Hi, I’m Francesco (aka @Franksec42 on twitter), your friendly cyber and cloud security avocado(advocate). I’m a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity advisor who specialises in strategy and cloud security. Fueled with passion, curiosity and dissatisfaction for the status quo, I believe in protecting identities in cyberspace and creating a safer, more connected world for future generations. I'm currently helping HSBC building their cybersecurity architecture practice and I’m acting virtual CISO for ELEXON. My motto is if you are cybersafe I'm cyberhappy. In my spare time, I’d love to give back to the cybersecurity community and I'm a keen contributor. I’m the co-author of several books on network and security. As part of that, I’m chairing the Cloud security alliance UK and active member of ISC2.
I’ve launched the #MentoringMonday community together with the support of Jane Frankland and Tanya Janca. The mentorship community is inclusive with a focus to empower women in cybersecurity as well as young minds. I am a mentor and coach in the community and I’ve launched the activity in order to help the future generation of cybersecurity expert. As part of the mentoring, I'm committed in supporting women in cyber with mentorship, education and guidance.
I've delivered effective cybersecurity transformation for my client in Financial services such as Nationwide, Charles Taylor, Capita Asset Management, Link Asset Management.
I've also delivered a cybersecurity improvement programme for different sectors, amongst my clients: United Nations (WFP and FAO), National Lottery (Camelot), Vodafone, BT, Telecom Italia.