Speakers

Throughout the course of the day, globally recognised industry experts will be providing a range of solutions to current issues that are crucial to an organisation’s cyber security. Each session will offer an invaluable opportunity to engage with our speakers directly.

MENNY BARZILAY

Menny Barzilay is an internationally known cyber security expert. He is a former Chief Information Security Officer in the intelligence forces of the Israeli Defence Forces (Capt. (Reserves), and worked at the Bank Hapoalim Group (the largest Israeli banking group) for 10 years in various positions including the Head of the Information Technology Audit Department.
Menny is a strategic advisor to international enterprises as well as startup companies. He is a member of the Senior Cyber Forum at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security and the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel-Aviv University. He is a member of the International Cyber Security Conference organiser’s team and co-created the Israeli hacking challenge. Menny also leads an esteemed community of Israeli cyber security experts.
In addition to his ongoing activities, Menny lectures and serves as a host and panelist at conventions, conferences and professional work groups worldwide and his publications are featured in renowned computer magazines.

DR JESSICA BARKER

With a background in sociology and civic design, Jessica specialises in the human side of cyber security. Running her own company, J L Barker Ltd, she is engaged by FTSE100 companies, central government and SMEs across the defence, health, financial and retail sectors to advise them how they can keep their information safe while getting the most out of it.
Jessica’s consultancy work involves leading and delivering information security audits, from which she develops roadmaps which take organisations on a journey of improved cyber security maturity. Jessica also specialises in learning and development packages which raise cyber security awareness and using an approach rooted in behavioural economics, change behaviours to address the challenge of cyber security’s biggest weakness: the human element.

MICHAEL HULETT

    Mike Hulett is the Head of Operations for the National Cyber-Crime Unit (NCCU), part of the National Crime Agency, which is responsible for leading the UK’s Law Enforcement response to cyber-crime.
    The NCCU has around 250 officers based at 4 sites, with a range of investigation, intelligence, technical, digital forensics, data analysis and financial investigation skills.
    As Head of Operations for the NCCU Mike is responsible for leading the highest level and most complex investigations into cyber-crime in the UK, utilising support from across UK & international law enforcement agencies, other UK Government departments and a range of industry partners. NCCU Operations also coordinate and support cyber-crime investigations undertaken by police Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) and local police forces across the UK.
    Prior to the NCA Mike served in its predecessor the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), and in the Investigation Division of HM Revenue & Customs where he joined in 1989.
    The majority of his career has been spent leading serious organised crime investigations across a variety of sectors including drugs, firearms, money laundering, corruption, kidnap, organised immigration crime and now cyber-crime. Mike also holds a Master’s degree in criminology from the University of Cambridge.

    MICHAEL DIEROFF

    Michael can be described as a Cyber Evangelist who holds a true passion for information security.

    With a background in information security reaching from technical to strategic, Mike has worked with some of the world’s leading private and public organisations. From international corporates from the transport industry, military, education and more. Michael has also worked with many SMEs to assist in their development and understanding of how to strengthen their Cyber Security strategy and implementation.

    Michael is a speaker who holds an audience with a dynamic and engaging delivery style that mixes real world experience with non-technical speak. From cyber security strategy, governance and compliance to advanced encryption and ethical hacking, Michael has a broad range of security experience and knowledge he has accumulated from many years working in the information security industry.

    Zephyr RCCU

      Zephyr is a Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) established in September 2010 to identify, disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups impacting on the South West of England. The unit brings additional specialist capability across the region through effective partnership and collaboration to make the area a place hostile to organised crime.
      The Regional Cyber Crime Unit target cyber-crime and cyber-attacks. The unit specialise in identifying those engaged in large-scale computer and network intrusions, including denial of service attacks and website defacement.
      With a background in information security reaching from technical to strategic,

      Adrian Venables

        Adrian served in the Royal Navy as a Communications, Warfare and Intelligence officer for 24 years responsible for the provision and security of a range of services worldwide, including the management of specialist teams deployed to operational theatres. Since leaving the Service, he has extensively studied the cyber threat landscape and how the Internet is used by malevolent parties and for the projection of power and influence by state and non-state actors. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional, he has worked for both government and industry clients advising on computer security with a particular interest in education and training as a method of countering the cyber threat.

        Graham Hunter

          Graham Hunter is Vice President, Europe and Middle East at CompTIA, the Global IT Industry Trade Association. CompTIA represents more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology industry and is the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global IT workforce.
          Hunter is responsible for communicating how critical it is for governments, businesses and educators to provide the most current certifiable IT training programs for their employees and students to meet the demands of the global IT workforce as well as providing senior strategic direction, leadership, management and support to the EME team. Prior to taking on his current role with CompTIA in May 2014, Graham served as the organisation’s Regional Director for Western Europe.
          A member of the Cyber Security Challenge Talent Management Committee, Hunter supports the raising of awareness of cyber learning opportunities and careers within the UK and beyond.
          Before joining CompTIA Graham was senior account manager for QA, a leading education and learning services provider. At QA, he was responsible for business development of major accounts across the financial and professional services sector.
          Hunter holds a BSc in Marine Technology, is a volunteer sailing instructor, keen golfer and married with a young daughter.