Chris spent over 12 years working in the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) world at Citigroup and, for 10 years, was part of the leadership of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST); 2 as Chair. Within FIRST he implemented the Fellowship program. This was created to fund CERTs from UN-designated “Least Developed Nations” (LDCs) allowing them both to join FIRST and attend conferences and training. Chris joined the UK Government’s CERT-UK team in November 2013 to build and launch the UK’s first formally chartered national CERT, joined Close Brothers as Chief Information Security Officer in November 2016 and joined Templar Executives in June 2018. Chris’ experience has allowed him to work with colleagues from both inside some of the world’s largest global financial institutions with the complexities that brings and also with colleagues from the incident response community, with members ranging from Microsoft and Oracle through to the national CERTs of Azerbaijan and Indonesia.
Mr Ian Cook is CEO and Founder of Corbels Security Services and has 35 years of experience in advising businesses in their strategic decisions including Saudi American Bank, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Team Cymru, and numerous technology start-ups and VC’s. Ian pioneered the application of Government intelligence procedures in the corporate sector to predict future security risks and enable companies to better target their security resources and make more effective strategic decisions. He is also mentor at Cyber London (CyLon): Europe’s first cybersecurity accelerator; and at HutZero: the UK’s first cybersecurity bootcamp.
Karl Gumtow is CEO of CyberPoint, a cyber security company delivering innovative, leading-edge products, solutions, and services to customers worldwide. Gumtow has over two decades of experience at all levels of the commercial and US Government security communities. He is known for his technical expertise and his record of leading organizations through challenging and mission-critical problems. Gumtow is committed to corporate social responsibility and is always looking for opportunities to give back to the community. Gumtow holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University