The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Neil Cassidy

Students: Spring 2024, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

Cyber Security in Large Complex Corporations

Feb 08, 2017

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Large corporations evolve over time. The technology they produce, the services they provide, the working practices and the IT that supports are changing at an ever increasing rate. From its formation in 1906, Rolls-Royce has been synonymous will high quality engineering and currently develops power systems to propel commercial airliners to Luxury Yachts. The company strives to maintain its market leading position through considerable investment in R&D and the Intellectual Property and engineering ‘know-how' developed needs to be kept secure in Cyber Space.

About the Speaker

In Rolls-Royce, Neil is responsible globally for IT and Information Security. He Joined Rolls-Royce in 2015 from CERT-UK, the national Computer Emergency Response Team in the UK, where he was Deputy Director Operations. In his role at CERT-UK Neil was responsible for Cyber Incident Handling across the UK Critical National Infrastructure as well as being responsible for Situational Awareness and being the sponsor for the UK's flagship Cyber security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) – a Government Industry collaboration to share cyber threat intelligence. Prior to CERT-UK Neil worked for QinetiQ where he ran their Security Operations Centre and was the Operations Director for their security division. In his early career Neil was a defence operational analyst before moving into business management and running change programs.

Educated at the University of Nottingham he is married with two sons.

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