Mr Joseph Da Silva

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Joseph is a PhD researcher within the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London and is performing multidisciplinary research into the purpose and structure of cybersecurity functions within commercial organisations, with a particular interest in how perceived purpose may differ between Boards of Directors and cybersecurity leaders and what effect that has on functional structures.

Joseph is interested in the broader social dimensions of cybersecurity and risk management and how they are used to influence society through power and control.

Joseph currently works as Chief Information Security Officer for Electrocomponents plc, having previously run cybersecurity functions for a number of other organisations across multiple sectors. He has worked in security, IT and business roles for nearly 20 years, subsequent to his graduation in 1999 from the University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology. He also holds CISM, CCISO and BCS qualificatons.

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