Kat Quinton, Head of Information Security & Data Protection, Clarke Willmott
Kat is a Partner and Head of Information Security & Data Protection at Clarke Willmott LLP. Prior to moving into this central firm role this year, Kat had over 22 years’ experience of risk, compliance, quality and case management development as Systems Support Manager for Clarke Willmott’s leading Debt Recovery Team. She successfully managed the operational... requirements of some of the industry’s largest debt recovery contracts, aligning legal process, client needs with regulatory and data security risk management.
Martyn Styles, Head of Information Security, Bird & Bird LLP
Martyn is an IT professional with many years of experience in security, networking, desktop and server management. He has extensive information security experience within the legal industry and is currently the Head of Information Security at Bird & Bird LLP, a role he has held since June 2020. Prior to this role, Martyn was responsible for the global information... security architecture at Allen & Overy LLP. Martyn has followed an academic path in information security, gaining both an M.Sc and M.Phil in the subject, and he has combined this with practical experience of solving daily security issues in order to give him a thorough understanding of the subject matter. He is well versed in ISO27001 knowledge and has been the prime auditee in numerous financial firm information security audits. Martyn has a good working knowledge of data protection laws and has worked with internal lawyers on data protection issues on many occasions.
David Bish, Head of Research and Analysis, Solicitors Regulation Authority
David is the Head of Research and Analysis at the SRA and manages their work on Research, Horizon Scanning, Behavioural Economics and Data Science. With a background in Economics and Behavioural Science, David has worked with regulators and law firms to better understand why people fall victim to cyber-attacks, and identify what can be done to strengthen the ‘human’... firewall. David also oversees the monitoring and reporting of key risks to the legal sector and the production of documents to help law firms manage risk such as the SRA’s Risk Outlook.
Razvan Cretu, Director of IT, CMS
Razvan is a senior technology leader with broad experience in large scale transformation, data centre consolidation, enterprise systems architecture, user experience design, and technology road-mapping. With over 20 years IT experience, Razvan has a proven track record in delivering innovative and effective IT solutions that enable business transformation through... IT. Razvan has a strong technical background acquired while working in various industries like education, telecom, travel, marketing research and ultimately legal. His expertise in datacentre consolidation and systems integration provide him with a unique perspective of the enterprise IT landscape. Key achievements at CMS include facilitating strategic IT planning, technology integrity, information security, and cost reductions without any daily business process interruption. With the help of his team, Razvan designed and delivered a workplace experience unprecedented in the Legal sector promoting a mobile-first environment while preserving the security and confidentiality required by their profession. He also led the technical business processes for the largest legal three-way merger in the United Kingdom.
Jas Bassi, Head of Solution Delivery, Gateley
Jas has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of technology and transformation projects to a Professional and Financial Services audience. He is currently Head of Solution Delivery at Gateley, leading a team that is delivering Technology and Business Change programmes and projects. He has a keen interest in all things Legal Tech and sits on the Birmingham Law... Society Legal Tech Committee.
Burak Agca, Mobile Security Advisor UK/I, Lookout UK
Burak Agca brings more than 10 years of experience in IT, specialising in the area of IT Security. Prior to joining Lookout he worked at LANDesk (now Ivanti) focussed on systems management and at Citrix leading enterprise mobility management opportunities in the U.K. In his current role, he is a trusted advisor for mobile security, helping multiple customers... with their mobility strategies and needs. He is a passionate public speaker at events, conferences and the pressa and he is skilled at the production and delivery of corporate and technical content for both company and customer engagements.
Karl Knowles, Global Head of Cyber, HFW
Karl began his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. At the second half of his career he was employed within multiple information security roles, advising senior military leadership on the global deployment of information and communications systems. He then built upon this successful 25 year military career moving to consultancy at BSI and then,... Deloitte LLP. It was during this time that Karl quickly established himself as a subject matter expert, advising private and public clients towards the development of improved cyber and privacy strategies. He is a champion of veterans employment and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security.
Richard Walters, CTO, Censornet
Richard Walters is Chief Technology Officer and responsible for Censornet’s current and future integrated set of cloud based security services. Richard has 30 years of experience in the IT industry, starting with blue-chip vendors such as Digital, Dell, and Panasonic. He was previously Senior VP of Security Products at cloud services provider Intermedia, Inc.... and before that Co-founder and CTO at SaaSID Limited, a UK based IDaaS and CASB vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia in 2013. Prior to that he was CTO of Integralis – Europe’s largest security integrator – for six years. With a strong technical background, dating back to VAX VMS and Unix System V, and over 15 years in C-level positions focused on information security, he has in-depth knowledge of operating system and database security, intrusion detection systems, email and web security, identity and access management, cloud and mobile security. Richard has a thorough understanding of risk management, standards, regulations and legislation. He also spent over 10 years consulting with FTSE100 companies on all aspects of security and providing corporate intelligence on evolving threats from criminal and state actors.
Steve Byrne, Information Security Officer, DWF
Steve Byrne is currently the Information Security Officer at DWF, where he is responsible for the Group information security strategy and risk framework. Steve is an information security and risk professional with over 20 years' experience in information risk, privacy and security and a further 9 years in information technology for a number of financial... institutions and legal services. His recent roles have included implementing and managing risk frameworks and providing information risk governance. Steve’s experience spans across countries in Europe, Australia, South America, Canada and the U.S., covering retail, corporate, credit card, insurance and legal services businesses, combining the disciplines of information risk and security, data privacy, PCI DSS, records management, business continuity, disaster recovery and supplier risk management.
Jonathan Freedman, Chief Technology and Information Security Officer, Howard Kennedy
Jonathan Freedman is the Chief Technology and Information Security Officer of London law firm Howard Kennedy, with a background in Enterprise Architecture and systems engineering within the UK professional services sector spanning more than 18 years. His current role is focused on both the development and implementation of new technology within the organisation... and leading the firm’s cyber security/cyber awareness programs. In addition, he is jointly managing the firm's internal GDPR compliance program. He holds multiple industry certifications including CCNA Security, Certified Ethical Hacker, TOGAF, and ISO27001, with special interests in cyber security, ethical hacking, data protection, cryptography, secure systems design, mobile device security and technology innovation.
Joshua Pool, Detective Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit
Detective Sergeant Joshua Pool of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, has been an investigator with the Met Police since 2013. Through this role, DS Pool has gained years of investigative and digital policing experience and has a strong understanding of the key cyber issues facing the legal sector today. His passion for cyber crime... did not begin there, as prior to joining the Police, he worked as a Digital Forensic Examiner in the private industry.
Mariana Pereira, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace
Mariana Pereira is the Director of Email Security Products at Darktrace, with a primary focus on the capabilities of AI cyber defenses against email-borne attacks. Mariana works closely with the development, analyst, and marketing teams to advise technical and non-technical audiences on how best to augment cyber resilience within the email domain, and how to implement... AI technology as a means of defense. She speaks regularly at international events, with a specialism in presenting on sophisticated, AI-powered email attacks. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and speaks several languages including French, Italian and Portuguese.
Emma Shaw, Founder and Managing Director, Esoteric
Emma Shaw is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established counterespionage and counter-eavesdropping company based in Surrey, UK. An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma is a Vice President of the Security... Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015); Board Director of Defence Industry Security Association (DISA), and Council Member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). Emma is a Trustee and member of the Board of the City of London Crime Prevention Association (ColCPA) and was recently appointed Deputy Chair of the UK TINYg (Terrorist Information Network) Advisory Council. Emma is also a Non-Executive Director of Kings Security Group Ltd and Falanx Group Ltd.
Max Faun, EMEA Head of Business Consulting, Okta
Max Faun leads Okta’s European Business Consulting Practice. Prior to joining Okta he worked at Accenture, advising Global 20000 clients across numerous industry groups on strategic decisions. He is passionate about the business implications of modern identity from a financial, security and user productivity perspective as well as wider technology trends. Max... holds an MA in Intelligence and Security as well as a BA in International Relations.
Nour Fateen, Pre-sales Consultant, Recorded Future
Nour Fateen is a cybersecurity specialist with over seven years of experience in the industry. Currently at Recorded Future, Nour has spent the last three years helping some of the largest businesses in the world improve their security posture using security intelligence. He has previously held positions in Cisco Systems and Goldman Sachs. Nour received a Master in... Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnology from University College London.
Zeki Turedi, CTO, Europe, Middle East and Africa, CrowdStrike
Zeki Turedi has extensive experience working within Private Sector, Law Enforcement and Government, consulting on Incident Response, Endpoint and Network cyber security throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his current role as a Technology Strategist for CrowdStrike, Zeki works with organisations to incorporate and streamline Threat Intelligence and Endpoint... Protection. Zeki has also contributed to several publications and research papers including “Issues in Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics”.
Bobbie Darrock, Information Security Specialist, Egress Software Technologies
Bobbie specialises in helping legal firms share sensitive data securely and prevent the insider threat, particularly when it comes to misdirected emails. Having worked with Egress for over three years, Bobbie has played a pivotal role in helping the legal sector with comprehensive email tools to improve data security, particularly with GDPR compliance. Egress'... mission is to provide its customers with leading-edge and innovative AI technologies to prevent the accidental send and to deliver accredited email services that focus on the user and provide users with the tools they need to share sensitive information securely.
Simon Brady, Managing Editor, AKJ Associates Ltd
Simon is a former journalist, editor and publisher specializing in wholesale financial markets, particularly the technology intensive areas of derivatives, securities trading, cash management and FinTech. He has sat as an Executive Director on the main board of a FTSE-250 listed media company and has spent a lifetime travelling the globe talking to CEOs, CFOs and... government ministers about the trends driving business and finance. His experience has led him to look at cybersecurity as a key component of the value chain and to ask whether firms are really taking cyber threats seriously and why third-parties will force them to.