Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 16:00 (GMT)

Recruitment and retention in information security – energising the talent market or a genuine cyber skills gap?

Join this teissTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the Information Security industry including: 

  • Are some skills sets more transferable than others for cyber security careers?
  • Moving away from a blame culture to retain your best security staff
  • Do we have a misalignment of expectations, rather than a skills shortage?



Jenny Radcliffe

Jenny Radcliffe—aka “The People Hacker”—is a force to be reckoned with. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building, and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a “human lie detector,” and likened to a Jedi Knight. In reality, she is an expert in social engineering (the human element of security), negotiation, persuasion and influence, and non-verbal communication, and deception—using her skills to help clients ranging from global corporations and law enforcement organisations to poker players, politicians, and the security industry.


Greg van der Gaast

Head of Information Security
The University of Salford

A speaker and frequent contributor to industry podcasts, Greg is an expert in proactive Information Security Management.

He has a 2-decade-long track record of rapidly identifying and rectifying issues that have gone unnoticed for years through a holistic yet highly detail-oriented approach and building Information Security programmes and organisations with the visibility to catch these issues and eliminate their root causes upstream through business engagement, dramatically raising assurance levels while reducing costs.

In doing so he has identified numerous root causes often ignored by, and sometimes even caused by, the security industry and associated practices and is passionate about restoring attention to detail, critical thought, and a spirit of leadership and responsibility to Information Security Management.

Bharat Thakrar

Director, Professional Services
FeltSecure: Cyber Security Training and Mentoring

Bharat is a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Advocate and Advisor to organisations - on cyber security, incident/breach response, risk resilience and skills/career development - as they undergo technological transformation and disruptive change. He has over 15 years’ experience in designing, implementing & managing end to end security, technology risk/resilience, continuity and crisis management programmes.

Nicky Keeley

Head of Cyber Security Oversight
Civil Aviation Authority

Nicole leads the team responsible for regulatory security oversight, for aviation in the UK. Her aim is to have a proportionate and effective approach that enables aviation to manage cyber security risks without compromising aviation safety, security or resilience (with particular focus on critical national infrastructure). Having worked in a variety of industries in various GRC and technical information security roles, she loves the interconnected and diverse nature of aviation.

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