Founder, Hither Strategy
Jessica is a strategist specialising in cybersecurity and trust, governance, and the role of tech in civil society.
She works with start-ups and scale-ups and advises UK Government on technology and policy issues relating to online harm and security.
She is also Vice-Chair of the UK Cyber Security Council.
Divisional Information Security Officer, UK Health Security Agency
Shelton was named Number 2 by CSO Online magazine in the UK’s Top 30 Chief Security Officers at CSO30 2021, Prior to leaving law enforcement he was awarded Cyber Law Enforcement Individual of the Year 2020 at the National Cyber Awards and Digital Person of the Year 2020 by Computing magazine.
With over 19 years of experience in law enforcement, extensive experience in incident response, physical and digital security, critical incident management, intelligence assessments, threats to life, incident investigation.
He is a subject matter expert in many information security disciplines including process improvement. He has also sat on working groups for the NCSC and NCA reviewing cyber security strategies.
The National Matrix Challenge 2020 created by Shelton and his team delivered the highest impact for a police-led engagement project of this type to date with over 65,000 11 to 17yr old’s taking part.
Shelton is also a director and founder of Newsham Business Solutions Ltd, delivering information security consultancy and training.
Shelton is currently supporting the central government on the Test and Trace Program.
Lead Security Engineer, National Records of Scotland
Deep is a Lead Security Engineer at NRS (National Records of Scotland), primarily focusing on managing, maturing, developing SOC capabilities and security solutions.
Prior to joining NRS, He led SOC operations for an MSSP working with both public and private sector clients globally.
Deep has written and presented research papers in conferences such as ICICT and is a regular speaker in academic institutions.
Stuart Frost BEM
Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, UK Government, DWP
Stuart Frost, BEM, heads up the DWP Enterprise Security and Risk Management organisation.
A vastly experienced, highly certified Security and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) professional with extensive sector knowledge and significant
experience of successfully delivering risk-based security programmes across large scale, multi-disciplined and geographically dispersed organisations.
Stuart has won numerous industry awards for his work in the GRC space and is renowned for his thought leadership and ability to align security programmes to enable successful, secure delivery of business objectives.
CEO, Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Jude McCorry is the CEO of SBRC and Chair of Cyber Scotland, Jude has over 20 years’ experience in the Technology sector and started her career with Dell computers in Ireland, she joined SBRC in April 2020 from The Data Lab where she was Director of Business Development working with industry and academia to maximise the value of data for Scotland.
She is one of the founders of the UNICEF Data Hub for Children, she also sits on the board of the Edinburgh Data Driven Innovation Hub at Edinburgh University.
Jude is very passionate about data for good and also inspiring the next generation into Cyber and technology – particularly looking at female participation.
Head of Cyber Policy, Outreach & Business Operations Team. Home Office
Purvi Kay is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer with 14 years of experience in various Government Departments and the UK Intelligence Community. The last 10 years Purvi has been working as a Senior Leader in Cyber Security with her current role being in the Home Office as Head of Cyber Policy. Purvi has extensive experience in dealing with complex and high priority National Security issues and leading security teams to deliver positive security outcomes.
Purvi has a keen interest in embedding a security culture within organisations and is passionate about developing the right talent pipeline of security professionals, ensuring they are empowered and equipped with the necessary career and learning and development frameworks to progress their security careers successfully.
Purvi is an active mentor for security professionals and an influential advocate of diversity and including across the Civil Service.
Head of Security Policy, Awareness, Culture and Education (SPACE) , Ministry of Justice
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.
Security Lead, Smart Metering Implementation Programme; Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Daryl is a vastly experienced cyber, technology and business leader with over 22 years of experience working across sectors in key technical, managerial and executive positions in both private and publicly listed organisations.
Balancing the competing challenges of business, people, process, technology, security and safety, Daryl provides consultancy services and support to the UK Government and energy sector on smart energy-critical national infrastructure programmes, ensuring robust security controls are appropriately and proportionally implemented.
Daryl is also the CISO and co-founder of a Managed Security Services Consultancy (MSSP) which helps organisations improve their resilience against cyber-attacks.
He is a published author, keynote speaker and a Fellow at the Chartered Institute for Information Security (CIISec).
Chief Security Strategist, BeyondTrust
Brian has more than 30 years of IT and cybersecurity experience in a career that has spanned system integrators, PC and Software vendors, and high-tech multi-nationals. He has held senior roles in both the vendor and the enterprise space in companies such as Amstrad plc, BBC Television, GlaxoSmithKline, and BeyondTrust. At BeyondTrust, Brian has led Sales Engineering across EMEA and APAC, Product Management globally for Privileged Password Management, and now focuses on security strategy both internally and externally. Brian can also be found speaking at conferences, authoring articles and blog posts, as well as providing expert commentary for the world press.
Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust
Brendan is the lead Solutions Engineer for the UKI Public Sector team at BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management. Having worked in the IT industry for 20 years, Brendan has gained a wealth of experience in infrastructure and applications that integrate PAM solutions effectively into Public Sector environments. Brendan combines extensive real-world experience with an in-depth understanding of Public Sector challenges, Customer Support demands, and Service Desk and technical priorities. He delivers captivating sessions that focus on delivering valuable, actionable take-aways to help attendees improve the performance, and security of their Public Sector environments.
Director, Product Marketing (+Solutions & Vertical 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.
Software Sales Engineering, Quest
Alistair has been working in the IT industry over 30 years. For the past 10 years Alistair has worked in various Pre-Sales roles within Quest (formally Dell Software). He is currently a Principal Solutions Architect specialising in Microsoft Identity Cyber Resilience within the Platform Management business unit with a particular focus on AD and Azure AD management, auditing and recovery solutions. He has also travelled widely, supporting Quests partners in the Middle East and South Africa. Prior to joining Quest, he was a Senior Instructor for the UK’s leading Microsoft Education provider. The move from the classroom to Pre-Sales allowed Alistair to draw on his 15 years’ experience acquired teaching to recognise that the vendors solutions, whilst they may do the job, are not written with business in mind and can always be complimented by 3rd party software. During his time working in IT he has collected many certifications ranging from Master CNE to Microsoft Certified Training along with multiple MCSE’s.
Global Identity and Access Management Strategist, One Identity
Alan is a technology strategist responsible for the PAM field strategy in EMEA for One Identity, with 15 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.
Cyber Security Specialist, Thales
As an industry expert, Romi has been helping customers with understanding their business objectives and architecting the cyber security solutions that address those requirements. With 8 years tenure in Thales, she has some extensive knowledge of software development before moving to a consultative role. By working with our top UKI clients and partners as well as our Product Management team, she enables market driven innovation and expanding of the market reach of our Next-Generation key management portfolio
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 the 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.
Head of Assurance, Information Commissioner's Office
Anulka is the Head of Assurance for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). She has 18 years of regulatory and audit experience.
Anulka has responsibility for the Information Commissioner’s audit programme, leading a department of regulatory auditors who conduct both compulsory and consensual audits across the private, public and third sectors to assess compliance with a range of legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOI), Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS) and Investigatory Powers Act (IPA).
Dean di Pasquale
Head of Information Assurance, 6point6
With over 14 years of experience, Dean is the Head of Information Assurance at 6point6. He specialises in helping companies balance their compliance obligations and manage information security risks. Dean is also part of the AWS Authority to Operate (ATO), offering unique guidance to companies in both the public and private sectors on how to adopt cloud-based services in particular industries.
Lead Identity Strategist, SailPoint
Paul is SailPoint’s Lead Identity Strategist in the UK and has more than 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity and identity management. Paul brings this experience as he advises customers on how to meet security and governance goals with IAM programmes. Paul is committed to ensuring that robust identity processes, aligned with the right technologies provide real-world value to customers. He believes that making complex concepts simple to understand for non-specialists is key to allowing these benefits to be realised by all types of organisations.
Senior Security Engineer, Cybereason
Adrian Culley is Cybereason Senior Sales Engineer in the UK and Ireland, with over 30 years Cyber Security experience. A graduate of the Royal Holloway Information Security Group, Adrian was previously a Detective with Scotland Yard. He was most recently with Palo Alto Networks for 5 years as a Consulting Engineer and Head of Industry 4.0. Previously he has also worked for Guidance Software, AccessData and Damballa. Adrian has a strong background in Digital Forensics. He has been interviewed by CNN, BBC Television, BBC Radio 4 Today program, the Financial Times, Telegraph and Economist amongst others.
Regional Account Manager for Public Sector, Trend Micro
Tendayi has been helping organisations navigate the commercial and technical challenges of IT -across the UK public sector for over 13 years, with a focus on security for the past 7 years. With a deep knowledge of the security landscape and listening carefully to customers and this sector’s complex requirements, he provides solutions that give true value, improve security and cloud posture, and enhance reputation, enabling customers to work smarter and share digital information safely. I am interested in building long-term, mutually productive relationships with my customers.
Cyber Security Architect, Trend Micro
Simon is a Cyber Security Architect, industry veteran, and long term Trender, providing awareness and guidance regarding Trend Micro’s entire security platform to customers, partners, and anyone else struggling to understand and survive the current IT and threat landscape. Simon is an experienced presenter and public speaker, and a dedicated volunteer in Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. Simon is a law graduate, computer science post graduate, and holder of CCNA, CISA and CISSP professional qualifications. Simon’s “free” time is spent juggling family, a still-growing record collection, cooking, and ongoing efforts to draw that elusive big picture.