Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security

Martin Borrett – IBM's Cyber Security Perspective

Title: IBM’s Cyber Security Perspective 

Speaker: Martin Borrett

Location: B32/3077

Abstract: As we move towards a Smarter Planet, one which is increasingly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent new threats and challenges from a security perspective arise. Increasingly systems and infrastructure we rely on every day are interconnected in this way. We are faced with many new threats which could damage this infrastructure, especially in terms of our critical infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are increasing and just as with other topical areas such as cloud there is confusion and debate about what Cyber actually is, we will share IBM’s thinking and perspective on Cyber Security and approaches organisations can take.

Bio: Martin Borrett is the Director of the IBM Institute of Advanced Security in Europe. He leads the Institute and advises at the most senior level in clients on policy, business, technical and architectural issues associated with security. Martin leads IBM’s Security Blueprint work and is co-author of the IBM Redbooks “Introducing the IBM Security Framework and IBM Security Blueprint to Realize Business-Driven Security” and “Understanding SOA Security” .  He is Chairman of the European IBM Security User Group community and a member of the board of EOS, the European Organisation for Security. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and member of the IET. Martin has a passion for sailing and has represented Great Britain; he is also a keen tennis player.