Bridget Kenyon (CISSP) is Global CISO for Thales eSecurity. Her experience in information security started in 2000 with a role in network vulnerabilities at DERA. Following this, she took hands-on roles as a network administrator and a systems administrator, before returning to her chosen field as Information Security Officer for the University of Warwick. In 2007, Bridget moved into consulting as a QSA and advised many of the major UK banks on payment card security (PCI DSS), as well as clients in the educational, retail, telecommunications and hospitality sectors. During this period, she also became involved in the development of ISO/IEC 27001 and other standards relating to information security management. At University College London, she devised and implemented a complete information security management scheme ab initio. In addition to her current role, Bridget is a member of BSI Panel 1 (for development of ISO/IEC 27001 and related standards), and is an editor for ISO/IEC 27014. Bridget has co-authored three textbooks on information security, most recently as lead author for the UCISA Information Security Management Toolkit (Part 1). Bridget is a CISSP and Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals. She strongly believes that “information security is fundamental to reliable business operations, not a nice-to-have”.