EMEA, Digital Identity & Security CISO. , Thales

Bridget Kenyon (CISSP) is EMEA CISO and Information Security Programmes Lead for Thales DIS. 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, guiding many of the major UK banks to compliance with payment card security standards (PCI DSS), as well as advising clients in the educational, retail, telecommunications and hospitality sectors. During this period, she also started to participate in the development of ISO/IEC 27001 and related standards. 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 authored three books on information security, most recently as lead author for the UCISA Information Security Management Toolkit (Part 1). In 2019, she was named as one of the top 50 Women of Influence by SC Magazine.

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".