RelianceACSN today announced the appointment of several new members to its advisory board. Professor Nick Jennings, Dominic Raab MP, Tom Ilube and Paul Winstanley will bring expertise from academia, policy, business and defence to finalise the structure of RelianceACSN’s board.
Brian Kingham, Chairman at Reliance ACSN commented: “We are delighted to welcome these four new members to our advisory board, and are excited about the wealth of combined experience they can offer the company. Cybersecurity is at the top of the agenda for all organisations, and these new appointments will ensure that our business is at the forefront of ensuring strong cyber protection for our customers well into the future.”
Professor Nick Jennings is Vice-Provost (Research) at Imperial College, responsible for delivering the College’s research strategy. Professor Jennings is an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing. He has attracted grant income of over £24million and has published over 600 articles in his field.
Dominic Raab was elected MP for Esher and Walton in 2009 and 2015, and served as Justice Minister in David Cameron’s government. In 2016, he was elected by MPs to sit on Parliament’s Committee on Exiting the EU, which scrutinises the government’s approach to Brexit. Prior to this he worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on a wide range of briefs, including UK investor protection, maritime issues, war crimes, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism.
CEO and founder of Crossword Cybersecurity Tom Ilube has a long history in business and security. He was until recently Managing Director of Consumer Markets at Callcredit Information Group, the private equity backed UK credit reference agency. Tom has also chaired the UK Government Technology Strategy Board’s Network Security Innovation panel, and was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Cybersecurity at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a Geneva based UN-agency.
Paul Winstanley is founder and CEO of Alazen, a strategic consultancy that focuses on the application of advanced technology and software for mobile asset management and situational awareness. Prior to this, Paul worked for the MoD as a research scientist before its privatisation to QinetiQ. Here Paul became the company’s youngest ever Technical Director and latterly its President and CEO.