Originally broadcast on: Thursday 18th March 2021, 10:00 (GMT)

Supply chain threats: Balancing internal and external requirements

In this episode of teissTalk we discussed:

  • Which compliance questions reveal the biggest security risks with 3rd parties?
  • Alternative approaches to identifying risk in the supply chain
  • How to work up and down the supply chain to improve information security

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Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Adrian Searle

Head of Security Risk

Adrian is a senior leader with extensive experience in cyber security, risk management, business strategy and transformation. 

Prior to joining NatWest, Adrian led the Government response to nationally significant cyber incidents, providing support to Industry and HMG victims of cyber attacks at the NCSC.

Mike Seeney

Head of Supply Chain Information Risk
Pinsent Masons

Mike is Head of Supply Chain Information Risk for international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he has developed and implemented a methodology and process for this purpose. He is also the lead for any client related information security assurance and wider associated security compliance matters and obligations. This entails relaying the firm’s information security framework and controls to meet the needs of the firm’s wide and extensive client base (many of whom operate in a regulated environment).

Previously at Iron Mountain, Mike was given a UK remit of expansion of ISO27001 certification scope, before becoming responsible for regulatory and customer focused Information Security compliance across Europe and Asia. He has also held a number of positions in the area of employee background screening. In this field he worked for Kroll (as a service provider) and then British Transport Police and Iron Mountain (embedding an internal vetting process).

His early career included various security related roles and environments ranging from a prison through to analytical roles at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). He finished an eleven year career with the Home Office where he specialised in South Asian political, human rights and security related matters.

Jean Carlos

Group Head of Information Security
Nomad Foods

Experienced Cyber and Information Security leader with over 10 years’ of experience that has operated across various organisations globally.

Delivered security solutions on a global scale within several sectors including financial services, critical infrastructure, health, manufacturing, public service, retail, managed IT services, plus extensive experience delivering to a number of software development companies, cloud service providers, E-Commerce and others.

Operated across a number of industries providing global Cyber and Information Security leadership, management, securing digital transformation, architecture, strategy and improvement programme, risk management, culture transformation, awareness programme, business continuity, team development, leader and mentoring, governance, auditing and strong hands-on technical skills.

Andrew Rose

Resident CISO (EMEA)

Andrew was previously Chief Security Officer of Mastercard subsidiary, Vocalink, which is responsible for much of the UK’s instant and bulk payments covering more than 90 percent of UK salaries, more than 70 percent of UK bill payments and nearly all UK benefit payments.

Andrew’s previous roles include the UK’s Air Traffic Control provider, NATS, where he oversaw a security transformation and contributed to the design of the next-generation air traffic control system. Rose has also held CISO roles at top tier global law firms, Allen & Overy LLP, and Clifford Chance LLP, and was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the role of the CISO and Security Culture and Awareness as two of his specialty areas.

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