Karl Knowles

SpecialityGlobal Head of Cyber, HFW

A well-established security leader with extensive experience and views on cyber security. Karl has presented thought provoking and meaningful content to a wide range of different audiences. After a long career, with a multitude of experience, he is very well respected in the industry.
Karl begin his career as a communications engineer in the British Army. At the second half of his career he was employed within multiple information security roles, advising senior military leadership on the global deployment of information and communications systems. He then built upon this successful 25 year military career moving to consultancy at BSI and then, Deloitte LLP. It was during this time that Karl quickly established himself as a subject matter expert, advising private and public clients towards the development of improved cyber and privacy strategies.
He is a champion of veteran’s employment, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.