Nominet’s Cath Goulding to speak at PICTFOR event on Cyber-security

With our exciting and topical event on Cybersecurity quickly approaching, here is the first in a series of posts presenting the speakers. They all come from different backgrounds and present a complementary array of experience.

Cath GouldingCath Goulding currently works as Head of Information Security for Nominet UK, a not for profit company running the Internet Registry Service for .uk. With now more than 10 million domain names in the UK, her responsibility for ensuring the security of Nominet’s internal assets and the Internet services it provides is quite a challenging task.

Cath comes with a strong background in cyber security, having also held a variety of relevant positions for 10 years at GCHQ, in areas as diverse as in Intelligence analysis, Intrusion Detection research and Data Mining research. She has worked as a liaison officer for the UK embassy in Washington D.C., holds a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Human Computer Interaction and is CISSP qualified.

In the light of recent determination to delay introduction of shorter domain names in the UK after a three-month long consultation, as well as Nominet joining in with the Government’s new cyber-crime reduction partnership, Cath’s agreement to share her experience is guaranteed to be not just interesting, but also very timely.

Stay tuned with the PICTFOR blog for more details on our distinguished speakers, as they become available.

PICTFOR’s event “Cyber-secure: Governments, Businesses & Consumers” will take place on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013, from 8.30-10.00am in the Jubilee Room, Houses of Parliament. If you are a PICTFOR member, please email admin@pictfor.org.uk to reserve your place, or for general enquiries.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • George Quigley, Partner at BDO, incoming Chairman of the ICAEW IT Faculty
  • Andrew Little, Head of Partnerships & Public Policy at GetSafeOnline
  • Paul Martin, Parliamentary Security Director, Houses of Parliament

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