Mark Walmsley, CISO, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mark Walmsley is an experienced chief information security officer. He studied law before joining a number of small boutique private investigation agencies. The majority of Marks professional career has been spent within the legal industry, working within litigation before moving to business services where he managed high-value, complex programmes of work. Mark... has led Freshfields' information and cyber security capability for the last five years. Over the past 12 months Mark has had a part-time secondment to the National cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) where he helped manage the government and legal industry engagement.
Mike Seeney, Head of Supply Chain Information Risk, Pinsent Masons
Mike is Head of Supply Chain Information Risk for international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he has developed and implemented a methodology and process for this purpose. He is also the lead for any client related information security assurance and wider associated security compliance matters and obligations. This entails relaying the firm’s information security... framework and controls to meet the needs of the firm’s wide and extensive client base (many of whom operate in a regulated environment). Previously at Iron Mountain, Mike was given a UK remit of expansion of ISO27001 certification scope, before becoming responsible for regulatory and customer focused Information Security compliance across Europe and Asia. He has also held a number of positions in the area of employee background screening. In this field he worked for Kroll (as a service provider) and then British Transport Police and Iron Mountain (embedding an internal vetting process). His early career included various security related roles and environments ranging from a prison through to analytical roles at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). He finished an eleven year career with the Home Office where he specialised in South Asian political, human rights and security related matters.
Bruno Edenogie, Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Bruno Edenogie is the Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He is responsible for managing the firm's legal and regulatory obligations, including its privacy management programme. In addition, he is the chair of the firm's privacy committee and is a member of the firm's risk management and IT security committees.
Dan Wolff, Director, Endpoint Product Marketing, Bitdefender
Dan Wolff is Bitdefender’s Director of Endpoint Products, responsible for global enterprise go-to-market for Bitdefender’s leading endpoint detection, response and protection solutions. Previously, he was Director of Cloud Security Product Management in IBM’s Security Division, driving new cloud security offerings from concept to launch across IBM. Previously, Dan... was McAfee’s Director of Products for Endpoint Security, responsible for enterprise endpoint security products. He is a recognized security expert with over 18 years of security engineering, marketing and management experience.
Emmet Horrigan, IT Director, Arthur Cox
Emmet is an IT Director with in depth and demonstrated knowledge of the evolving nature of IT service provision, both internally and increasingly to a firm’s client base. He has prior experience of working within other high profile professional service organisations. Emmet is a strong information technology professional skilled in... resource management, development of structure and talent and participating at senior management level. He has strong technical proficiency focussing on information security and emerging technologies such as AI platforms and cloud hosted technologies. Emmet’s background is in development and Windows desktop and server systems with a strong focus on end user satisfaction and delivering competitive advantages to the core business functions.
David Carroll, CEO, CyberScore
David is an information security practitioner with over 25 years' experience in the security field, gained within military and commercial roles. He is the CEO of CyberScore™, the Tewkesbury-based creators of the award-winning automated cybersecurity testing and risk-rating service. CyberScore offer fast-track Cyber Essentials Plus assessment and certification via... the CyberScore platform.
Andrew Powell, CIO, Macfarlanes
Andrew is CIO at Macfarlanes and is responsible for setting and implementing the firm’s IT and information security strategies.Having originally trained as an architect, he has spent the last 15 years leading legal technology teams in Edinburgh... and London, joining Macfarlanes in 2016. Recent projects have included a number of cloud and IaaS migrations, the overhaul of Macfarlanes information security regime and the implementation of ISO27001 for the third time. A Chartered Fellow of the BCS, he is an advisory board member at Thomson Reuters, the ILTA Program Planning Council international liaison and UK co-chair, and a member of legal technology innovation group, LITIG.
Richard Cassidy, Senior Director, Security Strategy, Exabeam
Richard Cassidy has been consulting to businesses on cyber security strategies and programs for more than 19 years, working across highly regulated industries including finance, insurance, retail, manufacturing, government and military. During his career Richard has been heavily engaged in the design and implementation of solutions, helping organisations... in evolving security, compliance, risk management, data assurance, automation, orchestration & response practices.
Richard’s security operations experience includes managing CERT, breach response teams, threat intelligence & hunting teams, as well as teaching customers a practical understanding of how their data and assets are targeted by cyber-criminal groups, driving effective security practices and mitigation strategies.
Combining hands on experience of the technologies and services that have evolved over the past two decades, with a detailed perspective on end user security risks, Richard focuses on delivering thought leadership tracks that help decision makers define practical security, compliance and data assurance strategies. He is well versed in showing organisations how to better navigate a highly complex and automated threat landscape, in tandem with achieving (and maintaining) regulatory, compliance and data assurance mandates that business leaders face in todays technology landscape.
Throughout his career Richard has participated in a number of speaker sessions at events including BlackHat 2017 and most recently at IP Expo 2018. During his time at Alert Logic Richard narrated a partner track for IP Expo as well as talk tracks on topics including the cyber kill chain, threat intelligence, applied threat intelligence, and the role of the SOC.
Mark Lendon, Corporate Sales Director, Egress Software Technologies
Mark Lendon joined Egress Software Technologies at the beginning of the year and is responsible for all corporate sales operations across the UK. Egress has built a reputation in the market based on technological excellence and the ability to help customers to deliver cutting-edge solutions that reduce the risk organisations’ own staff pose to the sensitive data... they process and share. Prior to joining Egress, Mark spent over twenty years at specialist recruitment firm, Pareto Law where he held senior management roles including Managing Director and Sales Director. Mark is also Non-Executive Director at Workshop, a SaaS platform connecting people looking to learn a new skill or trying something new.
Simon Pamplin, EMEA Technical Sales Director, Silver Peak
Simon Pamplin is the EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak and a regular speaker at events on topics ranging from the latest storage technologies and server virtualization to the current shift in Data Networking towards SD-WAN. With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise IT Simon has worked for IP, SAN and hyper-convergent companies and is driven by new... technology and the business benefits it can bring.
David Robinson, Head of IT Security, Herbert Smith Freehills
David Robinson is currently the Head of IT Security at Herbert Smith Freehills, a leading international law firm, where he has held his current position since 2015. In this global role, he is responsible for the security of all systems and infrastructure at the firm. Before HSF, David held a number of senior positions across various sectors and business units, including... Fujitsu, Cable & Wireless and the RAF. Through these positions, David has built a wealth of expertise in information and IT security as a real business risk. He is passionate about the onset of new technologies and innovation, and how this impacts the accountability and mitigation of information security risk.
Kadir Levent, Head of Incident Response, CYJAX
Kadir is an experienced digital forensics investigator and Head of Incident Response. Prior to joining CYJAX, Kadir previously worked for the Metropolitan Police Service, investigating serious organised crime along with cyber crime and criminal finance. His extensive investigatory skills led him to work for the leading Cyber Insurance Underwriter where he managed... some of the most complex and often challenging breaches for international companies, co-ordinating the interaction between client, legal counsel and technical vendors. Kadir brings a pragmatic, customer focused dynamic to the CYJAX team and is the calming influence when evaluating risk, managing key stakeholders as well as the needs of the organisation, even in the most pressurised of situations.
Omar H. Choudhury, Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Ropes & Gray
Omar H. Choudhury is currently the Head of Compliance & Risk Management, Ropes & Gray LLP. In this role he is part of the Office of General Counsel providing legal and strategic advice to the firm globally on a variety of Compliance & Risk Management matters including: AML, ABC, Vendor management, Data Privacy and ERM and other legal/regulatory issues... that arise from time to time. Previous to this role, Omar held senior positions in compliance and risk management in an international law firm and at the Law Society.
Steve Sumner, IT Director, Taylor Vinters
Steve Sumner is the IT Director at Taylor Vinters, an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. The firm’s practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK and Asia. They help entrepreneurial clients make great things happen, whatever their... size and sector. Their clients range from Fortune 500 technology multinationals through fast growth venture backed businesses and owner managed businesses to individuals driven by great ideas. Steve has worked in the Legal Sector since 1990 and with Taylor Vinters since 1995. A key part of his role is delivering the best use of existing and new technology and methods to deliver business efficiency and transformation.
Bobbie Darrock, Legal Account Executive, 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 a year, 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 Government-accredited email encryption services that focus on the user and provide users with the tools they need to share sensitive information securely.
Rob Pomeroy, Security Architect, Hill Dickinson
Having practised law for ten years, Rob understands the daily challenges faced by his solicitor colleagues. A CISSP, with twenty years’ experience supporting and managing IT systems, his previous roles have spanned development, enterprise architecture, technical support, infrastructure management and included serving as Data Protection Officer. Still a solicitor,... albeit non-practising, Rob now heads up cybersecurity for international full-service firm Hill Dickinson and sits on the firm’s Risk Management Committee.
Simon Crumplin, CEO, Secrutiny Ltd
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity marketplace; having previously built, and successfully sold, two managed service security companies. Just over three years ago, he launched Secrutiny; an organisation of Incident Response specialists who spend 95% of their time making sure clients don’t need to respond to incidents. Through consultancy,... professional and managed security services, Secrutiny support their customers to achieve better security, and risk reduction, with what they already have; adding capability, where necessary, based on evidence and risk appetite.
Dan Fox, Information Security Specialist, Osborne Clarke
Dan Fox is an information security specialist at Osborne Clarke, a position that he has held since 2016. In this role he is integral in the management of information security strategy as part of wider business infrastructure. Before Osborne Clarke, Dan held a number of senior positions across compliance and... information security strategy. His specialisms include: maintenance of 3 ISO Standards (9001: Quality, 20000: Service, 27001: Security), management of various accreditations held by the organisation, internal auditing, co-ordination of external audits, security compliance and management, physical security, business continuity management, continual improvement management and security awareness.
Steve Byrne, Information Security Officer, DWF
Steve Byrne is currently the Information Security Officer at DWF, where he is in charge of the information security strategy and risk framework across the firm. 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 protection, PCI DSS, records management, business continuity, disaster recovery and supplier risk management.