Mike Humphrey

Deputy DSO, Head of Information Assurance and Operational Security Standards and Security, National Crime Agency, UK
National Crime Agency

Mike spent 30 years as a police officer. The latter 5 years of his career he was a senior officer seconded to the Police IT Organisation (PITO) and then the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), where he was directly involved in the development and security of the Police National Network, a UK wide IP network providing secure communications and application access for Law Enforcement and other Criminal Justice Organisations.

He now works for the National Crime Agency as the Head of Information Assurance and Operational Security.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and sits on the IISP membership accreditation committee.

He holds an MSc in IT Security; his dissertation was based on the monitoring, alerting and response requirements to protect critical infrastructures. He is a qualified ISO27001 auditor, an elected member of the Information Advisory Council's (IAAC) management committee and is a Government Liaison Panel representative on the IAAC Board.

He has presented at a number of conferences including the Information Security Forum's Congress in Washington and Barcelona, a keynote panel member at Infosec, Chief Information Security Officers conferences in Portugal, Madrid and Singapore, Cyber Security conferences for the Oil and Gas Industry, European Commission seminars on building Information Security capacity in third countries and part of a small team presenting on building Cyber Security collaboration in Seoul.

Mike is currently working on a PhD (part time), at the Defence Academy, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, where he is researching the barriers to effective information security incident reporting and sharing across organisations.


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