Whether he’s taking about insecure hotspots, inept passwords, or lax OS designers, as the global head of Security Research at Sophos, James Lyne is frequently called upon to exposes technology’s vulnerabilities, while elevating the security awareness of everyday users and encouraging organisations to take cyber security seriously, and understanding the implications of not doing so. Energetic, passionate, and charmingly nerdy, he has become a leading keynote speaker on cybercrime and technology.
James is a leading expert on Cyber Security, Cryptography, Malware, Social Engineering, Internet and new media, Internet of Things (IOT) Security and Technology innovation.
As a firm believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry, James Lyne embraces every opportunity to educate on security threats and convert forbidding tech jargon into human language.
The global head of security research at Sophos and a certified instructor at the SANS institute, James’s expertise lends weight to his words. Frequently called upon for his technical know-how, he has worked with numerous organisations and handled several severe incidents.
In an ever-expanding world of networked mobile devices and security threats, our ignorance of them has become more widespread than ever. James believes that if we continue to ignore basic best practices, security is on a trajectory of failure.
As a keynote conference speaker, James is highly animated, and his presentations are always packed with demonstrations; ranging from showing how cyber criminals operate in the real world, to deep technical presentations that aim to inspire technical thinkers.
James Lyne has appeared on many national television programs, including CNN, NBC, BBC News, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has given several TED talks on topics such as cybercrime and cryptography, including one at the main TED event.
One session with cybersecurity specialist James Lyne and you will be rushing to your computer to change your password!