Speaker: Richard Bell FSyI

Head of Cyber Security Threat & Investigations, Transport for London

Richard leads the cyber security threat and investigations function for Transport for London (TfL), defining and leading the delivery of TfL’s cyber security competency and conducting special investigations as they apply to national security and local threats. He has a wide ranging security background, having undertaken the following prior roles for TfL – Security Auditor, Security Audit Manager – Fraud & Security, Strategic Security Planning & Audit Manager and Security & PCI Compliance Manager as well as the TfL Corporate Security Manager – 2012 Olympics. Previously he held security management roles with Boots, the General Trading Company and Jaeger. Until recently, Richard was a Director at the Security Institute, and he is a member of the Advisory Board for Ten Intelligence, a global due diligence and investigations firm based in the UK and UAE.

When we talk security, do we know what we mean?

A personal account of the continuing journey to develop and refresh understanding of ‘what is security?’ How long can best practice and latest developments be shared in the security risk profession before there is better practice to share? Has security really changed?  Have we truly converged? Is it all about the enterprise? Or shall I just keep it simple, as security should be seen as IT, Personnel and Physical Security?