2nd Annual Information Security Conference

12-13 May 2010, CBI Conference Centre, London


Alan Calder is the founder and CEO of IT Governance Limited. He led the world’s first successful implementation of BS 7799, the information security management standard upon which ISO 27001 is based, and with Steve Watkins wrote the definitive implementation guide for this standard, ‘IT Governance: A Manager’s Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002’. This book is now in its 4th edition, and the international version is the basis for the UK Open University’s poraduate course on Information Security.Alan is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEME, a public-private sector skills partnership, and has bee a member of the Information Age Competitiveness Working Group of what was the UK Government’s Department for Trade & Industry and was also member of the DNV Certification Services Certification Committee, which certifies compliance with international standards including ISO27001.

David Lacey is a leading expert in information security management, and a member of the Infosecurity Europe International Hall of Fame. He has more than 25 years professional experience in developing and directing information security programmes for large organisations, including Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Royal Mail Group, and the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. David is a keen innovator and has originated and pioneered many contemporary security management techniques, including writing the original content of the BS 7799 Information Security Standard. He also founded the Jericho Forum and popularised the term “de-perimeterisation”. David is now an independent researcher, writer and consultant, and the author of “Managing the Human Factor in Information Security” and “Managing Security in Outsourced and Off-shored Environments: How to safeguard intellectual assets in a virtual business world”.

Renzo Marchini is a commercial solicitor specializing in IT, e-commerce, information security and data protection law. He has advised many clients acquiring cloud services. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor he worked for a number of years as a software consultant designing, programming and testing complex software applications. He lectures and writes regularly on his areas of specialism. He is currently authoring a book on Cloud Law due for publication by BSI in Autumn 2010. Renzo is listed as a leading practitioner in the 2009 and 2010 editions of independent legal directory Chambers UK and is described as "charming, cheerful and dedicated," "extremely commercially minded - he doesn't waste time negotiating insignificant points" and "able to provide detailed explanations without being verbose."

Ron Miller is a Managing Consultant with SunGard Availability Services in the UK, and a business continuity practitioner providing a variety of domestic and international clients in the public and private sectors with bespoke business continuity advice and solutions. A member of the committee responsible for BS 25999, the British Standard for Business Continuity Management as representative for the UK technology sector, he is also convenor of the Standards committee which produced the British Standard for ICT Continuity - BS 25777 - and co-editor of the forthcoming ISO/IEC 27031 Standard for ICT Readiness for Business Continuity.A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, he is a Chartered Insurer and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute.

Vernon Poole is a European leader in the field of information security management and is qualified as a ISO27001 Lead Auditor and CLAS consultant, apart from being a world-renowned speaker and founder member of the UK ISO27001 User Group. He is a recognised adviser to senior management on the importance of 'Information Assurance' and a European representative on the global IT Governance Institute - where he is recognised as one of the thought leaders on Information Governance. Vernon is CGEIT qualified & has recently been appointed on the COBIT5 Taskforce. Vernon is also CISM certified and presents CISA/CISM workshops for these qualifications; and after 12 years with Deloitte's, he joined Sapphire - which is one of the UK's leading independent information security companies - being one of the first companies to become ISO 27001 certified Vernon develops highly respected Information Security Benchmarking methodologies based on IS0 27002 (being revised in 2010) & is well qualified to address us as he works with ISACA looking a future developments in the field of Information Security Governance.

Dr. Angelika Plate runs the German based information security consulting company ÆXIS Security Consultants and has worked with many companies in different ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 projects to establish, implement, maintain and improve an ISMS. Since 1994, she has been involved in information security standardisation in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27, which is the standards group dealing with the ISMS standards. There, she has successfully completed the editorship of the world-wide well known standard ISO/IEC 27002:2005 and ISO/IEC 27006:2006 and supported the development of ISO/IEC 27001:2005. She has been appointed editor of the ISMS auditor guidelines standard ISO/IEC 27007 and has also recently appointed as editor for the revision of ISO/IEC 27001. She is chairing the UK mirror committee IST/33 Panel 1 and the ISMS IUG Germany, which she founded in 2002.
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