Mike Fell OBE, Director of National Cyber Operations, NHS England
Mike has spent 15 years in range of security roles for the UK Government and is currently Director of National Cyber Operations for NHS England. He is responsible for the security of NHS England’s data and systems, as well as leading work to enable the resilience of the whole Health & Social Care System in defending and responding to cyber-attacks. Prior... to this Mike spent six years as the Head of Cyber Security Operations and latterly as Deputy Chief Security Officer for HMRC. He’s filled his CV with roles in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Afghanistan, in National Security and in helping to secure the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He is proud to be a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security. Mike is passionate about helping people protect themselves from cyber threats, regularly talking about the topic including on national TV and Radio. His teams have won Digital Leaders, Government Security and IT Industry Awards for their innovative work keeping the UK public safe. His work isn’t limited to the UK, providing voluntary help to build capacity and capability in a range of overseas organisations.
Group Captain Robert Wright CEng FIET CISSP RAF, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff J6, UK Strategic Command Permanent Joint HQ
Group Captain Robert Wright has enjoyed a wide and varied career in operational communication systems and information security, characterised by regular, close engagement with sister services, NATO, other allies, and industrial partners. Latterly he has focussed on cyber resilience and digital transformation in RAF Air Command and the UK Strategic Command, Permanent... Joint Headquarters. Wright holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance, Master of Arts in Defence Studies, and Master of Defence Administration. A Chartered Engineer, he is actively involved with the promotion of cyber security as a profession and regularly supports the Institute of Engineering and Technology as a professional review interviewer and advisor.
Steve Kinghan, Head of Cyber Operations, Hiscox
Steve Kinghan is the Head of Cyber Operations within Hiscox Insurance’s information security team. Steve has been at Hiscox for two years, with his life prior being within military intelligence and offensive cyber operation
Mark Rysanek, Cybercrime Specialist Abroad, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Mark Rysanek brings over 20 years of experience in Canadian law enforcement gained at both the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He has a comprehensive background in policing, having held a number of unique roles ranging including front-line response, anti-corruption, and international serious & organized... crime. In 2015 he was appointed to the RCMP cybercrime investigative portfolio and led several complex international cybercrime investigations. Mark is a recognized leader in cybercrime investigations within the RCMP and has provided bespoke cybercrime investigative training to law enforcement officials around the world. In his current role, Mark represents the RCMP in London (UK) liaising with UK government and private sector partners in respect to cyber threats impacting both Canada and the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Carleton University and a certificate from Cambridge University.
Mark Osborne, CISO & Head of Security, GoHenry (Panellist)
Mark is the CISO and Head of Security at GoHenry. Prior to this he headed up the KPMG security practice for many years and subsequently built several security businesses. He has held many security leadership and CISO positions including Interoute, HP, Cognizant and Jones Lange LaSalle and is a veteran of numerous successful remediations, turn-arounds and security... transformations.
He has researched and published Zero-Day security vulnerabilities (most notably Fatajack) and designed the world’s first open-source wireless IDS/IPS (WIDZ) and developed it’s widely used detection algorithms. and has published numerous other software tools.
Mark is the author of many security books including “How To Cheat at Managing Information Security” which reached the Global Amazon.com Top-500 and he is regularly referenced by Universities, IEEE, IETF, ISACA, GIAC and FIRST — most importantly referenced in “Wireless for Dummies".
Jonathan Armstrong, Partner, Cordery
Jonathan is an experienced lawyer with a concentration on technology and compliance. His practice includes advising multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. He has handled legal matters in more than 60 countries involving emerging technology, corporate governance, ethics code implementation, reputation, internal investigations,... marketing, branding and global privacy policies. Jonathan has counselled a range of clients on breach prevention, mitigation and response. He has also been particularly active in advising multi-national corporations on their response to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and its inter-relationship with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Jonathan is one of three co-authors of the LexisNexis definitive work on technology law, “Managing Risk: Technology & Communications”. He is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and other channels and appeared on BBC News 24 as the studio guest on the Walport Review.
In July 2023 Jonathan was appointed to the New York State Bar Association Presidential Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. Jonathan sits on the Task Force with leading practitioners, regulators, judges and academics to develop frameworks for the use and control of AI in the legal system.
Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Using the power of stories and his own experience of testing products to destruction; Quentyn has embraced building business relationships across the world whilst driving Canon’s strategy and educating business customers to minimise their security risk. Before joining Canon, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries such as Internet service providers as well... as startup businesses.