John Skipper, CISO, Metro Bank
John joined Metro Bank as CISO in 2019 after a 20-year career in cyber consulting. He is accountable to the Board and ExCo for cyber, infosec and data protection, and has kicked off an ambitious programme of improvements across all three areas. As the UK’s first new High Street bank in 150 years, Metro Bank already has 79 Stores (the latest being in Leicester) and... a strong presence in mobile and internet banking, with over 2.5 million accounts. John and his team therefore face a unique and interesting set of cyber challenges. In John’s previous career, he has provided cyber advice ranging from developing national policy through insider risk management to defining technical architecture. He has worked in multiple sectors including national security, defence, financial services, energy, travel and education, and for organisations ranging from start-ups to global banks and critical national infrastructure. He therefore draws on a very broad range of experience, but his heart is in banking.
Lina Sabestinaite, ISO, Handelsbanken UK
Lina Sabestinaite is an Information Security Officer at Handelsbanken PLC UK. Her current focus is supporting secure change governance and providing security consultancy for the bank's digital transformation projects. Prior to this role she worked in finance, healthcare and technology sectors. Lina led many organisations in creating or improving the Information Security... Management Systems and achieving ISO27001 certifications. Lina holds CISSP, CISM, CRISC and AWS Cloud Practitioner certificates.
Ian Burgess, Director, Cyber and Third Party Risk, UK Finance
Ian leads UK Finance’s operational and policy work on cybersecurity and third party risk management. Beside responding to regulatory papers both in the UK and international he regularly engages with key stakeholders to determine the applicability of collective action initiatives on behalf of the financial sector. Most notably he operationalised the Financial Sector... Cyber Collaboration Centre (FSCCC), a unique industry utility designed to promote cyber intelligence sharing amongst financial institutions. Before joining UK Finance Ian worked in technology risk at BNY Mellon, where he led the development and deployment of a global framework to map controls to global cyber, technology and data privacy regulations, and before that served an eight year career as a British Army Officer.
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.