Paul Simmonds

Paul is the CEO of the Global Identity Foundation, as well as a consulting CISO.  He was formerly the global CISO of AstraZeneca, and prior to that held posts as; the global CISO of ICI, Head of Information Security with a high security European web hosting company and as Global Information Security Manager with Motorola.

He was awarded the first “Chief Security Officer of the Year” as well as "Best Security Implementation" at the SC Magazine Awards and is twice listed as one of (the US publication) Network World’s “most powerful people in networking”. 

Paul sits on the advisory board of a number of global companies, as well as the Executive Advisory Board of ISSA UK. 

Paul co-founded the Jericho Forum in 2003 and is also one of the three editors of the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v3.0”.

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