Vince Warrington is a leading Information Assurance and Cyber Security expert with over 15 years experience heading-up large-scale, organisation-wide IT and cyber security programmes for central Government departments, blue chip private companies and well-known voluntary organisations across the globe.
Vince is an influential member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) and the UK Cyber Security Forum. He is currently advising on strategies to encourage more young people to consider a career in cyber security – especially females and those on the Autism spectrum.
Vince founded Protective Intelligence in 2005 to provide an optimum IT and cyber security service to enable organisations to effectively prevent accidental data leaks, secure their IT networks successfully and deliver robust security awareness training for all staff and stakeholders. His mission is to educate businesses, charities and Government departments to move away from traditional IT security models, to one where everyone within an organisation works towards the common goal of protecting information through joint responsibility and co-ordinated thinking.
Vince has recently helped to develop the internal Security Operation Centre and threat intelligence network for the Department of Work & Pensions along with its latest cyber security strategy. He has also delivered successful business change in cyber security programmes and IT security operations for organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Financial Conduct Authority, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Saudi Aramco, Metropolitan Police Service, Sainsbury’s, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury and Skillshare International, among many others.
Vince has been instrumental in delivering successful security programmes across the globe including: USA, Holland Belgium, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia , South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Tanzania.
Vince has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of specialist recruitment consultancy, CyberOne, to head up a unique CISO-as-service offering that will help businesses safeguard against escalating cyber crime on a flexible basis.