Nigel Harrison


Co-founder & Director, Cyber Security Challenge UK
Nigel Harrison co-founded Cyber Security Challenge UK in 2010 whilst seconded to the Cabinet Office. Over the years he has undertaken various roles with the Challenge, including CEO; he remains a Director. The Challenge is a not-for-profit initiative, supported by Government, the private sector and academia which finds talented individuals to join the cyber security profession and promotes careers in the sector via a programme of structured engagement with schools and universities. His Cabinet Office role came at the end of a 36-year Army career in which he delivered communications and information services, electronic warfare capabilities and cyber security expertise in over thirty countries. He was awarded the MBE in 1991.