John McCarthy

Cyber Security Expert
The International Centre for Cyber Research


Speaking at 14.40

  • Understanding the Origins of the Threat
  • The Damage Potential
  • How to Assess Risk
  • How to Address Vulnerabilities
  • Convincing your Organisation to Invest without Tangible ROI


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Dr John McCarthy is a world renowned authority on cyber security strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in cyber security and eBusiness Development and is an internationally recognised author of a number of academic papers discussing all aspects of cyber security in the modern world.

John is frequently invited to sit on expert panels and appear as an expert speaker at well-known cyber security events. Past appearances have included talks on ICT Security in the Modern Airport, Security in the Digital Age and SCADA threats in the Modern Airport at various prominent international conferences. John is also a leading expert on social engineering awareness training and best practice.

Based at multiple Universities, John also heads a research team examining the potential cyber threats to IT systems within airports. His current research focus is a joint Anglo-American project involving both UK and USA universities.

Furthermore, John’s impressive list of posts include seats on a number of prominent US committees that offer advice and policy guidance to the US government on cyber security matters. He is also panel member of the American Transport Research Board researching cyber security best practice for airports throughout North America. He is an active member of the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee, the British Computer Society (BSC), Elite, the International Committee on Information Warfare and Security and a Member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. John is also a Freeman of the City of London.

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