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IFSEC Global announces ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018'

Several judges on IFSEC Global's panel appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years
IFSEC Global has Mike Howard, Don Randall and Baroness Neville-Jones on the 'Top influencers' judging panel

IFSEC Global has announced that Microsoft CSO Mike Howard, security consultant Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), star on a 30-strong judging panel for its ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018.’

Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, drew on his extensive contacts network to appoint a diverse line-up of judges. He said: “Many of these judges were appointed based on strong recommendations and all are award winners themselves – often multiple times. They could hardly be better positioned to identify the next generation of influencers coming through.

Several have even appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years. Though being a judge bars them from appearing this time round, they’re all only too happy to ‘send the elevator back down’ to other professionals doing great things in the fire and security industries,” he added.

Lecky himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017. In the last year alone, he has won five prestigious accolades, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology.

Judging panel for ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’:

  • Ahmed Qurram Baig, co-founder, CISOCONNECT
  • Baroness Neville-Jones, chair, British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)
  • Carol Osler, Senior VP, head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management
  • Cath Goulding, head of IT security, Nominet
  • David Burrill, co-founder, Burrill Green
  • Denis Lauretou, Head of Security & Safety, chez Banque de France
  • Diana Burley, executive director & chair, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection
  • Don Randall MBE, senior adviser, Pilgrims Group
  • Dr Robert Docherty, MD, Flame Risk Solutions
  • Francisco Poley Herrera, security director, European Federation of Security Directors
  • GB Singh, editor, Security Today & Security Update
  • Ian Moore, CEO, FIA
  • Izabela Albrycht, chair, Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC
  • Jason Brown, national security director, Thales
  • Lynn Mattice, MD, Mattice & Associates
  • Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ Banking Group
  • Martin Harvey, Tyco International
  • Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft
  • Mike Hurst, vice chairman, ASIS UK chapter
  • Pauline Norstrum, MD, NetVu Ltd
  • Peter Houlis, MD, 2020Vision Systems
  • Rachaell Saunders, CEO, National Protective Services
  • Steve Durbin, MD, ISF
  • Steve Lasky, editorial director, Southcomm Security Media Group
  • Tacito Leite, director of security, Indra
  • Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice
  • Una Riley, CEO, iAudit Consultants Ltd
  • Victoria Ekhomu, MD, Trans-World Security Systems Ltd & School of Management & Security
  • Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO
  • Yvan De Mesmaeker, Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association

The top influencers in Security and Fire 2018 will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing during May 2018.

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