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Personal Contribution to IT Security Award
Candidates 2019

Vote! - Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey
EVP, NuData & EMV/Digital Devices

NuData Security

As the CEO of NuData, Christopher is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of technology solutions of NuData and Digital Devices at Mastercard, including EMV. At the age of 19 he founded H2O, a developer of video game products for top tier publishers such as THQ, Nintendo, and Sony. He was a founder of Secure Networks, a web security company acquired by Network Associates. He was also an investor and early participant in Security Focus, which was acquired by Symantec Corp in 2002.

Christopher spent several years focusing on personal pursuits, travel, and family before co-founding NuData Security with Michel Giasson in 2007. NuData was acquired by Mastercard in 2017, where Christopher served as Chief Technology Officer for two years before becoming the CEO of NuData as executive vice president of Digital Devices.


Vote! - Joe Boyle

Joe Boyle
Joe Boyle

SaltDNA

Joe's career has been focused on enterprise communications, security and network optimization. He has experienced considerable success bringing innovative new technologies to market, and helping customers adopt those technologies. Before founding SaltDNA, Joe was the director of product management for Silver Peak Systems and Blue Coat Systems, both in the network optimization space; and before that was employee number 4 at Replify, the first company to virtualize WAN optimization. He worked on secure communications technology at F5 Networks, Aepona (acquired by Intel) and Apion (acquired by Phone.com)


Vote! - Paul Burrows

Paul Burrows
Paul Burrows

KryptoKloud

Paul Burrows is KryptoKloud's CEO and is a cyberand intelligence expert, with a 24+ year track record within military intelligence. Paul launched his first intelligence company in 2006 and was subsequently acquired in 2010. Paul established KryptoKloud in 2016 and within 2 years, he has (with ZERO funding) built from scratch a cyber security company servicing a global portfolio of clients.

Paul oversees all operational activities including the provision of cyber operations and consultancy services utilising a blend of cyber capabilities and a suite of KryptoKloud’s own products including KryptoDNA (Dark Net Analytics capability) & Cyber Business Resilience platform, utilized by both Law Enforcement and Insurance bodies & Global Pharma companies. Paul is married and has 3 children and speaks several languages fluently, inc. Greek and Russian!


Vote! - Lisa Forte

Lisa Forte
Lisa Forte

Red Goat Cyber Security

Lisa is an expert in social engineering and insider threats. In 2018 she won the “Top 100 Women In Tech” Award recognising her contribution to technology.

Lisa began her career in counter-terrorism and one of the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units.

Lisa founded Red Goat Cyber Security in 2017 specialising in social engineering, insider threats and wargaming. Lisa conducted ground-breaking research into insider threats and created the first ever GCHQ certified social engineering course.

Lisa appears on radio shows, contributes to BBC news stories and conducts pro-bono work with charities and the NHS. She works hard to increase diversity in tech.


Vote! - Debbie Garside

Debbie Garside
Dr. Debbie Garside

Group Chief Innovation Scientist /CEO of GeoLang

As a certified Scrum Product Owner, Debbie plays a lead role in innovation with Team GeoLang and the development of the Ascema Data Security platform. With over thrity years experience, Debbie is an expert in cyber security and natural language processing. Awarded the first Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship at the University of Wales, and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Glyndwr University, Debbie has a PhD in Computer Science and has written and contributed to a number of patents. In 2015, GeoLang was awarded the title of UKs Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company at InfoSec. Debbie has been included in the long list of Most Influential Women In Tech 2019 and was included in the top 10 of Welsh Women in Tech 2018. Currently a member of the KTN Defence and Security AB, formerly an AB member to HPC Wales and the Wikimedia Foundation. As Principle UK and International Expert in language encoding, Debbie has written and edited two international (ISO) standards, chaired a number of BSI/ISO committees and is a named contributor to related internet standards by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Debbie believes in passing on her knowledge and the assistance received during her entrepreneurial journey and is currently mentoring and assisting small businesses in Wales.

Debbie Garside twitter: @debbiegarside and @GeoLangLtd
Debbie Garside LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbiegarside/
GeoLang Website: https://geolang.com/


Vote! - Murray Pearce

Murray Pearce
Murray Pearce,
Managing Director

Infinigate UK

I am a passionate Cyber Security entrepreneur with experience in company development from start-up into growth, expansion, acquisition and successful integration. Today, my role is to develop Infinigate UK into £100mil+ company, working within Infinigate Group and alongside our global investor, HIG. I have extensive leadership experience across strategy, innovation, people development and partnerships, and together with the support of our fabulous team, we drive results through all departments including sales, marketing, operations, finance and technical services.


Vote! - David Philps

David Philps
David Philps

Practical Networks

David Philps is the technical director of award-winning IT services and consultancy company Practical Networks based on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. With over 30 years experience in the IT sector, David has witnessed dramatic change within the ever-evolving IT industry and is helping lead the charge in the North of England as part of the northern powerhouse initiative to deliver cyber security awareness, training, products and certification to a vast array of companies large and small.

Outside of IT, David is a loving family man who enjoys traveling, visiting different countries and has an ambition to hopefully visit each of the seven wonders of the world. Also an avid live music fan, David enjoys concerts and attending Glastonbury music festival. David is passionate about keeping fit and healthy and is currently in training for the world-famous great north run in Newcastle on behalf of a local charity.


Vote! - Nigel Stanley

Nigel Stanley
Nigel Stanley

Nigel Stanley, Global CTO, Industrial Security Centre of Excellence, TUV Rheinland

Nigel is a specialist in cybersecurity and business risk with nearly 30 years’ experience in the IT industry. He is a well-recognised thought leader and expert capable of delivering complex cybersecurity projects across small, medium and large-scale enterprises. He has written three books on database and development technologies and is a regular speaker at internationals events and conferences.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelstanley/?originalSubdomain=uk
TUV Rheinland Website: https://www.tuv.com/world/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tuvcom_presse


Vote! - Lisa Ventura

Lisa Ventura
Lisa Venturay

Lisa Ventura: CEO & Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association

Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated to individuals and companies who actively work in cyber security in the UK. She has over 10 years’ experience in the cyber security industry and is passionate about raising awareness of being more cyber aware in business to help prevent cyber-attacks and cyber fraud. She is a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally. Lisa is also a strong advocate for women in cyber security, the cyber skills gap and neurodiversity.

More information about Lisa can be found on www.lisaventura.com. The UK Cyber Security Association website is www.cybersecurityassociation.co.uk.

Lisa’s twitter - @cybergeekgirl and @ukcybersecassoc
Lisa’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisasventura/
Lisa’s Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/lisaventurauk/


Vote! - Ian Whiting

Ian Whiting
Ian Whiting

Titania

A former accredited penetration tester and an innovator in his field, founder and CEO Ian Whiting has designed and brought to market the world's first automated configuration analysis tools. Independently verified as 100% accurate, these trusted Titania products help enterprise security professionals in more than 95 countries maintain the most secure networks around the world.

His work is not complete until all hackers' easy options have been mitigated. Ian's current focus is on the future of autonomous mitigation and working in technology partnership with other visionaries to solve the challenges of self-healing networks.

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