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OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS

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NADAV SHATZ

Orange Cyber Defense 

Nadav is a Cyber Security executive with over 20 years’ experience in cyber security and technology across a broad spectrum of industries, with proven track record as a strategic consultant, chief information security officer, advisory board member and business leader. As a recognised trusted advisor, Nadav has led and advised many businesses on their cyber security strategy, transformation, program management, roadmap and vision.

 

In his role as Customer Solutions and Advisory Director at Orange Cyberdefense UK, Nadav heads the customer solutions and technology functions, as well as service and product development and strategic consulting, and is responsible for the company’s strategy and approach for its unique market position as a trusted security partner within the UK customer community. 

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LEE WHATFORD 

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Lee is an accomplished leader in the cyber security industry, an avid entrepreneur and business-minded security and risk executive. With over 25 years’ experience across most facets of the industry, mainly operating at senior management and executive levels, Lee has a well-rounded view of the industry.

 

Lee has spent many years advising CISOs on strategy, engaging with boards to help drive improvements in security posture, whilst also creating and implementing effective information security programs. His experience has been shaped in large consultancies, managed service providers and startups.

 

Lee is currently Chief Information Security Officer for Domino’s Pizza Group Plc and he also sits on the Board of Advisors at the EC Council. Lee holds CISM and CRISC certifications, is an active member of ISACA and has previously held multiple certifications from PMI and Microsoft.

GLEN HYMERS

Dip CSMP®, Cert HE, CIS LI, M_o_R, GDPR-P, MInstLM
 

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Glen has spent his working life involved in Policing and Security, he fell into Policing of a fashion joining the RAF Police in 1998 when he discovered University was expensive and wasn’t suited to him.

During his time in the RAFP Glen was employed all aspects of policing finally settling into the role of Counter Intelligence, responsible for carrying out Counter Espionage and Counter Terrorism duties for the RAF at home and abroad in some notable locations some you’d want to go on holiday to but most you wouldn’t. Glen parted ways with the RAF as a regular in 2012 as part of the Strategic Defence Review of that year and began his journey into the private sector with stops at Fujitsu Defence and National Security as their Head of Operational Security & Risk Management, before moving to Sopra Steria as Head of Operational Security for Government accounts.

 

In 2016 he moved to the Prince’s Trust taking up the role of Chief Security and Risk Officer as well as being appointed as the DPO in 2017.  After a successful tenure at The Prince’s Trust during which he introduced both GDPR and Cyber Essentials Plus at the organisation he moved to Save The Children International where he was employed as the Global Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Data Protection.

 

In his spare time Glen is still an active member of the RAF Reserve having completed two operational tours abroad, one in 2014 to Afghanistan as part of Op HERRICK and again in 2018 to Cyprus as part of Op SHADER. Most recently he has been deployed to Op RESCRIPT the UK Government response to COVID-19, during which he was a Mobile Testing Unit Commander running testing sites in the East of England. When he is not doing this, he is an advocate for all things Cyber Security and especially getting the basics right, as from the basics comes good security!

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MARK SCOTT

Cantium Business Solutions  

Mark is a Transformational leader, specialising in service excellence with over 20 years operational and consulting experience.  Working in the Local Government sector for over 12 years he has developed an excellent understanding of local government challenges, culture, and opportunities.  Collaborating with local government leaders to deliver insightful solutions that have helped meet austerity challenges through the innovation and optimisation of existing services and the development of commercial partnerships.

 

Within the private sector, Mark has held senior roles at Capita, PwC, Capgemini, EDF and Thales, growing their businesses and optimising services.  This unique experience has enabled Mark to bring commercial success to local government and he has an excellent ability to join the dots to develop innovative opportunities that enhance both public and private sector delivery.  

MARK TAYLOR

Marriott International  

Mark Taylor is an Information Technology professional with a 32-year career spanning many Information Technology fields, including Mainframe Operations, Project Management, Service Delivery and Cyber Security.  As Vice President, Information Security Partnerships, Mark created and heads up a global team of business information security officers. Their role is to advise, provide governance oversight, educate and lead the cyber security program for their partner organizations within Marriott Hotels, helping them securely achieve their business goals.

 

With a team supporting over 7400 hotels, spanning the globe, Mark has learned that one size does not fit all. The approach to implement security solutions and education programs has to be tailored for the culture as much as the technological challenges some countries bring.

NICK TUPPEN

Bank of America

Nick joined Bank of America in 2011 and has worked in cyber threat intelligence, external engagement, business and client engagement and governance, risk and compliance. He is currently international lead for the bank’s Cyber Crime Protection team.  

 

Nick is the industry secretary for the UK finance sector cyber resilience steering committee and has represented the sector at the G7 Cyber Experts Group.  More recently he has been accepted onto the National Economic Crime Centre’s Public Private Operational Board. Prior to joining the bank, Nick served 18 years in the British Army. 

 

Nick has a Master’s degree in Military Science, Technology and Management from Cranfield University, a Bachelor’s degree in French & German from King’s College London and is a graduate of the UK Advanced Command & Staff Course and the Royal Military Academy.       

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ANDY WOOLHEAD

Business Development Director

SANS

Andy works closely with the Ministry of Defence, Law Enforcement, broader Government and the Defence Industry.  Having spent the majority of his career at sea with 24 years in the Royal Navy, Andy’s final few jobs in the military took him into the Cyber arena where he was responsible for developing the uniformed Cyber Profession in terms of training, culture, infrastructure and supporting operational capability.  As Head of Information Warfare, he was responsible for the development of Naval Cyber doctrine. Andy left the military in 2017 to join SANS.    

Andy sits on a number of advisory panels supporting national and focussed interest groups around the Cyber Profession.  He has an MBA in Cyber Security, GIAC qualifications in Security Leadership, Security Fundamentals and is a Security Awareness Professional.

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PETER O'DOHERTY

Assistant Chief Constable for

Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime

Thames Valley Police 

Peter O’Doherty joined Thames Valley Police in July 2019 as Assistant Chief Constable looking after Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime. The regional command covers the police force areas of Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Peter O’Doherty started his career with the City of London Police, where he became a detective. He has worked in a number of roles, specialising in cyber and economic crime, including working for the economic crime directorate, which acts as the national lead for fraud for UK policing. There he spent time working to build economic crime capabilities across local, regional and national policing.

He became the director of Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau - the UK central reporting and analytical hub for fraud and cybercrime. Peter went on to specialise in cybercrime, intellectual property and cyber security.

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