The (ISC)2 London Chapter is made up of the following 4 officers and support team:
The President – Liz Banbury CISSP
I’ve spent approximately 18 years working in Technology within the Financial industry and started out in JPMorgan working in the Back Office Settlements systems and progressed to Release/Environment management.
I have now been in the Information Security space for circa 10 years firstly as the Regional Portfolio manager for Information Security & Technology Risk within the Information Security Office at ANZ Bank, from there moved to Standard Chartered Bank where I headed up the Information and Cyber Security Policy function and as of Q4, 2021 moved to Hiscox Insurance as the Chief Information Security Officer. I am CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional] certified and have been a member of (ISC)² since 2016.
I’m passionate about what I do and particularly interested in people and the impact that behaviour and culture have on security holistically. Cyber Security is a very interesting, dynamic, fast moving, fast changing area where I feel that each individual should have a certain basic level of knowledge in the key threats we face and the controls that need to be put in place to safeguard themselves and their assets both at home and in the workplace.
Since leaving school I have been fortunate enough to have been able to travel a fair amount and have spent 20 years living in Asia, first in Hong Kong and more recently in Singapore, returning to London June 2017.
The Treasurer – Clive Simms CISSP, CHFI
I’m the CEO and co-founder of Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka. I am a certified cyber security & IT Infrastructure consultant with over 23 years IT experience within a variety of technical and management roles, ranging from mainframe interface systems through to Wintel servers, virtualisation to Information Security and Data Protection.
I hold certifications on CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional], CHFI [Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator] and VCP [VMware Certified Professional], GDPR and CIS LA.
I’m currently consulting to many clients including one of the big four accounting firms who keep me very busy! I’m passionate about technology and science, especially quantum physics. In my spare time, I’m a gamer and love in-line skating when the weather is good.
I believe information security should be a priority for everyone and not just the IT managers. After all your security is only as strong as your weakest link.
The Membership Officer – Omar Saenz CISSP, CISM
I am a cybernetics and computer systems engineer and I obtained a masters degree in Business Innovation and Innovation Management in 2014.
I am currently working at one of the big four as a Security Architect and previous to this I was a Technology Risk Manager and Information Security consultant at Deloitte. I have 14+ years of experience across different information security domains including computer security research, management and operations of security services, security architecture design, pen testing, vulnerability assessments and Identity & Access Management.
My current area of expertise is the design, implementation and review of security architecture for on-premises and cloud solutions.
I am passionate about technology and how it can help improve our lives, however I am also conscious of the security challenges that new technology brings and I am interested in helping people improve their knowledge around security risks and understand how to effectively use technology in a secure way.
I was born and brought up in Mexico City. I moved to London in 2011 and one of my passions is space and astronomy. I enjoy traveling, eating amazing food and talking about Mexico.
The Secretary – Pierce Ferriter CISSP
Working in financial services as a director, within a threat management centre and involved with engineering projects for security tooling.
The support team, encompassing:
Richard Carpenter CISSP
Senan Largey CISSP
Teresa Clark CISSP
Trevor S. Louis CISSP, CCNA Security, ITIL