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National Cyber Security Strategy Confex

15 October 2024

Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

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Chair & Keynote Speakers
Conference Chair
Jessica Figueras
Vice Chair of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

Jessica Figueras is Chief Executive of cybersecurity consultancy Pionen, Vice Chair of Trustees of the UK Cyber Security Council, and a non-executive director at data services company Pivotl. In 2023 she co-founded the CxB (Cyber Governance for Boards) network to support non-executive directors in strengthening board oversight of cybersecurity. As a strategist specialising in digital trust, cyber security, and the role of tech in civil society, she has advised the UK government on technology and policy issues relating to cybercrime and online safety.

Keynote Speaker
Michelle Corrigan
Programme Director - Better Security, Better Care, Digital Care Hub

Michelle Corrigan is the Programme Director for Better Security, Better Care which supports adult social care providers to improve their data and cyber security by completing the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. Michelle oversees the programme which delivers free expert support through a national team and 28 local support organisations throughout England. Better Security, Better Care is led by a programme board which includes: the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Transformation Directorate, the Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and Digital Social Care on behalf of care providers. Michelle has spent 15 years in and alongside the social care sector with a background rooted in operational delivery and innovation within adult and children’s social care. She has worked on national telehealth and telecare programmes, as well as the roll out of GDPR in the sector.

Keynote Speaker
Heather Lowrie
Chief Information Security Officer, The University of Manchester

Heather Lowrie joined the University of Manchester in May 2023 as the first Chief Information Security Officer, prior to this, she worked for the Scottish Government supporting the delivery of secure and resilient public services across Scotland. In 2022 Heather provided cyber security assurance, oversight and operational management for Scotland’s first digital-first Census and currently serves as a member of the UK Cyber Security Council’s Outreach and Diversity Working Group.

Keynote Speaker
Andrew Barber
Head of Apps & Devices, Surrey and Sussex Police

As the Head of Apps & Devices at Surrey and Sussex Police, Andrew leads a team of 70+ colleagues in delivering innovative and user-centric solutions that enhance public safety and operational efficiency. He has over 20 years of experience in financial services, including C-level roles in IT and change management, where he successfully attained a UK banking license, integrated multiple business acquisitions, and implemented a new operational resilience framework.

Andrew is passionate about leveraging cloud, AI, and data technologies to transform the way policing is done, with a focus on improving customer experience, collaboration, and agility. He is also a mental health advocate, a diversity and inclusion champion, and an active member of several industry forums and networks. He enjoys connecting with other professionals who share my vision of creating a positive impact in the community through technology and innovation.

Previous Speakers
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Geoff Hodge
Lead Security Risk Assurance Manager, DWP

Geoff is a lead security assurance manager for the Department for Work and Pensions, having worked in the public and private sectors for the past 25 years. He is currently helping to build a new security assurance function which helps to provide confidence that the department is providing a secure and resilient platform.

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Hugh Tatton-Brown
Head of Cyber Strategy & Architecture, MoD

Joining the Royal Navy directly after A-levels, Hugh Tatton-Brown was commissioned as a Weapon Engineering Officer and awarded a place at Cambridge University to study engineering. Specialist training was followed by a sea appointment aboard HMS EDINBURGH as the Deputy Weapon Engineering Officer which led to a shore-based role managing global communications and video teleconferencing for operations around the world.

Exploring new a career, Hugh joined BT working in BT Security to conceptualise, generate and lead a new organisation to protect BT from cyber-attack. As a major partner in the 2012 London Olympics, BT provided a range of services that were subject to attack and effectively defended by Hugh’s team. He led a successful bid to outsource cyber operational and technology development for a nation state before moving on to manage the BT security portfolio which he grew to meet customer demands and counter evolving cyber threats.

Leaving as the CISO for BT Defence, Hugh returned to the MOD as the 1* Head of Cyber Strategy and Architecture. A poacher turned game keeper, he is accountable for the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Defence, prioritising the investment in cyber resilience across three cyber transformation programmes, and creating the new security architecture for all of the Equipment Programmes in Defence. When not working, Hugh’s time is monopolised by his two boys unless he can hide away to watch international cricket.

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Vincent King
Head of DevSecOps, Bank of England

Vince King is a Senior Cyber Analyst in the Cyber Security Division at the Bank of England.

With more than 20 years of experience working on software development projects both large and small, he is a reformed developer, SDLC advocate, and secure coding trainer.

Vince is now Head of DevSecOps for Cloud Transformation.

Vince has practical expertise in strategic leadership across multiple cyber security and development disciplines, including security architecture, vulnerability management, and developer tooling.

He is a CISSP and CITP and is passionate about mentoring others to achieve recognition for their work through engagement with the British Computer Society.

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Andy Wall
Chief Security Officer, Office for National Statistics

Andy is a Cyber, Information Security and Assurance Leader with over 25 years of experience within global and national commercial organisations and UK Government providing business-focused security advice and management. In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics, he is developing new approaches to secure the operations of leading-edge, big data analytics that support the organisational mission of statistics production on a range of key economic, social and demographic topics that are for the benefit of society and the economy generally.

His previous roles have been as Head of Cyber Security at Atkins supporting Government clients within the intelligence and military sectors and critical national infrastructure organisations including nuclear, water and transportation; and with Capgemini as Security Accreditation Manager, leading outsourced security risk services for a major Government department. For ten years before that, he was an independent security consultant undertaking security roles for a wide range of national organisations.

Andy has been around the security block a few times. He has a host of security qualifications in risk, architecture and audit. He is a commentator on cyber security issues and a regular speaker at conferences.

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Chris P
Officer, Former National Cyber Crime Unit, NCA

Chris worked for six years in the National Cyber Crime Unit in the NCA. During this time, he ran investigations into cybercriminal activity affecting the UK population and UK businesses. For one of these investigations, he was awarded a Director General’s Commendation and a Commendation from the Old Bailey for his dedication and attention to detail. After two further years in Intelligence Collection, he moved to his current role at Logically.ai where he works as an OSINT Specialist, focusing on mis and dis-information campaign analysis.

Chris is also the director of Perseus Intelligence Ltd, a company specialising in delivering intelligence collection and analysis training online and in person. He is also a motivational speaker, drawing upon 17 years of military experience. He is a keen motorcycle rider, distance runner and hiker, he recently trekked to Everest Base Camp and plans to summit Everest in 2030.

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Robert di Schiavi
Head of Cyber Security, Civil Service

Robert is extremely passionate about cyber, risk, and security.

After picking up his initial toolset as a child hacker, he continued his exposure to technological security with a career in the military.

He has developed a broad range of specialist skills in multiple domains, including risk management, malware detection, analysis, programming, and reverse engineering.

He is also skilled in developing strategies to incorporate and deploy a variety of frameworks: att&ck, vulnerability management, and secure by design.

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Dr Bettina Mavrommatis
Cyber Security Strategy Lead, NHSX

Since 2019, Betti is the cyber security strategy and policy lead in the NHS Transformation Directorate, formerly NHSX.

In this role, Betti leads the development of a Cyber Security Strategy for Health and Care and has learned a new appreciation for the complexity and challenge that is cyber security in large, interconnected systems, such as the NHS.

Prior to joining the cyber security team, Betti held several roles across the civil service and life sciences sector developing, leading and delivering scientific and policy outcomes, including in immunology, genomics and rare diseases. It is in these roles that Betti developed her passion for cybersecurity, keeping patient data secure while enabling transformative research.

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Joshua Faulkner
Sales Engineer, Cybereason

Joshua has worked in cyber security for over five years, first at Vodafone in their Global Enterprise Security Presales team before then making the transition to a Sales Engineer at Cybereason.  Joshua has experience working with and supporting both Private and Public Sector organisations evolve their approach to cyber security, assessing technologies and corresponding processes. Joshua now focuses on helping the UK Public Sector utilise and benefit from Cybereason’s endpoint security capabilities.

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Baldeep Dogra
Senior Director, Product Marketing, BlackBerry

Baldeep (Bal) has been in BlackBerry for 16 years, predominantly in a Technology Leadership role. Bal recently made the move to Product Marketing where he is responsible for Industry and Solutions Marketing.

Bal steadily built up a team of technical sales experts over the course of seven years, playing a key part in the restructuring of BlackBerry from being a fully channel focussed business to incorporating a direct model and then helping the pivot from a device-centric business to software & services. Bal also played a key part in the integration of Good Technology; taking the EMEA lead role in the process.

Throughout his career at BlackBerry, Bal has championed a relationship based, customer-first approach to his work which ties in well with his passion for technology and helping customers and partners manage risk through the use of technology.

Bal holds a Bachelors degree in Physics with Astronomy from UCL, and an MBA from the Open University. He is a keen photographer and astronomer and likes to play Golf when he gets the opportunity.

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Dan Gadd
Senior Sales Engineer, Beyond Identity

Dan Gadd is a senior sales engineer for the EMEA region at Beyond Identity. He is an experienced security sales professional who has worked for several of the world’s top cybersecurity companies over his 18-year career. In his present position, he is charged with helping organizations change the way users validate their identity, be it for workforce applications, DevOps code signing or customer identity access management.

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Anthony Parry
Partner Account Manager, Arcserve

With over 30 years in the IT Industry, there isn’t much Tony doesn’t know about Data Backup, recovery and ultimately protection from threat. His specialisms include Cloud & On-premise solutions including Data Backup & DR Software and appliances, Business Continuity, High Availability, email archiving and Microsoft Office 365 protection.

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Stephen Allcock
Public Sector Sales Director, Synack

Stephen leads the Synack UK & I Public Sector business and has worked with Public Sector in Enterprise IT for the past 25 years. Stephen is passionate about supporting Public Sector organisations as they work through digital transformation whilst remaining secure to an increased cyber threat. Prior to Synack, Stephen has held a variety of IT sales and sales management roles including most recently, building and leading the UK & I Public Sector business at SailPoint.

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Jake Anthony
Senior Enterprise Sales Engineer, LogRhythm

Jake’s works with the UK Sales organisation to provide technical resource and insight to customers and partners. Jake’s job is to introduce the LogRhythm platform to new and existing customers alike, whilst ensuring that we are focused on delivering solutions that solve business challenges.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science, Jake initially started in IT as an Account Manager before moving into Sales Engineering at a Managed Service Provider. After spending 6 years designing service solutions at the MSSP, Jake took the plunge into the vendor side of Cyber Security.

Jake’s been at LogRhythm since May 2019 working in tandem with various RSM’s to deliver solutions across a variety of industries with a specialisation in the Financial Services sector. He was recently promoted to Senior Sales Engineer in recognition of his work over the past 3 years. Outside of work, since joining LogRhythm he has got married, welcomed his baby daughter Eilish and moved to a family home in the middle of nowhere on the grounds of a Castle.

Everything Jake does in Sales Engineering is based on becoming a trusted advisor to any of the customers or partners he works with. To achieve that he operate to the highest possible levels of integrity, even if it can be a detriment to the individual sale.

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Alan Radford
EMEA Technology Strategist, One Identity

Alan Radford is a technology strategist responsible for EMEA field strategy at One Identity, with 20 years’ experience in Identity Access Management. An experienced business owner and subject matter expert in Identity Governance and Privileged Access Management, he has worked with organizations across the globe facing unique challenges in the IAM space, bringing innovation and thought leadership to successful IAM strategies.

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Sarah Janes
Founder and CEO, Layer8

Sarah is a Security Behaviour Change Specialist who believes that conversation is our catalyst for change.

A concept at the heart of the business she owns and runs, Layer 8 Ltd, who spend their days enabling every person in every organisation to become Champions of Security Culture.

Sarah developed the ‘conversations change culture’ blueprint which is being used at many global businesses to create proactive measurable change.

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Adrian Warman
Head of Security Policy, Awareness, Culture & Education (SPACE) Team, Ministry of Justice Security and Information Group

Adrian is enjoying the third age of his career, having moved into the public sector by joining the Ministry of Justice in 2017.

He has the intriguing and fascinating role of Principal Cyber Security Consultant, specialising in security policy and culture. He tries to avoid giving a “Computer Says No” response to security questions.

Prior to becoming a Civil Servant, he worked in industry, including 17 years with IBM, and before that working in the telecommunications and retail banking sectors. He began his career as a University Lecturer, researching Information Systems and Computer Security.

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