Now a prolific public speaker, Graham has worked in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, starting out as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, before moving on to senior roles at Sophos (where he founded the Naked Security blog) and McAfee. In 2011, Graham joined the Infosecurity European Hall of Fame and now speaks internationally on the latest Security issues across global media and worldwide conference programmes. @gcluley
After four years teaching at schools in Greater Manchester, Arlene joined the Training, Education and Development team at UKFast to help transform IT education in the North West. In three years the team has gone from strength to strength, now working with 60 schools and more than 60,000 students in the region to promote IT careers and digital education. The programme that Arlene and the team are building includes a double award-winning apprenticeship scheme and has developed UKFast’s own workforce into one of the most qualified cloud technology teams in the country.
Edward Whittingham is a former police officer and qualified solicitor, having specialised in fraud and corporate crime at an international law firm.
Edward is now the founder and MD of the Business Fraud Prevention Partnership, an award-winning provider of security awareness training, accredited by GCHQ as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. BFPP’s online training, simulated phishing exercises and policy management tools help organisations engage, educated and empower employees to become their strongest defence against fraud and cyber-crime.
Nick is General Manager of Cyber Resilience at AXELOS Global Best Practice, a joint venture between UK Government and Capita plc which owns and develops best practice methodologies, including ITIL® and PRINCE2®. Nick's team is responsible for RESILIA cyber resilience best practice - a portfolio of certified cyber training, awareness learning for all staff, leadership development and a cyber-maturity pathway tool - designed to put people at the centre of an organisation's cyber resilience response, enabling them to effectively recognize, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.
Previous to AXELOS he led cyber security thought leadership and marketing at Detica (now BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) for over 10 years and before that senior product development and operational roles at EULER Hermes UK, the world's largest credit insurance company.
Paul is an ethical hacker and a deeply experienced educator. Paul has trained many different groups from primary and secondary pupils, head teachers, national and international conferences and government. During Paul’s time at Secarma, Paul is involved with high value clients; advised on policy and compliance; conducted research; presented at international conferences and advised the Police and Scottish Government on cyber matters.
Jonathan Bowers joined the UKFast team in 2004 and rose through the ranks to the position of Director of Communications before becoming Managing Director in April 2012, when Lawrence Jones took on the role of CEO. Now responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, Jonathan works with the directorship and senior management team, focusing on clients and the team. He is also heavily involved in training, recruitment and political and corporate relations.
Paul Harris is the Managing Director of Secarma Ltd, a specialist cybersecurity agency with an international network of elite security consultants. Secarma is the preeminent supplier of advanced threat analysis and compromise simulation services to the world's leading brands. Before rising to this position, Paul has spent over 16 years at director level in both leading edge, fast moving technology enterprises and FTSE100/Fortune 100 global brands such as Sage and BrightHR.