Director of Cybersecurity, Cisco EMEAR
Wil’s background is in cyber incident recovery, cyber strategy, security management transformation and large security project and programme management. This means he is ideally placed to help Cisco’s customers understand their cyber risk, develop and implement strategies to help them securely digitize their IT and their business, optimize their current security technologies or take advantage of innovative sourcing strategies for security to add and enhance the value they bring to their business.
Wil began his career in a variety of technical and consulting roles before joining the information security advisory practice of a “Big 4” firm in 2003. In 2005 he moved to Vancouver to lead the firms West Canadian Cyber Security Consulting practice, dealing mainly with public sector and utility clients.
In 2007 Wil returned to the UK he undertook a secondment as global Chief Information Security Officer for a FTSE 100 Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Management group, helping them provide assurance to their defence, national security, utility and health customers around the handling of protectively marked material and the security of sensitive locations such as military sites and nuclear power plants.
Following his secondment Wil lead the “Cyber Security Architecture” and “Internet of Things / Industrial Control System Security” practices in the UK, helping clients in a variety of industries develop their cyber defence capabilities to enable new ways of delivering and consuming IT services while dealing with rapid changes in threat landscape caused by advanced persistent threats such as state sponsore cyber attacks and organized cybercrime.