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Top Influencers: 16 UK CISO’s To Follow in 2022

Global CISO play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Global CISO role. We have selected these Global CISO’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Global CISO’s. The list is in no particular order!

Paul Scott

Global CISO @ Omnicom Group

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Bobby Ford

Vice President/Global CISO @ Unilever

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Unilever produces and supplies fast-moving consumer goods in food, home, and personal care product categories worldwide. Read more aboutUnilever on Crunchbase…

Adam McGreggor

Chief Platform Officer & CISO @ Railsbank

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Adam McGreggor is the chief platform officer and CISO at Railsbank. Learn more about Adam McGreggor on Crunchbase…

Railsbank is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global banking. Read more aboutRailsbank on Crunchbase…

Killian Faughnan

Group CISO @ William Hill

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Killian joined William Hill in January 2019 as the Group CISO responsible for security governance and technology for all William Hill brands in Europe and the US. Prior to joining William Hill he was CISO at GTT and Interoute, both in the telecoms industry, and The Rank Group, a UK gaming/gambling operator. He has established himself as a leader in the area of security while understanding and supporting commercial business concerns in the companies he has worked in. Along with professional certifications he also has an MSc in Security & Forensics and an MBA. Learn more about Killian Faughnan on Crunchbase…

William Hill is a is a bookmaker that provides online betting and gambling games for sports betting and gaming markets. Read more aboutWilliam Hill on Crunchbase…

Becky Pinkard

CISO @ Aldermore Bank

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Cyber security exec, published author & professional speaker. I do security because I love it. 2020 CISO of the Year - SC Awards Europe. She/her 🏳️‍🌈

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Becky Pinkard, CISO, Aldermore Bank and most recently VP, IT and Intelligence at Digital Shadows, is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the information security sector who has been working in information technology and security since 1996. A security transformation expert, Becky has built and managed global information security teams, designed risk and compliance strategies, led security audits and assessments, and developed security awareness training in small and large environments. She began her current role with Digital Shadows in December 2015. Becky was a SANS Institute certified instructor for over a decade, beginning her training career with SANS in 2001. She has also served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center for Internet Security. Becky has co-authored “Nmap in the Enterprise” and “Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS”. Learn more about Becky Pinkard on Crunchbase…

Aldermore Bank is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to SMEs, homeowners, landlords and individuals. Read more aboutAldermore Bank on Crunchbase…

Andrew Rose

Resident CISO @ Proofpoint

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Did you know that Proofpoint has a variety of #podcasts to listen to? Whether you're a #CISO, threat hunter, or #infosec fanatic, there's sure to be a series you'll find thought-provoking.

Tune in at http://ow.ly/oBPb50KXE0F or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Kevin Fielder

CISO @ Just Eat

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Not strictly work related so move on if that bothers you.

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Build stuff. Fix stuff. Work together to over come adversity.
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Kevin has over 15 years experience across multiple business sectors, with around 10 years in security focussed roles. Currently responsible for global application and infrastructure security across all Worldpay business units. This role encompasses all aspects of design and development from security requirements, through threat modelling and design / code security. His team is responsible for driving structured security reviews across the business, building the security strategy and driving security innovations. Outside of this, current key areas of interest include the future of payments security, mobile payments and software only terminals / secure software on mobile devices, and how security can become part of your company’s unique proposition. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computing with Human Biology and a Masters in Distributed Systems and Networks, along with various industry certifications such as CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, C|EH, ISEB enterprise and solutions architecture. Kevin also acts as co-chair for the Cloud Security Alliance ‘Security as a Service’ working group. Learn more about Kevin Fielder on Crunchbase…

Just Eat provides convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online. Read more aboutJust Eat on Crunchbase…

Ross McKerchar

CISO @ Sophos

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Thx to @techcrunch for covering our seed funding! "Push is designed to support SaaS usage, & make it more secure. '...by working directly w/employees, we can build mutual trust over time and let them use the tools they want without raising alarm bells.'" https://buff.ly/3cpy7QG

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Ross McKerchar joined Sophos in 2007. Responsible for protecting Sophos, Ross is passionate about combining top-talent with innovative and cutting-edge products, tools & techniques to build a world-class cybersecurity program. Ross has led the internal cybersecurity at Sophos for several years, and has a BSc in Computer Science from Edinburgh University. Living and breathing security, Ross combines hands-on experience as an experienced practitioner with a top-down view. Learn more about Ross McKerchar on Crunchbase…

Sophos develops network security and threat management products to protect organizations against malicious acts. Read more aboutSophos on Crunchbase…

Ross McKerchar

CISO @ Sophos

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Thx to @techcrunch for covering our seed funding! "Push is designed to support SaaS usage, & make it more secure. '...by working directly w/employees, we can build mutual trust over time and let them use the tools they want without raising alarm bells.'" https://buff.ly/3cpy7QG

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Ross McKerchar joined Sophos in 2007. Responsible for protecting Sophos, Ross is passionate about combining top-talent with innovative and cutting-edge products, tools & techniques to build a world-class cybersecurity program. Ross has led the internal cybersecurity at Sophos for several years, and has a BSc in Computer Science from Edinburgh University. Living and breathing security, Ross combines hands-on experience as an experienced practitioner with a top-down view. Learn more about Ross McKerchar on Crunchbase…

Sophos develops network security and threat management products to protect organizations against malicious acts. Read more aboutSophos on Crunchbase…

Richard Archdeacon

Advisory CISO @ Duo Security

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Richard is the Advisory CISO for the EMEA region working with clients on their Zero Trust solutions. He was previously with DXC – HPE – where he was a Chief Technologist in the Security Practice working with clients across all industries and regions. Prior to that, he worked for Symantec for many years. He has also contributed to security industry organisations such as IAAC and the IISP Learn more about Richard Archdeacon on Crunchbase…

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Marc Woolward

CTO & CISO @ vArmour

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Marc has over 30 years of experience in mission critical infrastructure and software-defined networks. Marc joined vArmour as CTO in February, 2015. Prior to this role he was a Technology Fellow and the CTO for Networking and Telecommunications at Goldman Sachs. He served as a member of the Technical Advisory Group and as the founder and leader of the Security Working Group within the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Earlier in his career he managed infrastructure at Cantor Fitzgerald and Coutts & Co. Marc has a decade’s worth of experience architecting and implementing datacenter software automation, and private cloud architectures. Marc is currently British and Worldcup Masters Surfkayak Champion and has represented England at the international level for several years. Learn more about Marc Woolward on Crunchbase…

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Matt Gordon-Smith

CISO @ Anglo American

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There's the old security analogy of security being like the brakes on a car - there may be a perception that these are the things that slow the car down but how fast could a Formula 1 car go on the straights if it couldn't slow down for the corners? It tu…https://lnkd.in/esV9bZ8

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Matt Gordon-Smith is CISO at Anglo American, a FTSE100 mining company, managing information security requirements globally. Matt began his career in Information Security over 18 years ago at IBM, before taking on global security leadership roles within several IT Service providers. In 2014, Matt took the role of Head of Security at URENCO, a highly-regulated global uranium enrichment company. Three years later, Matt took his current role in Anglo American to manage an increased investment in Cyber Security, leading the growth and development of the security team, processes and technology. Learn more about Matt Gordon-Smith on Crunchbase…

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Nic Miller

Virtual CISO @ Aedile Consulting

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Currently a virtual CISO at Aedile Consulting, Nic founded the company in 2017 to provide light touch, affordable consultancy to startups and small businesses. As a virtual CISO he works to help his clients understand and manage their own cyber risk, with a focus on prioritising critical controls. Previously Nic was the CISO at a large global hedge fund based but began his career at GCHQ, investigating nation state actors conducting global espionage campaigns. Learn more about Nic Miller on Crunchbase…

Aedile Consulting believe the path to security in a small business is to focus on doing a few things, and doing them well. Read more aboutAedile Consulting on Crunchbase…

Paul Heaney

CISO @ ProofID

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Daon now has a connector from the IdentityX authentication platform into @pingidentity DaVinci, which will provide customers access to Daon’s patented biometric algorithms & a broader selection of MFA options throughout their identity lifecycle. https://bit.ly/3J7HpgF

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Paul Heaney Technical Director ProofID Heaney spent the last 12 years building, designing and supporting provisioning, access management and Federated Single Sign On solutions. Since graduating Paul has held many technical roles including support engineer, trainer, architect and developer across a number of identity technologies, Paul is an active committer to several open source projects Learn more about Paul Heaney on Crunchbase…

ProofID is a specialist provider of fully managed identity management solutions, both on-premise or cloud hosted. Read more aboutProofID on Crunchbase…

Neil Thacker

Deputy CISO @ Forcepoint

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Neil Thacker, CISSP, CEH & OPST is Deputy CISO at Forcepoint. Neil holds 18 years’ experience in the Information Security industry with 10 years financial services experience in the insurance and banking arena. Neil is a member of the ENISA Threat Landscape stakeholder group where he contributes to the EU agency program alongside CERTs to position the threat landscape, offer mitigation advice and threat analysis innovation. Neil is also co-founder of the Security Advisor Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation formed to help security leaders in their role and offer advice and tools to move towards improved risk and data-centric strategies. Learn more about Neil Thacker on Crunchbase…

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Mo Ahddoud

CISO @ SGN

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SGN manage the network that distributes natural and green gas to homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. Read more aboutSGN on Crunchbase…

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