Advisory Board

Introduction

The IOTSA is grateful to members of our International Advisory Board (IAB) – these individuals assist the IOTSA in ensuring it remains current, topical and reflective of the market. Most are leading experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the benefit of the association and its members.

Advisory Board

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Charlie McMurdie

Senior Cyber Crime Advisor

Former head of the UK national police cyber crime unit and senior cyber crime advisor to PwC.
Charlie served for 32 years in Law enforcement where she established and led a world-class national cyber crime capability for the United Kingdom. She led the cyber crime and cyber terrorism response for numerous international investigations including delivering the 2012 Olympics cyber response whilst delivering over £1.8 billion harm prevention. She is an acknowledged cyber crime and security expert and internationally acclaimed authority and advisor on issues within government and industry in relation to the Internet, computing fraud and security sectors. As the senior cyber crime advisor to PwC Charlie has led on a range of global strategic and operational cyber security programmes as well as leading the cyber crime response within Breach Aid, PwC’s critical incident multidiscipline response team.

Howard Skidmore

Manager Information Security
MSc, CISM, CISSP

Having delivered my project with The Tech Partnership (formerly e-skills), I I returned to the KPMG Cyber Security team. It was good to be back in the fold working along high calibre colleagues and delivering client facing information security solutions. I have recently moved on to explore new opportunities. Recently completed my work with e-skills UK (The UK business and IT sector skills council), having successfully lead and delivered a £2M national project with industry and partner organisations to bridge the cyber skills gap.
Reluctantly in 2013 I made the difficult decision to leave KPMG after an amazing 12 months working with a very professional and high calibre team. I remain an evangelist for the great work that Malcolm Marshal, Stephen Bonner and the Information Protection and Business Resilience team at KPMG continue to deliver. It was not an easy decision to leave, but the lure of an opportunity to represent the information security sector and drive industry growth and skills development in this area was very appealing.

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Dr John McCarthy

CEO Oxford Systems

Dr John McCarthy is a world renowned authority on CyberSecurity strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in CyberSecurity and eBusiness Development and is an internationally recognized author of a number of academic papers discussing all aspects of CyberSecurity in the modern world. John is frequently invited to sit on expert panels and appear as an expert speaker at well-known CyberSecurity events. Past appearances have included talks on ICT Security in the Modern Airport, Security in the Digital Age and SCADA threats in the Modern Airport at various prominent international conferences. John is also a leading expert on social engineering awareness training and best practice.

Kevin Borley

NIS Expert

A technology leader for 35 years’, Kevin has led technology delivery for over 40 Blue Chip and Mid Cap organisations in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific, Kevin has worked in Silicon Valley as a CIO in the internet security world where he also worked with innovators and the investment community. He has operated as a COO for a UK based big data company. Kevin returns often to California as part of a research team to trak the latest trends and innovation Today he specialises in Information Security and Corporate Advisory projects often leading change programmes. Until the New Year he led technology and innovation at Bristol Airport and was working with the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum having developing guidelines designed to assist organisations in their transition to Cloud technology. His interests are disruptive technologies, Cyber Security, Big data and Communications infrastructure. He is currently undergoing lead auditor accreditation for ISO 9001, ISO 27000 Audit and as a GDPR practitioner. He is a thought leader on information security management and best practice. His clients and employers include: - Granada, EMI, Bertelsmann, BT, M86, SPTS, and Bloor Research and a number of UK Airports and major High Tech Mid Cap organisations. In his free time Kevin is keen Angler, Photographer and Scuba Diver and has been able to combine his passions in locations all over the world.

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Introduction

The IOTSA is grateful to members of our International Advisory Board (IAB) – these individuals assist the IOTSA in ensuring it remains current, topical and reflective of the market. Most are leading experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience to the benefit of the association and its members.

Advisory Board

charlie

Charlie McMurdie

Senior Cyber Crime Advisor

Former head of the UK national police cyber crime unit and senior cyber crime advisor to PwC.
Charlie served for 32 years in Law enforcement where she established and led a world-class national cyber crime capability for the United Kingdom. She led the cyber crime and cyber terrorism response for numerous international investigations including delivering the 2012 Olympics cyber response whilst delivering over £1.8 billion harm prevention. She is an acknowledged cyber crime and security expert and internationally acclaimed authority and advisor on issues within government and industry in relation to the Internet, computing fraud and security sectors. As the senior cyber crime advisor to PwC Charlie has led on a range of global strategic and operational cyber security programmes as well as leading the cyber crime response within Breach Aid, PwC’s critical incident multidiscipline response team.

howard-skidmore

Howard Skidmore

Manager Information Security
MSc, CISM, CISSP

Having delivered my project with The Tech Partnership (formerly e-skills), I I returned to the KPMG Cyber Security team. It was good to be back in the fold working along high calibre colleagues and delivering client facing information security solutions. I have recently moved on to explore new opportunities. Recently completed my work with e-skills UK (The UK business and IT sector skills council), having successfully lead and delivered a £2M national project with industry and partner organisations to bridge the cyber skills gap.
Reluctantly in 2013 I made the difficult decision to leave KPMG after an amazing 12 months working with a very professional and high calibre team. I remain an evangelist for the great work that Malcolm Marshal, Stephen Bonner and the Information Protection and Business Resilience team at KPMG continue to deliver. It was not an easy decision to leave, but the lure of an opportunity to represent the information security sector and drive industry growth and skills development in this area was very appealing.

dr-john

Dr John McCarthy

CEO Oxford Systems

Dr John McCarthy is a world renowned authority on CyberSecurity strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in CyberSecurity and eBusiness Development and is an internationally recognized author of a number of academic papers discussing all aspects of CyberSecurity in the modern world. John is frequently invited to sit on expert panels and appear as an expert speaker at well-known CyberSecurity events. Past appearances have included talks on ICT Security in the Modern Airport, Security in the Digital Age and SCADA threats in the Modern Airport at various prominent international conferences. John is also a leading expert on social engineering awareness training and best practice.

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Kevin Borley

NIS Expert

A technology leader for 35 years’, Kevin has led technology delivery for over 40 Blue Chip and Mid Cap organisations in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific, Kevin has worked in Silicon Valley as a CIO in the internet security world where he also worked with innovators and the investment community. He has operated as a COO for a UK based big data company. Kevin returns often to California as part of a research team to trak the latest trends and innovation Today he specialises in Information Security and Corporate Advisory projects often leading change programmes. Until the New Year he led technology and innovation at Bristol Airport and was working with the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum having developing guidelines designed to assist organisations in their transition to Cloud technology. His interests are disruptive technologies, Cyber Security, Big data and Communications infrastructure. He is currently undergoing lead auditor accreditation for ISO 9001, ISO 27000 Audit and as a GDPR practitioner. He is a thought leader on information security management and best practice. His clients and employers include: - Granada, EMI, Bertelsmann, BT, M86, SPTS, and Bloor Research and a number of UK Airports and major High Tech Mid Cap organisations. In his free time Kevin is keen Angler, Photographer and Scuba Diver and has been able to combine his passions in locations all over the world.