Becky Pinkard

SpecialityCISO, Aldermore Bank PLC

Becky Pinkard, CISO, Aldermore Bank, is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the information security sector who has been working in information technology and security since 1996.

A security transformation expert, Becky has built and managed global information security teams, designed risk and compliance strategies, led security audits and assessments, and developed security awareness training in small and large environments. She is an active advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in business and is a co-founder of the ‘We Empower Diversity in Start-ups’ (WEDS) group. Becky has been a CyLon mentor since 2017, providing cyber security, operations and client success guidance to entrepreneurs. She also co-hosts a monthly podcast, Cyber Warrior Princess, focused on current cyber security related commentary.

Becky was a SANS Certified Instructor for over a decade and served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center of Internet Security. She co-authored “Nmap in the Enterprise” and “Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS”. Becky has shared her expertise in numerous publications, both written and in live interviews all over the world, including: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ChannelPost, The Telegraph, The New York Times, BBC News, Channel 4 News, and more.