Alex is the Chief Cyber Consultant and CTO at Thales Cyber & Consulting, and has been working in the field of critical national infrastructure cyber security for over 10 years. He supports NATO as a civil advisor on cyber security for the IRCSG (Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group), and has contributed to the development of international aviation cyber security standards with EUROCAE & RTCA. He previously worked at Ultra Electronics developing corporate cyber security strategy, national cryptographic solutions, industrial cyber security products, and supporting the protection of US DOD critical infrastructure. Alex has written and contributed to multiple papers, publications, and books such as ‘Aviation Security Engineering: A Holistic Approach’, and the ‘Importance of Cyber Security’ chapter for ‘Community Policing – A European Perspective’. As CTO, Alex is responsible for shaping the technical strategy and cyber capabilities of Thales UK. This includes leading the Thales UK Cyber Centre of Competence, Research & Development into cyber tools and skills, and investment into the cyber consulting practice and managed security services.