Group CEO, GRC International Group plc, and Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance Ltd
“Review and strengthen cyber security governance in 2021”
Alan Calder is an acknowledged international cyber security guru, leading author and regular media commentator and speaker on information security and IT data governance issues.
Alan founded IT Governance in 2002. He has written more than 20 books on cyber security, most recently revising ‘Nine Steps to Success: An ISO 27001 Implementation Overview’ as well as tackling the GDPR with ‘EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide’ and ‘EU GDPR: A Pocket Guide’.
Alan’s work draws on his experience leading the world’s first successful implementation of BS 7799 (now ISO 27001), and is also the basis for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on information security.
Alan has been involved in the development of a wide range of information security management training courses that have been accredited by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).
CEO, Beyond Encryption
“Grow the business; defend your ‘comms’; strengthen your compliance”
Beyond Encryption is a specialist secure digital messaging and engagement platform, harnessing patent pending technology to hand back control to companies and consumers in their everyday communications. Paul’s career started in electronic engineering, turning his attention to software development for the financial services market late in the 1980’s and founding ‘Webline’ in 1995, one of world’s first internet comparison websites, Webline developed into a pre-eminent online Retail Financial Services quotation platform, ultimately being acquired by Capita’s Financial Services Division in 2006 where Paul remained in a non-executive Chair capacity until 2009.