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Jon Rhys Evans, Global Head Cyber Defense, DXC Technology
Jon is the Global Head of Cyber Defense as part of the DXC Technology Security Service Line in Delivery. He is responsible for several teams delivering security operations/incident management via Security Incident Response Control Centre (SIRCC), Digital Forensics Investigation (DFI), Threat Vulnerability Management (TVM pen testing) - (Blue/Read Team), Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Tools. These services are delivered internally to DXC Corporate reporting to the DXC CISO as well as DXC Customers. Jon sits on DXC’s Security Working Group assisting in driving Security Strategy and Policy for the corporation.
Jon has over 31 years experience in Investigations and IT Security. An ex-Law Enforcement officer of 22 years, majority as a detective in the Hi-Tech Crime Arena before moving to the private sector where he has been involved in investigating breaches from APT nation state sponsored and other adversaries. Providing advice, guidance to customers in remediation and security improvement programmes towards improving their security posture in the most complex environments, helping maturing their Cyber Defenses and Security Operations.
Certifications: Jon has attained UK Government CESG Certified Professional (CCP) – Information System Security Manager at Senior Practitioner level, CISSP, CCFP-EU, MCIIS, C|HFI, and holds a MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime.
James Allman-Talbot is the Head of Cyber Incident Response for UKI at Accenture, where he and his team respond to some of the most complex cyber threats currently affecting businesses worldwide. James is responsible for the delivery of incident response services and manages complex engagements, regularly engaging with clients at board level to help them manage incidents and mitigate risk. As well as responding to incidents, James helps organisations prepare and rehearse their incident response plans through table-top exercises and preparedness consultancy.
Over the past decade James has investigated cyber attacks in both law enforcement and private sector environments, having started his career at a large UK police force. Prior to joining Accenture, James led the incident response team at a large UK based defence company and was involved in investigating incidents affecting governments and Critical National Infrastructure. James holds a Master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, his thesis having been referenced in books published on the topic of digital forensics.