Brian Shorten

Charities Security Forum

With 30 years of experience in Information Security, Business Continuity and Risk with companies in the finance, telecoms and charity sectors, Brian left Cancer Research UK in 2012 to take on the full time job of Chairman of the Charities Security Forum (CSF) which he co-founded in 2007.

Brian holds a CISSP and has held CISA and CISM qualifications. He was an early member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) with the membership no. of 346.

He has a MSc degree in Information Security from the University of London, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London

Brian presents on many aspects of Information Security, especially for the charity/not for profit sector, concentrating on the people side.

In 2016 Brian was given the title ‘Godfather of Security’ at the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2016 event.