About CSO Confidential

CSO Confidential was founded by Paul Dorey to provide support to in-post security and risk leaders and provide better access to the best independent security consultants. A particular mission of CSO Confidential is to improve the connection between executive risk management decision making, information security and the research community.

About the Founder

Professor Paul Dorey Ph.D. CISM M.Inst.ISP

Director, CSO Confidential & Security Faculty
Visiting Professor in Information Security, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Former CISO BP PLC & Group Operational Risk Director, Barclays Bank

Paul Dorey has over 25 years management experience in information security and established one of the first dedicated operational risk management functions in Europe. At BP he built and managed Information security, BCP, Privacy and Information Management Standards & Services globally across the corporation, including the digital security of process control systems. Prior to BP, he set up and ran global strategy, security and risk management functions at Morgan Grenfell and Barclays Bank.

Paul has consulted to numerous governments, was a founder of the Jericho Forum and for several years sat on the Permanent Stakeholders Group of the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA). He was one of the founders of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), and after 5 years as Chairman of the Board is now Chairman Emeritus.

As a Director of Security Faculty he is also working in the security industry to build programmes that support knowledge sharing, security team performance improvement and personal development.