Danny Dresner

Professor of Cyber Security , University of Manchester

Daniel is the University of Manchester's Professor of Cyber Security following 22 years with The National Computing Centre. He applies his diverse community-based cyber security approach developing standards, championing cyber security for SMEs for which he co-founded IASME, and works to find the symbiotic balance between people and technology in the quest for cyber security. Daniel is active Manchester's cyber ecosystem, furthering cyber security innovation and growth as part of DiSH – Digital Security Hub and steering cyber security outreach from the Centre for Digital Trust and Society. Daniel lectures on risk and cyber defence to Chevening cohorts from India and Western Balkans, and revived the cybernetics thought-leadership Ratio Club promoting a people-technology balance. Daniel was voted a top 20 cyber security influencer worldwide 2018-2021 and Security Serious Awards Best Educator 2022.