Dr John McCarthy chairs a discussion with Dr Emma Philpott, Shiv Raichura, Chris Wilson and Detective Karl Barlow on questions the board need to ask on Cyber Security.
Dr John McCarthy PhD BCs (Hons) MBCS
John McCarthy is a renowned authority on cybersecurity strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in Cybersecurity and eBusiness Development and is an internationally recognised author of a number of papers discussing all aspects of cybersecurity in the modern world. John is frequently invited to sit on expert panels and appear as a speaker at well-known cybersecurity events. John is also a leading expert on social engineering awareness training and best practice.
Dr Emma Philpott MBE
Emma is CEO of the IASME Consortium Ltd, which focuses on information assurance for small companies and the supply chain. IASME worked with the UK government to develop the Cyber Essentials scheme and was awarded the contract to be the sole NCSC Cyber Essentials Partner from April 2020.
IASME also deliver the IASME Governance certification scheme, an affordable alternative to ISO27001, a security certification scheme for Internet of Things devices and Counter Fraud controls. IASME and their network of more than 270 Certification Bodies certify almost 2,000 companies per month. Emma is also the Founder and Manager of the UK Cyber Security Forum, a not-for-profit organisation leading an initiative to train unemployed neuro-diverse adults in cyber security and supporting them to find employment.
Shiv works in East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit. Her previous experiences involve developing the Digital PCSO role, operating as a Counter Terrorism Prevent Officer, and Cyber Protect Officer. As part of the Protect Network, Shiv coordinates operational activities delivering Cyber threat mitigation advice to organisations across East Midlands, within public and private sector to uplift Cyber preparedness and resiliency. Shiv delivers board level strategic advice within local resilience forums, risk management advice responding to incidents, advice on; supply chain security, defence in depth, business continuity, and provides awareness training through all levels of an organisation embedding security within an organisations culture. Shiv is certified in CISMP and Security +.
Chris has worked in the East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit since 2021. His previous experience includes being an IT manager in a small-medium business, and he has previously worked in IT departments within schools. Chris’s previous accomplishments include designing and building IT networks from the ground up and planning and executing projects such as designing and installing network infrastructure and AV systems. As part of the Protect Network, Chris delivers threat mitigation advice to schools and businesses and delivers risk management advice when responding to incidents. He is also responsible for our Cyber Secure website and assisting local cyber protect officers. You’ll also find Chris delivering advice on our monthly free to attend webinars as well as at other events throughout the year.
Detective Karl Barlow
Karl Barlow is a Detective at Nottinghamshire Police and was involved in creating the dedicated Police Response to Cyber Crime attacks within Nottinghamshire. He is an associate member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and is qualified as a Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner (CFIP), a Certified Network Defender (EC-Council) as well as a qualified Specialist Fraud Investigator. On a day-to-day basis, he actively investigates Cybercrime in relation to individuals and small/medium sized businesses. He is a Nottinghamshire Police tactical advisor for digital investigation, cryptocurrency investigation and communications data.