During this lab, there will be talks from:
• Martin Wilson, Detective Inspector at Durham Constabulary and Head of Student Services at the NEBRC:
Detective Inspector Martin Wilson of Durham Constabulary has 19 years policing experience across various policing roles. Prior to joining the NEBRC, Martin was part of the North East Regional Organised Crime Unit (NEROCU) where he specialised in Cyber Protect, Prevent and Prepare work streams, leading on new and innovative work, helping businesses understand and prepare for cyber-attack. Martin has recently obtained an MSc in Cyber Security with distinction and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in small business cyber security at Abertay University.
• Adam Pickering, Director of Cyber Security at CGI:
An advocate and champion of Neurodivergence in Information Security Adam can articulate the benefits that Neurodivergent individuals bring to the field and how, through “Passion Matching” it is possible to achieve maximisation of engagement and output in a Neurodiverse environment.
Adam is an experienced Senior Certified Cyber Professional (SCCP) and pride himself on a robust and resilient, change adaptive & critical thinking mind-set augmented with strong leadership characteristics and problem-solving capabilities. Adam feels that CGI encourages individuals to “Bring your whole self to work” in an environment that is open to everyone, this has given him a setting where he can be himself and grow with no judgement!
Adams experience is founded in Governance, Risk & Compliance and he has significant experience of secure system assurance & accreditation gained working in HMG and large-scale corporate environments.
• Chris Tait, Director of Layer7 IT Security:
Dr Christopher Tait has over 15 years in the IT Security industry and since opening Layer 7 IT Security in 2010, has focused on delivering specialist security services to Public Sector and their supply chain in the areas of Security Architecture, Information Assurance and penetration testing.
In recent years Chris has focused upon defensive AWS security architectures and Continuous Security Integration pipelines.
• Paul Matthewson, Security Consulting Manager at Accenture:
Paul is a Strategy and Consulting Security Manager for Accenture.
Paul has worked in IT for 27 years with a focus on the IT security industry for the last 15 years delivering complex cyber security programmes globally – with a focus on UK Gov, Health and Policing.