Barry J Coatesworth

Barry J Coatesworth

Chief Security Officer, Non-Executive Director, Technology executive


Barry is a recognised cyber security expert, security advisor and CISO, who specialises in transforming and delivering complex information security, risk, and compliance programmes for many global organisations.

He has over 25 years’ experience in both the private/public sectors, including finance, utilities, retail and national government. He is a well-regarded international speaker on cyber security, having spoken in the USA, Middle East and Europe, as well as being an industry advisor to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skill, where he was part of the Industry Advisory Group which helped formulate the Cyber Essential Scheme, part of the UK’s Cyber security strategy. He has also advised the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology on ethics, privacy and cybersecurity.

In addition to his extensive cyber security experience, Barry has written numerous articles on cyber security, and contributed to publications with PWC on topics from privacy, data protection, as well as writing a number of other articles on information security, from ‘Social engineering via social media”, ‘”The loss of privacy”, and “Threat intelligence”.

Barry was also a finalist for the prestigious SC awards as CISO of the year 2015, having being recognised as 1 of the top 3 most influential security professionals for that year. He is an industry advisor to the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), an advisory board member to Computing magazine, and has also been acknowledged for his contribution to cyber/information security by various industry groups.

He has carried out security research and assessments on cyber security, security awareness, and risk. He is regarded as a forward thinker discussing innovated concepts regarding cyber espionage, security evolution and adaptive security ecosystems. Currently he is writing and researching two forthcoming books one Martini cocktails and on information security. The first book seems a lot more fun…

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