Steve Durbin

Steve Durbin is Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF). His main areas of focus include the emerging security threat landscape, Cyber security, BYOD, Big data, Cloud security and Social media across both the corporate and personal environments.

Steve is a regular speaker and chair at global events and is often quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Deutsche Presse, Süddeutsche Zeitung, CIO Forum, ZD Net and Information Week on topics directly affecting board effectiveness and the challenges of operating multi national businesses in a cyber enabled world.

Formerly at Ernst & Young, Steve was responsible for the growth of the firm’s entrepreneurial markets business in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. He has been involved with mergers and acquisitions of fast-growth companies across Europe and the USA, and has also advised a number of NASDAQ and NYSE listed global technology companies.

Steve has considerable experience working in the technology and telecoms markets and was previously senior vice president at Gartner. As global head of Gartner’s consultancy business he developed a range of strategic marketing, business and IT solutions for international investment and entrepreneurial markets. He has served as an executive on the boards of public companies in the UK and Asia in both the technology consultancy services and software applications development sectors.

Steve has also served as a Digital 50 advisory committee member in the United States, a body established to improve the talent pool for Fortune 500 boards around information governance and he was recently ranked as one of the top 10 individuals shaping the way that organizations and leaders approach information security careers in 2014. He is currently chairman of the Digiworld Institute senior executive forum in the UK, a think tank comprised of Telecoms, Media and IT leaders and regulators. Steve is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.