As CISO of PPRO, the top global provider of e-payment infrastructure, Katherine Garrod owns technology risk; from broad strategy to detailed tactics, posture to regulation. Her experience is somewhat rare; graduating school both CISCO network certified and understanding UNIX. Cybersecurity unites her passion for technology and neuroscience - be it in defense of malicious social engineering or when challenging the status-quo - driving transformation. Prior to PPRO she had a seven year spell as CISO for an algorithmic hedge fund with a proprietary trading and execution platform. She specialises in network-design, infrastructure architecture, and event-driven multi-agent automation having spent the early part of her career engineering a global ultra-low latency market data network.