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. Progressing from programming 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 provides pro bono advisory and volunteering services and is a guest lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.
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.
Alyssa Miller (CISM) is a life-long hacker, security advocate, author, and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in security roles. She has always had a passion for deconstructing technology, particularly since buying her first computer at the age of 12 teaching herself BASIC programming. In her career, Alyssa has performed all forms of security assessments but given her developer background, she has a dedication to application security. She specializes in working with business and security leaders to design and deploy effective security programs that strengthen enterprise security posture. Alyssa is also committed to advocating for improving security practices. Not only does she speak internationally at various industry, vendor and corporate events, Alyssa also engages in the community through her online content, media appearances, and security community activism. Her journey through security was recently featured in Cybercrime Magazine. She’s also been recognized in Peerlyst’s e-Book “50 Influential Penetration Testers”. Alyssa is board member for Women of Security (WoSEC), Advisory Board Member for BlueTeam Con, and serves on the review board for DevSec Con. She is currently an Application Security Advocate for London-based Snyk Ltd.
Adenike Cosgrove is the Cybersecurity Strategist for international markets at Proofpoint, where she drives product marketing strategy across European and Asia Pacific markets. She provides expertise on key regional cybersecurity strategies such as people-centric security, risk management, data privacy, and compliance.
Jesse K. Dean, CISSP, PMP has over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and IT. His career in cybersecurity began in 2003 in support of a preeminent law enforcement agency and expanded during his ten years at Booz Allen Hamilton, where as a Sr. Associate he consulted for dozens of U.S. defense and civilian agencies in the areas of cybersecurity policy, audit, and compliance. Jesse transitioned in 2014 to General Dynamics (GDIT) where in his new role, he led large IT infrastructure projects in healthcare to include on-prem and AWS cloud which supported several critical White House initiatives around affordable care, his program winning the FedHealthIT Award for innovation. Jesse is currently at TDI, a Washington, DC based cybersecurity firm where he’s been focused on innovative ways CISO’s can measure and improve cybersecurity performance and do more with less. He holds a Master’s in Information Technology, with a concentration in Information Systems Project Management from the George Washington University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dc-jkdean/ (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Justin Shaw-Gray is the Sales Director for the UKI region for Synack, Inc. In 2018, shortly after joining Synack, Justin was awarded SC Media’s Runner Up for Best Cybersecurity Sales Leader. Prior to Synack Justin held senior roles at Netscope, Zscaler, and Riverbed. Justin is originally from Zimbabwe where he was Founder and Human Rights Activist for the Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe. Justin is an avid runner and lives in London with his wife and three young children.
Karl Lankford is the Director, Solutions Engineering, for BeyondTrust, where he has worked for 6 years. A highly capable security leader, Karl has acquired a wide range of security experience and knowledge over the last decade, working across multiple industries. Karl is a regular speaker at industry conferences, delivering disruptive technical and strategic thought-leadership insight to the international cybersecurity community.
Innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business.
I am a determined individual with proven ability to provide security insights to the business, in their language. These insights have gained board buy in for delivering security strategy aligned to key business goals. This is achieved by understanding the need to drive change through people, process and technology, rather than focusing exclusively on any one area. I take pride in being a highly articulate, motivational and persuasive team-builder. I have a strategic outlook with the ability to engage with and communicate innovative and effective security solutions to all levels of management. Along with a proven ability to translate security into business language and articulate the business benefits I am also passionate about leading security innovations and making security a key part of the business proposition to its customers. Security should be made a key differentiator to drive sales and customer retention, not just a cost centre! As a final note, all posts, articles, comments etc I make on LinkedIn are personal and do not necessarily represent the opinions of my employer(s).
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Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the information security and information risk management, from technical roles to his recent role as a CISO for Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). He holds a Master of Information Management degree, believe in a business-driven approach to managing information risk, and is always willing to experiment with new ideas to improve our profession.
Mark Walmsley is an experienced chief information security officer. He studied law before joining a number of small boutique private investigation agencies. The majority of Mark’s professional career has been spent within the legal industry, working within litigation before moving to business services where he managed high-value, complex programmes of work. Over the past year and a half Mark has had a part-time secondment to the National cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) where he helped manage the government and legal industry engagement.
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
Michael has been the head of security for AXA in the UK for more than five years. Prior to that he was a director of Downtown Associates, an information security and privacy consultancy, where he assisted firms in the Lloyd’s Insurance market. Previously to that he was the Global Head of Information Security as well as the Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection for the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort, Michael has a strong side-interest in computer forensics and in the management of digital evidence. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987 where he studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He has since lived in three continents and has lectured globally on security technology issues. Since 1996 has been working in Security and Technology in Financial Services in London.
Mike Kiser is insecure. He has been this way since birth, despite holding a panoply of industry positions over the past 20 years—from the Office of the CTO to Security Strategist to Security Analyst to Security Architect—that might imply otherwise. In spite of this, he has designed, directed, and advised on large-scale security deployments for a global clientele. He is currently in a long-term relationship with fine haberdashery, is a chronic chronoptimist (look it up), and delights in needlessly convoluted verbiage. He has been a speaker on topics ranging from identity governance to security analytics, network security, and various related privacy issues, and is the co-host of a podcast illuminating all things identity. He warmly embraces the notion that security is more of a state of mind than a destination.
Director of AppSec Technology at Trend Micro Inc. Product design and direction to ensure that Trend Micro’s Application Security products solve real pain points and provide solutions that delight customers. Works with Trend Micro sellers, sales engineers, marketing, industry analysts, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders to successfully launch new products to market. Extensive background working in the law enforcement and national security space in Canada and the UK, working across government and industry to leverage technology to enable new capability. Constantly driven to solve problems. As technology advances, new opportunities emerge to solve new problems, and new problems emerge in the technology itself. This fertile environment encourages the disruption and innovation I relish. When not working, I enjoy time with my wife and two kids, at home and outdoors – whether skiing in the hills, hiking and camping in the woods, or diving underwater.
Quentyn has a wealth of experience in both the IT and information security arenas and, in recent years, has focused his attention on building business relationships across the world. Quentyn has driven Canon’s strategy to highlight the importance of document security and help business customers to minimise their security risk. Quentyn strongly believes in educating users about the importance of a comprehensive, overall security framework that will allow Canon’s business customers to improve security in a cost-effective way. During his career, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries for a number of organisations including outsourced service providers, Internet service providers as well as Dotcom businesses, before moving to Canon in 2000.
Rik is a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science and advisor to various UK government technology forums. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, InfoSecurity, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world. Rik writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.
Scott is the Director at TDI for their CnSight product. Scott has 16+ years of sales and marketing experience and several years of experience working in the cybersecurity space. Prior to TDI, Scott worked with cyber analytics firm, IKANOW, and phishing defense firm, Graphus.
Simon has over 30 years significant investigative, security and compliance related experience, formed from an extensive corporate and law enforcement background. He is recognised for having conducted complex Bribery, Corruption, Fraud and Misconduct investigations worldwide, in regulated and non-regulated arenas. He is internationally recognised for his public speaking credentials and his vast experience, having successfully led, directed and managed investigation, ethics, compliance and integrity teams within Europe, the USA, Africa and the Middle East. He has also been instrumental in delivering investigative services to the key emerging markets of South America, India and China.
As Legal Counsel for Certes Networks, Simon assists with regulatory and compliance issues, contract drafting and negotiations, disputes, intellectual property and general legal matters. Simon has extensive international experience as a technology lawyer, working in multiple jurisdictions including the European Union, Japan, India and the United States for clients in both government and private sector. Simon is a regular speaker on data protecting regulations including GDPR, HIPAA and PCI DSS. Simon resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Professor Dr. Robert Coles is a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is conducting his research into security culture change. He also runs his own consulting business. Prior to this, Robert was the first Chief Information Security Officer at GSK from 2013 to 2018. Robert held several CISO roles prior to joining GSK. He was the first CISO at National Grid and Merrill Lynch before that. In all these roles, he owned the information security risk and was responsible for providing global leadership. He was accountable to the Executive and PLC Boards for establishing information security strategy and direction. Building global information security capabilities and overseeing all of the information security initiatives across the organisations has been his primary career focus. Robert has been working in the field of Information Security for over 30 years, including “head of” roles at Royal Bank of Scotland, and the lead partner in KPMG’s Information Security Services for EMEA. Robert has extensive links with major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies. He also has links with a number of universities and participates in leading edge research, particularly with Royal Holloway where he is an Executive Sponsor for the Institute of Information Security Innovation, and Cranfield University where he is a External Advisory Board member. He was awarded a PhD in psychology at the University of Leeds in the perceptions of information and IT risk and has published and presented on this and other topics.
Tim is CEO and Co-Founder (with Dr Mike Butler) of Think Cyber Security Ltd. An organisation that is driving the next generation of security awareness. Their products embed awareness training into the day-to-day user experience, drawing on Behavioural Psychology and “Nudge” theory to create enduring behaviour change. Tim posts daily on LinkedIn on topics of behaviour change and security awareness. Tim has worked in IT and security for more than 20 years both in consulting and corporate with organisations including Logica, PA Consulting, Sepura and was previously Global Head of Information Services for the cyber division of BAE Systems (previously known as Detica). Tim studied Computer Science with AI at the University of Leeds, holds an MBA from the Open University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University.
With 17 years of experience in privacy and data protection, Toby is known for developing pragmatic and innovative privacy management solutions within commercially and technically complex environments, delivering best of breed risk management against tight deadlines, whilst remaining flexible to support business objectives. Prior to taking over the DPO role for pladis, Toby worked with clients in the UK, Europe, Far East and Australia for technology, government and financial services organisations including the likes of Carnival UK, Mitie, Post Office, Royal Mail and the Government Digital Service (GDS). As an experienced trouble-shooter for challenging identity and privacy strategies, his clients’ high-profile projects included GOV.UK Verify, the National Identity Scheme, E-Borders and Road User Charging. A regular conference speaker and media interviewee, he authored the Information Commissioner’s Privacy by Design strategy, served on the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ European Advisory Board, is a former Chair of the BCS Information Privacy Expert Panel, and sits on the Cabinet Office Privacy & Consumer Advisory Group (PCAG). Focus: GDPR, Data Protection, Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) / Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), Privacy by Design, Privacy Shield, Identity Assurance, Information Security, Risk Management, Governance, Training, Public Speaking, Business Development
Dr Victoria Baines is a leading authority in the field of online trust, safety and cybersecurity. She regularly contributes to the BBC, CNN and other major broadcast media outlets on digital ethics, cybercrime and the misuse of emerging technologies, including Virtual Reality. Her areas of research include electronic surveillance, the changing face of online identity, and the politics of security. In 2019, she was recognized by Secure Computing magazine among the top 50 women of influence in cybersecurity. She is co-host of the award-nominated Cyber Warrior Princess podcast, demystifying security issues for a popular audience. 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 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, the EU’s flagship threat assessment on cybercrime, and authored 2020, scenarios for the future of cybercrime that were the basis for an award-winning short film series of the same name. She also led the Virtual Global Taskforce’s threat assessments on online child exploitation, and the analytical arm of the European Financial Coalition against commercial sexual exploitation of children online. Prior to this, Victoria was Principal Analyst at the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the forerunner of the National Crime Agency. There she was responsible for the UK’s threat assessment of online child exploitation and abuse, and authored global law enforcement’s contribution to the 2008 World Congress against the sexual exploitation of children. 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 with an award for outstanding achievement. Victoria serves on the Advisory Boards of cybersecurity firm Reliance ACSN and the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), and is a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford and holds a doctorate from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Department for International Development, Bournemouth University’s School of Computing, and the Stanford Internet Observatory.
Dr Karagiannopoulos holds an LLB from Athens Law School and an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law and a PhD in Law from the University of Strathclyde, School of Law. He has taught Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, E-commerce Law and Human Rights Law for Strathclyde and Edinburgh Law Schools and is now a Senior Lecturer in Law and Cybercrime working for the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS), University of Portsmouth. Vasileios has designed and is the course leader for the new ICJS BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime. He is also the Director of the Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, a project working with SMEs and vulnerable populations to increase cyberawareness and build resilience to cybercrime through research and public engagement activities. Vasileios is also an IISP Certified Forensic Investigations Practitioner and a member of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning. He has published in UK and US peer-reviewed journals on the topics of computer misuse law and insider unauthorised access, social media and the Arab Spring and also Internet regulation in China. His monograph by Palgrave Macmillan, Living with Hacktivism: From Conflict to Symbiosis, focuses on hacktivism and discusses the challenges faced by the US and UK criminal justice systems when dealing with such phenomena.
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