Toby Lewis is a Cyber Security Expert with a career that began within the British Intelligence Services. He was a founding member of the National Cyber Security Centre and now leads an international team of Cyber Security Analysts for British AI & Cyber Security firm, Darktrace. His career has been punctuated by major Cyber Security events, initially working on the threat from Nation State espionage until WannaCry transformed the Cyber Crime landscape into one dominated by Ransomware.
Toby has delivered keynote speeches at flagship conferences on Cyber Security, sharing his experiences working at the sharp end, combating major Cyber Security incidents and providing insights into the cyber threat landscape. He has provided expert commentary for mainstream broadcast news and print media, on topics ranging from the benefits and risks associated with Artificial Intelligence, to joining BBC Radio 5 Live on the morning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine to discuss the potential use of Cyber Weapons by the two countries.
Since joining Darktrace at the start of 2021, Toby has been at the forefront of the real-world application of AI and Machine Learning within Cybersecurity, drawing on his Artificial Intelligence expertise and a deep understanding of the value in the right type of AI for the right application and the human factors around building confidence within organisations as they begin their journey with AI. With the AI explosion associated with ChatGPT, this also means engaging in a much more informed debate, balancing out the hype and catastrophisers with a pragmatic view of this new technology.
War stories gathered over nearly 20 years in Cyber Security allow Toby to provide an accessible introduction to the intersections of technology, geopolitics and cybersecurity, as well as deeper expertise on topics such as the application of Artificial Intelligence in cyber security, and what really happens when hackers get access to your network.
James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos.
He is a self-professed 'massive geek' and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security.
James has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor.
He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences. James is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry.
As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice always featuring live demonstrations and showing how the cyber criminals operate in the real world. James has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He's also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.
As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.
Graham Cluley is one of the world's leading experts on computer viruses, spam and cybercrime.
For over 20 years he worked for global infosecurity firms, assisted computer crime authorities in their investigations, and was on the front line during history's largest computer virus outbreaks.
Mr Cluley is an author, blogger and columnist having written thousands of articles about online security for a wide range of publications, and was given an honorary mention in the "10 Greatest Britons in IT History" for his contribution as a leading authority in internet security.
Mr Cluley has won many awards for his writing, and was honored to be inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.
Between 1999 and 2013, Mr. Cluley worked as a senior technology consultant at Sophos. He was also the head of corporate communications, and the editor and main writer of Sophos's award-winning Naked Security site, which typically receives 1.5 million pageviews each month.
Mr Cluley has regularly appeared on TV and radio shows around the world, discussing computer security issues.