Bryan Littlefair is the Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Cyber Advisers. He has over 20 years’ experience leading teams within information and cyber security, and was included in the list of the top 100 Chief information Security Officers in the world for 2017.
He specialises in advising executive teams and boards of some of the world’s largest organisations on their security strategy, providing security consultancy to all sizes of organisations, as well as global guidance and mentorship to the Chief Information Security Officer community.
Bryan has most recently been the Global Chief Information Security Officer at the multinational insurer Aviva, transforming their security capability as the organisation changed to a fully digital way of interacting with its client base. Before Aviva, he was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Vodafone Group, where he designed the Information Security Function within the Global Telco, created and embedded their security strategy and oversaw day-to-day security operations for over 7 years.
Whilst at Vodafone, he was the youngest ever member of their senior leadership team. He received the prestigious Global CISO of the year award in 2015 at the Cyber Security Awards and Security Team of the year at the Secure Computing Awards, as well as the global top 40 executives in telecoms aged under-40 award.
Bryan was also responsible for establishing and setting the research strategy for the Security Research and Development Lab for British Telecom, participating in Global, EU and academic-based research studies as well as driving relevant business transformation studies on behalf of BT. The lab was tasked with creating new and novel ways of approaching security challenges and collaborated with major global academic institutions around the world.
By advising at both an executive and non-executive level, for both Venture capital funds and security start-ups, on security strategy and product visions, he can ensure a good fit for market and can confirm that the expected features and capabilities are present.
With strong links with several of the leading security universities, Bryan delivers aspects of their MSc modules, participates in PhD Vivas, challenges the students on the content of their thesis and assists research-based universities to set and identify the next set of research challenges within security.
He holds several patents in the information security space and is a regular keynote speaker at security events and conferences.
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