Emma Philpott


Founder and Manager, UK Cyber Security Forum
Dr Emma Philpott: Emma is Founder and Manager of the UK Cyber Security Forum, a network of more than 600 small companies working in cyber security across the UK. These companies meet on a monthly basis in 17 regional Clusters.

Emma is leading on setting up a Community Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) which will be used as a training centre for neurodiverse individuals in cyber security. It will also deliver affordable services to protect the internet of vulnerable members of society commonly targeted by cyber criminals.

Emma is CEO of the IASME Consortium Ltd, a company which focuses on information assurance for small companies and the supply chain. IASME worked with the UK government to develop the Cyber Essentials scheme and then was one of the first two Accreditation Bodies for the associated assessment. IASME has issued more than 4,600 certificates to date which amounts to more than 40% of all those awarded.