Chaired by:
Professor Robin E Bloomfield

Conference Overview

The Cyber London Conference will provide the ideal platform to bring together government, companies and organisations from the private and public sectors to discuss and share the latest content on Cyber Security Solutions.

The conference will provide you with knowledge, insight and the solutions you require to keep up with the latest threats and challenges within the Cyber Security Sector. 

The conference is designed for CISOs, Heads of IT, CTOs, Chief Security Officers, Cyber Architects, Thought leaders, Academics and Senior Cyber leaders from Cyber Security sector and Cybersecurity Solution Providers.

This is the perfect to opportunity to meet the information security community all under one roof.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Advisory Board

Robin E Bloomfield

Graham Wright

Jane Frankland

Professor Tim Watson

Jon Townsend

Jon Baines

Arun Thomas

Greg Day

Richard Bell

Eliza-May Austin

Martyn Booth

Daniel Selman

John Scott

Troels Oerting



9.00 am - Getting Cyber Security and Data Privacy in to an Organisations DNA

  • What is the issue
  • Why is this so important?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Speaker - Jon Townsend, CIO at National Trust

9.30 am -  Tactical Challenges and Tips for Implementing GDPR

  • Tactical challenges implementing GDPR
  • Practical approach
  • Top tips
  • Speaker - Steve Wright, Group Data Privacy & InfoSec Officer at John Lewis Partnership

10.00 am - Panel Session

Panel Discussion: The role of a modern day CISO?

  • Skills set required?
  • What are the key challenges?
  • How board can assist?

Panel Speakers -          Graham Wright CBE, Senior Vice President Security and Cyber at Inmarsat [Moderator]

                                             Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA Spokesman at Skyhigh Networks

Martyn Booth, Director of Information Security at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Jane Frankland, CISO Advisor, Speaker, Author in Cyber Security

10.30 am - NETWORKING

11.00 am - How will the threat in Cyberspace develop and what is Barclays strategy to mitigate impact

  • Challenges
  • Barclays Strategy
  • Solutions

Speaker - Troels Oerting, CISO at Barclays

11.30 am - Social Engineering: Building a Cybersecurity Culture

  • Social Engineering attacks
  • Business impacts of Cybersecurity breaches
  • How hackers choose and attack their targets

Speaker - Jon Scott, Head of Information Security Education at Bank of England


12.00 pm

Panel Discussion:  There is so much to address in the Cyber Security space that decision makers can get "caught in the headlights". What should our priorities be and how do we assess them?

  • New technologies
  • New threat actors

Panel Speakers -          Robin Bloomfield, Professor of Systems and Software Dependability at City University [Modeartor]

                                             Dean Armstrong, QC

                                             John Scott, Head of Information Security at Bank of England

                                             John Townsend, CIO at National Trust

12.30 - LUNCH

1.30 pm -  Smart Devices and Artificial Intelligence - The new battle lines

  • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defence
  • Why 100% network visibility allows you to detect threats as they happen, or before they happen
  • How smart prioritisation and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
  • Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system' technology

Speaker - Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Cyber Analysis at Darktrace

2.00 pm -  How a failure to attract and retain women in security is making us all less safe

  • The state of our environment and the paradox we face
  • Why women in security matter
  • What can we do to attract a more diverse workforce?

Speaker - Jane Frankland, CISO Advisor, Speaker, Author in Cyber Security

2.30 pm - Panel Session

Panel discussion: Current and Future Legislation in the development of a robust Cybersecurity Policy

  • GDPR
  • Choices for best practice ISO27001 or NIST Cybersecurity Framework? 
  • Effects of Brexit?

Panel Speakers - Talal Rajab, Head of programme - Cyber and National Security at techUK          


                                     Senior Speaker, NCSC

                                     Jon Baines, Chair at NADPO

                                     Adrian Davis, Head of EMEA at (ICS)2




Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Cyber Analysis

Troels Oerting
Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Steve Wright
John Lewis Partnership

Talal Rajab
Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security

Richard Bell
Acting CISO

Martyn Booth
Director of Information Risk
Euromoney PLC

Adrian Davis
Head of EMEA

Nigel Hawthorn
EMEA Marketing Director
Skyhigh Networks

Graham Wright
Senior Vice President Security and Cyber

Jon Bains

Jon Townsend
Technology & Information Security Director
National Trust

Jane Frankland
CISO, Advisor & Speaker
Cyber Security Capital

Robin E Bloomfield
Professor of System and Software Dependability
City University

Senior Speaker

John Scott
Head of Information Security - Education
Bank Of England

Dean Armstrong


Commercial Partners



Reasons to be part of the most anticipated conference this year.

Engage with decision-makers:

Our objective is to bring together industry leaders allowing them the optimum environment to discuss the latest challenges and solutions whilst providing an innovative platform to network and establish sustained business relationships.

Thought leadership:

Deliver your latest content to an expected audience of senior decision-makers. Partner with us to build and position your brand through sharing the latest content.


Connect with decision-makers throughout our innovative and relaxed networking sessions, it will be the ideal environment to manage existing relationships and build new ones.

For more information on Partnering Opportunities please call 44 (0) 203 742 3878 or

Ways to be part of Cyber London Conference 2017


Strategic Partners

Media Partners

Digital Forensics Magazine

Digital Forensics Magazine is a quarterly features and news magazine from the world of digital forensics and cyber security. The content is peer reviewed, journal quality research, laid out in an easy to read magazine format and covers comprehensive technical features, the latest news, what's happening legally and in depth "from the lab" feature articles. With a global audience the magazine is designed for those managing, practicing, researching or learning about Digital Investigations.

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Crowd Reviews is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience.

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Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.

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Financial IT

Established about five years ago, Financial IT is the venue where community makes itself heard. Innovation is the common feature of the companies that we work with. Some are FinTech disruptors, posing a direct challenge to established institutions. Others are technology companies, providing solutions that produce positive outcomes for the institutions and their clients.

We provide a digital platform for product listings, multimedia and other editorial content, reviews by financial IT companies' clients, and overviews of major trade events.

Financial IT magazine is published around 8-10 times a year in digital form. It is also available in print form at trade events through media partnerships.

We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the ever-changing space where the broadly defined financial services sector meets the IT sector.

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Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community. Our experienced contributors provide this quality and in-depth insight in a clear and concise way, providing leading players and key figures with up to date information within the finance sector.. Read in over 200 different countries and ranked below 15,000 globally by Alexa across billions of websites.

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Jobsite is designed and marketed to attract candidates who work, or are looking to work, within the Cyber Security environment.  We advertise opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. 

The site has been created to provide a solution for clients and candidates within the Cyber Security marketplace to network with each other.

Cyber Security Jobsite now also runs the CyberSecurityEXPO which is the only dedicated recruitment event designed for Clients and Candidates within the Cyber Security / InfoSec marketplace. The EXPO's are Free to attend for all registered candidates and provide you with the opportunity to meet with Direct employers and Recruitment agencies that are recruiting in this space

C & M Publications Ltd

Fraud Watch is the leading publication reporting on all aspects of financial crime and money laundering. Subjects covered include compliance and regulatory changes, plus trends and developments of importance to fraud, money laundering and compliance professionals worldwide.

It provides global reporting of legal judgements, fines, ongoing investigations and upcoming fraud threats including payments fraud. In addition, there is detailed coverage of systems security initiatives, data protection rules, cybercrime threats and merchant requirements.

An online daily news and in-depth article service complements the six printed newsletters per year. This is required reading for everyone in financial services.

To subscribe or request a complimentary copy, please contact Maxine Wernick on +44 (0)1572 820088 or email

GDS Cybersecurity Awards 2017

Cybersecurity has recently been described as one of the fastest-growing industries across the globe, and is a fundamental feature of all developing technology and software.

This is an exciting time as research predicts worldwide spending on cybersecurity will rise dramatically in the next 5 years. This is driven by companies and individual's innovation and dedication to harden data protection and strive for success.

We have put these awards in place to honour the companies that have gone above and beyond in this highly competitive sector.


Welcome to Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury

A stylish central London hotel with a restaurant, excellent meeting facilities and free Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury hotel is moments from Russell Square Tube station on the Piccadilly Line. It's close to major transport hubs - Kings Cross St Pancras station and Euston station are both less than a mile away, reachable in five minutes by bus or taxi. You can drive to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in 40 minutes.

Cyber London Conference 2017 will be hosted at the hotel's Academy Conference and Training Suite which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Dedicated hosts will be on hand to help ensure Cyber London Conference 2017 meets and exceeds attendee's expectations.

We Look Forward to seeing you.

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Professor Chris Hankin

Imperial College - Professor

Deputy Chairman of Advisory Board

Professor Hankin joined Imperial in 1984 and was promoted to Professor in 1995. He is Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, a cross-faculty research institute focussed on applying science and technology to challenges from security and resilience. His research is in cyber security and data analytics. He is Director of the CPNI/EPSRC Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems that is focused on securing critical national infrastructure and SCADA systems. He serves on several UK Government committees concerning cyber security and is a member of the ACM Europe Council.

Professor Tim Watson

Warwick University - Professor

Professor Tim Watson is the Director of the Cyber Security Centre at WMG within the University of Warwick. With more than twenty-five years' experience in the computing industry and in academia, he has been involved with a wide range of computer systems on several high-profile projects and has acted as a consultant for some of the largest telecoms, power and oil companies. He is an adviser to various parts of the UK government and to several professional and standards bodies. Tim's current research includes EU funded projects on combating cyber-crime, UK MoD research into automated defence, insider threat and secure remote working, and EPSRC funded research, focusing on the protection of critical national infrastructure against cyber-attack. Tim is a regular media commentator on digital forensics and cyber security.

Jane Frankland

Cyber Security Capital - CISO, Advisor & Speaker

Jane Frankland is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and consultant. She is also an SC Awards Judge for Europe and the USA, and is one of the top 25 influencers in the UK cyber security market. Jane has 19-years worth of experience in cyber security, has built and sold her own global penetration testing firm, Corsair, and held senior executive positions at several large PLCs, including the NCC Group. Over the years, through her companies, she has been actively involved in OWASP, CREST, and the Cyber Essentials Scheme, and has served as a Board Advisor for a CISO forum with over 170 senior cyber security leaders. Jane believes passionately in freedom, empowerment, and entrepreneurship, and through her new consultancy, Cyber Security Capital, she is helping cyber security individuals, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs meet their performance objectives. Her book, which is about women in security, is due for release in 2017.

Richard Bell

Transport for London (TfL) - Acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Transport for London (TfL) is a dynamic and challenging retail and transportation organisation with annual revenue of £4Bn. During this 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 has had responsibility for providing security assurance against some of the most significant risks TfL faced. He is advocator in the harnessing of social media and big data analytics. He has served as a Director for The Security Institute, Board Advisor for international due diligence firm Ten Intelligence and featured within the IFSEC Global Top 40 of influencers in security 2014 and 2015.

Eliza-May Austin

Marks & Spencer - Cyber Security Specialist

Eliza-May Austin is a Cyber Security Specialist at Marks and Spencer, BCS award winner, and founder of TFTCyber; a non-profit organisation and ethical hacking conference.  Eliza worked with various military resettlement organisations developing strategies to bring members of the ex-military community in to the cyber security industry.

In addition to Eliza's work and academic study in defence and forensics, her personal passions lay in offensive security and APT research.

Jon Townsend

National Trust - Technology & Information Security Director

Jon Townsend is a leader in technology. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has an MBA with the Open University and an MSc with Cranfield University in the Design of Information Systems.

He was previously held a commission as an Officer in the British Army, fulfilling a variety of technical and leadership roles culminating in regimental command. Upon leaving the military he became a senior civil servant responsible for developing cyber security and intelligence capability for the Department for Work and Pensions. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager with ISACA and GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender with SANS.

He moved to his current role as the Technology & Information Security Director at the National Trust last year, which fulfils his passions for leadership, technology, the outdoors and history.

Jon Baines

NADPO - Chair

Jon Baines is Chair of NADPO (the UK's National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers). He has worked for twelve years in the field of data protection and freedom of information and is currently Data Protection Officer (GDPR Readiness) at a national transportation infrastructure company. Jon talks and writes regularly on information rights issues, and finds himself increasingly in demand as the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation comes closer, and as the UK approaches Brexit!

Arun E Thomas

Green Sentries - CTO

A high profile Technologist with 14 plus years of experience in Core Enterprise Security, SOC, Cloud Security and IoT, IIoT and Industrial Control System Threat Analytics. An Information Security Guru, holds numerous certificates and patents in Information Security domain. Regularly receive executive special invitation to organizations and universities for seminars, workshops and guest lecturing. An active promoter of Open source security solutions for IoT, IIoT and Industrial Control Systems. A prominent personality in the Information Security industry throughout the Middle East, APAC and EMEA. An Information Security expert, Author and Inventor who has achieved remarkable success for his contributions to Threat Analytics, Threat Management, Incident Response and Advanced IS consulting.

Greg Day

Palo Alto Networks - Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer, EMEA.

In his current role, Greg Day is responsible for regional cybersecurity strategy and the development of threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto Networks in EMEA. With 25 years of experience in the area of digital security, Greg has helped organisations, large and small across the public and private sector, to understand risk posture and put in place strategies to manage it. He is widely acknowledged as an industry thought leader and experienced practitioner, capable of translating technology challenges into actionable business solutions.

Graham Wright

Senior Vice President Security and Cyber, Inmarsat

Graham was Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office where he was responsible for leading the planning and resourcing of the National Cyber Security Strategy. Graham has also acted as the Special Advisor on Cyber Security for the House of Commons Defence Committee; and currently chairs the UK pan-sector Emergency Executive Committee for Cyber Security.

Daniel Selman

Risk & Compliance Analyst - Informa

After a Politics degree at Newcastle University Daniel trained as a librarian and worked in academic, newspaper and film libraries before joining the MOD as enquiry manager. Roles managing the MOD Internet team and project managing development of the Defence Intranet followed before he moved, in 2008, into the world of Information Assurance and Data Protection. He led the team tasked with the programme of work to implement the recommendations from the Data Handling Review and Burton Report, and developed a particular focus on incident management, policy development and industry engagement. He then spent two years as Chief of Staff to the Defence CIO before moving on to head up the MOD input to the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership – a joint MOD and Industry initiative to improve the levels of protection from the cyber threat in the Defence supply chain. Daniel left the civil service in Autumn 2016 and spent 6 months with Direct Line Group heading up their Data Protection and Information Management team before joining Informa to shape their GDPR implementation programme.

Martyn Booth

Director of Information Risk - Euromoney PLC

Martyn is responsible for information security strategy and assurance at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, a FTSE 250 media and data company with operations in over 25 countries worldwide. Martyn is charged with designing and implementing a security programme designed to combat the risks posed by cyber-attacks. He has 12 years’ experience in the industry as a consultant and a security leader across finance, defense and media.

Robin E Bloomfield

Chairman, Professor of System and Software Dependability - City University

Robin E Bloomfield FREng is a founder of the specialist safety and security consultancy Adelard LLP.  He is also Professor of System and Software Dependability at City, University of London where he leads a project as part of the UK National Research Centre on Trustworthy ICS (RiTICS). His work in safety and security in the past 30yrs has combined policy formulation, technical consulting and underpinning research. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.

John Scott

Head of Information Security – Education - Bank Of England

John is a learning and education professional with extensive experience in the development of awareness materials and delivery of training in further and higher education and in the public sector. He leads the Information Security Education team at the Bank of England. He sits on the SANS Awareness Summit Board of Advisors and has an interest in driving behavioural and cultural change in organisations.

Troels Oerting

Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Barclays

Troels joined Barclays as Group CISO on 1st February 2015 and in December 2016 he was appointed to Group CSO, overseeing a new horizontal Security organisation that includes: Group Cyber Security (GIS), Group Physical Security, Group Intelligence, Group Investigation, Group Resilience and the newly established Joint Operation Centres (JOC) located in UK, India and US. Troels reports to the Group Chief Operations Officer and is a member of O&T/Group Service Company Executive Committee.