2nd CSO 360 Congress Vienna

Special Keynote Speakers:

Misha Glenny
Investigative Journalist, Leading Expert on Cybercrime and Author of McMafia

Misha Glenny is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. His bestselling non-fiction book, McMafia, about the globalisation of organised crime has launched this year on the BBC and AMC as a fictional TV Drama series. Glenny’s most recent book, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio, the biography of the man who ran the largest favela in Rio for five years as head of the cocaine cartel, is also in production as a Hollywood feature film. Like these two works, Glenny’s book on cybercrime, DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, is based primarily on interviews with people activity engaged in criminal activity. Glenny interviewed criminal hackers and intelligence agents in some 20 countries to map the development of cyber malfeasance in the first 12 years of this century. A former BBC Central Europe correspondent who covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe, Glenny won the Sony Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for his work during the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He is also a past winner of Digital Security Journalist of the Year. Glenny recently served as a visiting professor at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute where he ran a course entitled Crime,  Corruption and Economic Transition. He was voted the best lecturer at SIPA for his work there. Glenny has also worked as a Professor at the London School of Economics and is currently preparing a master’s course for University College London. He is regularly consulted by governments in Europe and the Americas on the Balkans and Eastern Europe; on trans-national organised crime and on cyber security. At present, he is developing and writing two television drama series, one focusing on crime and corruption in Rio de Janeiro, and the second, a political thriller about hackers. He is on the international advisory boards of several major NGOs.

Hugh Bicheno
Former SIS officer, kidnap and ransom negotiator, risk analyst and best-selling author of conflict studies

Hugh is a political risk analyst and an historian of conflict, best known for his best-selling Razor’s Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War, and Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War. For a full bibliography see: In addition Hugh collaborated with his friend the late Professor Richard Holmes on Battlefields of the Second World War, In the Footsteps of Churchill and The World at War, as well as a television series based on Hugh’s Rebels and Redcoats. Hugh was born in Cuba to British parents, and educated in Chile and Scotland before winning a scholarship to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating with first class honours in History. He is an English-Spanish bilingual, and speaks and reads Italian and French. After nine years in the British Secret Intelligence Service he became a kidnap and ransom consultant to Lloyds of London, based in Guatemala and Miami, and was on-the-spot adviser in twenty-seven negotiations in Central and South America over fifteen years. He lived in the United States for ten years and became a naturalized citizen, but now lives in England. Hugh does not specialize in any historical period but seeks out forgotten, mythologized or just badly reported conflicts to explain the origins in the same depth he devotes to the strategic, operational and tactical details. Hugh’s view is that conflict has defined human history and to shrink from examining it dispassionately is dangerously fastidious. “While it’s true that those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” he says, “it’s even more pernicious to claim history is on your side, or to pick and choose evidence from the past to justify what you wish to do anyway. History is impersonal and contingent, and lessons can only be learned by serious and open-minded study.”

Lara Symons, Director, Hostage International. On stage interview with Thomas Olsson, Former Hostage and his wife, Berit Olsson

She has a distinguished career working in crisis response, having joined Control Risks in 1999 as the Crisis Response Research Manager and was appointed Director of Response Business Operations in 2009. She joined Hostage in February 2017 as their first full-time director, bringing with her an exceptional knowledge of worldwide kidnapping trends and an understanding of the impact that kidnapping has on both corporates and families. She has extensive experience in directly assisting families affected by a kidnap and in supporting former hostages.  Lara regularly delivers training in best practice in family support and hostage re-integration. Lara holds first class degrees in Law (University of Oxford) and Political Science (McGill University) and a Masters degree in International Relations (McGill University). She qualified as a solicitor in 1997, and practised as a civil litigator in London. Fluent in French and Spanish, Lara also previously worked at the European Commission in Brussels.

Neil J. WalshChief – Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section, Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Neil Walsh joined the United Nations in January 2016 and is Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section. With staff in six continents, Neil leads the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s strategic response to cybercrime, money laundering and terrorist financing by delivering capacity building in 70+ countries, aiding Member State diplomacy and advising UN Senior Leadership including the Secretary General, General Assembly and the Security Council on related matters. Prior to joining UNDOC, Neil served for over 15 years within the UK National Crime Agency countering international serious organised crime and terrorism including long-term postings to Europol HQ in The Hague and Malta. Neil’s broad work experience includes senior-level policy-making and extensive law enforcement operations with partners around the world countering cybercrime, terrorism, money laundering, online child sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, human trafficking and weapons proliferation. Neil, who comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland, holds B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology & Criminology and M.Sc. Criminal Investigation.

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International speaker panel:

Angelina has recently incorporated a global travel security programme at Pearson, the world’s leading education company. She is passionate about ensuring the people, assets and reputation of Pearson are protected appropriately and efficiently. Angelina has a business background predominantly in banking, regulation and insolvency. She is currently undertaking her Certified Security Management Professional diploma with ISMI.

Arne Jacobsen is the EMEA Director for IBM Resilient. He is responsible for helping security teams across the region to outsmart, outpace, and outmanoeuvre cyberattacks.

Prior to joining IBM Resilient, Mr. Jacobsen was the Managing Director, Central EMEA for Qualys. He has considerable experience in the European information security industry and has held management positions at Varonis, McAfee and Safeboot. Mr. Jacobsen has a Diploma from the University of Frankfurt in Business Administration.


Andy Williams is VP Business Development and Quality Assurance for Safehotels, an international hotel security certification company based in Sweden. Andy has over 20 years of international safety, security and crisis management expertise within hotel, real estate development and travel security risk management fields. On the Association and volunteer leadership front, Andy has served as a Regional Vice President for ASIS International, the technical review committee for international security standard PSC1; advised the UK government on counter terrorism and public safety initiatives, presented to the EU Council and most recently published a case study paper on crisis management for United Nations UNISDR.

Bob is a strategic thinker who is a network and information security expert focusing on cyber security typically within the financial sector.

He has over 30 years of experience across the security industry.  Working in both the public and private sectors in senior positions, he has been able to use his deep understanding of technology, its implementation and commercial benefits; successfully delivering innovative technological platforms and processes within financial services.

His key service areas of expertise include Third Party Assurance, Controls Testing, Risk, Attack Monitoring, Incident Response, Physical Security, Hi Tech Crime/Investigations, Computer Forensics, eDiscovery, Data Leakage Protection and Big Data.

Acting as an independent Consultant and Non-Executive Director, he specialises in direct advice on all aspects of cyber security.

Cedrick Moriggi is a C-Suite Professional (CSO, CISO) with 20+ years of experience in banking, mining, extractive, building, military and service sectors. He is an innovator and results-driven leader who has successfully integrated multi-cultural teams and stakeholders to create, improve, transform, and downsize corporate functions and businesses. Cedrick has extensive consultant and advisor to the chairman, CEO, members of the executive board, and leaders on the protection (Safety and Security), resilience, and recovery of the company’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital, and reputation). In his current position, he has the global responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Lafargeholcim’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital and reputation) against internal and external threats. Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business. Cedrick has dual Swiss and Italian nationality and has served as an officer in the Swiss Army (antiterrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge).

Crawford has an extensive background in risk and security, having led information security, investigations and assurance programmes in the public, private and charitable sectors. A former police officer, he has served in numerous national and international bodies including the Task Force to establish the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and counter-terrorism support to the US. His commercial acumen at senior levels across a number of FMCG businesses has enabled positive Board level engagement in influencing, establishing and developing security strategy and programmes, operationally embedding these as a true business partner. He currently works for British American Tobacco and for the last 12 months has reported to the ‘Group Designated Officers’ in leading sensitive investigations and supporting the development of business policy and practices. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, former Council member of the Risk and Security Management Forum, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Security Professional and Freeman of the City of London. He is also a Trustee of three charities.  Crawford is also Chief Operating Officer of the recently established Associated of Corporate Investigators.

Charles is responsible for shaping Control Risks’ thought leadership on geopolitics, global security, political risk and their impact on international business. Charles speaks at industry, policy and academic conferences and represents the company’s work to the international media.

Charles oversees Control Risks’ global political risk output and has lead responsibility for the company’s annual flagship publication, RiskMap. In this capacity, he works with our regional heads of analysis. Charles also contributes to the content and production of Control Risks’ research services, including our subscription offerings and white papers.

Charles is additionally on the steering committee of Control Risks’ joint venture with Oxford Economics, a world leader in macroeconomic forecasting. Our joint venture offers consulting services in political and economic risk, and will soon offer an online subscription service.

Prior to assuming his current role, Charles was Director, Europe & Africa, Corporate Investigations. In this capacity, Charles supervised Control Risks’ investigations activities across one of the company’s largest regions. These included due diligence, business intelligence, problem-solving, and anti-fraud/anti-corruption services. Charles oversaw more than 100 professionals and staff across the region, covering offices in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Moscow, Lagos and Johannesburg. He took this position after several years as the general manager of Control Risks’ Moscow office and director of its business in Russia and the CIS.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Charles was a reporter for The Moscow Times, an English-language daily newspaper in Russia. Charles also worked as a reporter for The Miami Herald in Florida, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, US journalism’s highest award.

Charles has an honours BA in Russian and Soviet Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MA in Soviet Studies from the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. He speaks fluent Russian and is proficient in French and Spanish.

In May 2017 I reach 20 years working in the security industry, 18 of those recruiting within the corporate security & resilience field. I have placed candidates in senior level and niche roles across 40+ countries and 5 continents in a wide range of industry sectors including oil & gas, mining, pharmaceutical, tobacco, FMCG, food, engineering, technology, telecoms and financial services. In 2013 I joined Barclay Simpson, the world leader in Corporate Governance recruitment, to develop their global corporate security recruitment function. Our consultants, based in offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and New York work with clients throughout the globe and we place permanent and interim positions within internal and IT audit, risk, security & resilience, compliance, legal, and treasury across all economic sectors. Alongside my work at Barclay Simpson I launched Intelligent Access International in January 2017, connecting CSOs to proven security service providers internationally to save time and money. Why pay for a consultancy to fly halfway around the world, or pay a large mark-up when the project is sub-contracted anyway, when you can utilise a reliable local firm who can fulfil your requirements? Whether it be site security surveys in Turkey, executive protection services in Cote D’Ivoire, threat intelligence in Saudi Arabia, brand protection support in Malaysia, security training in Mexico, crisis management support in Russia or forensic investigations in Ghana; IAI are here to help you identify the best resource for you to use in a specific country.

Craig Roberts is the EMEA Solution Architect at IBM Resilient, working with customers across the region and assisting them in developing their Incident Response strategies. Craig has spent 6 years in the security industry helping customers to build world class Security Operations Centres (SOC), with particular expertise in Financial Services and Government sectors. Craig currently works on security automation and orchestration – driving incident triage, evaluation and remediation using smart automation techniques. Craig hold patents in the area of blockchain and security.

David Clark CPP PCI PSP has been in the security industry for 24 years since leaving the army. He has held a number of senior security positions; he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London. Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas He is Chairman of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of the CSO Center, a London First SRN advisory board member and Chair of the Project Griffin Practitioners Board.

David Nordell is Senior Vice President for International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science (CSCSS), an independent think tank based in London.

David was a journalist for 10 years, including as financial and economic correspondent for the Associated Press in Israel. He has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and was the first professional adviser to the Israeli government on Internet and IT infrastructure policy. He is an expert on asymmetric warfare and terrorism, especially economic terrorism and financing of terrorism, and on cyber threats to critical national and international infrastructure. He has spoken on cyber-security and broader security issues at several international conferences, including at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Herzliya Conference (Israel’s annual international security conference), the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, the London Stock Exchange, the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and the City Security and Resilience Network in London; and he has also taken part in briefings for British members of Parliament and ministers. During the last three years, he spoke on cybersecurity at the INTERTANKO (oil and gas tankers) annual conference in Athens; at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China; at the international association of maritime electronics in Italy; and at the operational risk forum of the International Financial Institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements etc.) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was a member of the Chatham House workshop teams that examined space security in 2015, and the cybersecurity of nuclear weapons in 2017. He also played the role of the UK defence minister in an international cyber war game at Tel Aviv University in 2016.

David leads CSCSS’s activities in maritime cybersecurity, in cooperation with Chatham House. He was the keynote speaker at the Black Sea Maritime Cybersecurity conference in Constanta, Romania, and at the Digital Ship Cyber Resilience conference in Hamburg in 2017, and chaired the maritime cybersecurity conference at CyberTech Tel Aviv and a maritime cybersecurity workshop for Lloyds Maritime Academy earlier this year. He spoke at the World Cybersecurity Congress in London and at international conferences in Bombay and Singapore earlier this year, was the invited speaker on cybersecurity at the World Port Security Summit 2018 in London and the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association in Hong Kong. In addition, David is a member of the editorial board of the new International Journal of Maritime Crime and Security.

He has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.

An experienced information security leader with over 19 years of professional experience in information and cyber security, IT, risk management, privacy and data compliance. Derek has recently joined TalkTalk as their Chief Security Officer, where he is building and leading the cyber security strategy and team to protect TalkTalk’s critical infrastructure, assets, and customer data. Previously, he was the Global Head of Security and Risk Management (CISO) at Electronic Arts (EA) where he led a large, global team to protect EA’s intellectual property and sensitive data. Prior to EA, Derek spent over 6 years at Deloitte & Touche where he managed and performed a multitude of information security and risk management engagements for several global Fortune 500 companies across various industries including financial services, technology, consumer business, manufacturing, and public sector. His primary areas of expertise include developing and leading tactical and strategic security strategies, building and maturing security teams, and ensuring executive governance around security to manage risks appropriately. Derek has also published information security articles and white papers and has been a presenter/panellist at CISO conferences. Derek holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA.

Dr. Christoph Rojahn is a Partner in the Compliance & Forensics department of KPMG in Germany where he leads the firm’s Corporate Security and Corporate Intelligence service offerings. A graduate of the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Munich as well as the ASIS Wharton executive education program, Dr. Rojahn has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate security, investigations and intelligence field and has led advisory projects and investigations all over the world including a number of emerging markets. His past roles include serving as an officer of a German federal intelligence service and as global head of security risk management of a FORTUNE500 financial services provider. He has written and lectured extensively on issues including terrorism risks, protective intelligence, emerging markets as well as bribery and corruption detection and has previously served on the German federal government’s expert commission on the protection of the economy.

Florian Polt, BSc MA – Group Security Officer of the UNIQA Insurance Group. Responsible for the group-wide setup of the security strategy, -governance and -organization. Head of the research for “Integrated Security & Resilience Management” at the University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna. Member of the Committee for Risk, Security and Business Continuity Management and Deputy Head of the working group for Security Management Systems at the Austrian Standard Institute. Security meets Risk Management: A One-Stop-Shop for Physical Security, Information Security and Business Continuity within Risk Management. The implementation of the security domains within the insurance sector is often detached from each other. With this organizational setup different security departments ask the business units nearly “the same questions” – for them this is wasted time. Within his session Florian will talk about the approach UNIQA developed to have a single point of contact for Information Security, Physical Security and Business Continuity Management. Additional he will give an overview how the company defined the interfaces to already well known disciplines like Operational Risk Management and the Internal Control System.

Gavin is Director of SABRE, the security risk management scheme for buildings and infrastructure. At BRE, he is also responsible for thematic research and development in the areas security and resilience. He has 15 years’ experience in risk management gained across roles in consulting, assurance services and public administration. In 2018, Gavin was recognised in the IFSEC Global Top 20 though leaders in security. Gavin is a Chartered Engineer and co-chair of the Security Institute’s Built Environment Security Special Interest Group (BESSIG).

Empowering travellers to take care and stay safe. Like you, travel safety & security expert Georges-Pierre Cladogenis has seen the way we travel change drastically over the past few years. Was it only due to a few high profile events that occurred recently? Or a more global trend pushing us toward significantly more day to day disruption? What does that mean for the travellers? And more importantly what type of response should we be looking at to help navigate this new normal? With over fifteen years of experience in product strategy, partnership management and business development within the IT and travel industries, his view is radically different. Georges-Pierre appreciates, and shares that duty of care is more than a legal burden and its benefits goes way above liability avoidance. In the end it is all about care, at every stop, in every situation till you are back home. Georges-Pierre has served as global product owner for Safety & Security at Carlson Wagonlit Travel since 2012. In that role he has been responsible for the development of the company’s duty of care solutions that includes industry leading partnerships, complete program solutions and cutting edge innovations. Prior to joining the travel industry, Georges-Pierre spent 10 years in the IT world working for IBM in various positions. Georges-Pierre holds a Master degree in Business management.

Graham currently acts as a self-employed Internal Audit consultant and has over 35 years experience as both an external and internal auditor, his present assignment being with a Lloyd’s syndicate. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2016 he spent nearly 20 years acting as the Head of Internal Audit or Senior Internal Audit Manager in a number of UK financial services companies including (one of the principal price comparison service providers), Ageas Insurance Limited (a general insurance company) and the Lincoln Financial Group companies based in the UK (which provided life assurance, personal pensions and investment services).

Graham started his career with Ernst & Young where he qualified as a chartered accountant and worked for over 13 years, mainly as an external auditor. Apart from working in the UK, he spent a year working overseas for Ernst &Young in Papua New Guinea and Australia. While working in Papua New Guinea he encountered some more unusual audit clients such as a crocodile farm and the Papua New Guinea Post Office and Telecommunications Corporation.

Outside of his job, Graham is a committee member of the Insurance Internal Audit Group in the UK and serves as a school governor at two schools. He has spoken on audit and regulatory matters at a number of external conferences.

The first 16 years of Graham’s career were spent in the Diplomatic Service engaged in technical security for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  He then moved to the financial services sector where he has held senior security posts with Abbey National, Standard Chartered, Barclays, RBS, HBOS, ING, and most recently Nationwide. Through these roles he has developed a holistic approach to risk management and security, holding responsibility for information risk, IT security, physical security, fraud, money laundering, business continuity planning, compliance, crisis management and intelligence.  He has also worked outside of the banking industry as the Group Head of Information Risk for Centrica. Graham has a master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway.

Henry Wilkinson is a Director and Head of Intelligence & Analysis at The Risk Advisory Group (‘Risk Advisory’). Risk Advisory is a global risk consultancy that provides intelligence, investigations and security consulting services to businesses, governments and international organisations.  Henry joined Risk Advisory in 2006 and was appointed Head of Intelligence and Analysis in 2012. He has overall responsibility for the group’s worldwide political and security intelligence gathering, risk and threat assessments and analytical products and services. Henry is a specialist on terrorism, geopolitical risks, security affairs, assessments methodology and risk management. He has travelled and worked in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, carrying out ground level research and speaking with those shaping events. As an authority in his field, Henry has authored papers on terrorism, geopolitics, and assessments methodology for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Lloyd’s of London. He has given expert testimony to UK parliamentary committees on security, counter-terrorism and international relations strategy, and presented on assessment methods to the US intelligence community at the Council of Foreign Relations. He has a first class honours degree in War Studies from King’s College London.

James began his career in the UK Government where he worked for 16 years on a variety of security and defence issues including counter-terrorism in the UK and overseas, defence and security policy and finally radicalisation risk.

He joined Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) in 2016 as a Security Director for Europe region and focused on assisting IHG’s 1000+ venues respond to the growing and changing terrorist threat. In 2017 James moved to manage IHG’s global intelligence programme which now supports decision making at all levels of the organisation.  As part of this James is an Executive Committee member of the US State Dept Hotel Security Working Group and contributes to a number of other fora and conferences.

James Kwaan has worked for a number of blue chip companies in Simulation, Energy and Financial Services. He is a former director of Information Security (CISO) and Global data protection officer. In his spare time he is President of (ISC)2 Scotland and Vice President of ISACA Scotland. He is a recognised expert in

Information Security and in 2017 was awarded three prizes for his contribution: Malcolm Turner Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution to Risk Management and Information Security, Wayne K. Snipes prize for best European Chapter and Cyber Evangelist of the year at the Scottish Cyber Awards. James is currently working for Lloyds Banking Group.

James Willison is a recognised International leader in Security Convergence and Enterprise Security Risk Management. In 2018 IFSEC Global listed James #17 in the top 20 Security Thought Leaders across the world. He was also shortlisted in the Security Serious Unsung Security Heroes Awards as a Security Leader/mentor in October 2018. James is currently Vice Chair, Smart Buildings Working Group, Internet of Things Security Foundation, Founder of Unified Security Ltd and Associate Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as Advisor on Convergence to AXIS Communications, the Mitie TSM Board, Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University and Digital Security Expert with the European Union.

Following his MA in Security Convergence with Loughborough University and BP in 2005 he has proactively campaigned for a unified cyber physical security response to all security risks. In 2011 he was appointed Vice chair, ASIS European Convergence committee and the Information Security Awareness Forum and brought together over twenty security associations to write the content for a new security standard. As a result Security Convergence was defined and discussed for the first time in a security standard and the ANSI ASIS PAP Standard was published in 2012. James worked closely with Professor Martin Gill on a Cyber Crime report in 2016 which evidenced that security convergence is the preferred strategy security professionals. He worked with UBM on the first cyber physical security operations centre which was featured at IFSEC in June 2018. This demonstrated a real time response to security attacks on cyber physical/IOT systems. It was so successful that it will be a leading focus of IFSEC 2019. He has co-authored two White Papers on Security Convergence and Smart GDPR Assurance.

Jenny Reid is the CEO of iFacts, one of the leading people screening and background checking services providers in South Africa today. Based on the premise that removing the people risk will ultimately help organisations to prosper, iFacts ensures that companies thrive with honest, ethical and productive employees and services providers. iFacts started in 2001 and Jenny bought it out 100% in 2009, developing a comprehensive range
of human resources services, all designed to help organisations get the best out of their employees. Since 2009 iFacts has grown into a global concern with a network of international branches and partners. Jenny is an outspoken advocate on ethics and integrity, which has made her a highly sought after conference speaker and media commentator. She is also the cofounder of the Adventures for Love charity organisation.

Justin is a former Army officer and investment banker, with 23 years full and part-time military service including operational deployments in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Following experience as a specialist consultant to the FCO, Justin served as a risk analyst with UniCredit before becoming Director of a global risk firm.

In 2010, this experience led him to found Sibylline, which provides strategic risk analysis, integrity due diligence, cyber intelligence, monitoring, training and advisory services. The company is now a trusted advisor for hundreds of companies worldwide, employing nearly 50 analysts in the UK, Asia and the Americas, and continuing to grow rapidly. Its unique ethos is reflected in his nomination as Business Leader of the Year in the prestigious UK veterans’ awards (“Heropreneurs”).

As a result of Justin’s wide experience he is a recognised expert on corporate risk analysis, and professionalising this remains his passion. In addition to his work with the UK Reserves, he is the author of Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision making – the first work dedicated to the topic; a Board Member of the Association of International Risk and Intelligence Professionals, AIRIP; and a member of the Risk and Security Management Forum, RSMF.

Jeroen Meijer serves as a Senior Partner and leads Control Risks’ business in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), with offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. With his team, he is responsible for advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to risk management, security management, crisis management, business continuity and crisis communications.

His main competencies and experience consist of developing, implementing and maintaining global risk management, crisis management and crisis communications structures for both corporate and government clients. This includes the design of risk and crisis management strategy and policy, the development of plans, procedures and teams and the execution of scenario-based crisis exercises and training, aimed at developing both individual and team knowledge and skills. In the case of an actual crisis, Jeroen advises and supports clients throughout the different steps of managing the incident. He is also the Americas representative on Control Risks’ global maritime security team.

Jeroen’s recent experience includes:
  • Developing, designing and implementing Board of Directors level crisis management exercise for a strongly sales and marketing driven global manufacturing company. The objective of the exercise, in the context of the client’s enterprise risk program, was to identify clear delineations and as such, construct well understood roles and responsibilities, for the Board, the executive team and the rest of the organization in times of existential crisis.
  • Developing, designing and implementing the global crisis management program for one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, in response to the company’s rapid global growth. The task was executed at the executive, regional and local levels, and resulted in all teams being properly trained and equipped to manage crises along pre-defined parameters.
  • Developing, designing and implementing the enterprise risk management program for a global manufacturing company, in response to the company’s strategic decision to change its search revenue mix with an increasing emphasis and dependency on growth in emerging and frontier markets. The task was executed with close involvement of the Board of Directors, executive team, business leaders and key operations.
  • Supporting a client in preparing for and managing a highly sensitive political crisis in a Middle East country. This included the set-up of the crisis management structures, situation analysis, scenario development, strategy development and development of the crisis communications strategy.
  • Designing extensive business continuity plans and supporting their implementation for the headquarters of a diversified resource company in Africa.

Prior to Control Risks, Jeroen was a communications consultant in The Netherlands, coaching and training leaders in business and government in effective communication with stakeholders through presentation and media training. During his tenure he specialized in reputation management and crisis communication, benefitting from his operational crisis management experience and his expertise in strategic crisis management. In this capacity Jeroen consulted with clients from both the profit and not-for-profit sectors.

The first 18 years of his career, Jeroen served as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy in numerous management positions in various regions of the world. This career laid the foundations for his extensive operational crisis management knowledge. Jeroen still serves as a lieutenant commander in the Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve, specializing in merchant marine operations in risk areas. Jeroen holds a degree in mathematics from the Royal Netherlands Navy Academy/Delft University of Technology with a specialization in system reliability engineering/integrated logistic support and an honor Master of Arts degree in corporate and crisis communication from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He is fluent in both Dutch and English and has a good working knowledge of French and German.

Liz Chamberlin is the Executive Director of the International Security Management Association (ISMA). She began her career in law, where she focused on insurance defense litigation, workers compensation, and corporate litigation matters. Ms. Chamberlin graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., political science and international relations); and from the University of Iowa College of Law (with distinction). She resides in Hampshire, UK.

After graduating from an MSc in Information Security Systems Luke joined PwC’s global security counter attack team, delivering penetration testing and security management activities in response to challenges at member firms around the world.  This led him to his next role, client facing consultancy, where Luke focused on red teaming for the British Defence Security Assurance Service and security management for the financial sector.

During these jobs Luke developed a keen interest in the communication of business impacts arising from security events, which he explored through a course at the Defence Academy, his security management work and an eventual pivot into threat intelligence and incident response.

Luke’s career highlights include, emulating a hostile state’s cyber capabilities at a NATO wargame, red teaming some of the most high-impact systems in the world, leading security maturity and transformation projects at dozens of Fortune 500 companies, building intelligence functions from scratch and leading incident responses on high stakes breaches around the world.

Matthew Drew is the Group Security Director for Rolls-Royce, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s operational security programs including: physical risk control, employee protection, travel security, crisis response and internal investigations.
He is the former Vice President of Security Operations for Hewlett Packard International, and has held posts in Corporate Security and Investigations across a range of industry sectors including engineering, information technology and media.
Matthew is a former Detective with the West Midlands Police. He holds a degree in law and a Masters degree in Security and Risk Management.

Mark Lindsay is an international security leader with more than 20 years of transnational corporate security experience in the oil and gas, critical national infrastructure, manufacturing, banking, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Previously, he served for 12 years in the British Army as a Paratrooper and on extended counter-terrorist operations in Northern Ireland. Currently Mark is employed as the head of security for the EUR 5 billion construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline that is part of the Southern Gas Corridor and which runs from the Turkish-Greek border, across Northern Greece, over the border through Albania, under the Adriatic Sea, and finally on to the southern Italian coast.

Mark has managed security at regional board level in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. He specialises in corporate security risk management, International Security assessment, management of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, security programme management, crisis/ disaster/ emergency response and business continuity (resilience), supply chain security (ISO28000), risk management (ISO31000), anti-counterfeiting, and counter-terrorism.

Mark is qualified with an MBA from Henley Business School and a master’s degree (MSt) in International Relations from Cambridge University. He is a registered Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) and a Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyI).”

After 25 years’ service as an officer in the Royal Marines, Mark made the transition into Corporate Security in 2006. He has been the Director of Global Security at Smiths Group, Cadbury, Philip Morris International and PwC before taking up their present position as Group Security Director at CRH. Specialties: Security of People, property, information and reputation. All levels of investigation (including fraud and corruption), risk assessment and mitigation, contingency planning, crisis management, business intelligence and business continuity.

Michelle is responsible for development and implementation of global physical security policies at Allen & Overy.  She recently developed A&O’s security risk management process, achieving SABRE ‘Excellent’ for the London office.   Prior to starting a career in the private sector Michelle spent 20 years in security and risk related roles within UK Military and UK Government.  Experiences include directing a security research & development programme and delivering best practice physical security advice to UK National Infrastructure.

(OSAC) Aviation Security Working Group (ASWG) and on the Executive Board of the OSAC Latin America Regional Council (LARC). Before American Airlines, Ned spent four years at Royal Dutch Shell, where, as the Americas Security Analyst, he was responsible for assessing security and political risks to Shell’s operations throughout the Western Hemisphere. Prior to Shell, Ned spent over two years at Virtual Defense and Development International, Inc. (VDI), where he worked as the principle Security and Intelligence Analyst for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In this capacity, he was in charge of risk analysis covering 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ned has also worked in the United States Congress, as an aide to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), former Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and at Morgan Stanley. His graduate coursework focused on both European energy security and terrorism, and his thesis analyzed the threat posed by terrorist radicalization among Muslim immigrants in Europe. Ned has studied, worked, and lived in both Europe and Latin America; he has traveled to over 75 countries. Ned received his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. He also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French. Ned was born and raised in New York City.

Nick is an Enterprise Risk Management Consultant. Nick joined BitSight in 2018, where is he supports clients develop their capability to manage their cybersecurity risk. Previously he was with Open Pages for 13 years working with some of the worlds’ largest organisations architecting their implementation of GRC solutions. Prior to this he spent six years as part of a global risk team with IBM Risk Analytics, and prior to that time with Documentum and Vignette. He has built a huge ERM domain knowledge enabling him to work both creatively and pragmatically in many demanding and challenging situations.

Lady Olga Maitland, Founder, Defense and Security Forum and Chairman, Copenhagen Compliance – has wide experience in all major Governance, risk Management and Compliance issues in general and global Fraud and Corruption problems in particular. She is a special adviser to a number of dignitaries and a widely sought after speaker at all Major Conferences on several Corporate Governance issues. Lady Olga is a former British MP for the Conservative party. Prior to her political career she was a reporter for the Fleet Street News Agency, a columnist in the London.-

Patrick is the Director of Health, Safety, and Security for Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, a German multinational with leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses. Patrick can look back to over a decade of work in Corporate Security and, besides the role as Chief Security Officer, has held senior leadership positions in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

With degrees in information security and economics, Patrick’s experience spans all areas of Security Management, Risk Management as well as Corporate Safety and Health.

He is a member of the Board of the Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft Nordrhein-Westfalen (ASW NRW), one of the most influential security associations in Germany

Paul was a former London Metropolitan Police Detective for over 26 years proactively engaged in reducing serious organised crime, both in the UK and internationally.  He specialised in covert surveillance, intelligence gathering and led many proactive crime operations for which he received awards and commendations for Bravery, Courage and Detective Ability.


Following his police service, Paul embarked on a further career in the Security Sector.  He has held senior posts in the corporate environment and is currently the Vice President for Global Security Operations within 21st Century Fox (Fox Film, TV and Media Entertainment).  Paul is a consummate security professional, having been responsible for designing and implementing security strategies within large organisations in support of diverse business operations.  He has a strong investigative background, broadened by extensive experience of international security operations, and is experienced in implementing and overseeing change, inspiring loyalty through strong leadership and maintaining effective stakeholder partnerships

Additional Professional Activities:

  • Former President and Co-Chair, UK Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) London.
  • Trustee and Executive Committee member for UK’s Cross Sector Security Communication (CSSC) hub
  • Participated in United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) steering group on ‘Enhancing private and public sector co-operation to protect vulnerable targets.’

Member of:

  • The Security Institute (Fellow)
  • The Risk and Security Management Forum (RSMF)


Crisis Management : Business Continuity : Security Strategy : Physical Security : Investigations : Due Diligence : Executive Protection : Event Security

Paul Reither is the founder and CEO of Diamond Advisory. Paul holds a Master degree from the University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

He has a 30-year versatile career accumulating a combined experience as an executive in the consultancy industry, security services industry and corporate security as the former Head of Group Security and Resilience with a major oil/gas company. With global responsibility for Security, Crisis Management and Business Continuity across all business segments, he worked in volatile environments, dealt with critical situations and found innovative solutions for complex and challenging problems.

Paul is a protagonist of a holistic approach to security. He has been in consultation with industry associations, authorities and international institutions in promoting best practice and developing guidance in particular around critical infrastructure protection, physical and digital convergence and security risk assessment methodologies.

He is a former member and Vice Chairman of the Security Committee of the International Oil Gas Producer Association (IOGP International).

Peter was appointed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as its first Director of Aviation Security in May 2013. Peter led the transfer of the Aviation Security function (and some 90 posts) from the Department for Transport (DfT) to the CAA, which took place as planned on 1st April 2014. Peter now leads the Aviation Security Directorate within the CAA, as a member of the CAA Executive Committee, developing its regulation and compliance roles within the context of the CAA’s broader aviation regulation responsibilities. A key aim is to evolve aviation security regulation into a process that is more performance and risk based.  Before joining the CAA, Peter served for 5 years as the Director Security & Business Continuity for the Home Office. Prior to joining the Home Office, Peter had served for 32 years in the Royal Air Force, from which he retired as an Air Commodore in April 2007.  Peter’s last appointment as Air Officer Force Protection combined the roles of Commandant General of the Royal Air Force Regiment and Air Officer RAF Police (formerly Provost Marshal RAF).

An experienced corporate investigations specialist, Rayna Milkova has led many complex multi-jurisdictional due diligence assignments, as well as international investigations in the US, Africa and the Far East, as well as Europe, Russia and CIS. She has over seventeen years of professional experience as a senior consultant at top international risk management firms. She is fluent in English, Russian and Bulgarian, and have working knowledge of French, as well as basic German and Italian. Her expertise includes:

  • Assessing the integrity of businessmen and companies, including sources of wealth and track record ahead of investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and senior appointments.
  • Leading corruption and fraud investigations, as well as providing litigation support in complex international disputes.
  • Monitoring and assessing political changes and commercial environments before and after transactions.

Twenty-six years of professional security, crisis response and investigative experience. Developed strategic leadership and communication skills in progressively more challenging and responsible military and corporate positions leading to a global organizational resilience role at Japan Tobacco International (JTI). A multi-lingual graduate adept at analyzing strategic security challenges, resolving ambiguity, I joined JTI in September 2010 as a part of the Central Europe Corporate Security team and since January 2014, I  lead that team, from 2017 Global Crisis Management Director.

Rick McConnell joined BurrillGreen from Euroclear SA/NV in October 2013. Euroclear is the world’s largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement services and is designated critical national infrastructure in 5 western European countries. Annual turnover was just under €700 trillion in 2014. Rick was recruited by Euroclear in 2005 as CSO responsible for security, crisis management, business resilience and non-financial operational risks. Previously Rick was the Regional Security Director EMEA at Kraft Foods International (now Mondelēz) for 3 years. He created and led a specialist team responsible for crisis management and all physical and personnel matters at 139 offices and factories in 29 countries. Before moving into corporate security Rick had a full career in the Royal Air Force (RAF) that included secondment to the UK Security Service for 3 years. His last RAF appointment was Director of Security & Provost Marshal (RAF) responsible for the operational effectiveness of over 2,500 RAF Police deployed globally. His final military post was in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the inaugural Director, Defence Security Standards Organisation (DSSO). The DSSO accredited strategic defence ICT systems and monitored the roll out of risk-based security across the MOD. Rick has extensive experience in the areas of counter intelligence, counter terrorism, crisis management, nuclear security and the logical, personnel and physical security disciplines. A law graduate, Rick was a Defence Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge and is an alumnus of the George C Marshall Centre, Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He is a Council member of The Risk and Security Management Forum.

Prior to his current role with Uber, Richard built and led the EMEA Threat Operations team. Other responsibilities include partnering with legal, policy, communications and operations teams to manage complex security threats in conjunction with government and law enforcement partners.Investigations – Technical investigation and attribution of threats/abuse to individuals; Research – Industry leading information gathering, threat analysis and threat assessment; Law Enforcement Outreach – Proactive relationship building between the business and law enforcement; Law Enforcement Response Team (LERT) – Responding to law enforcement requests in a timely manner

Roeland specializes in building information security and secure IT capabilities in pan-governmental environments. He is the former Head of Information Security at the International Criminal Court and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, tribunals that investigate and prosecutes the perpetrators of crimes of concern to the international community. He has held various security posts in the UN and EU and has been part of KPMG’s Cyber Security team, focusing on risk management for governmental environments.

Ryan Long is the Director of Global Risk Intelligence at McDonald’s where he helped design and launch the company’s intelligence program. His team delivers better business outcomes by providing timely, tailored, and trusted intelligence to enhance decision-making in support of the organization’s people, operations, strategy, and brand. Prior to McDonald’s, Ryan began his professional career in 2003 as a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer. He’s held a variety of analyst, advisory, and management positions of increasing responsibility in both a reserve and active capacity. Primarily focused in the areas of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, Ryan deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he served with distinction while receiving numerous decorations. He currently serves in the Army Reserves where he leads a team focused on analytic support to European counterterrorism efforts. Ryan is the President of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals (AIRIP), an industry association dedicated to professionalizing intelligence analysis and is a board member of the Veterans Leadership Council, the foremost business network for the current generation of Veteran leaders. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from The John Marshall Law School.

Since 9/11, Dr Leivesley has been invited by British and international media to cover public security and risk during and after major terror attacks, cyber breaches, natural disasters and nation state threats (  Exercising and training in catastrophic risk mitigation, exercise testing, industries, supply chains, and smart systems are a current focus of her work as Managing Director of Newrisk Limited and as a founder member of the Exercise Group7 LLP ( which also provides education services to Pulse Conferences. Dr Leivesley collaborates with a number of specialists groups on aviation threats, distributed energy systems and megaterrorism and catastrophic risk. She has publications on strategic analysis of technology in the operating environment (ICNS2015), Safety vs Security (NATO SAS-106  2014), and Resilient Core Networks for energy substation distribution for advanced energy grids (IEE PES General Meeting, 2014) and reports from her position as chair of a permanent monitoring panel for catastrophic risk and megaterrorism for an annual scientific meeting.


Dr Leivesley undertook her Doctorate at the University of London, focusing on catastrophic loss events ranging from nuclear war to train accidents. She trained as a Scientific Advisor with the British Home Office which involved scientific analysis of nuclear weapons effects for public survival. She also worked with hazardous industry in Australia and was appointed to lead recovery teams for cities following natural and chemical disasters. In the energy sector she worked on five power stations and she has been contracted to report on all major nuclear disasters including Chernobyl, TMI and Fukushima. She was a member of the technical committee for the first UK guidance document on Resilience and Cyber Security of Technology in the Built Environment published by the IET under sponsorship of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)


Dr Leivesley researches human factor failures, terrorist and hostile nation state threats across physical and cyber security. She is currently researching women in risk, security and smart technology for educational services to women and HR professionals interested in promoting career developments for women and wider diversity in industry.   She is a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (Institution of Civil Engineers) and serves on the Steering Committee; a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); the Information Assurance Advisory Council Community of Interest (IAAC); and the Australian College of Education. She holds Fellowships with the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. Dr Leivesley has undertaken research into a new generation of communications in response to catastrophic risks in cyber security.

Victoria Baines is a leading author and speaker in the field of cybersecurity. Her areas of research include electronic surveillance and evidence gathering, the changing face of online identity, and the politics of cybersecurity. She has appeared on the BBC, CNN and other major broadcast media outlets as an authority on the misuse of emerging technologies, including Virtual Reality. She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE).

For several years, Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her work focused on operational support to law enforcement, and strategic engagement with policy makers on criminal activity online. Before joining Facebook, Victoria led the Strategy & Prevention team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the European Union’s cyber threat analysis. She designed and developed the iOCTA, Europe’s flagship product on cybercrime, and authored 2020, scenarios for the future of cybercrime that were the basis for Trend Micro’s successful short film series of the same name.


Earlier in her career Victoria was Principal Analyst for online child protection at the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), and was responsible for the UK’s threat assessment of online child safety issues. She began her career in law enforcement in 2005 as a Higher Intelligence Analyst for Surrey Police. In 2008, the International Association for Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts recognised Victoria’s work for the public sector with an award for outstanding achievement.

Victoria is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford and holds a doctorate in classical literature. She is a Visiting Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute (Oxford University), and a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University School of Computing.

Werner Cooreman is Chief Security Officer for the Solvay Group, a global advanced materials and specialty chemicals company with over 130 industrial sites, 21 R&D sites and 25.000 employees. Previously Werner held international security roles in DHL Express, Ingram Micro and Engie with incremental responsibilities.

Prior to his 17 years in security management in the private industry, he was a career officer in the Belgian Military for 20 years in combat units, where he participated in several assignments with the United Nations and NATO during the Balkan Wars in the nineties.

Werner’s is an active member in several professional security associations, and holds a Master in Military Sciences from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, a certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University, as well as other professional security certifications across multiple domains of security.


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