Contributing Editor, Infosecurity Magazine
Dan Raywood is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience, having primarily covered the B2B sector for areas including building services, payroll and minicabs.
He was the launch Editor of Addison Lee’s trade magazine Echo99, surfed the credit crunch as a Reporter on Mortgage Introducer and spent five years as Editor of garment decoration bible Printwear and Promotion.
Since summer 2008, Dan has been at the forefront of the information security industry. As News Editor of SC Magazine he covered breaking stories such as Stuxnet, Flame and Conficker and the online hacktivist campaigns of Anonymous and LulzSec, and broke the news on the EU’s mandatory data breach disclosure law and a vulnerability which affected more than 200 sites.
In 2013 he relaunched the news hub and webcast channel of IT Security Guru, where he spent his time talking to the security industry’s best minds and convincing them to do interviews on camera. He later spent time as an analyst covering SIEM and threat intelligence providers for 451 Research, and is now acting Editor of Infosecurity Magazine where he runs webcasts, editorial content across the magazine and website and attends industry events across the world.
He has spoken at events including 44CON, Infosecurity Europe, Software Industry Research Board conference and SC Congress.
Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Smith
Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit
DCI Vanessa Smith is head of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit. She has served in West Yorkshire Police for 22 years, developing the force’s first cybercrime unit and cyber response strategy. During her career, she has also investigated historical child sex abuse allegations, managed Registered Sex Offenders and managed teams tackling serious organised crime.
Interim Chief Information Security Officer, Transport for London
Transport for London is a dynamic and challenging retail and transportation organisation with annual revenue of £4Bn. In Richard’s current position, his first step was to risk assess the current state of information security at TfL. From that risk assessment he then developed and led the implementation of an effective tactical and strategic cyber response programme to ensure cyber security resilience.
Richard has been with TfL since 2004, during which he has had responsibility for providing security assurance against some of the most significant risks TfL has faced. He is advocator in the harnessing of social media and big data analytics. He has served as a Director for The Security Institute and featured within the IFSEC Global Top 40 of influencers in security 2014 and 2015.
Chief Executive, London Digital Security Centre
John is the Chief Executive of the London Digital Security Centre.
The London Digital Security Centre is a joint venture between the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City of London Police (CoLP). Working in partnership with academia and the private industry the London Digital Security Centre aims to help protect businesses operating in London from online criminal threats.
John is a highly regarded financial and cybercrime intelligence professional. He has 20+ years of experience in successfully leading national intelligence activities in the UK aimed at identifying, preventing and detecting criminal activities and targeting financial and cybercrime threats committed by Organised Crime Groups.
Prior to joining the London Digital Security Centre, John was seconded to the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), from one of its co-founders the City of London Police (CoLP) and also led CoLPs Economic and Cyber Crime Prevention Centre (ECPC).
John has recently completed a Masters degree in Criminology at Cambridge University.
Senior Officer - Security Education, National Crime Agency
National Crime Agency.
Chief Cybersecurity Architect, Lloyds Banking Group
Lloyds Banking Group.
Security Director & Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), Jisc
Steve Kennett served 23 in the Royal Air Force from 1978 to 2001 as a telecommunications engineer. He served at various bases and in the UK and in operations around the world, he specialised in Data communications, Cryptography & Data protection (cyber and Information security).
On Leaving the RAF Steve held senior positions at Kingston Communications and Centrica where he had responsibilities for the Data & IP networks as well as the One Tel ISP he was responsible for all aspects of IP and ISP operations, design & strategic management
Steve Joined Ofcom in June 2005 as the Head of Spectrum Services he was responsible for all aspects of Enforcement & Interference policy, business governance and due diligence. He introduced major Legislation & Policy changes into Ofcom the new WT Act 2006, R&TTE Act 2005 and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. During his time at Ofcom he was Chair of the Satellite Monitoring MOU committee within CEPT of the European communications office. He left Ofcom on a high after being part of the successful Ofcom Olympics Spectrum Delivery team responsible for keeping the Spectrum for the London 2012 Games free from Interference
Steve joined Janet in Jan 2013 as the Head of Operational Services and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) is to ensure that appropriate supplier relationships (contractual and otherwise) were in place to support the network and its services and that the services provided over the network are delivered according to the company’s stated service levels and policies and meet customer expectations.
Steve is currently the Security Director and SIRO responsible for Jisc’s response to the increasing cyber security threat, providing leadership for the development of the cyber security strategy and policy to ensure that an extensive programme of enhanced cyber security services and initiatives is maintained that protect the network and meets the needs of Jisc’s members and customers whilst maintaining a high level of cyber security across the Janet network and other Jisc services