Oscar O’Connor is an internationally recognised expert and speaker in information/cyber security and resilience, working with clients to deliver value and societal benefit from their investments in technology and cybersecurity
With more than 20 years experience as an executive and non-executive director, charity trustee and board advisor in both private and public sectors, Oscar provides practical and achievable direction on addressing cybersecurity, privacy and information technology risks at the individual, organisational and societal levels, with long-term, sustainable solutions.
His career highlights include acting as Trustee for The Web of Hope, COO of Security Risk Management Ltd, NED for Perspective Risk Ltd, Director of Oxford Joint Analysis, Board Advisor for he Oxford Trust and the Cyber Security Challenge UK and member of the Ethics Advisory Board for Profusion Ltd.
Oscar O’Connor is all about customer success and has a passion for ensuring customers get what they need from the technology products and services they invest so heavily in.
Oscar O’Connor is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and the Business Continuity Institute, a Charted Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the RSA, Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer.
A seasoned speaker at conferences and seminars on the international stage. Oscar has spoken at events in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Dubai.
His speaking topics include –
How companies can make a difference (instead of just delivering stuff)
The place of emotional intelligence and empathy in programme management
Why “risk” is not just a four letter word – what to be aware of and what maybe coming around the corner?
Why the ability to detect that a risk has occurred is at least as important as its likelihood
- Safety & Security online
Learning to stay sane when bombarded with spam
- Social Responsbility & Sustainability
Balancing the need for connectivity and ICT against environmental impact of industrial scale energy consumption
Business in general, and cybersecurity in particular, as a force for good
Security and Resilience post COVID – how prepared are you?
Who IS responsible and who should be? (CIO/CISO/CRO?)
What does Resilience mean in an interconnected world?
- Security Awarness
Are we too focused on the end user?
What does the C-Suite need to understand?
Some of the previous talk topics Oscar has delivered include –
- Navigating through the Cyber Security Technology Landscape
- Developing Cyber Security Strategies
- Engaging with the National Cyber Security Strategy: Working in Partnership to Reduce Risk in the Digital Age
- They Want Your Data and They Can’t Have Your Data
- Sustaining value through business continuity
- Cyber Security, Understanding the real risks
- Cyber Security as a Tool for Business Transformation
- Could cybercrime kill the Information Age?
- Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of Cyber Threat Intelligence
You were amazing – what a great storyteller. Thank you so much for taking part, the range of messages delivered in such a short time was great.
— Bebe Lees – The Security Company (International)
Oscar and I worked together on a range of clients, bids and events. He's a natural born story-teller, he brings to life the challenges, opportunities, solutions and human context to cyber, security, enterprise scale technology and operating in the new working model - to continue to evolve business and technology in tandem. Story-telling is a skill that I passionately believe is essential in today's world, where ambiguity can be high having someone paint the picture or the path forward in a compelling and clear way can be the difference between success and failure. And I enjoyed doing this with him and learning along the way too
— Rory Yates – Cognizant
Oscar's incisive mind, allied to his wide range of experience,enables him to bring both scientific and practical viewpoints toany assignment he is faced with. This is without doubt a valuable combination of skills, which is still rare in today's IT Services Marketplace.
— Bob Devall – Computacenter