Top Trending Cybersecurity Speakers Ideal for Events in 2022
The rise of cybercrime has been on an upward curve, with over 1 million new breaches coming every hour. In the past decade, breaches of records have grown over 118,321% from 3.8 million (2010) to 4.5 billion (2018) making cybercrime a monumental issue for businesses, governments and organisations around the world.
In 2019, 32% of organisations and 22% of charities are reporting cyber attacks or breaches, this is costing businesses an average of £4,180 and charities £9,470 each year for the cost of repairing the damage, time spent dealing with the problems and placing prevention measures for future attacks.
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For an expert opinion, trends and advice on cybersecurity statistics, strategies and insight into the future, book the best cybersecurity speakers. Here are just 10 top authorities - click on their names to scroll the page and find out more.
Joe Tidy - BBC's first-ever cyber specialist journalist
Professor Lisa Short - Co-Founder of P&L Digital Edge, ATaas LTD & Africa Agri Tech Ltd, named a Top 50 Thought Leaders and Influencers in the World.
"Hackers scare us and fascinate us at once, and our reasons for these feelings are valid, but we shouldn’t let fear get the best of us. They scare us, but the choices they make have dramatic outcomes that influence us all.”
Describing hackers as the internet's immune system, Keren Elazari explains the benefits of ethical hackers in strengthening our online security in her fascinating speeches. Keren's 2014 TED talk was voted one of TED's most powerful ideas that year.
Potential security flaws
Sarah Armstrong-Smith is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft. As part of the global technology company, she practices cloud adoption and security strategies, two topics she now discusses as a technology speaker. At events, Sarah supplies top tips for protecting your company against phishing and ransomware attacks, to name a few of her specialities.
Women in Technology
“I have chosen to support and work with the Cybersmile foundation because of their innovation and positive approach to the problem of online abuse and safety. I see this as a real opportunity to utilize my skills and to help make the internet a safer and more positive place. Cybersmile are at the forefront of the movement for change and are as dedicated to protecting freedom of speech as I am, it’s a perfect fit.”
Jamie Woodruff made his name as Europe's number one ethical hacker, having hacked global celebrity, Kim Kardashian and social media giant, Facebook. He is now the cyber safety advisor for Cyber Smile Foundation.
"I then led a big project that examined how the terrorist group, Islamic State, were radicalising British and European citizens online. I discovered that they were using “social engineering” also known as human hacking. It is a way of manipulating people into doing something they shouldn’t do to compromise security."
Having spent time protecting commercial ocean liners from piracy, Lisa Forte moved into counter-terrorism for the UK Government, finally emerging as an expert in social engineering and cybercrime, Lisa Forte is now the founder of Red Goat Cyber Security and is one of the world's top cybersecurity speakers.
Manipulation in security
"There are two types of companies in the world: those that know they've been hacked, and those that don't"
A specialist in cybersecurity and global organised crime, Misha Glenny states that he expects that 15% of global GDP comes from organised crime. A cybersecurity guest speaker whose speeches on the evolution of cybercrime and how global crime networks work - are some of the most fascinating on the scene.
Cybersecurity is Made Out of People
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Rise of Organised Crime and Global Money Laundering
Geopolitics - how the hell did we get here and where are we going?
“I don’t believe in data-driven anything, it’s the most stupid phrase. Data should always serve people, people should never serve data”
Chris Wylie is the data consultant who broke the Cambridge Analytica scandal, showing the company to have possession of 87 million Facebook user's personal information, which was to be used in building targeted political campaigns. He has since appeared in the TV documentary - The Great Hack.
The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Dr Jessica Barker
"Companies have become far more aware that most of the attacks we see can be traced back to human behaviour in one way or another, and that the human problem is fundamental”
A thought leader in the behavioural side of cybersecurity, Dr Barker's extensive insight into data privacy and security is sought-after around the world, earning her regular appearances on BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News and a reputation as one of the top women in cybersecurity.
AI & Digital Disruption
Data & Networks
Baroness Joanna Shields
Baroness Shields is a former UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security, who became a Life Peer in 2014. An expert in ensuring children's safety online, she has been at the forefront of the government's fight, uniting 20 top tech companies and NGOs as part of WeProtect, against global child exploitation and sexual abuse.
The Tech Sector & Tech City
Cybercrime Artificial Intelligence
Lord Jonathan Evans
"As cyber-threats become more sophisticated and better-resourced, we urgently require a new approach founded on unique cyber expertise and pioneering technology"
Able to discuss the role of digital espionage, from his experiences as Director-General of the British Security Service, Lord Jonathan Evans is a widely respected advisor in fields relating to national security and cyber defence. Upon leaving his role he became an advisor for cyber defence intelligence company, Darktrace.
MI5 & National Security
Technology & cybersecurity
Cybercrime and threats
"The next challenge is to make sure the next generation is better protected"
The former director-general of the government's intelligence and cybersecurity agency, GCHQ, Robert Hannigan was the creator of the UK's original cybersecurity strategy. He also launched the active cyber defence program in 2016.
Technology & Innovation
Cybercrime & intelligence
Ben Owens is one of the most recognisable figures in cyber security, following his success on the BAFTA-nominated, 'Hunted'. As a speaker, he discusses the many facets of cyber security as well as how to stay safe in a post-digital revolution world.
Living in a Digital World
Greg Van der Gaast
"I dislike the term 'risk management', I feel in many cases it means 'risk juggling'. It is, in many places, almost the opposite of security. When I say 'securing', I mean securing the systems, fundamentally, proactively."
From one of the world's most infamous hackers to a globally renowned cybersecurity speaker, Greg van der Gaast is an exciting addition to corporate conferences and events. His holistic approach to digital security equips people with the skills needed to protect themselves online.
Humanistic Approach to Security Solutions
Executive & Strategic Communication
Information Security Leadership
"I think of cyber security like physical security. Imagine a castle with the Crown Jewels locked inside. You can do the basics – locks on doors and employ a guard. But if the attacker is resourceful enough, they will get around that. So you build a moat. They get a boat. So you put up barbed-wire. They attack from the sky. And so it goes."
Joe Tidy is the BBC's first ever cyber specialist, a title that reflects his nationally-recognised insight. At events, audiences are captivated by Joe's natural presenting style and leading knowledge of online safety and digitisation. Do not miss this opportunity to equip your business with the skills needed to identify attempted cyber attacks.
Professor Lisa Short
"Less than 3% of venture capital went to women-led businesses globally, in the UK it sits at half a percent... We're not asking for anything other than an equal opportunity in what we do... In the fintech and the cryptocurrency and the digital space, it's not much different from anywhere else. We are still fighting to have a place at the table and have credibility"
Professor Lisa Short is a preeminent authority on digital technology systems, blockchain and crypto who co-founded P&L Digital Edge Ltd, ATaas Ltd and Africa Agri Tech Ltd. Having developed patents for cutting-edge digital technology, Lisa is continually driving technological change in various industries and sectors. Book Professor Lisa Short to discover how you can make transformational technological changes today!
Frontier & Digital Technology
Innovation & Futurism
Digital Disruption & Transformation
Data, GDPR & Cloud Economics
Design Thinking & Ecosystems
Cyber Security, Risk & Digital Resilience
Blockchain, Smart Contracts, NFT's & Crypto
Diversity & Inclusion
Female Inspirational & Empowerment
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