Greg Van Der Gaast – Keynote Speaker

A radical and thought-provoking look at information security that any audience can understand

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Specialist Subjects

  • How Organisations Can Protect Themselves with Unconventional Approaches
  • Strategy, Leadership & Human Potential
  • Turning Security from a Cost to a Competitive Advantage


  • English


Once named one of the World’s Top 5 Most Notorious Hackers after breaking into a nuclear weapons facility and then working covertly for the US DoD and FBI for a number of years, Greg Van Der Gaast is not short of humourous and engaging stories. But what really captivates audiences is his easily understandable yet radical and deeply thought provoking approach to security that is suitable for all audiences from university students to Fortune 200 boardrooms.

Greg Van Der Gaast is the best-Selling Author of “Rethinking Infosec” and “What We Call Security”, a former CISO and Chief Technologist at the world’s largest VAR, CDW. His 25 year career has led him to being the Managing Director of Sequoia Consulting where he helps transform security from a growing cost-centre that fights evermore risk, to a quality-centre that prevents risk from occurring in the first place while boosting the bottom line.

Whether it’s helping businesses achieve more from their security investments, providing vendors with powerful new business narratives around their products, or just entertaining and enlightening audiences with refreshing ideas, Greg is unlikely to disappoint.

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