Ian Dalby, Global Information Security & Governance Manager, Dentons
Ian Dalby is the Global Information Security & Governance Manager for Dentons, prior to this Ian worked for number of public and private organisations in governance, risk, compliance and security roles. This included roles in Ford of Europe’s general counsel department, handling technical risk and compliance in M&A programs, more recently Ian worked in the... Ministry of Justice operational IT risk team and also as a consultant for Microsoft advising their larger customers on strategic security matters.
Karen Jacks, CTO, Bird & Bird
Karen is CTO at international law firm Bird & Bird providing strategic planning, delivery and support of IT solutions, information security and telecommunications to 30 offices in Europe, Middle East, US, Asia and Australia. Karen has overseen the rapid expansion of Bird & Bird and has built the international team and solutions to support... this. She has led the Firm through a number of technology and business projects and is a regular and active contributor to articles and conferences particularly in legal IT, legaltech and emerging technologies. She is involved in a number of advisory boards including ILTA and a keen supporter of diversity in technology and part of the DELTAs driving forward diversity in IT and related topics.
Erez Liebermann, Data Solutions, Cyber and Privacy Co-Chair and Partner, Linklaters
As a federal prosecutor, Erez spent 10 years investigating and prosecuting global cyber and white collar crimes. He served as Chief of the Computer Hacking and IP Section and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he oversaw over 40 prosecutors. As Chief Counsel, Cyber and Privacy for Prudential... Financial, Erez led a global team of lawyers on cyber and privacy matters, and built the High Tech Investigations Unit. He frequently worked with regulators and law enforcement on financial market resilience. Experience highlights: As Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section, and National Security Cyber Specialist, Erez led ground breaking cyber prosecutions, including: > The largest credit card hacking case charged to date, US v. Vladimir Drinkman et al., relating to hacks into companies including 7-Eleven, JC Penney, Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Brothers, Jet Blue, and others. > The first hack and theft of internet telephony (VOIP), US v. Edwin Pena, and the use of hacking to facilitate securities fraud, US v. Christopher Rad. In 2020, he was appointed to the New York State Cyber Security Advisory Board by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Steve Davies, Senior Manager - Cyber Security, DLA Piper
Transformational Cyber Security leader with a bias for action and ownership | Demonstrable track record in delivering game changing improvements which allow organisations to move fast safely | CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISSP-ISAAP, GDPR, ISO27001
Mark Jones, CISO, Allen & Overy
Mark is an award winning CISO and risk management and security professional operating at executive level for the last 15 years with experience of leading large teams on both a global and national basis. His work has often focused on strategically defining and delivering Cyber and Information Security change. Somewhat unusually for a CISO his career experience... encompasses running both profit and cost centres as well as creating and deploying fundamentally new digital technologies (in the supply side of the technology industry with Fujitsu and ICL). These days his primary interests are enabling innovation, growing talented people and walking with Labradors.
Sue Diver, Head of Information Governance, Simmons & Simmons
Sue has spent most of her working career in the financial and legal services sectors working at all levels across information governance, data privacy, information security, and financial crime disciplines. She is currently responsible for all aspects of information governance at Simmons & Simmons including (inter alia) maintaining compliance with international... data privacy legislation whilst developing the firm’s data strategy. Sue’s speciality and passion is in creating holistic and cross-functional teams that balance privacy & regulatory requirements, client confidentiality, and information security disciplines with the ambition to exploit data to create knowledge, products and services for the benefit of the Firm and its clients.
Dean Armstrong QC, Head of Chambers, The 36 Group
Dean is a leading authority in the UK on cyber law, with a growing reputation in all areas of the subject. He has advised international banks, large financial institutions, blue chip companies, and major institutions in the not-for-profit sector. He is co-author of Cyber Security Law and Practice (Lexis Nexis: 2017), an authoritative and thorough textbook. He is also... co-author of the first legal textbook written by counsel on distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges (Bloomsbury Professional: 2019) which has been well received globally. Dean has recently co-authored two books on cyber litigation and cyber risks and insurance: Cyber Litigation: The Legal Principles (Bloomsbury Professional: 2020) and Cyber Risks and Insurance: The Legal Principles (Bloomsbury Professional: 2021). He is an expert on blockchain, smart contracts, ICO, data breach, sensitive personal data, GDPR, international data protection legislation and facial recognition. Dean is consulted by clients on the impact of Brexit on data regulation and how international firms should manage data across the world – including the increasingly complex area of international data transfer rules.
Allan Campbell, CISO, Withersworldwide
A Certified Chief Information Security officer, Allan brings to the firm a wealth of data protection and information security experience from a number of industries. Allan’s sector experience has covered finance, manufacturing, media, retail and critical infrastructure. Representation on the Bank Of England cyber resilience working party was testament to his breadth... of security knowledge. Allan’s focus is to continue to strengthen the firm's resilience to ongoing cyber threats and to assist in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of client and business data.
Rhiannon Jones, Director, UK Data Protection & Privacy Lead, EY
Rhiannon is a Director leading Data Protection and Privacy for the UK EY Cyber Security team. She has worked in Privacy and Cyber Security for over 11 years, and joined EY after spending 3 years as Global Data Protection Officer for a FTSE 250 insurance company. She has significant experience in managing data protection and privacy programmes and operations for global... organisations, enabling compliance and adherence to security and privacy good practices, and the implementation of privacy enabling and supporting technologies. Throughout her career she has engaged across all levels of organisations to support awareness and enablement, with clear articulation of privacy and security risks enabling senior stakeholders and board members to take appropriate business decisions.
Nathan Hayes, IT Director, Osborne Clarke
Nathan is a senior executive with over fifteen years of experience in the strategic delivery of IT into numerous law firms including Osborne Clarke, CMS Cameron McKenna and Bevan Brittan amongst others. He is an active member of the Legal IT community and makes regular contributions at conferences and to a range of legal publications. Prior to moving into the legal... sector, he enjoyed extensive experience in a similar capacity within the global distribution sector. When away from the office, he can usually be found surfing whilst attached to a kite, and occasionally being dragged out to sea in a tangle of lines.
Jonathan Freedman, Head of Technology & Security, Howard Kennedy
Jonathan Freedman is the Head of Technology & Security 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, now focusing on information and cybersecurity.
Working closely with teams from across the firm, his role includes both the selection,... development and implementation of new technology within the firm and leading the firm’s internal cybersecurity/cyber awareness programs. He holds multiple industry certifications including, CISSP, CGEIT, CCNA, CCNA Security, Certified Ethical Hacker, TOGAF, and ISO27001 with special interests in cybersecurity, ethical hacking & penetration testing, data protection, cryptography, secure systems design, mobile device security and technology innovation.
Hans Allnutt, Partner and Head of Cyber and Data Risk Team, DAC Beachcroft
Hans leads DAC Beachcroft's multi-award winning cyber risk and breach response team. They can be contacted in the event of a cyber incident or data breach on 0800 302 9215 or DataRisk@dacbeachcroft.com. They have responded to hundreds of breaches and cyber incidents, helping clients of all sizes, from SME to Global Corporates.... They are true specialists, guiding clients through their crisis and defending any regulatory investigation and privacy litigation that follows.
As a litigator, Hans advises on disputes from all sectors. His practice includes national and international litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
He was recommended for my "excellent data privacy skills" in The Legal 500; recognised as a Litigation Rising Star; and, nominated as a Legal Innovator of the Year. In 2020, DAC Beachcroft was again named Cyber Law Firm of the Year by Insurance Insider, won the Law Society's Excellence award for business development innovation, and won the Legal Innovation Awards prize also for business development innovation.
Hans is widely published on the topic of cyber risk, data protection and information security and speaks regularly at industry and client sponsored events. He tweets about cyber risk and privacy issues via @legallnutt.
Dougie Grant, Senior Incident Coordinator, National Cyber Security Centre
Dougie Grant is a Senior Incident Coordinator at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in GCHQ. He has responsibility for coordinating the cross-agency and cross-government response in mitigating the impact of significant national Cyber incidents attributed to terrorism, hostile nation state, hacktivism and serious criminal activity. He has led the development... of several national projects to provide governance, coordination and containment in the response to the most serious cyber incidents and has led the specialist response to some of the most significant incidents in the UK over the last number of years. Douglas is a graduate of University College Dublin with a Masters (1st Class) in Cyber Crime and Forensic Computing and has a range of specialised professional qualifications. He is an associate University lecturer and a trainer for European and Global government agencies.
Ben Sigler, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Ben is a partner in Stephenson Harwood's commercial litigation team and heads its contentious data protection practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of dispute resolution including arbitration, litigation, and regulatory investigations, and has a particular focus on the financial and technology sectors. Ben's data protection practice is wide ranging,... encompassing, amongst other things, advising clients in responding to major data security incidents and regulatory investigations, pursuing and defending civil proceedings in the data protection context, and advisory work on cyber-security related issues. This aspect of Ben's practice is complemented by his wealth of experience in advising both on reputation management and information law issues more generally and disputes in the technology sector, including in emergent technologies such as cryptoassets. Ben is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for data protection. Ben's recent experience includes: - Advising a financial institution in relation to a data breach which resulted in hackers gaining unauthorised access to extremely sensitive personal data, including details of very significant transactions involving clients of the company, which resulted in a third party being exposed to a significant financial loss. This included advising on all aspects of incident response including making relevant notifications to affected data subjects, the ICO, insurers, and the police, and potential disputes with third parties. - Advising a listed financial services provider in relation to a data breach which had resulted in hackers gaining unauthorised access to the personal data of customers of over 5,000 merchants who used a payment platform operated by the client. This included advising on all aspects of incident response and potential disputes with third parties. - Advising a leading fitness company in relation to an investigation by the ICO into its direct marketing practices. - Advising a private equity fund in relation to a data breach which had been suffered by an investee company which had resulted in hackers gaining unauthorised access to personal data, including addresses and bank details, of various parties, including investors in the company. This included advising on all aspects of incident response including making relevant notifications to affected data subjects and the ICO.
Mark Ampleford, Managing Director, Barclay Simpson
Mark has been in the cyber security talent /resourcing industry for over 20 years having joined Barclay Simpson in 2001 to establish the Security Recruitment Division.Barclay Simpson specialises in the recruitment of cyber security professionals covering information security, cyber security, IT security, technology risk and information risk. The long-established team... has extensive experience of recruiting on a permanent and contract basis for in-house positions. Mark now heads up Barclay Simpson Solutions.
Ryan Rubin, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Ankura
Ryan brings over 23 years of global Big 4 and boutique experience to help clients holistically manage complex cyber and tech challenges from the boardroom to the network. He has a passion for helping others reduce their risks and is curious about making the digital and physical world safer to live in. Ryan has partnered with many global information security, risk,... internal audit and general councils throughout his career. He has led specialist proactive and event-driven matters covering cybersecurity strategy and execution, governance, e-crime investigations, compliance, data and technology advisory and assurance, IT resilience, incident response, data privacy, due diligence, eDiscovery and regulatory compliance. Before Ankura, Ryan set up Cyberian Defense, supporting virtual CISO, breach response and non-exec board positions; as well as partnering with Accenture on cyber insurance pre and post breach services. Prior to Cyberian Defense, he was an EY equity assurance partner, leading EMEA cyber-crime, DFIR services and responsible for UK cyber services in TMT. Specific engagements include cybercrime investigations, cryptocurrency frauds, ransomware, BEC, breaches, software and shadow audits, insider threat programs, strategy reviews, cybersecurity audits, due diligence, and blockchain security.
Tanya Gross, Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & eDiscovery, Ankura
Tanya has spent the past decade managing investigations and disputes that involve data (unstructured, structured, and semi-structured formats). She has led large scale evidence and disclosure management exercises in the UK, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, and the US. She leads the team’s client delivery and practice development efforts across... Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asian Pacific (APAC), including eDiscovery, digital forensics, information security, structured analytics, and custom solutions. As an accomplished practitioner, Tanya is able to convey the technical detail in a language her clients understand. Having worked in the industry for a long period, Tanya has a thorough understanding of the challenges involved in managing large scale data management exercises and has become a trusted advisor in her field. Her experience covers a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sector, including financial services, construction, retail, and manufacturing, and a wide variety of issues including arbitration, litigation, intellectual property, fraud, antitrust/competition, regulatory, and employment matters. Tanya was also recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts list in 2019.
Brett Raybould, EMEA Solutions Architect, Menlo Security
Brett Raybould is EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security. In this role, he is responsible for technical sales, product demonstrations, installations, solution proposals and evaluations. Brett joined Menlo Security in 2016 and discovered how Isolation technology provides a new approach to solving the problems that detection-based systems... continue to struggle with. Passionate about security, Brett has worked for over 15 years for some of the leading vendors specialising in the detection of inbound threats across web and email, and data loss prevention (DLP) including FireEye and Websense. He has represented Menlo Security as a speaker at industry events, including e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress and Cloud Security Expo.
Brett Ayres, Services Director, Teneo
Brett Ayres is Services Director globally for Teneo. He has over 15 years of experience in working with customers on network and security transformational projects. Brett has held a range of commercial and technical roles during his time with Teneo. Recently he developed Teneo’s SD-WAN practice, securing Certified Delivery status and picking up a Technical Partner... of the Year award. Now primarily responsible for service development, he is progressing Teneo’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) portfolio to enable businesses to embrace this new architecture and leverage the benefits of the long-term Work From Anywhere environment.
Jason Steer, Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future
Jason is a techie at heart and has built and broken computers and networks since 1996! Jason has worked at a number of successful technology companies over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye. Jason has worked as a media expert with the BBC, CNN & Al Jazeera and has worked with both the EU and UK Governments on cybersecurity strategy.
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.
Steve Sandford, Senior Director - Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Ankura
Steve is a knowledgeable cybersecurity professional with more than 12 years’ experience from within law enforcement as well as in the private sector. Steve has experience in the investigation of cybersecurity incidents as well as assessing organisations readiness for such incidents. He has helped large, medium, and small corporate organisations with digital forensics... and cyber investigations, and has also assisted with workflow development, policy and procedure writing, and the implementation of in-house capabilities for multi-national organisations. The types of investigations with which Steve has assisted clients with include business email compromise, ransomware, malware, network intrusions, PCI investigations, insider threat and breach of internal usage policies. Steve has prepared hundreds of expert witness level reports and witness statements for use in criminal and civil courts, as well as tribunals, and has experience presenting evidence in criminal and civil courts on many occasions. He has given evidence in the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, the Old Bailey, on a case where the victim was defrauded of over €2.5m. After being cross-examined by two defence barristers, Steve’s testimony helped convict both defendants.
Mike Schuricht, SVP Product Management, Bitglass
Mike has led the product management and techpubs teams since joining Bitglass in November 2013. Prior to Bitglass, Mike was at Palo Alto Networks leading security management and UI strategy. Before that, he held technical marketing and engineering roles at Mentor Graphics. Mike earned an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS in Computer Engineering from... UC Santa Barbara.
Mike Duff, CSO, Harneys
Mike is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Harneys Westwood & Riegels, a global offshore law and fiduciary firm. Offering advice to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds as well as private individuals. Harneys have locations in major financial centres across Europe, Asia, the Americas... and Caribbean. The CSO role not only encompasses information security but also oversight of the firm’s business continuity and risks globally.
Mike has more than 15 years of security experience operating at regional and global levels within the UK Military, Aerospace, Defence, Technology start-ups and laterally the Legal sector. Mike is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) with Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Mark Lendon, Senior VP Of Sales, Egress
Mark Lendon joined Egress in 2019 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Mark takes strategic responsibility for all aspects of sales operation, ensuring that customers and partners receive the best possible service working with Egress. Egress has built a reputation in the market based on technological excellence and the ability to help customers... to reduce the risk posed by their own staff when processing and sharing sensitive data.
Prior to joining Egress, Mark held a number of senior executive roles including two years as Managing Director of Pareto Law. Mark is also Non-Executive Director at Workshop, a SaaS platform connecting people looking to enhance their personal development skills and training.
Mark Forrest, Chief Executive Officer, Cryptshare
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Forrest has led Cryptshare AG since 2010 taking responsibility for the company's financial performance and management as well as for team development, and international business. Together with Dominik Lehr, the founder of the company, they form the executive board.
Forrest has many years of experience in the IT market... and has held various leadership positions in sales and marketing throughout his career. Prior to joining Cryptshare, he was for six years Managing Director of C60, a consulting firm for technology providers. Prior to that he worked for six years as a sales and marketing director and chief operating officer at the UK IT security provider Sophos. He previously worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (also known as DEC or Digital), which was taken over by Compaq in 1998. Starting his career at DEC in sales, Mark was quickly promoted through various management roles culminating in a highly successful role for four years in the Middle East. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.
Geoff Russell, Head of Litigation, Nottinghamshire County Council
Geoffrey Russell joined Nottinghamshire County council Legal Services as an inhouse barrister in 1997 where he specialised as an employer lawyer for 13 years. In 2010 he became the Team Manager for Litigation where he oversees all county litigation from coroner’s court through to care proceedings. With a self-described unhealthy interest in IT – he sought... to modernise Legal Service delivery in Nottinghamshire by transforming a public sector legal practice from a paper-based practice into a fully digitised paperless based one. This was done without purchasing bespoke case management systems but by using ordinary off the shelf products which many businesses already possess to a lessor or greater effect. In addition, he was able to modernise court practice at a local level which saw the introduction and use of ebundles in care proceedings in Nottinghamshire courts long before they were even contemplated by the courts service more generally. This approach garnered several awards most notably from the Halsbury Law Awards in 2016. The service continued to develop with a keen interest in supporting and managing remote teams both from a work and mental health perspective. This work stood Nottingham in good stead for when covid hit, there was little to no change in respect of service delivery. He continues to push technology boundaries by continually revisiting and reshaping working practices whilst harnessing ongoing technological developments for better work use. Well that was the argument he used at home for acquiring a VR head set anyway