Senior cyber security figures from Microsoft, Vodafone and ITV are amongst the ten people appointed to the steering committee for BAE Systems’ new cyber security forum and lobbying group.
Launched in July, the Intelligence Network initiative aims to increase collaboration between companies by creating a global community of security professionals and industry influencers in a bid to combat cyber crime.
The members of the steering committee, which had their first meeting on Wednesday (August 29th), are:
- James Hatch, director of cyber at BAE Systems
- Andrzej Kawalec, security CTO at Vodafone
- Paul Lynch, CISO at ITV
- Roxanne Morison, principal policy adviser at CBI
- James Sullivan, cyber programme lead at RUSI
- Mark Swift, CISO at Trafigura
- Peder Jungck, vice president of intelligence solutions at BAE
- Christina Richmond, program vice president at IDC security services
- Sian John, executive security adviser at Microsoft
- Jonathan Luff, co-founder at CyLon
Speaking to Sky News ahead of the meeting, BAE Systems’ director of cyber James Hatch revealed that one of his priorities was to set a research agenda exploring longer term problems.
“Other initiatives have covered specific technology challenges, but we as a larger network want to provide visibility of the need for entrepreneurs, academics and innovators to work together to tackle the longer term cyber security problems that face society,” he commented.
“The Intelligence Network aims to bring organisations together to create a communal understanding of the challenges we face, and already has over 700 members signed up.”