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Prof. Edward Humphreys

Convenor of Working Group ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1 

Prof. Edward (Ted) Humphreys (Chartered Fellow of the BCS – FBCS CITP, CISM) has been an senior advisor in the field of information security and risk management for more than 40 years. During this time he has worked for major international organizations as well as the European Commission, Council of Europe, UN and the OECD.

He is the convenor of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 working group on information security management system standards. His is also recognised for his work in championing the development and promotion of ISO/IEC 27001 accredited certification around the world.

In 2002 he was honoured with the Secure Computing Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements on the internationalisation of the information security standards, in particular, as the recognised “father of the ISO/IEC 27001 family of information security management systems standards”. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious UK Wolfe-Barry Gold Medal for his outstanding contributions and services to international standards.

For the last 25 years Professor Humphreys is a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and Asia. His areas of research interest include ISMS, cyber risk management, security, privacy and mathematical risk psychology.

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