2017 Speakers

Brad Anderson
Brad Anderson

Corp. VP, Enterprise Mobility Microsoft

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Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Mobility team at Microsoft. This organization is focused on supporting a modern workforce that operates in a world of continuously connected devices.  The Enterprise Mobility team is a key pillar of Microsoft’s Mobile-First, Cloud-First focus.

As a part of this organization’s ambitious charter, Brad leads the effort to enable enterprises to be productive on the devices they love, while keeping the company secure.  A major part of the organization’s function is to innovate and create the solutions that deliver a rich and consistent set of experience for users across all the devices they use.

The Enterprise Mobility team incorporates a broad range of assets and products from across Microsoft, including Windows Server, System Center, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, and many more.  His team is a major driver of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Brad’s organization prides itself on being customer focused, data-driven, and constantly improving its agility and velocity. 

Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Anderson has worked as the Corporate Vice President of Program Management for the Windows Server & System Center business, as well as leading the System Center product team. 

Brad writes regularly on the Enterprise Mobility & Security Blog and @Anderson.  You can also read more about him in this feature article.

Prior to Microsoft, Anderson spent 12 years at Novell, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager of the ZENWorks product line.

Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude in Design Engineering Technology, and graduated with honors with an MBA – both from Brigham Young University. Outside of work, Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their five children.

James Lyne
James Lyne

Global Head of Security Research Sophos

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James Lyne
Wendy Nather
Wendy Nather

Principal Security Strategist Duo Security

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Wendy Nather

Wendy Nather is Principal Security Strategist at Duo Security. She was formerly a CISO in the public and private sectors, led the security practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, and helped to launch the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center in the U.S. A co-author of the “Cloud Security Rules,” she was listed as one of SC Magazine's Women in IT Security "Power Players" in 2014.

Jenny Radcliffe
Jenny Radcliffe

The People Hacker 

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Jenny Radcliffe

Jenny Radcliffe  - aka “The People Hacker”  is an expert in Social Engineering, negotiation, persuasion and influence,  non-verbal communication and deception, using her skills to help clients from global corporations and law enforcement, to poker players, politicians and the security industry.

Jenny speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking” and explains how “Social Engineering” using psychological methods can be a huge threat to organisations of all sizes.  She reveals how that same knowledge is a valuable tool for security professionals of all types in the prevention of these attacks, scams and cons of all kinds.

Using a blend of anecdotes, science and humour, Jenny is an exceptional and highly impactful speaker.  A regular keynote at major security events (Infosec, Rant, DISA, Nordic IT Security, ICS2, Trend Micro, Cisco, NTT, Bright talk, Cyber Security Week, London Fraud Forum, SC Congress,ITWeb) and multipleTEDx contributor, Jenny has been a guest expert on security, scams and social engineering for various television and radio shows as well as online media.

Jenny is the host of the internationally successful podcast “The Human Factor” (Itunes) which interviews people from all walks of life about social engineering, security, business and life.

Rik Ferguson
Rik Ferguson

Global VP Security Research Trend Micro

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Rik Ferguson
Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley

Security Analyst 

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Graham Cluley

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.

Since then he has been employed in senior roles by companies such as Sophos and McAfee.

Graham Cluley has given talks about computer security for some of the world's largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.

Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.

Mikko Hypponen
Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer F-Secure

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Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen is a worldwide authority on computer security and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge.

Dr Mary Haigh
Dr Mary Haigh

Product Director BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Dr Mary Haigh
Neil Lines
Neil Lines

Security Consultant Nettitude

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Neil Lines
Dave Palmer
Dave Palmer

Director of Technology  Darktrace

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Dave Palmer
Eleanor McHugh
Eleanor McHugh

Director Innovative Identity Solutions

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Eleanor McHugh

London-based hacker Ellie is the sometime writer of A Go Developer’s Notebook. During the course of her career she’s worked on mission critical systems ranging from avionics to banking security and digital trust arbitration. Ellie is co-founder of Innovative Identity Solutions, a startup focused on driving innovation in digital identity and personal data privacy. As a responsible parent she enjoys polyhedral dice, home brewing and gothic music.

Dave Lewis
Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate Akamai Technologies

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Dave Lewis

Dave has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies . He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

Paul Vlissidis
Paul Vlissidis

Technical Director & Senior Advisor NCC Group

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Paul Vlissidis

Paul is technical director and senior advisor at global cyber security and risk mitigation specialist NCC Group. He is responsible for communicating with and advising boards on the cyber risks facing their organisation and the threats specific to the sector in which they operate.
 
Paul has led the cyber team on Channel 4’s Hunted for the last two years, working with ex-military personnel and former police detectives in order to track down voluntary fugitives who were on the run. The programme’s cyber team was made up of NCC Group consultants including Doug Ipperciel, Chris Mayhew and Richard Warren.

Rohit Ghai
Rohit Ghai

President  RSA, a Dell Technologies Business

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Rohit Ghai

Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.  Ghai was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including setting strategic vision, sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success. 

Previously, Ghai was chief operating officer of ECD, and responsible for the division's strategy, development and marketing of all products and solutions. He joined EMC in December 2009 to run product development.

He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security.  Ghai joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software – a startup in the backup and data protection space. 

Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.  

Bennett Arron
Bennett Arron

Comedian & Identity Theft Speaker 

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Bennett Arron

Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, stand up comedian, author and TV presenter. He is also a world renowned Speaker on the subject of Identity Theft

Bennett has performed all around the UK as well as in Italy, Australia, Germany, Poland, Amsterdam, South Africa and Hong Kong.

He has written and starred in two radios series: Bennett Arron is Jewelsh - which was nominated for a Celtic Media Award and the recently aired Bennett Arron Worries About…. He also presented the documentary The Kosher Comedian for the BBC. 

His other television and radio credits include; Loose EndsNot Tonight With John Sergeant, Glee Time (inwhich he hosted a series of six stand-up comedy shows), Never Write Off The Germans (a panel show for Radio 2) three series of What’s The Story (a panel show for Radio Wales) and he was a Presenter on Big Brother's Little Brother for Channel 4.
Bennett  has written for many comedy programmes, including Hit The Road Jack, Off Their Rockers, Commercial Breakdown and the BAFTA winning V Graham Norton. He also wrote over twenty episodes of Genie in The House, the highest-rated children's sitcom on Nickelodeon and he was one of the main writers on the BAFTA winning Slammer for the BBC.
Bennett directed and presented the programme How To Steal an Identity in which he stole the identity of the Home Secretary. The programme was Pick of the Day in The Guardian and The Telegraph, described as “Fascinating and Disturbing” by the TV Times, and went on to be short-listed for a BAFTA.

Bennett is a past winner of both the TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year Award and the BBC New Writer's Award, and is a past finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards. However his proudest moment was coming third in an International Disco Dancing Championship in Tenerife.

Stewart Room
Stewart Room

Global Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection Legal Services PwC

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Stewart Room

Stewart Room is a partner at PwC LLP. He is the global leader of the cyber security and data protection legal services practice, the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection practice, and the UK data protection practice leader. He has more than 25 years of experience as a barrister and solicitor, focusing for the majority of this time on data, technology and communications.
Room specialises in the field of data protection. information management and cyber security, including programme design and delivery, the commercial exploitation of data, the security of data, regulatory investigations and litigation arising from the misuse of data. He is rated as a leading individual in data protection by legal directory Chambers UK, who says he "is the kind of lawyer who inspires confidence" and "he is an excellent, first-rate, tactical lawyer."
 
He is one of the founding directors of Cyber Security Challenge UK (which forms part of the UK National Strategy for Cyber Security), the President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers and the editor of the Cyber Security Practitioner journal. Room has written a number of textbooks on information law and is regularly quoted in the press. He is a past winner of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year award.

Joanne Bone
Joanne Bone

Partner Irwin Mitchell LLP

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Joanne Bone

Joanne advises businesses across all sectors on intellectual property (IP) and IT issues both nationally and internationally.  She has been advising businesses and other lawyers on data protection for almost 20 years, including specialist advice to a number of international brands on the new General Data Protection Regulations since 2015.

Dinesh Majrekar
Dinesh Majrekar

CTO ServerChoice

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Dinesh Majrekar
Jonathan Draper
Jonathan Draper

Product and Strategy Lead, Futures Team BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Jonathan Draper

Previously, Jonathan was Head of Cyber Defence Strategy at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is responsible for the 3-5 year strategic transformation of the company's commercial cyber security offerings. From a background in intelligence and national security, Jon has spent the past 8 years focussed on digital security in the commercial domain. Having recently managed the Cyber Security Portfolio at BAE Systems, and the financial synergy case for the acquisition of SilverSky in 2014, Jon brings with him both in depth technical knowledge and a wider understanding of the threat landscape and market forces.

Leigh-Anne Galloway
Leigh-Anne Galloway

Cyber Security Resilience Lead Positive Technologies

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Leigh-Anne Galloway
Scott Walker
Scott Walker

Solutions Engineer Bomgar

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Scott Walker
Mark Ryan
Mark Ryan

Director, Emerging Technology Solutions Zscaler

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Mark Ryan
Bob Adams
Bob Adams

Product Marketing Manager Mimecast

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Bob Adams
Julian Martin
Julian Martin

VP Product Marketing and Channel Programs Mimecast

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Julian Martin
Martin Wellsted
Martin Wellsted

Regional Manager Northern Territory EfficientIP

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Martin Wellsted
Matt Lock
Matt Lock

Director of System Engineers (UK) Varonis Systems

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Matt Lock
James Burchell
James Burchell

Senior Sales Engineer Sophos

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James Burchell
Tony Carmichael
Tony Carmichael

Product Marketing Cisco Meraki

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Tony Carmichael
Andrew Tsonchev
Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Cyber Analysis Darktrace

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Andrew Tsonchev
Oliver Eckel
Oliver Eckel

CTO Cognosec

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Oliver Eckel
Günter Sandmann
Günter Sandmann

VP EMEA BlueCat Networks

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Günter Sandmann
Reggie Best
Reggie Best

Chief Product Officer Lumeta Corporation

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Reggie Best
Helge Husemann
Helge Husemann

Product Marketing Manager Malwarebytes

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Helge Husemann
Robin Bell
Robin Bell

Director of Operations Egress Software Technologies

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Robin Bell
Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh
Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh

EMEA Director of Sales Engineering and Solutions Architecture Alert Logic

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Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh
Carl Leonard
Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst Forcepoint Security Labs

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Carl Leonard
Graham Bacon
Graham Bacon

Head of Development Appcheck

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Graham Bacon
Nick Blundell
Nick Blundell

Head of R&D Appcheck

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Nick Blundell
Mike Newman
Mike Newman

CEO My1Login

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Mike Newman
Paul Hirst
Paul Hirst

Senior Technical Account Manager Code42

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Paul Hirst
Eran Ashkenazi
Eran Ashkenazi

VP of Services & Field Operations SentinelOne

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Eran Ashkenazi
Benjamin Desjardins
Benjamin Desjardins

VP Product Marketing RSA Security

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Benjamin Desjardins

Ben Desjardins leads a team of global product marketing experts that guide the market-driven strategies that ensure competitive positioning and alignment with use-case specific solutions for the RSA Security product portfolio.

Ben has over 15 years of experience across a wide array of security technologies and disciplines, including DDoS, DNS, SSL, Threat and vulnerability Management, application security, and various compliance initiative and brings nearly two decades of marketing management experience to his work at RSA Security. Additionally, Ben has led global go-to-market efforts across many industries including retail, Ecommerce, financial services, public sector and healthcare/life sciences.

Jamie Graves
Jamie Graves

CEO & Founder ZoneFox

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Jamie Graves
James Holland
James Holland

Palo Alto Networks System Engineer Palo Alto Networks

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James Holland
Scott Register
Scott Register

VP, Product Management Ixia (Keysight Technologies)

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Scott Register
Steve Mulhearn
Steve Mulhearn

Director Business Development  Fortinet

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Steve Mulhearn
Ian Evans
Ian Evans

Managing Director OneTrust

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Ian Evans
FC
FC

Co-Founder, Head of Ethical Hacking Redacted Firm

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FC

FC is a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer. He has been working in the infosec field for over 20 years and excels at circumventing access controls. He has held positions in his career such as Senior Penetration Tester as well as Head of Social Engineering and Physical Assessments for renowned penetration companies. As Head of Cyber Research for Raytheon Missile Systems, and having worked closely alongside intelligence agencies, he has cemented both his skillset and knowledge as well as helped steer governments take correct courses of action against national threats.

As an ethical hacker and social engineer, FC ‘breaks into’ hundreds of banks, offices and government facilities in the UK and Europe. His work demonstrating weaknesses in physical, personnel and digital controls assists organisations to improve their security. He is motivated by a drive to make individuals, organisations and countries more secure and better-able to defend themselves from malicious attack.

Now Co-Founder and Head of Ethical Hacking at Redacted Firm, he continues to perform valuable research into vulnerabilities. His client list involves major high-street banks in the UK and Europe, FTSE100 companies and multiple government agencies and security forces. FC frequently gives talks at corporate events, security conferences, universities and schools and focuses on teaching people of all ages the art of security in an engaging and impactful way. He co-founded the Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace as well as Defcon 441452. He has co-hosted many podcasts, been featured in the press and regularly writes articles for journals and blogs.

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