The Professor of Communicating Cyber
Gary is a Cybersecurity and Data Protection specialist with 35 years in IT. He is a published author, regular blogger and international speaker on everything from the Dark Web, through to Cybercrime and Cyber Psychology.
Formally the MD of Agenci Information Security, Gary is our ‘Professor of Communicating Cyber’. He comes to us with 35 years experience in IT, and 20 of these focused on Cyber Security, Governance and Data Protection.
Helping companies large and small, to implement security systems like ISO27001, ISO22301, PCI DSS, and the GDPR, he comes with a wealth of practical experience, advice, knowledge and skill. As a Data Protection Officer and Cybersecurity specialist for 20 years, Gary simplifies complex programme management challenges and helps bring about clarity and value.
Gary is a published author, regular blogger and international speaker on everything from the Dark Web, through to Cybercrime and Cyber Psychology.
As a speaker, he is regularly asked to present at business events, but also at schools and universities, where he will deliver insightful and thought provoking presentations to children, through to business leaders and owners.
Gary has the unique skill to bring Cyber Security to life.
Gary Hibberd is a Cyber Security Expert.
Formally the MD of Agenci Information Security, he is now the ‘Professor of Communicating Cyber’ for the Cyberfort Group. A group of companies providing end-to-end Cyber Security services.
Gary started his career as an IT programmer back in 1985 and has had a passion for all things cyber-related since then.
He has a broad range of experience in almost every discipline in IT from programming to systems design and network architect through to Cyber Security and Data Protection. He is a published author and international speaker on topics ranging from Dark web through to CyberPsychology.
He is a qualified Information Security & Business Continuity professional and regular contributor to government initiatives on cybersecurity and counter-terrorism research initiatives.
Prior to Agenci, Gary has held the following positions:
- Business Continuity & Information Security at LateRooms.com
- Head of Risk & Information Security at Irwin Mitchell
- Head Of Business Continuity & Op Risk at GE Money Bank
Gary Hibberd is a member of CENTRIC, which is a UK Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Research Board, who advise at the UK and European level on these topics.
Gary has helped and advised businesses from a broad range of industries, from leisure to banking through to the legal sector and of course IT services.
In recognition of his work in raising the awareness of Cyber related issues, in an engaging and thought-provoking way, Gary was shortlisted in 2016, 2017 and 2019 in the UK ‘Cyber Security Awards’, for the ‘Cyber Personality of the Year’.
Gary has appeared in print by authoring or contributing to the following books:
- The Business Continuity Toolkit
- Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigators Handbook
- The Definitive Guide to Business Continuity
- The Dummies Guide to Business Continuity Management
Gary is a regular speaker and writer on the topic of Cyber Security and Business Continuity. As a keynote speaker, Gary demonstrates a passion and ability for communicating technical matters which has earned him the title of ‘Professor of Communicating Cyber’.
In October 2015 he was the host for the first Cyber Security Europe event held in Yorkshire, where 170 delegates listened to an array of speakers, expertly managed by Gary. This event has run annually since then and attracted audiences of more than 200 each time.
His credits also include being asked to speak at major businesses conferences on the topic of Cyber and cyber terrorism.