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Future Gazing - how does a CISO budget plan for three years time?

About this event

It can be tempting to just focus on the immediate challenges forced onto companies due to COVID-19, but Cyber practitioners who are able to balance the ‘Tactical’ decisions today, with strategic thinking, will be those who weather this storm with the most success. One of the questions we are frequently asked, is ‘what placeholders should I be allocating some of my budget to in Year 3,’ or what are the future technology trends I should be thinking about. This panel session will explore this question from the viewpoint of a number of ex CISOs but also looking far into the future from the perspective of academia. You will hear the viewpoint from industry as well as the horizons of leading academic research.

Dr Robert Coles, Chair of Crossword’s Advisory Board and Chair of our Consulting Division hosts a panel discussion where top CISOs and Academics discuss their views. Joining Robert are:

• Professor Nick Jennings CB FRENG – Crossword Cybersecurity Advisory Board, formerly serving as the UK Government’s inaugural Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security from 2010 to 2015, providing independent scientific advice on issues of national security (full bio)

• Ben De La Salle, ICA Consultancy and ex CISO at Old Mutual Wealth (

• Phil Huggins, CISO Mentor Ltd and ex Group Head of Information Risk and Security, Prudential PLC (

• Panel Chairman – Dr Robert Coles- Advisory Board Chair and Consulting Chair, former Chief Information Security Officer of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and of the NHS. - how does a CISO budget plan for three years time?

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  • Team member
    Sean Arrowsmith Group Sales Director @ Crossword Cyber Security

Crossword Cybersecurity PLC

Crossword Cybersecurity plc focuses on commercialisation of university research-based cyber security and risk management software and cyber security consulting.