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Martin Whitworth

Research Director, European Security

Martin Whitworth is an established and proven security leader with extensive information security and risk management experience across many sectors.

Previously, Martin has served as CISO and senior security leader for a number of blue chip organizations, including Hitachi Capital, Coventry Building Society, Steria Group, UK Payments Council, British Energy/EDF Nuclear Generation, and GMAC. In these roles he developed and executed a variety of security strategies and programs, and he has extensive experience successfully engaging business and board-level stakeholders.

He also has considerable experience as a trusted advisor to security leader peers in the public and private sectors internationally, as well as advising standards and regulatory bodies.

Martin has earned a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Wales and holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from The City University, London. He is a Chartered Mathematician and also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

On June 14, 2018, the European Parliament voted by 476 votes to 151 to ban Kaspersky Lab's products. The decision was made without any evidence being presented to the Parliament to demonstrate that Kaspersky Lab is a malicious actor, either...
trust-hub Strengthens Grip on Personal Data Governance

Jul 2018 - Market Note - Doc # EMEA44062218

by: Martin Whitworth

This IDC Market Note looks at personal data governance entrant trust-hub and its recent announcements regarding enhancements to the Privacy Hub and Privacy Lens components of its platform. It looks at the new market area of personal data go...
This IDC Perspective focuses on the emergent themes and lessons learned from the 2018 iteration of London's Infosecurity exhibition and conference (aka Infosec), held from the June 5-7. IDC's team of analysts left Infosec with the following...
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United Kingdom


Security products, Mobile security, Security appliance


Western Europe