Dr Kevin Jones is the Group Chief Digital / Information Security Officer (CISO) at Airbus, responsible for the digital security programme including; risk management, design architecture, red team, detection and response, plus cyber security research & innovation, across; IT, ICS, people and product security domains. He provides strategic, organisational, and technical programmes within the digital security function.
Kevin is an industry recognised expert having previously worked in technical fields of both offensive and defensive cyber security, and more recently in strategic and senior leadership roles. His specialist areas include; Information Security Management & Risk, Security Auditing, Security Architecture, Cloud Security, Threat & Vulnerability Analysis, and Incident Response. In addition he is known as an expert in cyber security for industrial control systems and safety critical systems. He is active in the cyber security research community, has published over 50 articles, holds a multiple patents within the domain, and regularly engages with the security community and businesses on implementing best in class digital security programmes.
Kevin works closely with Government agencies on cyber security topics in addition to European and academic programmes. He is industry Chair of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Industrial Control Systems Community of Interest and member of the associated expert group. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Distributed Systems Integration from De Montfort University, Leicester where he also obtained his PhD: A Trust Based Approach to Mobile Multi-Agent System Security in 2010
He is a recognised thought leader and innovation, plus a frequent public speaker; on cyber security, security innovation, and the protection of safety crucial systems / critical national infrastructure. In addition he is an advisor to numerous cyber security research programmes and events. Kevin is an advocate and champion for cyber security in academia, development of cyber skills and for multi-disciplinary research. He is a founding member of CyberWales representing the cyber security ecosystem across Wales and on the International stage.