Moderator

Colonel (Retd) John Doody

Industry Expert, British Computer Society

John Doody is Director of Interlocutor Services Limited, a company established in 2003 to promote Information Assurance and Cyber Security issues both nationally and internationally, the company offers a range of services including Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking, Strategy Reviews, Information Assurance and Information Technology, these services are geared to the strategic level within government and industry. Prior to this John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services. He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Information Assurance and Cyber Security. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing. He also has a major role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel.  He is a qualified engineer and has held a number of strategic engineering appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence including system support to PTARMIGAN and WAVELL, the army’s tactical communication and CIS systems, Director in the Procurement Executive as Project Manager for Army Electronic Warfare, Battlefield Target Engagement System (BATES), Air Defence CIS system (ADCIS) and WAVELL. John  has worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation.  John has chaired many international committees dealing with Information Assurance, communications and interoperability. John is well known on the national and international Information Assurance and Cyber Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Cyber Information Assurance. He has delivered over 100 papers on Security.  He is a past President and Vice-President of AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and served as a Member at large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. He is also a member of the BCS Community of Security Expertise.

John is well know in the Cyber and Information Assurance domain having had 59 years’ experience in defence, government and industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Cyber and Information Assurance debate.

He is a committed Cyber Security Evangelist

He was recently elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.



Keynote speaker

Frank Abagnale JNR

Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can,

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels. The Tony-Award winning musical, Catch Me If You Can, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.

“I chose to immortalize him on film because of what he’s done for the country for more than 30 years.” -Steven Spielberg 

Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of “Pinnacle 400” by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields.  In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).  He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.



Speaker

Stu Hirst

Head Of Security Engineering, Photobox

Stu is currently the Head Of Security Engineering at Photobox Group (which includes Moonpig, PosterXXL and Hofmann).

He was instrumental in building Skyscanner’s Security team from 2015-2017, having led them to the final of SC Magazine’s Security Team Of The Year 2017.

He has previously worked in security at The Trainline and was part of the Cyber Leadership Team at Capital One UK.

He has twice been nominated as a finalist for Cyber Evangelist Of The Year at the Scottish Cyber Awards and runs one of Scotland’s leading Tech Meet Ups; Security Scotland.

Stu has appeared at numerous leading Security events such as InfoSec Europe, Cloud Expo Europe and Future Of Cyber Security.

 

Twitter: @StuHirstinfosec



Speaker

John Dyer

Account Director, Darktrace

John Dyer has over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, having worked in senior commercial roles at both private and publicly-traded companies, including Cambridge Neurodynamics and Autonomy. As Account Director at Darktrace, John advises clients on the use of machine learning technologies to identify new, emerging cyber-threats within computer networks, specialising on financial services, the legal sector, the retail sector and government/defence.



Speaker

Jonny Tennyson

Customer Success Manager, ZoneFox

As Customer Success Manager at ZoneFox, Jonny brings a customer-first attitude to a rapidly growing and exciting, channel-focused organisation.Having spent his career entirely within the technology sector in customer-focused roles, Jonny brings a passion for technology and helping customers to succeed to ZoneFox, helping ZoneFox’s varied client base make the best of their unique, endpoint-focused UEBA technology.

During his career, Jonny has been at the forefront as an ambassador for many blue-chip brands, helping Intel’s Tier-1 customers see success with their solutions, helping SolarWinds MSP’s largest MSP partners drive additional revenue and drive down their cost of service through successful solution deployment and revenue strategies, as well as being the face of brands such as Samsung, Sony and HP to customers within the UK.

 



Keynote speaker

Anita Lines

Global Data Protection Officer , Insurance Sector

“Anita Lines is currently global Data Protection Officer for three companies operating within the insurance sector.  Anita has specialised in data protection compliance for 10 years with extensive experience sourced from leading complex data protection change programmes across government, commercial and third sectors organisations including parts of the Critical National Infrastructure.  Before moving into the private commercial sector, Anita held the Data Protection Officer role for the National Citizens Advice Service, leading 350+ separate organisations across 3000 locations and with a workforce of 27,000, of which many were volunteers, on all matters relating to data protection.  During this time, Anita was regularly invited by the ICO to its regional and national conferences to share her team’s compliance toolkits for SMEs as an exemplar of best practice and to run data protection clinics for its delegates.  Anita holds the BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate and is also a Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 and holds many supplementary qualifications including the International Diploma in Business Analysis.”



Speaker

Nick Baglin

General Manager, Netacea

Nick Baglin joined Netacea in January 2018, with a mission to grow and expand the company to be a leader in behavioural machine learning in the cyber security space. Drawing upon over 18 years’ experience in cyber security, Nick has held senior roles at HP Enterprise Security Services and CyberArk, where he was VP of Sales, EMEA and played a crucial role in the company’s growth from £250M to £2.2B.
Nick is passionate about enabling organizations to improve their cyber security defences and educating leaders about new approaches to solving the ever-evolving problem of cyber attacks.



Speaker

Nick Brownrigg

Presales Consultant, SecureData

Nick is a key figure within SecureData’s Pre-sales team, serving businesses based in Northern UK. He retains 17+ years of extensive exposure to network and security architectures across both Public Sector, operating across a wide-range of security classifications, as well as Private Sector organisations, presenting volatile network and security architecture complexities. Nick holds first-hand experience with the security challenges that keep customers up at night. His key focus areas are threat detection, security architecture and compliance.



Speaker

Zeshan Sattar

Certification Evangelist, CompTIA

Zeshan’s current role as an Evangelist at CompTIA involves guiding a range of organisations on best practice for delivery and aligning global standards to ensure a cyber resilient workforce. He is a member of the NCSC Industry 100 programme as a Cybersecurity Educator for the CyberFirst initiative. In 2018, Zeshan spearheaded the creation of the Cyber Ready programme which is designed to upskill individuals with some IT experience into Cybersecurity Analysts.
As a subject matter expert, he is often called upon to input into training programmes and has worked and spoken at a range of events in Europe and America.
He has worked across a range of infrastructure roles including the service desk as the first line of defence to a systems administrator with responsibility to architect and monitor secure networks for digital-first organisations.
When he’s not working, Zeshan can be found on social media, learning online, or trying to teach his children Japanese.



Speaker

Tim Ager

VP of Sales for EMEA, Cymulate

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Keynote speaker

Richard Parlour

Chairman , EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector

Richard Parlour is chairman of the EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector, and has been a member of the DCMS Cyber Experts Working Group and chairman of the FSB Home Affairs Committee. He is also on the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee Brexit Advisory Group. Richard is an experienced international financial markets lawyer. His firm, Financial Markets Law International (www.fmli.co.uk) has a particular specialism in deterrence of economic crime, cyber investigations and training.



Speaker

Mahbubul Islam

Head Of Transformational Security, Government Digital Service

Mahbubul Islam is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP). As a Director of The Security Institute he sponsors and leads the Cyber and Convergence Specialist Interest Group (CCSIG).

Mahbubul has been involved in Information Security for 10 years and has covered Physical, Technical and Policy domains, in that period he has led numerous agile and non-agile teams on Security engagements for HMG.

His passion and focus has been on building security teams that are able adapt to the dynamic changes within security, whilst delivering on Governance, Risk and Compliance outcomes.

Mahbubul is a member of the SABSA Institute and IISP. He is a keen supporter of mentoring programme within the security profession, including the development of the security professionals in the UK Civil Service.



Speaker

Joseph Okonkwo

Gateway Security Consultant (MSc, CISM, CISSP, Aviva UK

Joseph is a technology enthusiast with a BS in Maths and MS in Data Telecommunications and Networks from the University of Salford in Manchester.

He currently works day time with different countries ensuring secure data communications and payment's processing across multiple channels, by providing industry-centric solutions that are flexible and effective to detect, mitigate and prevent cyber-attacks and payments frauds across various applications. He is also a lover of football and all things sports related.



Speaker

Geoff White

Investigative Journalist Covering Technology, ,

Ever wondered how the latest developments in technology are affecting our world? Geoff White has. He dives deep into these issues as an accomplished keynote speaker and prolific writer, having spoken on panels and chaired debates at venues ranging from London's Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival. His reports for Channel 4 News and BBC Radio 4 aim to create real-world change, with a particular focus on e-crime and cybersecurity: his words have brought about arrests, regulatory investigations and legislative action. Geoff also created the Data Baby project, a unique experiment which used a fictional online identity to expose how our personal data is being used - and abused - online. He recently completed a 10-part series delving into the shadow dark web economy that feeds on stolen personal data, hacked computers and corporate incompetence. He is also the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone, a live, interactive phone hacking stage performance which shows how the global technology industry is harvesting the data leaking from your handset.



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