Phil is regarded as one of Europe’s leading information security experts. He has held several CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) roles spanning five different industry sectors and thirty years.
His experience has been gained in a variety of high-profile technology and security management roles, enabling him to offer a unique and captivating insight to the world of information security, cyber-threats and risk management.
As national publicity on the subject of ‘Wireless security’ peaked in 2002, Phil became somewhat of a cyber-security celebrity with appearances on Sky TV, BBC News and in national and industry press.
Phil remains highly technical with a hands-on security capability not normally present with someone of his seniority in the industry.
He has vast amounts of project success, technical deliverable experience and can operate at any level. Serving as Group Security & Risk Advisory to Arriva Plc.(2015), Advisor to the Board at Camelot UK (2016/17), a board advisor retained by HomeServe plc (2017-18) and more recently the cyber security lead for the government security health checks working for the Cabinet Office (2018-2019). He was the founder and chairman of the non-profit ClubCISO group – www.clubciso.org,i and is now a and board advisory and CISO for IP Performance www.ip-performance.co.uk.
Runner-up in the SC Awards 2017 CISO of the year category
Voted Cyber Security Awards Personality of the Year – July 2015
BCS Information Security Professional of the Year – December 2014
Former non-executive director for a Scottish investment company – 2016
Head of Information Security for TNT Express ICS – Oct 2012 to January 2014 – interim role to structure the information security across 64 global regions
Virtual (interim) CISO for two UK Airports and a mobile network operator – 2014/2015
Global Director of Security for Yell Group plc. from April 2010 to August 2012
Significant cyber-intelligence experience with UK Intelligence Services (1993-1995 and 2001-2003) and consulted for recent government cyber-crime initiatives
From 1998-2000 Phil was the Global CISO for Japanese investment banking giant Nomura
Phil has worked extensively with UK government departments and CESG on the design,
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Phil Cracknell, FBCS, CISSP, MIRM
Cyber Security Specialist, Data Privacy and Risk Manager
Interim CISO, Non-Exec Director, Keynote Speaker, Board Advisor
implementation and operations of new connections to the government network (GSI/PSI) and ISO 27001 compliance and HMG standards
Phil was the director of the Security Consulting Practice for Capgemini UK- 2006 and then Deloitte in 2007/8 – 2006-2008
Sept 2006 – Appointed UK President of the ISSA
2008-9 – Based in Luxembourg, Phil became Skype’s Head of Compliance reporting to the CFO
2009–10 – Phil worked as Head of Information Security for King Abdullah in Thuwal, Nr Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Guest lecturer at Oxford University (June 2013) for the Cyber-security course
Guest lecturer at Royal Holloway on Fred Piper’s Information Security Degree course for several years (2001-2006)