Kevin Hayes

Senior Principal Consultant - Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company

Kevin specializes in information security risk management and defense of networks and national critical assets from advanced foreign adversaries. He has worked extensively on cybersecurity,  privacy risk and control assessments, and information security frameworks for US financial institutions.

Kevinis a global cybersecurity expert, with 20 years of experience working with executive leaders in the U.K. and U.S. governments and private sector. Before joining Promontory, Kevin worked for more than four years in a diplomatic role at the British Embassy in Washington, managing the relationships between U.K. and U.S. government cybersecurity agencies. In this role, he helped address many complex and sensitive international cybersecurity issues to help both nations strengthen their defense of critical infrastructure. Prior to arriving in the U.S. in 2010, Kevin worked in a variety of U.K. government information assurance and security roles at the Government Communications Headquarters. He has worked extensively with U.K. law enforcement, the Ministry of Defence, and other government departments, advising on security for classified systems. In his last role in the U.K., Kevin led a team of 30 cybersecurity professionals with a wide range of technical and policy skills relevant to the implementation of secure systems.

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