I’m Francesco, a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity advisor who specialises in strategy and cloud security. Fuelled by passion, curiosity and dissatisfaction for the status quo, I believe in protecting identities in cyberspace and creating a safer, more connected world for future generations.

I’m currently helping ELEXON and HSBC build their cybersecurity practices.

In my spare time, I love to give back to the cybersecurity community. As part of that, I am Director of Events for the Cloud Security Alliance UK, and active member of ISC2. I’ve launched the #MentoringMonday community together with the support of Jane Frankland and Tanya Janca. The mentorship community is inclusive with a focus on empowering women in cybersecurity. I am a mentor and coach in the community, and launched the activity in order to help the future generation of cybersecurity experts.

I’ve delivered effective cybersecurity transformations for my clients in Financial services such as Nationwide, Charles Taylor, Capita Asset Management, and Link Asset Management.

I’ve also delivered cybersecurity improvement programmes for different sectors – amongst my clients: United Nations (WFP and FAO), National Lottery (Camelot), Vodafone, BT, Telecom Italia.