Tuesday 27th July 2021, 16:00 (BST)

3rd party risk assessments: Cyber regulation implications for supply chain security

Your host:

Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Andy Watkin-Child, Founding Partner, CMMC Europe

I am a certified security professional with 25 years of multi-industry cyber experience. I have held positions as diverse as head of IT, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Global Risk VP. I hold Royal Charters in security (CSyP) and Engineering (CEng). I am a member of the Security Institute (MSyI) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE). I am 1 of 140 (March 2019) people to be acknowledged on the register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP), recognised by the UK governments Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Established under a Royal Charter granted to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP), for which I am also a member.

Tee Patel, vCISO, Iron Oak Security

Tee has over 16 years experience as a CISO for major organisations including UK Government / Public, Startups, Financial Services, Legal, Travel / Hospitality, Energy, Consultancy, Technology, Healthcare, and Civil Engineering sectors.

During this period, Tee has effectively safeguarded his clients’ information assets from deliberate and negligent intrusion, harm and disclosure.

He has managed major information security initiatives as well as governance, risk and compliance programmes that have been aligned to a variety of standards including ISO 27001, PCI DSS, FCA, GCSx, London PSN, SEC, CPNI, GDPR, SOX and CESG.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Michala Liavaag, Information Governance and Cyber Security Consultant, Cybility Consulting Ltd

Michala is the founder and managing director of Cybility Consulting working as a freelance Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) advisor and information governance and security consultant. With over 20 years of experience in IT (9 of which spent leading information governance and cybersecurity programs for complex medium and large organisations); Michala demystifies cybersecurity and helps organisations to build and maintain trust in the security of their services.

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