We would very much value your input into companies, topics or specific persons you may like to see present at CISO 360 Software!

Please email: sara.hook@pulseconferences.com with your thoughts, or if you would be interested in getting involved as a Speaker. Many thanks!

Chaired by:

Marcus Alldrick, CISO Luminary
Digital Risk Management, Security and Compliance Advisor

Born at a very early age and growing up in a culture where cyber was a prefix for anything automated, menacing and malevolent (how history has a tendency of repeating itself), Marcus entered the world of Data Processing as it was known back then after graduating from university. Lured by the flashing console lights (it was also the disco era), the whirl of the magnetic tape and the click clack of the keypunch machine (TSO was still a dream), Marcus became a COBOL programmer, becoming prolific in Michael Jackson’s structured programming methodology (who would have known what future lay ahead for Michael). Having moved into analysis and then data architecture Marcus became the first devolved Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard. After seven years in that role he moved banks and became Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, now Santander UK. After six years at Abbey and a move into consulting for a large UK utilities company Marcus joined KPMG as a Principal Advisor. Eighteen months later he joined Lloyd’s of London as its CISO and subsequently became its Head of Digital Risk Management and Compliance, also embracing responsibility for data protection and privacy, during his 10 years tenure there. Having worked in IT for over 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 27 years or so, Marcus decided to leave full-time corporate life and move to the South Coast of England in mid-2017, ever the seafaring Fisherman’s Friend. As well as being a proud member of the Pulse Conferences family, Marcus now undertakes advisory engagements, provides pro bono consulting and volunteering services and sits on the Cymmetria Advisory Board as Chief Risk Officer.

International speaking panel:

Amy Lemberger is the Information Security Director at Gamma Group, responsible for data security and governance.

Amy has a proven track record designing, implementing and leading security teams for large organisations. Including:
• Security Operations Centre (SOC),
• Cyber Security and Incident Response Teams (CSIRT),
• Security Training and Awareness
• Transformation teams.

Prior to joining Gamma Amy was the Cybersecurity Director at the GSM Association (GSMA), supporting their membership improve the security posture of the mobile telecommunications ecosystem and a Head of Security at BT, developing their incident response (IR) and digital forensics strategy.

Amy is a delivery driven security professional who goes the extra mile, often challenging the status quo to innovate within her area of responsibility. Extensive professional development and cross industry exposure means she is able to articulate current threats against modern business risks, including effective ways to address them.

Amy is currently studying her MBA (Tech Mgt) with the Open University. In 2008 she graduated with a First Class (hons) degree in Digital Forensics and holds various current industry certifications including CISSP, CISM, GNFA and EnCE.

Alan was formerly Group CISO at Babcock International, UK CSO at CSC and T-Systems, an Associate Partner at IBM Security, and served in the Royal Air Force for 21 years. He has some 30 years experience in all facets of security, particularly cyber and enterprise security risk management, with a focus on ‘value-at-risk’.  Since leaving the RAF in 2006, Alan has added management consulting plus business development, delivery & pre-sales experience in both Public & Private sectors in the role of a Trusted Advisor & SME. After spells at CSC & T-Systems as UK Chief Security Officer, responsible for end-end security governance, operations and risk, he joined Babcock International Group as their first CISO in Apr ‘13. He led the delivery of significant improvements in the Group’s cyber security capabilities to the benefit of the wider business & its customers. After a year as an Independent, he joined IBM Security in Nov ‘15 as an Associate Partner leading activities in the UK’s FinSvces Sector; he also led the delivery of a £multi-million security workstream as part of a £1.2 billion contract with a Tier 1 Bank. He returned to freelancing in Aug ‘18 and landed an all-too-brief role at 2-Sec Consulting. He has been on contract to Hitachi Europe’s Security Business Group since Oct ‘19. He is also CISO-in-Residence at CyLon Labs since Mar ‘19, supporting 2 Cohorts of startup/scale ups in London and is currently supporting the 2nd Spark programme in Oman.

Augusto Barros is VP of Solutions at Securonix. Augusto is a former Gartner analyst with 20 years of experience in cybersecurity-related roles and consulting for enterprises in finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Augusto has worked on a variety of information security projects and initiatives, from security awareness campaigns, to penetration testing, to security infrastructure design. The challenges of threat detection and response are his main interests and the focus of his research. He has also ventured into the application of behavior economics concepts to the security space. Augusto has taught courses and presented at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat Europe, RSA Conference, and Gartner security summits.

Adam has over 20 years working in cybersecurity. His experience includes executive positions at large cybersecurity vendors, leading the U.N. Global Programme against Cybercrime, and working as the Global Director for IT & Cyber Risk at one of the largest EU banks. Adam’s diverse global background perfectly positions him to understand and advise security leaders to be successful.  As the Tenable Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Adam Palmer focuses on advising senior leaders (CISO/CIO/CTO) on cybersecurity strategy. Adam can provide insight into current cybersecurity threats, cyber risk management, and cyber risk exposure.



Dinis Cruz the CTO and CISO of Glasswall and brings a unique blend of Security and Engineering expertise with 20+ years experience in Cyber Security and Software Development. Dinis is focused on creating teams and environments where engineering and security are enablers and accelerators for the business, with a big focus on the productisation and commercialisation of advanced technologies.

Dinis was nominated for CISO of the Year 2019 at #CyberSecurityAwards.

Dinis is also writing a book called Generation Z Developers (but useful for all Generations) available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gen-Developers-concepts-generation-developers/dp/1724194607

Joe has a broad background including McKinsey & Company (where he was a partner and co-led the creation of their cybersecurity practice), he is a published independent cybersecurity analyst and has also held corporate leadership roles (as MD for North West Europe in Keller running a full P&L). He started his career in the industrial sector as an engineer designing and installing electronic control and robotics systems. He is also passionate about entrepreneurship and is a trustee of the Centre for Entrepreneurs charity.

Martyn is an experienced information security leader, working at board level to define information security strategy and then manage teams to implement that strategy. Martyn works with clients in a flexible and proactive way to meet stringent security requirements and adaptive needs, enabling businesses to work in a flexible way by reactively designing security processes and technical controls that support the business rather than inhibit it. Specialties: Risk, Compliance, Governance, Awareness, Security Architecture, application architecture, CLAS, .NET, Java, Online Piracy, Digital Economy Act, Firewalls, Security, Networks, Windows, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, policy.

James spent over ten years of his career as a security architect and deputy head of the Information Security profession at BAE Systems Detica; he previously worked at Nortel Networks in the United States. James has always been fascinated by innovative ways of counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the security big picture. In 2011 this journey led to an exploration of digital footprints, and their impact on the security of the modern business. James is a regular speaker at technology events and cybersecurity conferences across the globe and is regularly quoted in the press.

Liran Tal is an application security activist and long-time proponent of open-source software. He is a member of the Node.js security working group, an OWASP project lead, and author of Essential Node.js Security, and O’Reilly’s Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and in a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.

Invited professor in several universities scoping lectures in Cybersecurity Strategies and digital resilience.

Jonathan is an experienced lawyer with a concentration on technology and compliance. His practice includes advising multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. He has handled legal matters in more than 60 countries involving emerging technology, corporate governance, ethics code implementation, reputation, internal investigations, marketing, branding and global privacy policies. Jonathan has counselled a range of clients on breach prevention, mitigation and response. He has also been particularly active in advising multi-national corporations on their response to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and its inter-relationship with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Jonathan is one of three co-authors of the LexisNexis definitive work on technology law, “Managing Risk: Technology & Communications”. He is a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and other channels and appeared on BBC News 24 as the studio guest on the Walport Review. In addition to being a lawyer, Jonathan is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has spoken at conferences in the U.S., Canada, China, Brazil, Singapore, Vietnam, the Middle East and across Europe. Jonathan qualified as a lawyer in the UK in 1991 and has focused on technology, risk and governance matters for more than 20 years. In April 2017 Thomson Reuters listed Jonathan as the 6th most influential figure in risk, compliance and fintech in the UK. Jonathan was ranked as the 14th most influential figure in data security worldwide by Onalytica in their 2016 Data Security Top 100 Influencers and Brands Survey. In 2019, Jonathan was the recipient of a Security Serious Unsung Heroes Award for his work in Information Security. In 2020, Jonathan was featured by Onalytica in their Who’s Who in cybersecurity report as one of the world’s top 100 influencers in cybersecurity. Jonathan is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales. In addition Jonathan is admitted as a Solicitor (non-practising) in Ireland. In a recent ‘Acritas Stars Stand-out Talent’ there was a fantastic response from across the globe.

Meshal currently is working as CISO in stc specialized. He has a dual master’s in computer engineering and an MBA with 15 years of experience in cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance management, cyber defense, and threat intelligence. His primary focus is on emerging technology and smart city security issues and privacy concerns. He was a speaker in multiple conferences and events about IoT, Cloud Security, Smart City, Threats Intelligence, SecDevOps, and Identity management. Besides, he published multiple scientific papers about Blockchain and AI and its security concerns.

Neal is the Head of Business Value Consulting at Somerford Associates Limited, a digital innovation company specialising in cloud transformation and the delivery of disruptive technologies and services, spanning Security, SecOps, ITOps and DevOps. In this role he analyses business data challenges, working at all levels including the C-Suite, advising on how technology rationalisation and standardisation can be achieved, how complexity and risk can be reduced across the digital enterprise, and how data can be reused to meet business objectives and priorities.

Prior to joining Somerford Associates Limited, Neal served for 24 years in the Ministry of Defence in various Intelligence and Security roles worldwide – he is still a serving Officer with the Intelligence Corps Reserve. His professional and academic qualifications include Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISO27001 Lead Auditor and Implementer, a BSc(Hons) in Intelligence and Cyber Security, and an MBA.

Global Fortune 500 Chief Information Security Officer with expertise on Cyber Security Strategies and Programs, Threat Intelligence , SOCs, Cyber Crime and Warfare, Data Privacy and Application Security Programs.

Executive level cyber security professional with experience on engaging with regulating bodies and managing international wide certifications and cyber programs. Background on B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer engineering. Specialization in Cybersecurity Risk by Harvard and Cyber Warfare and Terrorism by Charles Sturt University, with several published papers.

Current acting Cyber Security Officer for Huawei and previous Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Truphone. Served as an Information Security Expert and Information Security Officer in multinational Organizations like Vodafone and Allianz.

Board member of ISACA Portugal, GSMA Fraud and Security member, member of the Executive Cyber Exchange and ClubCISO.

Invited professor in several universities scoping lectures in Cybersecurity Strategies and digital resilience.

Paul leads a talented team of security architects and consultants designing and securing Vodafone’s systems, products and services. Embedding security across Cloud, IoT, Mobile, Office and Fixed networks, with a diverse range of people, technologies and business applications every day brings new insight and a different perspective. Prior to this Paul was Technical Director for CGI’s UK Cyber Security Practice, and a Principal Security Architect, working on a number of security transformation programmes. Paul has lead a team providing managed security services and incident response, worked as a penetration tester, been a software developer and leader, and started as security researcher in 1992.

Professional information security governance, risk & compliance consultant with over 30 years of hands on skills & experience in:

• Threat Assessments & Risk Analyses
• Supply Chain Information Risk Management
• Information Security Policies & Procedures
• Security Vulnerability Assessments
• Security Penetration Testing
• Advanced Persistent Threats
• Wi-Fi Security Assessments
• Cloud Security Assessments
• Mobile Device Security
• Insider Threat & Data Leakage
• Security Awareness Training

I lead the Cyber Security and Data Protection business at DWF.  I’ve been working in these areas for over twenty years, and  before joining DWF I led market-leading practices in other firms,  including in the “Big 4”. Please check out my profile on Linked In as it contains more details about my experience, including  over a decade’s worth of ratings from the main legal directories.  Over the years I’ve helped many clients to design, build and  operate programmes for data handling and security and I’ve lost count of the breach cases that I’ve advised upon.  I’m able to represent clients through every aspect of the legal  aftermath of a breach, such as regulatory investigations and  enforcement actions and civil and criminal litigation.

Tim Varkalis has over 10 years’ experience in cyber security. He cut his teeth as a penetration tester for Portcullis CSL, progressed to security consultant at PWC, then security architect at AXA and currently leads the global threat intelligence services for AXA. Academic background in theoretical physics, mathematics, AI, coding, etc. Enjoys helping the business to understand and defend against the threat landscape, sailing, and playing the cello.

Enquire about becoming a speaker

 We are always looking for:

  • keynote insights, cutting-edge ‘live’ demos
  • new best practice corporate case studies, fresh ideas, forward thinking topics on security and governance matters
  • sessions with actionable takeaways and positive contributions to the output reports
  • the world’s smartest thinkers and doers in security, cyber, privacy, resilience, risk, governance, compliance

We welcome your input into shaping the agenda and speaker panels.

Our programmes are highly researched with practitioners who do the job day in and day out. They are organic to ensure that we remain agile to meet the most current requirements.

For further information, please contact Sara Hook
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