In 2008, Don was appointed as Head of Security at the Bank of England and in 2013, Don was appointed as the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer to target issues relating to information security, including cyber threats. Don was elected as Chairman of the Global Banks Heads of Security Group in June 2013.
CREST, the not-for-profit body that represents the technical information security industry and provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and Security Operations Centre (SOC) services.
Ian currently heads METCloud, a multi-award winning cybersecurity cloud platform that is globally recognised for providing a sophisticated portfolio of cyber surveillance and defence services. Ian’s passion in security has led him to become a board member of the West Midland Crime Partnership. He has also been the Chair of the Birmingham Related Crime Steering Group, Board member of the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership and member of the CompTIA Executive Council.
Orpheus is the only UK-government accredited cyber threat intelligence company providing cyber risk rating services. Oliver manages Orpheus’ Cyber Threat Intelligence team, including its bespoke work on critical national infrastructure projects and its cyber risk rating services. He has ten years’ experience in various guises in cyber threat intelligence.
The world’s first Predictive Human Risk Intelligence platform (SaaS), aimed at revolutionising security awareness and giving security teams the power that comes with identifying high risk users. Flavius has over 18 years of experience in the security industry, and prior to founding OutThink he worked for a number of blue chip companies, most recently as CISO of Bank of Ireland UK, where he was inspired to create his own security solution, to solve the Human Risk problems he had encountered throughout his career. OutThink is recognised globally for innovation and has a number of large enterprise customers including FTSE constituents Vodafone, Bunzl and Holland & Barrett, as well as Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
Launched 2001, Forensic Pathways develops innovative technologies for criminal and business intelligence. Its consultancy provision includes: brand protection/monitoring services, dark web monitoring, OSINT, social media investigations and due diligence services. Forensic Pathways has won numerous innovation and business awards including a Board of Trade Award. Deborah is an Export Champion for DIT and is Vice President of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
Simon is the UK Cyber Industry Representative to the Gulf at Department for International Trade & HM Government – Simon began a secondment to the UK’s Department for International Trade in July 2019. His role, which has a Gulf-wide remit, is to work with UK industry on their larger government cyber and security deals, particularly where customers have defence and security relationships with the UK government. He is based in the British Embassy in Dubai. Simon is on secondment from industry, and has spent the last five years with BAE Systems plc, one of the world’s leading defence and technology companies. He worked with the company’s cyber business unit to win contracts in the Middle and Far East. Before that, Simon spent 20 years in the British government in a range of roles with the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence including on several overseas tours, the last of which was to the UK Mission to the UN in New York, where he worked on Security Council issues as Political Counsellor. He then took up a senior management role in London with responsibility for a cross-agency team delivering critical national security solutions, including on cyber issues.