Adam McElroy, Group Head of Cyber Risk, Bank of Ireland Group
Adam McElroy is the Group Head of Cyber Risk for the Bank of Ireland group, providing constructive challenge and assurance of Group Information Security risk management. McElroy is an industry recognised security leader, with a breadth of experience in transformational change within multi-national organisations
Marco Cinnirella, Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Royal Holloway
Marco Cinnirella is a Professor of Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway, one of the UK’s leading Psychology Departments. He has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals on a diverse range of topics such as attitudes, behaviour change, group dynamics and cyber psychology, and uses a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in his... research. Marco’s expertise in behaviour change has led him to advise a range of organisations on behavioural information security challenges, including large multi-nationals in the energy, oil and pharmaceutical sectors. His expertise in behavioural information security challenges has led to invited addresses at the United Nations and he has delivered keynote addresses on information security and psychology at various academic and industry conferences.
Yinka Fadina, Head of Audit (Retail Banking), NatWest Group
Yinka Fadina is CISA certified, Charactered Internal Audit Director, with over 18 years of internal and external audit experience of complex Payments, Operations, Technology, incl. Applications, Infrastructure & Transformation reviews within the banking sector. A Head of Audit, within NatWest group helping to keep their 17 million Retail customers safe. Her experience... includes working for organisations such as PwC, Barclays and the Bank of England. A former global co-chair of the NatWest Multicultural network and since 2020 Yinka has been a co-lead on NatWest group’s Banking on Racial Equality Taskforce, commissioned by the NatWest CEO to review and accelerate the progress made on the ethnicity agenda within the group.
Matthew Kay, Data Protection Officer, Metro Bank
Matthew Kay currently leads the Data Protection function for Metro Bank operating under the SMCR regime, providing strategic leadership to a team of data protection and records management professionals and ensuring the bank complies with the UK GDPR and other associated legislation. Part of his role sees him sit on the senior leadership team for the bank... with a dotted line into both the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to working in financial services, Matthew has worked as a Data Protection Officer for large scale organisations across numerous sectors such as media, technology, construction, health and safety and local government.
Matt Adams, Security Architect, Santander
Matt is a highly experienced Security Architect with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the field of cyber security. He has worked with renowned organisations such as Costa Coffee and Santander UK, where he has led security architecture and engineering teams, and played a crucial role in defining global information security strategies. By drawing on his... extensive knowledge in areas such as Security Architecture, Cloud Security, and Generative AI, Matt brings insightful perspectives on emerging technologies and their potential to reshape the cybersecurity landscape.
Sandip Wadje, Managing Director, Global Head of Emerging Technology Operational Risks & Intelligence, BNP Paribas
Sandip is the Global Head of Emerging Technology Operational Risks & Intelligence at BNP Paribas focused on Cloud, Digital Assets, Threat Intelligence, Insider Threat, and Artificial Intelligence. He has 21+ years of experience in technology and cyber security managing CXO stakeholders in Fortune 500 companies.
Manit Sahib, Ethical Hacker
Manit is an experienced offensive security expert who is certified by UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as well as His Majesty’s CESG Check scheme (HMG CHECK). He has over ten years professional experience in both UK Government and private offensive security operations. Formerly, Manit was the Head of Penetration Testing & Red Teaming... at the Bank of England. He is contracted to Global Fund.
Dhruv Bisani, Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations, Starling Bank
Dhruv is a leading cybersecurity professional with a key interest in leading & delivering Adversarial Attack (Red/Purple Team) simulations. He is currently the Head of Adversarial Attack Simulations at Starling Bank and formerly established and served as the Head of the Red Team at Resillion. Dhruv’s core focus has been on developing the red team (attack simulation)... capability at Resillion, while focusing on testing less common environments such as MacOS environments and zero-trust red team engagements. He has successfully delivered advanced attack simulations across a range of sectors including finance, healthcare, legal, and retail. Dhruv possesses extensive experience in executing projects under the UK CBEST/TBEST schemes. Dhruv’s role encompasses a wide array of responsibilities such as recruitment, training, overseeing sales/finances, as well as enhancing technical methodologies and processes. As part of his role, Dhruv has collaborated closely with C-suite executives and CISOs, providing strategic cybersecurity insights to help secure the organisation.