Stephen has joined KPMG from Barclays Plc where he spent eight years. Most latterly he was Managing Director of Information Risk Management and Finance Change with responsibility for establishing the Information Risk Management (IRM) team across Barclays globally. His remit included data privacy, records management, identity and access management and IT infrastructure security. During this time, Stephen won a number of awards including SC Magazine Team of the Year 2009, Person of the Year 2009 and Project of the Year 2010. He was also inducted into the InfoSec Hall of Fame 2010.
Prior to that, Stephen was at the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) for 4 years, where he was Information Security Manager. He was responsible for improving information assurance and preparing the organisation to defend against external cyber attack. Stephen also acted as external security representative with regulators including the Financial Services Authority and Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition, Stephen is a regular speaker at a number of industry events including e-Crime, InfoSec, RSA Europe and he has had close involvement with industry groups including the Cyber Security Challenge, Global Security Challenge and CREST IAP. He also served as the Chair and Master of Ceremonies of the White Hat Charity Ball in aid of Childline.
Malcolm Marshall, Head of KPMG’s Information Protection and Business Resilience Practice said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to KPMG and the Information Security team. He will be working with a wide range of clients, including those in the financial services sector, to help them to better understand their emerging cyber threats and how they can more effectively deal with them in this increasingly difficult regulatory environment.”
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