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Nic Whittaker - the people, trust and transformation

Nic is currently Head of Platform Engineering and Devops at Virgin Atlantic Airways. Nic started out as a chemistry teacher in the mid-nineties. Experimenting with designing molecular modelling webpages for his students led him to switch into a career in Technology in 2000. He has worked across the development life cycle as a coder, a project and portfolio manager, a technical trainer, a solution and enterprise architect and in various delivery and operations leadership roles. He has...


Thomas Fischer - Organisations vs Hackers, Threats & Phishing

Thomas has more than 25 years of experience, he has a unique view on enterprise security with experience across multiple domains from policy and risk management, secure development and enterprise incident response and forensics. Thomas has held roles varying from a security architect for a large fortune 500 company to consultant for both industry vendors and consulting organizations. He is an active participant in the InfoSec Community including being a director of Security BSides London....


Tim Carmichael - Data, Smart Decisions & GDPR

Tim is an award-winning C-Suite senior leader and champion of harnessing data to improve business outcomes. He is a strong believer in the power of the data narrative and the art of story-telling to enhance Board-level insight and in the need to bring data into the heart of the business. He was the British Army’s first Chief Data Officer and Chief Analytics Officer, before founding Ensifera Limited, a consultancy specialising in data, leadership and transformation. He was recently...


Ben Johnson - Hiring, developing products & democratizing Cyber Security

Ben is CTO and cofounder of Obsidian Security. He previously cofounded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company's chief security strategist. He has also has been a lecturer at University of Chicago’s Masters Program in Computer Science and a cybersecurity specialist at the National Security Agency (NSA) as well as serving on the board of a variety of security companies. Key Minutes 1:30 The first time Ben heard of Cyber Security 4:00 What does cyber security mean to you? 6:40...


Conor Sherman - Vulnerabilities, threat intelligence and hunting

Conor is currently VP of Security at Clear after recently leaving Apollo Global Management as Director of Cyber Security. Conor has successfully built, redesigned, and reinvigorated cyber security programs for fast paced, high performing companies. By leveraging security orchestration and automation (SOAR), and machine learning techniques, Conor delivers highly effective Security Operation Centers (SOCs), Threat Intelligence and hunting capabilities. The programs are aligned with business...


Mike Spain - Neurodiversity in Cyber, culture and barriers in the workplace

Mike Spain is an innovation and growth expert and neurodiversity advocate in the cyber sector with excellent links across UK Government, industry and academia. He is a driven, adaptable and innovative leader with influence at senior government and C-level industry. His leadership of diverse multi-organisational teams in complex and challenging environments consistently delivers measurable benefit. Mike has over 10 years consulting experience across a variety of sectors including cyber,...


Daniel Ng - Risk appetite, profile and detecting it within milliseconds

Welcome to the latest episode of the Zero Hour Podcast and I’m your host Karl Sharman. Today we are joined by Daniel Ng at InfoSec Europe 2018. Daniel is the CEO of Cyber Owl - a system that provides early warnings from cyber attacks. Dan spent ten years at KPMG before Cyber Owl and is also the Chair of the Working Group at the IoT Security Foundation, a non profit working towards establishing principles and improving capability globally for security. Three takeaways: - You never stop...


Richard Merrygold - Data Protection, Profit & GDPR

Richard Merrygold is the Director of Group Data Protection at HomeServe. He is responsible for the protection of data across the European and UK business. He has recently developed and implemented a group wide privacy framework in preparation for GDPR covering all aspects of compliance for over 4 million customers. Three takeaways: - There is no difference between Information Security, Data Protection, Data Privacy and Data Security - they are a combination. - GDPR is a fantastic...


Karla Reffold - Talent, Networks & Money in Corporate Governance

Karla Reffold is an experienced and passionate recruitment business owner, having set up BeecherMadden over 6 years ago. In October, she successfully sold her company to the global recruitment company, Nicoll Curtin - although she is still the CEO. Despite the tests of being a single parent to two young children, her corporate governance and cyber security recruitment company operates in UK, Europe and US. As well as this she has recently been recognised as a contributor for Forbes and a...


Zane Lackey - Risk, Transformation & his parents

Zane Lackey is the co-founder and Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences and serves on the advisory boards of the Internet Bug Bounty Program and the US State Department backed Open Technology Fund. Prior to Signal Sciences, Zane was the Director of Security Engineering at Etsy and a Senior Security Consultant at ISec Partners. He has been featured by BBC, Forbes and Wired. As well as a frequent speaker at BlackHat, RSA and Microsoft BlueHat. Three takeways: - Cyber Security is a...


Helen Rabe - Communication, Execution & Lifestyle within Security

Helen Rabe is an internationally experienced security professional who specialises in complex deliveries with a strong emphasis on security service management. Helen is currently the CISO at CBRE, previously holding the Director of Information Security role at Costa Coffee. Three takeaways: - Security needs to be a lifestyle choice - Make the security department accessible - Use a relatable and understandable language for all Find Helen Rabe on LinkedIn:...


Rob Knake - Cyber Policy, War & Conflict

Rob Knake is a Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He focuses on governance, public and private partnerships as well as cyber conflict. He served from 2011 to 2015 as the Director for Cyber Security Policy at the Whitehouse. Rob was responsible for the development of the presidential policy on Cyber Security. He also built and managed federal processes for cyber incident response and the policies for international cyber conflict. Three takeaways: - Automate...