Director, CJ Cyber
Chelsea is the Director of CJ Cyber, a new security company passionate about driving forward modern security practices and ensuring security is an enabler to business delivery. Chelsea has worked as a cyber security consultant across public and private sector since she graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Ethical Hacking and has experience of establishing, coordinating and running security operations teams.
Chelsea is an advocate and leader with regards to diversity in digital and has been a STEM ambassador since 2012. She is a regular speaker at conferences and has been a judge for the Scottish Cyber Awards since 2018. Chelsea was named as a "Woman of the Future" by Equate Scotland in their "Leading Women of Scotland" publication and chosen as Code First Girls: One to Watch 2017
Kate Forbes MSP
Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Scottish Government
Kate Forbes MSP is from Dingwall, although she spent part of her upbringing in Glasgow and India. Until she was elected as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Kate was employed as an accountant in the banking industry. Prior to that she studied History at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.
As a backbencher, she has served on the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, the Health and Sport Committee and the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. She also served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Finance and the Constitution.
As well as leading a campaign to ban plastic straws, Kate has participated in several cross party groups at Holyrood including Crofting, Gaelic, Human Trafficking, Palliative Care and Rural Policy. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Kate made history earlier this year by becoming the first female MSP to give a plenary speech entirely in Gaelic in the current Scottish Parliament chamber.
On 27 June 2018 she was appointed as Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.
DI Eamonn Keane
Head of Cyber Innovation and Security, SBRC
Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 35 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation, public protection and most recently national Cybercrime investigations and forensic delivery.
His current portfolio is with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre as Head of Cyber Security & Innovation championing the ethos of cybercrime prevention through business engagement, resilience, support, education and intelligence sharing for the Scottish and UK business community.
Head of Cyber Cluster, ScotlandIS
Ciara recently started Head of Cyber Cluster for ScotlandIS, wher her role will be to further develop and grow the cyber security cluster in Scotland in line with the Scottish government's cyber security strategy.
She previously led a team of product managers within BT's cyber security division in BT Security covering SIEM, vulnerability scanning, log management and threat intelligence products.
Director of National Digital and Information Security, NHS National Services for Scotland
Deryck is responsible for the National Services for Scotland’s Digital and Security Strategy and for the delivery of several large-scale National digital transformation programmes across the NHS such as Office 365 implementation. Deryck joined NSS in August 2018 and is implementing his strategy across 3 themes; National Security Operations, Secure Multi-Tenant Public Cloud and Data Analytics. Deryck brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked previously at Wood Mackenzie, Brightsolid and DC Thomson.
Dr Keith Nicholson
Chairman, Cyber Security Scotland
A recognised, multiple-award-winning expert in cyber security, Keith was a contributing author to the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Strategy, authored the 2018 NHS Scotland Information Security Policy Framework and the created the cyber security standards matrix model that forms the basis of the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Framework issued to every public body in Scotland.
Keith is an independent cyber security and technology advisor with a range of clients that have included FTSE 250 companies; SMEs and several public bodies including NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government. He is the founder of Cyber Security Scotland; a non-profit independent advisory body offering specialist cyber security and risk guidance, is a member of the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board and a visiting Professor in Cyber Security at UHI.
Jordan is a globally renowned cybersecurity expert, accumulating over 13 years experience finetuning his craft and now standing as the CISO for HEFESTIS Ltd. Working with tech start-up companies, government organisations and established businesses, his diverse innovations have served all levels of the industry. He was awarded ‘CISO of the year’ in 2018 by Cyber Security Awards among countless other prestigious recognitions.
Deputy CISO, University of Edinburgh
Garry Scobie is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Edinburgh. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and ITIL Expert. He regularly presents on computer security including sessions on Ransomware, Mobile Security and Cyber in the Movies. Prior to this he was responsible for Microsoft Windows server infrastructure and Active Directory. He has a particular interest in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and promoting security awareness.
Cyber Security Lead and Business Development Manager, CENSIS
Dr Cade Wells is a Business Development Manager at CENSIS, the centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. He leads CENSIS’ activities in cyber security and resilience.
Cade is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the research and development of electronic systems. He holds an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in System Level Integration, jointly awarded by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde.
Before joining CENSIS, Cade founded and ran an engineering consultancy company supporting organisations develop electronic products and undertook forensic investigations of electrical and electronic systems in domestic, commercial, industrial and critical infrastructure environments. He was also the Engineering Development Manager of a Scottish start-up, successfully developing and bringing to market an innovative 50 megapixel 360° camera product for military, police and asset management applications.
Prior to starting his own company, Cade held the position of Lead Electronics Design Engineer at the Institute for System Level Integration. In this role Cade managed the delivery of Scottish and European-funded projects providing technical support to entrepreneurs and SMEs developing new electronic products and services. He was also actively involved in wireless sensor systems R&D projects and technology transfer projects introducing new imaging capabilities into companies.
Solutions Engineer, OneTrust
Chris Paterson serves as a Privacy Engineer at OneTrust – the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform. In his role, Paterson advises many of the world's leading organizations on GDPR and ePrivacy (Cookie Law) solution implementations, focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements as well as building and scaling global privacy programmes.
With five years of professional experience in implementing complex big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence-based solutions for the world’s largest pharma, energy, hospitality and insurance firms, Paterson’s background combines complex programme management, business and process design/analysis, product management and cross-functional solution implementation.
Paterson is a Certified Information privacy Professional (CIPP/E), holds a B.A. with distinction in International Relations from Boston University and earned his Master of Science in Security Studies from University College London.