Richard Archdeacon

Lead Security Strategist – EMEA


Richard Archdeacon is a member of the Office of Strategy and Technology within HP Information Security. He leads research and innovation into new strategic security services for clients in all major sectors including cyber defence.

Richard has 25 years experience in consulting at a senior level with major corporations across Europe, the Middle East and the U.S… Prior to joining HP Information Security he was consulting to various organisations including ENISA and on assignments in the Middle East with a major oil company and a government department. Richard was previously with the security vendor Symantec during which time he engaged extensively with major organisations in the region including a year delivering a major programme in Saudi Arabia. . He has been on the board of advisory bodies such as IAAC and is currently a member of the Accreditation Committee of the IISP. Richard is a qualified lawyer and holds an MBA from Cranfield University.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Managing Information Security – a systematic approach
Faced with ever increasing change in the business environment and constantly evolving threats the management of information security needs to adapt rapidly. Having started with technology driven point solutions the approach now requires a cohesive management framework to ensure that security is effective, appropriate and able to adapt.

Security teams must now identify the key stakeholders within the organization, apply levels of security appropriate to the risks faced by the business and report accordingly.

The presentation will share the concerns and issues expressed by major organizations across the EMEA region and how these are impacting on the role of the security professionals. A practical approach to assessing, transforming and maintaining security management will also be outlined along with an example of how it has been used and the benefits it will deliver.