Vince Warrington

Founder at Protective Intelligence

“Selling Cyber to the Board”

Despite the growing cyber threat, many boardrooms still do not appreciate the levels of investment and resources required to keep their company better protected. Often, the cause of this misalignment is a lack of effective communication between technical and managerial functions – put simply, we don’t speak the same language as the Board and thus fail to convince them of the merits of enhanced cyber defences. With many years experience of delivering cyber programmes for both government and the private sector, U.K. cyber security specialist Vince Warrington will detail the strategies he has used in the past to secure high levels of funding from the C Suite. He will explain how building the ‘Cyber Story’ helps to explain complex security problems into business language, as well as giving you the ‘Do’s and Do Not’s’ of how to present to the Board.

Vince Warrington is a leading Information Assurance and Cyber Security expert with over 15 years experience heading-up large-scale, organisation-wide IT and cyber security programmes for central Government departments, blue chip private companies and well-known voluntary organisations across the globe.

Vince is an influential member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) and the UK Cyber Security Forum. He is currently advising on strategies to encourage more young people to consider a career in cyber security – especially females and those on the Autism spectrum.

Vince has recently helped to develop the internal Security Operation Centre and threat intelligence network for the Department of Work & Pensions along with its latest cyber security strategy. He has also delivered successful business change in cyber security programmes and IT security operations for organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Financial Conduct Authority, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Saudi Aramco, Metropolitan Police Service, Sainsbury’s, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and Skillshare International, and most recently, the Financial Conduct Authority.

Vince has been instrumental in delivering successful security programmes across the globe including: USA, Holland Belgium, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia , South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Tanzania.

Vince has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of specialist recruitment consultancy, CyberOne, to head up a unique CISO-as-service offering that will help businesses safeguard against escalating cyber crime on a flexible basis.

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