The Human Factors in Information Security

Presented by

Martin Smith MBE, The Security Company Limited, Chairman & Founder

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Human Factors in Information Security: Identity & Access Management Martin Smith MBE - IT Security Expert Martin Smith has had a fascinating and varied 25-year career in the world of security and is now one of Europe’s most experienced corporate and IT security practitioners. He has a rare combination of extensive professional knowledge and experience, coupled with exceptionally strong communications and management skills. He is a leader, influencer and strategic thinker with a far-reaching network at the highest levels of the computer security fraternity around the world. Martin Smith gained his degree in behavioural psychology before spending 16 years as a commissioned officer in the RAF, firstly as a pilot and then assigned to counter-espionage and counter-terrorism duties. In the late 1980s he transferred to the then emerging field of computer security and in 1990 was awarded Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for this pioneering work. In 1991 he left the Service to carve out a second career in the commercial sector.

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