Michael Bailey

Director BSI Professional Services EMEA
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Michael Bailey is Director of BSI’s Professional Services business within EMEA and a member of BSI EMEA’s Executive Board and has over 20 years of experience in standards-based solutions, accreditation, assessment practices, training, business management and leadership. He has held a variety of positions within BSI including Regional Director for Central Europe and CIS and EMEA Training Director. Michael has working knowledge of the theory and application of all ISO management systems, standards, EFQM, Lean Six Sigma and training and development practices.

Brian Krebs

Founder of krebsonsecurity.com
Cybercrime investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author

Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning website KrebsOnSecurity.com.

Formerly with The Washington Post (1995 to 2009), Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.

A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs has been profiled by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Poynter.org, and Business Week.

Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is now a New York Times bestseller.

In January 2015, the National Press Foundation announced it was awarding Krebs its Chairman’s Citation, an award designed to “recognize individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence.” In October 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the “Guardian Award,” an honor given annually to a journalist “whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud.”

Krebs graduated in 1994 from George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Siân John MBE

Chief Security Advisor EMEA

Siân John MBE is Chief Security Advisor for EMEA in the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft. Siân has worked in cybersecurity since 1997, and has worked at the Houses of Parliament, Ubizen and Symantec before joining Microsoft. Siân leads the EMEA security advisors who work with Microsoft’s customers to help them to develop their cybersecurity strategy, security best practices and to understand how Microsoft’s technology and services can help support digital transformation and cloud services. Siân directly engages with Microsoft’s largest customers in the UK and Ireland. She was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honours List for 2018 for services to Cybersecurity. She holds the CiSSP, CISM, SABSA and CIPT certifications. Siân is Chair of both the techUK CyberSecurity Management committee and the Digital Economy Advisory Board for the UK Research Councils.

James Lyne

Leading Cybersecurity Expert and Head of Research and Development at the SANS Institute

A self-professed ‘massive geek’ and renowned cybersecurity expert, James Lyne is an information security speaker committed to educating those outside of the industry on security threats and best practice. Energetic, passionate, and charmingly nerdy, he has become a leading keynote presenter by maximizing the impact of his security expertise through engaging presentations. Using live demonstrations, showing how cybercriminals operate in the real world, James can involve and inspire an audience whether they are a group of tech wizards or your average computer user. One keynote can convert forbidding tech jargon into human language with the next sharing his technical expertise to those with extensive background knowledge. His passion to make cybersecurity accessible and interesting has led to James founding his company Helical Levity, a high-end security research firm developing cyber industry education tools that identifies and develops new talent.  His role as Head of Research and Development at the SANS Institute as well as being an instructor means that keynotes are constantly updating and evolving. Previous appearances include giving multiple TED talks, including the main TED event and appearing on a long list of national TV programmes such as CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.

Dr Jessica Barker

World expert on human nature of cybersecurity

Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cybersecurity. In 2017, she was named one of the top 20 women of influence in cyber security in the UK and was the winner of the TechWomen50 Awards. Jessica is the co-Founder and co-CEO of the cybersecurity consultancy Cygenta, where she specialises in socio-technical security. Barker’s technical knowledge and sociology background equip her with unique insight, and she has a talent for translating technical messages to a non-technical audience. She is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from multi-national firms to SMEs. Barker’s work surrounds the psychology and sociology of cybersecurity, particularly regarding cybersecurity threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cybersecurity messages, the psychology of fear and cybersecurity, and the language of cybersecurity. Her specialisms span cybersecurity awareness, behaviour and culture. Barker is passionate about encouraging young people to become more engaged with cybersecurity, working with TeenTech and the UK’s Cyber Security Challenge.

Stephen O’Boyle

Global Head of Service Delivery
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Stephen O’Boyle is an experienced information security, risk and compliance consultant with over 15 years’ experience in information security in both domestic and international markets. Stephen has extensive experience in performing information security and risk management assessments, network/architecture security reviews, application security reviews, penetration testing and assisting organizations in aligning their information security posture to their business objectives. Stephen has worked across a wide range of industry verticals, including government, financial, education and technology.

Stephen Bowes

Head of Technology
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Stephen heads up the Cloud Security Solution and IT teams for BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience. In his 23-year, career he has built extensive industry knowledge across all verticals from ICT to Government with specific financial services. He is highly qualified with leading certification bodies and areas of expertise include cybersecurity, risk management, cloud security, solutions delivery and project management.

Dr Johnny Ryan

Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer

Dr Johnny Ryan FRHistS is Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave. Before joining Brave, Dr. Ryan was responsible for PageFair’s research and analysis, as well as industry relations. Previous roles include being Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times, Senior Researcher at the Institute of International & European Affairs (IIEA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s expert network on media, entertainment and information.

Dr Ryan is the author of two books (read about “A History of the Internet and the Digital Future” here). His first book was based on his work at the IIEA, and was the most cited source in the European Commission’s impact assessment that decided against pursuing Web censorship across the European Union. His expert commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Wired, Le Monde, NPR, TechCrunch, Advertising Age, Fortune, Business Week, the BBC, Sky News, and many others.

As an O’Reilly Foundation PhD scholar at the University of Cambridge he studied the spread of militant memes on the Web. He started his career as a designer, and returned to design thinking later as Executive Director of The Innovation Academy at University College Dublin. He was an associate on the emerging digital environment at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge.

Jonathan Hyland

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Hyland joined WorkHuman in 2001. He is responsible for the direction of WorkHuman’s IT architecture, systems, and client implementation initiatives and leads a dynamic and innovative technical team in Dublin. Prior to WorkHuman, he had more than a decade of international experience in IT management, and held consulting roles for technology companies such as Versatel (Netherlands) and Esat Telecom.

Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Electronics, Computers, and Telecommunications Engineering and a First Class Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Electronics, Computers, and Telecommunications from Trinity College Dublin. He is also an associate member of the IEE.

Inés Rubio

Head of Information Management and Incident Response
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Inés holds a University Degree (“Licenciatura”) in Law from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain and is a former member of the Bar Association of Vizcaya, Spain. Inés has been a member of the BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience team since 2013, providing solutions to clients in the area of eDiscovery, Digital Forensics and Legal Tech. Her legal background and experience as a consultant enhances her capacity to advise clients in project management and industry best practices.

Seamus Galvin

Innovation and Research Lead
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Seamus Galvin has over 15 years market research and technology domain experience across a broad range of sectors, including the  present focus in cybersecurity and data protection. Seamus leads innovation activities around various new product and service offerings developed by BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience, promoting thought leadership around new trends and activities in the space.

Richard Lambe

Senior Security Awareness Consultant
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Richard has nearly a decade of experience in the security awareness and security practice space, specializing in end user security awareness and the threat posed via the human element within organizations. Richard’s mantra is: “Your employees may be your strongest asset, but they can also be your weakest link.” To counteract this, he provides globally acknowledged and internationally recognized protocol in providing market leading awareness training and assessments for organization’s employees. This practice helps ensure data is secure from breaches due to employee interaction with such cyber-attacks as social engineering, phishing and ransomware.

Conor Hogan

Senior Manager, Information Governance
BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience

Conor Hogan is a senior privacy and IT assurance professional with 9 years’ experience in providing privacy, data protection, risk assessment, cybersecurity, project management and IT assurance services to clients across Europe and the Americas. Conor leads the Global Privacy Consulting practice in BSI’s centre of excellence for Cybersecurity and Information Resilience.

W. Curtis Preston

Chief Technologist

W. Curtis Preston is known as “Mr. Backup,” having specialized in backup and recovery for 25 years. He started his career as the backup admin for a $35B credit card company and has since designed and implemented some of the world’s largest backup systems, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. His passion for protecting everyone’s data includes founding backupcentral.com, writing the O’Reilly books Backup & Recovery and Using SANs & NAS, conducting several hundred backup seminars around the world, as well as speaking at hundreds of webinars and trade shows.

Adenike Cosgrove

Cybersecurity Strategy, International

Adenike (Nikki) 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.

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Ms. Cosgrove was global product marketing lead for Email Fraud Protection at Return Path, a division acquired by Proofpoint in the summer of 2016. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cosgrove worked as a lead EMEA advisor to security and risk professionals for Forrester Research and Canalys, where she developed a deep understanding of CISO challenges, and helped clients with their cybersecurity strategies.

Ms. Cosgrove is a regular speaker at key conferences including the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in the US and Japan, the Evanta CIO Executive Summit, it-sa Germany, ISMS Spain and Hacking Human Nature live. Ms. Cosgrove’s subject matter expertise has also been featured in Business Reporter, Computer Business Review, Computing, Forbes, Intelligent CISO, SC Magazine UK, GovInfo, and iTWire.

Ms. Cosgrove holds a Masters of Research, Telecommunications from UCL (University College London) and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering from the University of Hull.

Clare Longworth

Relativity Solutions Specialist

Clare Longworth is a Relativity Solutions Specialist and part of Relativity’s larger Customer Success team. The Solutions team helps Relativity users with complex workflow questions across all areas of e-discovery, including investigations and litigation support.

Clare has worked in the IT industry for over 16 years. In that time, she has worked in bespoke software development, due diligence and software consulting roles. Clare has worked in e-discovery for the past 8 years. She previously worked at BDO where she was instrumental in the design and implementation of their installation of Relativity. She has also worked at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in their e-discovery and litigation support department. Clare has extensive experience working with corporate clients and legal counsel across several sectors, including banking, oil, retail and health. Clare has created bespoke workflows to meet client requirements along with compliance workflows for national and international legislation.

Clare holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) from University of Queensland (UQ) and a Bachelor of Education from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Nigel Hawthorn

EMEA and Privacy Spokesperson

From working with an Apple distributor in 1980, Nigel has over 30 years’ experience of computers, security, networking and mobility. He has a strong technical background, with roles in pre-sales and post-sales support and product management before technology marketing. His international knowledge started in 1987 and he has presented at security, privacy, e-commerce and networking conferences in over 50 countries.

He has written the book “GDPR: An action Guide for IT” and speaks and writes regularly on data protection regulations and user privacy. He has also contributed to a number of computing books on network protocols and security, written many articles and lived in California for a number of years before relocating back to the UK.

His experience has mirrored many of the most innovative areas of computing: Apple and IBM PCs in the 1980; storage and networking in the 1990s; Internet performance and web security in the 2000s and mobility and cloud enablement in the 2010s.

Nick Trigg

Enterprise Risk Management Consultant

Nick joined BitSight in 2018, where he supports clients develop their capability to manage 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 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.

Mark Harris

Cloud Security Architect
Zscaler Inc

Mark supports Zscaler’s channel partners in delivering products and solutions for effective Enterprise Digital Transformation.

An industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience of building and securing Networks and Distributed Systems, Mark can draw on insight from time spent in various roles in Telco, ISP, and Security Vendor arenas. Despite changing disciplines over the years, for example, moving from core network engineer to product manager, one constant throughout has been Transformation. While SaaS and Application Migration to Cloud may be driving changes right now, these are only the latest in a long line of technology shifts that act to disrupt the incumbent infrastructures. The trick is, of course not simply to adapt but also to anticipate what the next phase will bring. In Mark’s current role his main focus is on solutions that resolve Zero Trust networking by integrating Zscaler technology into the next generation Enterprise Architecture.


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