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David Lacey

MD, David Lacey Consulting Ltd

David Lacey is a leading researcher, writer and innovator in Cyber Security and IT Governance, with more than 25 years’ experience directing IT Security and Governance for Shell, Royal Mail and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

David has advised dozens of banks, energy companies, government ministries, research centres, technology vendors, and start-up companies in cyber security. He is a strategic adviser to IO Active and a visiting senior research fellow of the University of Portsmouth, as well as a member of the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

David has pioneered many new ideas in cyber security. Amongst other things he drafted the original text behind the ISO 27000 family of standards, founded the Jericho Forum, and developed the first fraud detection system based on the human immune system.

He is the author of the books: Managing the Human Factor for Information Security, Managing Security in Outsourced and Offshored Environments, Business Continuity Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies, Advanced Persistent Threats: How to manage the risks to your business, and A Practical Guide to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. David has also written numerous white papers on many aspects of cyber security, and his views have been published in around seven hundred blog postings for Computer Weekly.

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