3 Reasons You Should Listen to James Lyne, Cyber Security Expert

James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. James has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences.

Here are the 3 reasons you should listen to James Lyne:

  1. Believe him when he says, security can be fun
    As a spokesperson for the industry​​, James is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the industry. Energetic, passionate, and charmingly nerdy, he has become a leading keynote speaker by maximising the impact of his insights in an engaging way that even a technophobe would be fascinated by.
  2. See a cyber attack with your very own eyes
    But why would they want to attack me? For an audience to fully understand why they are a target and vulnerable to a cyber attack they need to see it before their very own eyes. Unlike other talks that simply tell you why you need to change your password, James can use powerful demos to show why this is an ever-growing problem and can affect every single person sat in the audience.
  3. He knows your audience
    Whether your audience is a group of tech wizards or your average computer user, James can adapt and make his keynotes easy and accessible to understand. He takes every opportunity to convert forbidding tech jargon into human language for those that need it but can also share his technical expertise to those with extensive background knowledge.

James LyneJames Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. James has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences.

James is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice always featuring live demonstrations and showing how the cyber criminals operate in the real world.

James has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He’s also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.

As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.

James’ speaking topics are:

  • Cyber security
  • Cryptography
  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Social engineering
  • Internet and new media
  • Technology innovation
  • History and future of computer security and IOT security.

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