Hugh Tatton-Brown

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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