngine Log360,...more


James Burchell, Senior Security Engineer, CrowdStrike


James is a passionate, multidisciplinary security specialist who has the ability to de-mystify the complexity that shrouds many IT security challenges. With many years of experience in both military and corporate cyber security worlds, he has the knowledge to help you protect your brands reputation, data and intellectual property. The battle for IT security won’t...more


Cyril Noel-Tagoe, Cyber Threat Evangelist, Netacea


Cyril Noel-Tagoe is an experienced information security professional. He recently joined Netacea’s threat research team, where he spends his time researching, speaking and writing about malicious bots and other cyber security topics. He comes from a consulting background, having advised financial services organisations on a range of technical and non-technical cyber...more


Chris Waynforth, Area VP, EMEA North, Imperva


Chris is part of the leadership team for Imperva EMEA as AVP for Northern Europe. Before joining Imperva, Chris worked at a number of major technology companies including RSA, Splunk, and Identiv, providing cyber-security solutions to the UK market. In particular, he has focused on helping businesses combat fraud through analytics and cutting-edge technology. Chris...more


Pal Balint, Senior Professional Services Consultant, Imperva


Pal Balint Pal is a combat trained security architect with strong engineering background that he had gathered during his 15 years of service in the field. Being a Datasec and Appsec SME, Pal’s view has always been that one cannot exist without the other and that end-to-end threat modeling is the key to securing each artefact of a system appropriately


Lewis Brand, Senior Sales Engineer, Recorded Future


Lewis Brand, Senior Sales Engineer at Recorded Future, has over eight years in the IT industry, where he has specialised in liaising with enterprise customers across EMEA. Before his career at Recorded Future, Lewis operated as a Sales Engineer at Tenable, with his primary focus centered around Vulnerability Management. He has previously provided continuous...more


Neil McRae, Solution Engineer, Tessian 


Neil McRae is an experienced Solution Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. Having previously worked for Fortinet, Extreme Networks and Sky, a strong professional who likes to keep up with the latest trends, challenges and threats in today's cyber security landscape. At Tessian Neil is responsible for demonstrating...more


Bryan Littlefair, CISO & Cybersecurity consultant, presenting on behalf of FireMon


Bryan Littlefair is a CISO and Cybersecurity consultant, with over 20 years’ experience leading teams within information and cyber security. He specialises in advising executive teams and boards of some of the world’s largest organisations on their security strategy as well as providing security consultancy, guidance and mentorship to the Chief... Bryan is also very active in the start-up community working with both the London Office for Rapid Cyber Acceleration (LORCA) and Cyber London (Cylon) working with the start-ups and scaleups to ensure they have the right approach to cyber security as well as working with more mature start-ups on embedding an effective but practical approach to cyber security with the supporting policies and governance. He has most recently been the Global Chief Information Security Officer at the Multinational Insurer Aviva, transforming their security capability as the organisation changed to a fully digital way of interacting with its client base.  Before Aviva Bryan was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Vodafone Group he created the Information Security function within the Global telco, created and embedded their security strategy and oversaw day to day security operations for over seven years. He also directed the Security Research Lab for British Telecom, participating in Global, EU and academic based research studies as well as driving relevant business transformation studies on behalf of BT. He advises at an executive and non-executive level both Venture capital funds and security start-ups on their security strategy and product visions to ensure as well as working with several universities on both the academic and research aspects. Bryan holds several patents in the information security space and is a regular keynote speaker at security events. more


Benjamin Preminger, Product Manager, Cybersixgill


As Product Manager at Cybersixgill, Benjamin Preminger leads innovation and product development across a variety of cyber threat intelligence offerings. He has deep experience working at the intersection of threat intelligence and AI, including the creation of an in-house, multi-lingual data analyst team that supports that company’s mission to provide scalable,...more


Alain Salesse, Senior Sales Engineer, Cofense


Alain Salesse is a Senior Sales Engineer Cofense. Alain has spent 25 years working for and with large enterprises and service providers to improve the efficiency and value of their IT operations and security services through the effective use of systems management technologies. In his current position Alain helps organisations to better protect themselves against...more


Engin Yilmaz, Product Director, Red Sift


Engin Yilmaz is Product Director at Red Sift, one of Europe’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies. His expertise in leading Product teams has seen him work on Gmail for business and  Google Workspace, the integration of the Skype mobile app into Microsoft as well as an adventure into a behavioural advertising startup. He found his way into cybersecurity...more


Ritesh Patel, Security Principal, BP


Ritesh Patel is Security Principal at bp. He has been with bp for 19 years. During this this time he has held a variety of roles from trading support lead to Operations Control Manager to Service Portfolio Owner to his current role. As Security Principal the role has evolved to encompass accountability for all of vulnerability Identification and awareness in the stack....more


Oakley Cox, Director of Analysis, Cambridge, Darktrace


Oakley Cox is Director of Analysis at Darktrace, based at the Cambridge headquarters. He oversees the defense of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, helping to ensure that Darktrace’s AI stays one step ahead of attackers. Oakley is GIAC certified in Response and Industrial Defense (GRID), and helps customers integrate Darktrace...more