Martin Smith MBE

Martin Smith MBE

Chairman & Founder


Martin Smith is an established and successful businessman and philanthropist, communicator, visionary, and internationally recognised author, speaker and blogger on his passion of improving online trust. He is a Fellow of The Security Institute, and a Freeman of both the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. In 2017 he received a lifetime achievement award for his services to the security industry.

In 2004 Martin founded The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) as a subscription-free networking forum for security practitioners. Its membership – now more than 4,000 individuals representing some 2,000+ organisations from both the public and private sectors – is drawn from CIOs, CISOs and their staff with responsibility for security, privacy and data protection within their organisations. Professionals from other disciplines (risk, HR, legal, supply etc.) and representatives from government, law enforcement and academia are also being increasingly represented at its events. SASIG runs 35+ events each year in a wide range of workstreams and networking activities, all free to attend.

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