James Lyne

James Lyne

Company: Sophos

Job Title: Global Head of Security Research

James Lyne is global head of security research at the security firm Sophos. He is a self-professed ‘massive geek’ and has technical expertise spanning a variety of the security domains from forensics to offensive security. Lyne has worked with many organisations on security strategy, handled a number of severe incidents and is a frequent industry advisor. He is a certified instructor at the SANS institute and often a headline presenter at industry conferences.

Lyne is a big believer that one of the biggest problems of security is making it accessible and interesting to those outside the security industry. As a result, he takes every opportunity to educate on security threats and best practice always featuring live demonstrations and showing how the cyber criminals do it.

Lyne has given multiple TED talks, including at the main TED event. He’s also appeared on a long list of national TV programs to educate the public including CNN, NBC, BBC News and Bill Maher.

As a spokesperson for the industry, he is passionate about talent development, regularly participating in initiatives to identify and develop new talent for the industry.

James Lyne Seminars

  • Top Cyber Crime & Exploitation Trends Wed 5th Oct 11:40 - 12:10

    Top Cyber Crime & Exploitation Trends

    Join @jameslyne, Global Head of Security Research at Sophos and SANS institute instructor for a tour of the latest and greatest cyber crime tactics, techniques and new opportunities for exploitation. Unfortunately, sessions synopsis are locked months in advance, so all I can say is I’ll talk about the latest interesting trends, research and do some live demonstrations. It will be fun, come along and let’s play with some new tools and hack some [/all the ] things!


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    Wed 5th Oct 11:40 to 12:10

    Cyber Security Keynote

  • PANEL: The Future of Cyber Security Wed 5th Oct 12:20 - 13:10

    PANEL: The Future of Cyber Security

    Is it even possible to ever be fully secure? What are the very latest attack vectors? Everyone says their technology is the solution you need – what is the true picture? To help you answer these questions and many others we have assembled what is probably the finest collection of cyber security experts in the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get access to the most current thinking and truly understand what the future has in store for us all.

    Chair: Rory Cellan Jones
    Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs
    James Lyne, Sophos
    Joshua Corman, Sonatype
    Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro


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    Wed 5th Oct 12:20 to 13:10


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