James Willison

SpecialityCo-Chair, Smart Built Environment Working Group

James Willison is a recognised international leader in Security Convergence and Enterprise Security Risk Management. Named #8 Cyber Security Professional IFSEC Global Influencers Security and Fire 2020. Shortlisted in Security Serious Unsung Security Heroes Awards 2018 as a Security Leader/mentor. James is Co-Chair, Smart Built Environment Working Group, Internet of Things Security Foundation, and a member of ISACA and the Security Institute. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as Advisor on Convergence to the Mitie TSM Board, Associate Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University and Digital Security Expert with the European Union. He has co-authored three White Papers on ESRM, SMART GDPR Assurance for a Smarter world and Smart Buildings and Cities Security with his colleague and fellow convergence expert, Sarb Sembhi, sponsored by AXIS Communications and published by Unified Security Ltd. He has successfully enabled strong partnerships in numerous projects including writing new content in published International Standards. He regularly writes articles for IFSEC Global and is an established speaker at international security conferences. He now works as an executive advisor in security strategy and risk management.