Richard Archdeacon

Lead Security Strategist- EMEA


Richard Archdeacon is CTO, Strategy and Technology within HP Enterprise Security Services. He leads research and innovation into new strategic security services and solutions 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 Enterprise Security Services 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
Security 2.0 – How do I balance securing my business with enabling it? Why only a complete approach to information security will benefit today’s modern enterprise.

Security threats are increasing and changing, resulting in increased complexity and largerscale attacks. Regulatory mandates continue to increase in both complexity and frequency and customers and employees demand more when it comes to the protection of their information.

In a world where you have to share, collaborate, and openly exchange information, enterprise security can’t be based on point solutions and isolated functions. When threats change quickly—and the market changes even faster—this reactive security posture can be crippling to operations. Instead, enterprises need a complete and proactive view: managed security that’s flexible enough for high volumes of interaction but will still mitigate risk and assure compliance – allowing businesses the confidence to innovate for advantage. These influences demand a new approach to securing the enterprise. A complete approach. HP has unparalleled experience in helping Enterprise and Government clients secure their traditional IT and hybrid environments. We have invested billions in building a comprehensive security portfolio to offer flexible, integrated, end to end services and solutions to help clients measurably reduce their business risk.