Effective cyber security reduces the risk of a cyber attack and protects entities, organisations and individuals from the deliberate exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. With cyber crime increasing and constantly evolving, cyber attacks can come in a variety of different forms such as malware, ransomware, viruses, spyware and so on. The 10 cyber security keynote speakers below are London Speaker Bureau’s favourite experts on all things cyber security to aid your organisation in managing the increasingly prevalent issue of cyber security.
Jamie Woodruff – Keynote Speaker
In his early 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. Named Europe’s Number 1 ‘Ethical Hacker’, Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems.
Since then, Jamie has uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
Woodruff talks about the importance of system and network security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google.
Read more on Jamie Woodruff here.
Jessica Barker – Keynote Speaker
A world leading expert on the human side of cyber security, Dr Jessica Barker is the co-founder of a cyber security consultancy, Redacted Firm, engaged by organisations of all sizes, from multi-national firms to SMEs.
Her work surrounds the psychology and sociology of cyber security, particularly regarding cyber security threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cyber security messages, the psychology of fear and cyber security, and the language of cyber security.
Read more on Jessica Barker here.
Toomas Ilves – Keynote Speaker
As the recent President of ‘E-stonia’, Toomas Ilves is notable for making Estonia one of the most digitally advanced nations through progressive policies that invested heavily in the future. Estonia is an enviable model of digital governance, offering government e-services in voting, banking, healthcare, transportation, and education.
However, with these digital advances came an imperative need to ensure the security of Estonia’s citizens’ data. Since November 2016, Ilves has co-chaired The Global Futures Council on Blockchain Technology, a working group set up by the World Economic Forum focusing on how blockchain technology can be used to improve the security of the internet.
Read more on Toomas Ilves here.
Ben Hammersley – Keynote Speaker
A global digital leader specialising in the effects of AI and other exponentially developing technologies on the economy, society, and geopolitics, Ben Hammersley explains the threats and opportunities created by these new developments.
Ben is an expert in equipping businesses with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to the new reality facing us as a consequence of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine-based decision making.
Read more on Ben Hammersley here.
Andrew Keen – Keynote Speaker
A renowned commentator on the digital revolution, Andrew Keen is notable for his book The Internet is Not the Answer which argues that on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. Keen explores the impact of social media and the internet on our culture, business and our everyday lives.
Keen has also co-founded a number of other Silicon Valley start-up ventures including afterTV and now.tv. and is currently executive director of the Silicon Valley innovation salonFutureCast.
Read more on Andrew Keen here.
Robert Hannigan – Keynote Speaker
Hannigan has a long history of involvement in cyber security and technology, having drawn up the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy. Hannigan is the recent Director of GCHQ, the UK government’s largest intelligence and cyber agency.
Hannigan is known for recognising the initially difficult relationship between US technology companies and intelligence agencies. Writing for the Financial Times he stated the need for a new kind of relationship, emphasising the critical importance of fusing the data available, open-source in the private sector with the skill of intelligence agencies.
Andrew McAfee – Keynote Speaker
Andrew McAfee’s work studies how technological progress changes business, the economy and society.
He is co-founder of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. The book explores the business and social implications of the digital age.
Read more on Andrew McAfee here.
Kevin Mitnick – Keynote Speaker
Once the world’s most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is now a trusted cyber security consultant to public and private organisations worldwide.
He was once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge! Mitnick and his Global Ghost Team now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.
Read more on Kevin Mitnick here.
Joanna Shields – Keynote Speaker
Baroness Joanna Shields spent over 25 years building some of the world’s largest technology companies. She joined Google as MD of syndication network (AdSense) and partnerships in EMEA, growing revenue to over US$ 1 billion and leading technology and content acquisition teams for Google Video (YouTube), Books, Maps and Commerce.
She then began running social network Bebo, growing the network to 50 million users in 2 years.
Shields then became Digital Advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, where she led a taskforce established by President Obama and David Cameron to combat online child abuse and exploitation, founding the WePROTECT initiative, now supported by 63 countries, law enforcement agencies, NGOs, civil society and tech industry leaders.
Magda Lilia Chelly – Keynote Speaker
As founder of the ‘Women in Cyber’ initiative, Dr Magda Lilia Chelly aims to encourage diversity in the cyber security space and female leadership. She addresses various subjects surrounding the human impact on cyber security.
She is the Managing Director of Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd. – an official CISCO partner. For the past few years, Magda has initiated various actions around cyber security awareness, including the launch of a Professional Diploma in Cyber Security, Cloud and Internet of Things in Singapore, in collaboration with Trent Global College.
Read more on Magda Lilia Chelly here.
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