DIS EMEA CISO and Information Security Programmes
Bridget is a highly motivated information security leader, experienced in strategy, planning, managing staff, running security reviews, designing policy, and handling security incidents.
Her experience includes the greenfield development of Information Security Management Systems (based on ISO/IEC 27001), the initiation and project management of information security risk assessments, and the design and implementation of many awareness initiatives. She has competence in both the ‘soft’ and the ‘hard’ sides of IT and information security, including experience in network and system administration, policy and strategy development in the defence and education industries. She has the CISSP, CISM qualifications and an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals. She is also the editor for ISO/IEC 27014 (information security governance). Finally, She has been a QSA, qualified to assess companies against the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Her interests lie in the security of all types of systems, and the human aspects of system vulnerability. She’s the sort of person who will always have a foot in both the technical and strategy camps. She enjoys helping people to find solutions to thorny problems, and strongly believes that information security is fundamental to reliable business operations, not a ‘nice to have’.