Steven Brown, Director, Cybersecurity, Mastercard
Steve is Mastercard’s lead for Cyber Security. He is responsible for the implementation and integration of Mastercard's Cyber Security Framework including data breach detection and cyber risk assessment technologies and capabilities across all related stakeholders including issuers, acquirers, merchants and Governments. Steve also works to build and maintain strategic... relationships with both internal, external, private and public sector parties, working with Global teams to understand the needs of customers and technology required to deliver applicable solutions. Prior to joining Mastercard, Steve was an Officer of the UK’s National Crime Agency for 17 years where, as Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, he led the UK’s strategic response to Cyber Crime with overall responsibility for the collection, management, analysis and assessment of intelligence on the Cyber Crime threat to UK. Steve ensured a proactive response to prevent and mitigate harm to UK individuals and business through assessed threat and risk management, working across Government and Industry to determine and detail the National and International response to Cyber Crime. Steve also served as the UK’s Cyber Attaché to the USA during 2016-2019, embedded with the FBI Cyber Division at National Cyber & Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). Steve was responsible for diplomatic and political relationships and negotiations relating to the investigation of cyber criminality affecting the UK and USA.
John Scott, Head of Security Education, Bank of England
John is a Security educator with experience of running a team delivering face to face and online content to a diverse workforce. Skilled in managing the move from awareness, to behaviour, to cultural change. International public speaker on the subject of security culture. He has designed and delivered phishing and gamification campaigns. John is an IT Trainer with... many years experience in Further and Higher Education, and in the public sector. He is skilled at course design and delivery.
Luke Hebbes, Head of Risk and Cybersecurity, HSBC
Luke Hebbes is a passionate information security leader with 20 years of experience ranging from building high performing teams to delivering cutting-edge research. He promotes innovative, risk-based solutions rather than the formulaic application of industry standards or vendor solutions. Luke believe that it is essential to view security from the perspective of... business critical assets and to adopt a pragmatic approach, not letting technology drive the security requirements. Security is a supporting service to most businesses and, as such, should be a transparent enabler, used to protect the business and its assets, whilst aligning the risk posture with value generation – effective security can only be delivered with an understanding of the business context.
Simon Collins, Director, Head of Cybersecurity, Allianz Global Investors
Simon is Head of Cybersecurity at Allianz Global Investors. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT, the last 14 of which have been focused on Cybersecurity. Simon was previously a Director in EY's EMEIA Cybersecurity practice based in Dublin, where he spent his early years as an ethical hacker and investigating cybercrime. His later years... were spent helping organisations protect themselves from Cyber-attackers and keep out of trouble in the first place.
Brian Cooke, CISO, Permanent TSB
Brian is the Chief Information Security Officer for Permanent TSB. He has over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity & technology risk within the financial services industry both in Ireland and internationally. Brian is a Director with the Institute of Banking and holds a Master’s... Degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2003.
Joe Robertson, EMEA CISO, Fortinet
Joe Robertson represents Fortinet to the CISO community, where he advises the executive committees of large enterprises and service providers as their digital transformation strategies require security-driven networks and holistic security approaches. In over four decades in the security and networking business Joe has held technical, marketing,... management, and executive roles at companies as diverse as Juniper Networks, Dimension Data, Bay Networks, IBM, and AT&T. He also founded and was on the board of directors of a network security startup.