David Ferbrache OBE FCIIS
chair, National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board
David Ferbrache is the chair of the National Cyber Resilience Advisory Board for Scotland, advising the Scottish Ministers and government on all aspects of cyber. David has been involved in cyber security for over 35 years. He is the managing director of Beyond Blue, a cyber resilience consultancy. David also is the global head of cyber futures for KPMG, advising on innovation, emerging technologies and thought leadership. In his spare time, David is also a cyber reservist in the British Army. Over his career David has worked with some of the largest firms in the world to advise on cyber threats, security operations and resilience issues; as well as having advised many governments on their national cyber security strategies and policy frameworks. David was previously the Head of Cyber and Space for the Ministry of Defence, having spent 25 years in government service. He is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and the British Computer Society. David was made an OBE for his contribution to national security post 9-11.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, MY EMPIRE GROUP
Alex is an experienced director, manager, consultant, infosec professional and keynote speaker with a broad range of experience across the IT sector. With education and experience spanning finance, risk, strategy, sales/marketing, information security, managed services, distribution, and IT, he has worked with all levels of organisations across 3 decades of business ownership, board roles, management and consulting. Alex is co-founder and executive director for MyEmpire Group, a specialist information security consultancy. Via his virtual CISO work at MyEmpire, Alex provides security management and leadership to a range of organisations from start-up through to ASX50 listed enterprises and government organisations. Alex has extensive board experience having served as a non-executive director of the Australian Information Security Association for over 6 years, .au Domain Administration Ltd, and over 3 years as a member of Australian Conservation Foundation’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.