IFSEC Global has announced that Microsoft CSO Mike Howard, security consultant Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), star on a 30-strong judging panel for its ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018.’ Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, drew on his extensive contacts network to appoint a diverse line-up of judges. He said: “Many of these judges were appointed based on strong recommendations and all are award winners themselves – often multiple times. They could hardly be better positioned to identify the next generation of influencers coming through.” Acknowleding security professionals “Several have even appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years. Though being a judge bars them from appearing this time round, they’re all only too happy to ‘send the elevator back down’ to other professionals doing great things in the fire and security industries.”, he added. Lecky himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017. In the last year alone, he has won five prestigious accolades, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology. Judging panel for ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018’: Ahmed Qurram Baig, co-founder, CISOCONNECT Baroness Neville-Jones, chair, British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) Carol Osler, Senior VP, head of financial crimes, fraud management, enterprise project management Cath Goulding, head of IT security, Nominet David Burrill, co-founder, Burrill Green Denis Lauretou, Head of Security & Safety, chez Banque de France Diana Burley, executive director & chair, Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection Don Randall MBE, senior adviser, Pilgrims Group Dr Robert Docherty, MD, Flame Risk Solutions Francisco Poley Herrera, security director, European Federation of Security Directors GB Singh, editor, Security Today & Security Update Ian Moore, CEO, FIA Izabela Albrycht, chair, Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC Jason Brown, national security director, Thales Lynn Mattice, MD, Mattice & Associates Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ Banking Group Martin Harvey, Tyco International Mike Howard, CSO, Microsoft Mike Hurst, vice chairman, ASIS UK chapter Pauline Norstrum, MD, NetVu Ltd Peter Houlis, MD, 2020Vision Systems Rachaell Saunders, CEO, National Protective Services Steve Durbin, MD, ISF Steve Lasky, editorial director, Southcomm Security Media Group Tacito Leite, director of security, Indra Theresa Payton, CEO, Fortalice Una Riley, CEO, iAudit Consultants Ltd Victoria Ekhomu, MD, Trans-World Security Systems Ltd & School of Management & Security Wendy Bashnan, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Security, NATO Yvan De Mesmaeker, Secretary general of the European Corporate Security Association The top influencers in Security and Fire 2018 will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing to be held in May 2018.
IFSEC Global has appointed Grant Lecky to the judges' panel of 'Top influencers in security and fire 2018'. Lecky, who himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017, brings a wealth of industry experience and an extensive network of global contacts to the role. He will help to appoint a diverse range of respected industry experts and thought leaders to the panel of judges and to coordinate the nominations and judging process. Grant Lecky commented: “I want to thank IFSEC for this great honour and privilege of serving in this capacity. Having won my share of awards and accolades – including having been named to the IFSEC Global Most Influential list on more than one occasion – I think now is the perfect time to ‘send the elevator back down’, so to speak, and help highlight those across the UK and the rest of world who are making a difference in the security and fire domains.” Grant Lecky’s expertise Grant, an Expert Network Member (Risk & Resilience) at the World Economic Forum, won no fewer than five prestigious accolades last year alone, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cyber security (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology.IFSEC Global’s ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’ seeks to recognise fire and security professionals As well being named the 10th most influential professional in the security management category in IFSEC Global’s 2017 rankings (and 12th overall in 2014), Grant was included in Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security in 2012. View Grant’s LinkedIn profile to find out about his other accolades and accomplishments. Top influencers in security and fire IFSEC Global’s ‘Top influencers in security and fire 2018’ seeks to recognise fire and security professionals who are influential in driving innovation; improving regulation, standards/guidance or best practice; driving the success of the organisation they lead or are employed by; or being a prominent, persuasive voice in the media. You can now submit your nominations for the top influencers in security and fire – prizes available for the most persuasive nominations. IFSEC Global will soon publish a page dedicated to the judging panel, featuring headshots and bios. The results will be announced in May. IFSEC Global and IFSEC International 2018 IFSEC Global is a leading provider of news, features, videos and white papers for the security and fire industry. IFSEC International, which is run by the same group – UBM – that owns IFSEC Global, is Europe’s leading security event and the only place that brings together stakeholders from every role within security across every industry. IFSEC is the platform for the modern security professional to witness and showcase innovation and ignite collaboration in order to tackle the world’s most significant challenge. There is no agenda more critical today than security.Get hands on with the integrated security solutions of the future, with more than 10,000 solutions on show Integrated security solutions Whatever your role within the industry, you have a part to play and IFSEC International is your arena. Get hands on with the integrated security solutions of the future, with more than 10,000 solutions on show from over 600 suppliers, offering exclusive show pricing, spanning security’s global technology leaders to pioneering tech innovators. But so much more than just a trade-show, IFSEC 2018 and the keynote arena will be home to the global security conversation. Share your voice in the critical discussions, hear first-hand from strategic global leaders, and discover how your peers are pioneering security best-practice.