“Let’s make sure the gifts we give this Christmas go to the people we love, not to the fraudsters who just want to steal your money.”
Sian John – Chief Security Adviser at Microsoft UK
Source: NCSC UK
About Sian John:
Sian John MBE is Chief Security Advisor for EMEA in the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft. Sian leads the EMEA security advisors who work with Microsoft’s customers to help them to develop their cyber security strategy, security best practices and to understand how Microsoft’s technology and services can help support digital transformation and cloud services. Sian was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honors List for 2018 for services to Cybersecurity.
She is an experienced Information Security Professional with over 25 years experience in strategy, consultancy, technical sales and advisory services. During this time she has worked with clients in a wide range of sectors from financial institutions to manufacturing and government organizations.
Her experience means that she has developed a broad range of skills ranging from security strategy and architecture to risk management, policy and technical security. She has recently been focused on strategy and advisory and how digital transformation affects cybersecurity.
She’s quick to pick up new concepts and approaches and she enjoys working with a wide range of people, nationalities, and organizations. Her strength is discussing solutions with both business and technical audiences. She’s an experienced communicator at all levels ranging from business to technical professionals, analysts and media.
As a recognised Cybersecurity thought leader and strategist she’s often sought out to develop and influence new approaches to the governance, risk and security challenges that organizations face.
She’s passionate about information and cyber security, building the profession, and helping to make the world a safer place.