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David Lacey is a leading authority on information security and risk management with more than 25 years professional experience, most recently as Director of Security and Risk Management for the Royal Mail Group. Prior to that, David was responsible for Global information security policy and standards for the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Head of IT Security for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. David is now an independent director, researcher and writer. He writes a popular blog on IT Security for Computer Weekly, the largest circulation UK technology magazine. His is also the author of the John Wiley book “Managing the Human Factor for Information Security”.
David is a keen futurist and innovator, firmly believing that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. He originated and pioneered many contemporary management techniques for Information Security, including much of the original content of the British Standard BS7799, and gained the world’s first accredited certification for Shell IT Services across Europe. David also developed many of the early concepts of de-perimeterisation and pioneered the use of computational immunology for fraud detection. His most recent research has been concerned with the analysis of human behaviour in digital communications.
David is a regular speaker at international conferences and has served on numerous professional advisory boards concerned with Information Security in the banking, government and energy sectors. He is a member of the British Computer Society Security Strategy Panel, and chaired the UK National Identity Card Private Sector User Group. David was also a blueprint signatory for the Institute for Information Security Professionals (IISP) and a founder of the Jericho Forum, of which he is an Honorary Fellow. He has collected several industry awards including the SC Magazine European Award for “Best Security Team”.
David presented to the Winchester Chapter in December 2009 discussing excerpts from his excellent book, Managing the Human Factors in Information Security.
Admission for ISACA members is free, guests are expected to make a ?20 contribution toward the event.
The UK based meetings run from January until June, and from September to December, and are normally held at the BDO Offices in Ocean Village Southampton, or the Unum offices in Basingstoke. There has been a tradition to hold the Christmas event at the IBM offices in Hursley Park near Winchester.
You should expect interesting speakers and presentations, and lively debate covering the topics of IT Security, Governance, Audit, Risk, and Compliance.