Colonel (Retd) John Doody FBCS FCMI CITP IISP MIOD

John Doody is Director of Interlocutor Services Limited, a company established in 2003 to promote Information Assurance and Cyber Security issues both nationally and internationally, the company offers a range of services including Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking, Strategy Reviews, Information Assurance, Cyber Security and Information Technology, these services are geared to the strategic level within government and industry. Prior to this John served at CESG/GCHQ for 10 years in the appointment of Head of Information Assurance Customer Services. He has a wealth of knowledge across the whole spectrum of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. In this latter appointment he was a major contributor to CESG’s move to a commercial business footing.

He also has had a role as a Non Executive Director to a security company as well as providing Strategic Advice to a number of major UK and US IT Security companies. John’s recent major role was as the Global Strategic Cyber Security Adviser to Ultra Electronics Limited where he reported directly to the CEO on Cyber Security matters.  He also provided Strategic Advice to FireEye and Safenet, two large US Cyber companies. He is currently a Deloitte Associate.

 John is a retired officer of the UK Royal Corps of Signals, a Corps in which he served for 33 years to the rank of Colonel.  He is a qualified engineer and has held a number of strategic engineering appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence including system support to PTARMIGAN and WAVELL, the army’s tactical communication and CIS systems, Director in the Procurement Executive as Project Manager for Army Electronic Warfare, Battlefield Target Engagement System (BATES), Air Defence CIS system (ADCIS) and WAVELL managing £1B of programmes. John has also worked in the R&D environment working on Electronic Warfare Simulation.  He has also served in various operational environments including Loan Service to the Trucial Oman Scouts in the Middle East.

John has chaired many international committees dealing with Cyber, Information Assurance, Communications and Interoperability. John is well known on the national and international Cyber/ Information Assurance Conference circuit where he has chaired many events and has given many talks on Cyber and Information Assurance.  He is a renowned Evangelist for Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

He has held the position of an International Class Director for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International (Fairfax Virginia USA). He is a past President and Vice-President of the AFCEA UK WEST Chapter and served as a Member at Large for AFCEA London in the early 90s. He was also also the Cyber Security Lead for the BCS Security Community of Expertise

John has supported a number of Charitable organisations including SSAFA,  Help for Heroes and The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF)

John was awarded the CESG/GCHQ Directors Medal in 2003

He was elevated to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2012