Prof Danny Dresner, Professor of Cyber Security, The University of Manchester
Daniel is the first Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Manchester which he joined after 22 years with The National Computing Centre. He takes a diverse community-based approach to cyber security, and runs exercises to help people learn how to cope with the risk of on line harms. He is a founder of The IASME Consortium, championing cyber security for SMEs and the UK’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. He also furthers the opportunities cyber security offers SMEs as part of the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the DiSH - the Digital Security Hub in Manchester City Centre.
Daniel has regularly lectured about risk and cyber defence to cohorts from India and the Western Balkans at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom for the Chevening Programme. He contributes to books, conferences, and appears on the BBC explaining cyber security to the wider community. He was voted one of the top 20 cyber security influencers worldwide 2018-2021.
Daniel finds the threads that bind information together and mends them when they break.