At teiss we are working hard to ensure that the voices you see at our events and shows are diverse aiming to showcase the best talent in cyber security from male, female as well as from BAME communities. We know that there is a long way to go in this regard but we are committed to playing our part in increasing diversity.


Jon Herd

VP of Information Security, Paddle

A highly effective and resourceful CISO who thrives in large scale technology companies with complex and challenging environments with a proven record of dealing with business issues and addressing a company’s most difficult challenges.

A history of building and managing globally distributed and culturally diverse teams as well as collaborating with stakeholders across all areas of the business to deliver security and compliance objectives, digital transformation projects and strategic business goals.

Draws on extensive background in operations and solution engineering and combines with broad security expertise to transform, change and future-proof very large scale cloud infrastructures and SaaS business operations.


Lessie Longstreet

Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement, Cyber Readiness Institute

Lessie is Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement for the Cyber Readiness Institute. Most recently, she worked for a cybersecurity start-up, Nisos, as Chief of Staff and Interim Director of Marketing. She also brings experience in working with new and emerging technology and cybersecurity companies from her previous role with an early-stage venture capital firm.

Sarah Norman-Clarke

Head of Information and Cyber Security, Department for Transport

Laura Morgans

Laura Morgans

Information Security, Risk & Compliance Manager, Dr. Martens

Information Security, Risk & Compliance Manager. Legal background with extensive experience in data governance programmes, compliance, volunteer management, retail trade and risk management.


Alan Jenkins

Advisor, Security Architecture,

I am a highly confident, effective and adaptable leader, manager & team player, with some 30 years experience in all facets of security, particularly cyber and enterprise security risk management, with a focus on ‘value-at-risk’.

During my career as a senior RAF Police officer, I accrued extensive operational exposure in the UK & overseas, in both multi-national & multi-agency environments, against the backdrop of a broad threat spectrum & across all 3 of the so-called physical, personnel & information security pillars. My ‘hard’ experience is complemented by softer skills & broad general management experience, incl corporate governance, strategic planning, programme management, business continuity, cyber resilience & crisis/disaster/incident response activities.

Since leaving the RAF in 2006, I have added management consulting plus business development, delivery & pre-sales experience in both Public & Private sectors in the role of a Trusted Advisor & SME. After spells at CSC & T-Systems as UK Chief Security Officer, responsible for end-end security governance, operations and risk, I joined Babcock International Group as their first CISO in Apr ‘13. I led the delivery of significant improvements in the Group’s cyber security capabilities to the benefit of the wider business & its customers. After a year as an Independent, I joined IBM Security in Nov ‘15 as an Associate Partner leading activities in the UK’s FinSvces Sector; I also led the delivery of a £multi-million security workstream as part of a £1.2 billion contract with a Tier 1 Bank. I returned to freelancing in Aug ‘18, working through Cybercorre & then joined a start-up, Guardian Cyber Services, in Jan ‘19, before landing an all-too-brief role @ 2-Sec Consulting. I’ve been on contract to Hitachi Europe’s Security Business Group since Oct ‘19. I have also been CISO-in-Residence at CyLon Labs since Mar ‘19 supporting 2 Cohorts of startup/scale ups and supporting a CyLon Spark workshop in Oman in Feb ‘20.

I possess an unusual portfolio of skills & experience across the breadth of security & broader business risk management issues. I champion better alignment of security to the needs of business as an enabling strategy, with emphasis on the benefits & value-add that result from a converged security approach.


Kerissa Varma

Managing Executive – Cyber Security, Vodacom Group

Experienced Information Technology and Information Security Executive. A demonstrated history of working in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and transport industries as well as government. Skilled in Information Security, IT Governance, IT Service Management. Experience in both building and running security strategies and large scale programmes across geographically dispersed and complex environments.


Adam Kujawa

Security Evangelist, Malwarebytes

Adam Kujawa is a computer scientist with over 16 years’ experience in reverse engineering and malware analysis. He has worked at a number of United States federal and defense agencies, helping these organizations reverse engineer malware and develop defense and mitigation techniques.

Adam has also previously taught malware analysis and reverse engineering to personnel in both the government and private sectors. He is currently the Malware Intelligence Manager for the Malwarebytes Corporation.

Helen Rabe

Helen Rabe

Global Chief Information Security Officer, Abcam

An internationally experienced Information Security professional who specialises in complex strategic deliveries with a strong emphasis on security service management delivery across a broad range of industry and technology sectors.

I hold to a strong work ethic applying high levels of accuracy, dedication and professionalism at all times. I thrive within high-pressure, fast-paced environments, while managing strategic security programmes and large operational budget assignments within strict constraints.

Possessing excellent communication skills, I am adept at developing and harnessing constructive relationships between business leaders and multi disciplined technical teams. I am accomplished in delivering engaging presentations as well as compiling and presenting comprehensive reports to board level.

Experienced in multiple system methodologies, I am quick to grasp new ideas, technologies and concepts. My strengths lie in rapidly adapting to environments that demand critical path delivery and management, subsequently delivering accelerated value add to my clients.

I have an earned reputation for strong leadership and delivery skills in matrix environments, coupled with significant expertise in managing globally dispersed teams across business and IT offshore divisions. Providing consultative services to core stakeholders, up to and including Partner, C-Suite and Board level. I readily engage trust and confidence with my clients and peers.


Joe Hancock

Partner (non-lawyer) and Head of MDR Cyber, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Joe is Partner and the Head of MDR Cyber, the cyber practice at Mishcon de Reya. He focuses on providing strategic cyber advice, helping organisations to develop and optimise their investments in cyber risk management, and to manage incidents and investigations when things go wrong. Joe oversees the firms services in Cyber Security, Incident Response and Digital Investigations, with a team of non-lawyer cyber specialists.

Joe has a wide range of expertise in cyber risk and security, data protection and resilience, with first-hand experience of some of the UK’s largest cyber incidents. Joe is a specialist at the nexus of cyber security issues and legal responses. He works closely with legal colleagues across Mishcon de Reya to help clients in protecting themselves and their organisations, to recover stolen funds and to prevent the misuse of their data.

Through a variety of consulting roles he has helped organisations prepare for cyber breaches and data loss events across global sectors. He began his career in the Defence and National Security sector and was one of the first cyber specialists in the Lloyds insurance market, supporting the underwriting of cyber risks.

Joe is a mentor for the start ups taking part in MDR LAB.

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

Head of Security Services, RSA Insurance Ltd

Richard Morgan is currently Head of Security Services at RSA Insurance Ltd, where he built and now runs the SOC and Security Engineering functions. His career spans Information Security, Devops and Web Development in both private and public sectors.

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