David Porter, Head of Innovation, Security and Privacy Division, Bank of England
David Porter has over 25 years of experience in computer security and risk management. Originally an artificial intelligence researcher, he has worked in fraud and money laundering detection, information security, incident response, accident investigation and threat intelligence. At the Bank of England he worked on the development... of the CBEST security assurance framework and is now responsible for security innovation. David holds an MSc in Advanced Methods in Computer Science and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Security Manager. His book contributions include Analysis for Knowledge-Based Systems, A Practitioner’s Guide to International Money Laundering Law and Regulation, Corporate Fraud and Handbook of Research on Information Security.
David Doherty, Global IM Cyber GRC and Technical Assurance specialist, Anglo-American
David has worked 35 years in the IT industry, the last 15 of which as an information security consultant. He has worked in both the private and public sectors for large organisations such as Yellow Pages, Hitachi Capital, Anglo American, HMRC, DWP, British Gas, and Colt Telecom. He has held PCI QSA, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, CSA Star Auditor qualifications and helped... organisations define and run InfoSec risk management programmes, achieve compliance with numerous security standards and internal policies and procedures, and help Boards achieve InfoSec goals. David is currently working with Anglo to help define and securely design and operate their Wholly Owned Foreign Entity (WFOE) overseas.His key skills include: vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, secure systems development, security incident management, GRC, DR, DLP,
Jon Townsend, CIO, National Trust
Jon Townsend is a leader in technology. He moved to his new role as the Chief Information Officer for the National Trust in August of last year. Previously he was the Director of Technology & Information Security. 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 roles culminating in Regimental command. Upon leaving the military he became a senior civil servant responsible for developing cyber security and intelligence capability for the Department for Work and Pensions. He is also a Certified Data Protection Practitioner with the British Computer Society, a Certified Information Security Manager with ISACA and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender with SANS.
Chris Clarkson, Senior Solutions Engineer, Bomgar
Chris Clarkson is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Bomgar, a leader in providing privileged access management solutions. Chris has worked at Bomgar for 3 years after previously being with SCC, Europe’s largest System Integrator. Chris has acquired a wide-range of security experience and knowledge working with companies during the last 10 years across... multiple industries and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Paul Watts, CISO, Domino's
Paul has worked in Information and Cyber Security for over thirteen years of a twenty-three year career in IT. He has held senior Information Security Leadership roles in sectors including UK Critical National Infrastructure, Retail, Finance and Media and currently heads up the security operation for Domino’s Pizza Group PLC who operate the Domino’s brand... across UK, ROI, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Sweden and Norway, and are an associate investor in Germany. Recognising the importance of balancing good security practices against enterprise agility and innovation, he works closely with business stakeholders to achieve this balance both effectively and collaboratively. Paul recognises the power of the people in enabling organisations to remain safe and secure and is a firm believer in engaging with staff, contractors and suppliers on a personal and professional level alike to raise situational awareness of security across business. He also is a strong advocate at instilling security situational awareness in children at an early age and volunteers as a Child Internet Safety ambassador, as well as promoting STEM and Information Security as a career path that is inclusive at a time when supply is low and demand for skills is high.
Phil Cordey, Group Head of IT Security, Inchcape
Phil has over 20 years of experience in the Information and IT Security fields. Throughout his career he has held leading roles in internationally renowned organizations. Phil designed, built and managed the Security Operations Centre for the Bank of England. As Senior IT Security Manager at a major international legal firm his role encompassed governance of all elements... of IT security across the organization, as well as integrating and building new IT security functions within the existing IT teams. As the firm undertook ISO27001 certification Phil was responsible for delivering the respective IT security elements and required documentation. Phil is currently Group Head of IT Security for a global automotive distribution organization. He has been instrumental in building and embedding key security principles, as well as educating the Business and IT teams in understanding the crucial role that they play in protecting the organization globally.
Richard Merrygold, Director of Group Data Protection, Homeserve
An experienced Data Protection practitioner, Richard has spent the last 9 years working across healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and financial service sectors. A firm believer in engaging on an operational level in addition to key stakeholders in Compliance and Legal he takes pride in building sustainable privacy frameworks, providing real world, workable solutions... to a wide range of privacy related challenges. Richard is currently Group Director of Data Protection and DPO for HomeServe plc and is responsible for privacy compliance across the UK and European businesses. He is also a regular speaker and commentator on data protection and privacy matters.
Ryan Collier, Key Account Executive, Egress Software Technologies
An experienced member of the Egress Team, Ryan Collier uses his considerable information security expertise to help enterprise corporations achieve key business aims, including understanding the flow of data within their organisation, identifying communication risks when adopting digital strategies, securely migrating to the cloud, and enabling secure digital file... sharing. Working alongside technical and strategic personnel at Egress, Ryan plays an integral part in the delivery of an AI-based data security platform that empowers users to control and secure the data they share.
Craig McEwen, Global Head of Cyber Operations, Anglo American
Craig McEwen is the global Head of Cyber Operations at Anglo American, a position he has held since 2017. Before this role, Craig held a number of senior roles in threat intelligence and cybersecurity at Vodafone and other internationally established institutions. Craig has worked primarily in the defence sector, and has experience and expertise in managing large... budgets, running large scale projects and navigating spending constraints when it comes to cybersecurity investment.
Etienne Greeff, CTO, SecureData
Etienne Greeff is one of the early pioneers of the information security industry. He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and services to solve complex customer issues: founding, growing and successfully exiting a number of information security businesses. As CTO of SecureData, Etienne is passionate about cementing its status as a complete... security services provider. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Simon Wood, VP Cyber Investigations Manager, Barclays
Simon is VP Cyber Investigations Manager at Barclays, a role he has held since June 2017. In this position, he plays an integral part in fraud investigation, cyber-defence, regulation, and other aspects of securing the business and its customers. Before Barclays, Simon held a number of senior positions across both private and public sector. Simon... is passionate about improving anti-fraud defences and securing customers and the business against social media compromise and other forms of digital fraud.
Steve Benton, Deputy CSO, BT
Steve Benton is the BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes, a role he has held since January 2018. Over the last 10 years, in various senior roles covering security, compliance and operations, Steve has been integral in shaping the BT security strategy and infrastructure and making security a real commercial advantage. He defined and... oversees the delivery of CYTADEL – BT’s strategic multi-layered and multi-year security investment, designed to keep pace with the rapidly evolving global threat. Steve is passionate about cyber-assurance, proactive defence for the business and developing new strategies to cope with old threats like business emails compromise and phishing, as well as the emerging threats.
John Cassidy, Director of Corporate Development, Ground Labs
A global sales leader with 20 years experience in Media, IT and Security Software. As the Director of Corporate Development for EMEA leading Ground Labs, he is committed to guiding the expanding company in the quickly developing data security software industry. Leading the EMEA client and partner strategy, John drives sales and partnerships with major retailers, financial... institutions, airlines, manufacturers and technology companies as they utilise Ground Labs' innovative software to conduct risk assessments, and prepare for new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. John is currently focused on developing the Ground Labs Partner Program in allowing partner companies to assist businesses with large data flows to implement PCI/DSS and GDPR Compliance programmes.
Paul Holland, Information Security Leader, Hiscox
Paul is a seasoned information security and risk expert of over 15 years and a CISSP. He has worked in a number of different businesses, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from. Some of these include KPMG, BP, Lloyd's Bank, Ford Motor Company, Pearson, Lloyd's of London and NS&I. At Hiscox he is the Information Security Leader and is... responsible for Information and Cyber security. Paul is a keen advocate of overall security and risk awareness and behaviour change.
Andy Harris, Chief Technology Officer, Osirium
Andy has over 25 years’ experience inventing and building unique IT networking and security products. In a long and distinguished career including being Technical Director at Integralis Andy has invented many leading-edge technologies including IP Network Translation Gateway, Print Symbiont Technologies for LAN-based printers and Disaster Master, a technique of... continuously updating a backup site with mirrored data. As one of the Co-Founders and CTO of MIMEsweeper, Andy was the creator of the world’s first content security solution which became the default product in its space. Andy went on to start WebBrick Systems which was one of the pioneering Home Automation technologies, also a forerunner to what we know as IoT devices today. While serving as Engineering Director, Andy created and patented several core components in the Osirium product family.
Kostas Lotsis, Technical Sales Engineer, Firemon
Kostas Lotsis is a Technical Sales Engineer, working as part of the EMEA team at Firemon. He has over 20 years of experience in the security industry, working in various roles including engineering, operational & consulting roles for major financials, telecommunications and government organizations. During his time at Deutsche Bank, he built and managed the first... Firewall Operations and Deployment team. In his early career he held operational and leadership roles in the military. Kostas holds a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems and M.Sc. in Computer Science.
Simon Wright, Group Data Protection Officer, Photobox
Simon Wright is the Group Data Protection Officer at Photobox. Simon is a versatile and enthusiastic data protection and privacy professional who also brings extensive international experience as a senior project and programme manager in project governance, project and strategic delivery, PMO & portfolio management. His specialities... include: Data Protection, Data Privacy, Corporate Governance, Business Change, Project Governance, PMO, Collaboration, Project Management, Programme Management. Before Photobox, Simon held numerous senior positions at Sky, Pearson and Badoo.
Tommy Barlow, Commercial Sales Director, EMEA, Pluralsight
With over two decades of management experience, Tommy has partnered with some of the largest companies in the world including leaders in auto manufacturing, medical devices, software, retail, finance, and government. His area of expertise is disruptive technologies and transformation, having spent the last decade focused on helping teams adapt early, drive innovation,... and manage the change within their teams to drive optimal outcomes. He currently is helping to lead Pluralsight’s growth in a newly opened headquarters that supports customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Joe Nelson, Principal Solutions Architect, eSentire
As a Principal Solutions Architect at eSentire, Joe works with clients to cost-effectively remediate regulatory, compliance and information assurance issues. Previously, Joe was a product manager for threat intelligence at a Gartner Leading MSSP, where he focused on developing approaches to intelligence consolidation, curation, distribution and application. He brings... more than 20 years of experience as a product manager, security architect, professional services director and intelligence analyst within organisations such as Verizon Cybertrust Security, GTE Internetworking and the United States Marine Corps. Joe is a long time CISSP, and he holds a BSc in Telecommunications Management as well as a Henley Business School MBA.
Chris Underhill, Chief Technology Officer, Equiniti Cyber Security
Chris Underhill A.Inst.ISP is Chief Technology Officer at Equiniti Cyber Security, a division of Equiniti Data, responsible for their product research and development of cyber security solutions. Chris has extensive experience in software and security having worked with Microsoft, Virgin, O2, and the BBC. He now brings these skills to help Equiniti clients with their... cyber threat surveillance. Equiniti Cyber Security utilises cutting-edge software and technology to create a range of cyber threat detection and prevention solutions for businesses.
Ivan Virgili, Partners & Alliances Account Director, EMEA & APAC, Oracle + Dyn
Ivan joined Oracle+Dyn, an Oracle IaaS Global Business Unit (GBU), part of the OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) division in March 2017. His focus is on supporting partners and other Oracle teams in pre-sales and sales activities with enterprise customers around edge security (DNS, DDos and WAF). Ivan has almost 20 years of experience working with IT... companies and enterprise clients, spanning two factor authentication, to network/application monitoring and security, server/middleware software and infrastructure.This has allowed him to build a great knowledge of how different parts of IT are or can be vulnerable to different threats, and consequently what best practices and defences should be put in place.
Azeem Aleem, VP Consulting & Head of UK Business, NTT Security
Azeem has over 15 years of practitioner experience in cyber defence technologies, security operations, counter threat intelligence, data analytics and behavioural classification of cyber criminals. He has been at the forefront of architecting cyber resilience capability against advanced persistent threats (APTs) for major organisations across Europe, the US, Asia... and the Middle East. Azeem has worked extensively with national and international law enforcement agencies around intelligence training, detection and investigation of cybercrime. A published author and academic criminologist, Azeem has made frequent appearances on television and radio as an expert on cyber threats.
David Staunton, Product Marketing Manager, Mimecast
David joined Mimecast in early 2018 is responsible for their customer strategy, working to deliver innovation across a diverse global customer base. His focus is on how Mimecast can deliver an exceptional customer experience in the everchanging cyber resilience landscape and ensuring that the right services are in place to do so. David is passionate about how... technology is transforming security and the role businesses can have as the entrepreneurial catalyst of change. Prior to Mimecast, he held a number of product marketing and strategy roles in the SaaS technology sector.
Simon Jenner, Chief Information Security Officer, Booking.com
Simon is an experienced and forward-thinking CISO and has lead security at some of the world's most prestigious organisations His reputation for innovation, pragmatism, and execution excellence has seen him lead security in some of the world's leading organisations in the role of CISO at both UBS and JP Morgan for over a decade. Simon currently... leads security at Booking.com the worlds largest online travel platform (Nasdaq: BKNG) a company which the Economist described as one of the 2 best run internet firms (the other was Amazon). With a reputation for technical excellence and a solid data driven ethic, the company as stated by Forbes magazine 'bested many better known tech industry names, including Apple, Amazon and Netflix, in earnings.. Simon also supports and mentors a number of 'cyber security startups' to channel his passion for driving continuous improvement and excellence in this space.
James Stevenson, Sales Director - UK, Nordics and Benelux, Demisto
Engineering and incident response background with over 16 years of experience. Ex security analyst & SOC team lead with a strong interest in reducing detection and response times to close the window of exposure and incident costs. Participated in two network forensic start-ups to acquisition now focused on accelerating incident response capability through automation... and collaboration (SOAR)
Andy Yeates, Solutions Architect, IBM Resilient
Andy Yeates is a Solutions Architect at IBM Resilient. His background is in forensic computing and security, and he established his career working for Microsoft Premier in a consultancy role helping public sector achieve IT maturity. He later progressed onto a pre sales role for RSA Netwitness platform team before joining IBM in early 2017.
Jonny Tennyson, Head of Customer Success, ZoneFox
As Head of Customer Success at ZoneFox, Jonny brings a customer-first attitude to a rapidly growing and exciting organisation. Having spent his career entirely within the technology sector in customer-focused roles, Jonny brings a passion for technology and helping customers to succeed to ZoneFox, helping ZoneFox’s varied client base make the best of their... unique, endpoint-focused UEBA technology. During his career, Jonny has been at the forefront as an ambassador for many blue-chip brands, helping Intel’s Tier-1 customers see success with their solutions, helping SolarWinds MSP’s largest MSP partners drive additional revenue and drive down their cost of service through successful solution deployment and revenue strategies, as well as being the face of brands such as Samsung, Sony and HP to customers within the UK.