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James Hanlon

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James Hanlon Symantec Employee Accredited

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Job Title: Security Strategist

James Hanlon is the Northern EMEA Cyber Strategist within the Office of the CTO at Symantec. Engaging with Symantec’s senior CxO community, James provides strategic advisory services. Previous roles at Symantec include Cyber Security GTM Strategy Lead driving Symantec’s GTM strategy of Advanced Threat Protection Solutions, Threat Intelligence & Data Analytics & Cyber Security Services across EMEA and Head of Symantec’s Northern EMEA Technical Security Practice managing multi-disciplinary technical, consulting and specialist security teams.

Before joining Symantec in 2007, James’s professional career has seen him employed by a variety of international companies such Nexus AB, Logica and Oberthur Card Systems in roles such as Head of Security Consulting & Principal Security Solutions Architect. In these roles, he was often called upon to represent the organisations at leading conferences such as Information Security Europe, CxO roundtables, the Cloud Security Alliance and the ISF.

As a qualified security practitioner, James holds qualifications such as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) and a Master Degree (MSc) in Computer Science. James is also certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Certified Malware Forensics Investigator (CMI) and is a SABSA Security Architect. He lives in the South West of the UK and enjoys outdoors activities.

Member for: 4 years 31 weeks

Symantec Accreditations

Symantec Technical Specialist (STS)
  • Symantec Technical Foundations: Security Solutions 1.0
Symantec Sales Expert Plus (SSE+)
  • Symantec Advanced Threat Protection: Network 1.0
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 (August 2011)
  • Symantec Managed Security Services and Deepsight (December 2011)
  • Symantec Web Gateway 5.0
Symantec Sales Expert (SSE)
  • Symantec Advanced Threat Protection v1 2015
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New blog entry 18 Dec 2015
我们生活在一个瞬息万变的复杂时代,智能科技层出不穷,而最能体现这个时代特征的莫过于金融服务业。只要看看股票交易市场,你就会发现,在这个交易平台中,投资人完全可以雇佣一台机器作为投资组合经理。这个完全自动化的 IT ...
New blog entry 18 Dec 2015
We live in a rapidly changing and complex world, technology wise, and nowhere is that more apparent than in financial services. If you just look at what is happening in the stocks and shares market, you will see trading platforms where, as an investor, you can now hire a portfolio manager who ...
New blog entry 10 Dec 2015
As we face up to the cyber challenges that will plague enterprises in the future – many of those challenges as yet not even dreamt of – one thing is certain: attackers will continue to escalate their activities on several fronts, launching ever more complex multi-phased/vector assaults. As we ...
New blog entry 05 Aug 2015
In my last blog I talked about some of the impacts cyber security can have on an organisation, the emerging trends we are seeing at a board level and the lack of visibility ...
New blog entry 23 Jul 2015
For CISOs operating in today’s cyber environment, the world they face is a difficult and challenged one. Against the imperative to defend their enterprises from increasingly sophisticated and relentless advanced cyber attacks, they must also face the possibility – even the likelihood – that ...
New blog entry 06 Jul 2015
The scale and severity of hacking and cyber-attacks in what has become an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive landscape call for a rapid and effective response. There are many solutions posed, from many quarters, and not a great deal of harmonious thinking as to what needs to be done. ...
New blog entry 30 Jun 2015
At Symantec, we are fortunate to be able to engage closely with many different types of organisations across all stakeholders – from board members to end users, CISOs, to administrators, as well as the many roles in between. This affords us a whole spectrum of insights on the most pressing ...
New blog entry 04 Mar 2015
Your Cyber ...
New blog entry 17 Dec 2014
Targeted attack campaigns grew by 91% and data breaches increased by 62% during 2013, according to Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report. All the indications are that enterprises ...
New blog entry 08 Dec 2014
Turning data into intelligence is a prerequisite in these highly uncertain times, because not only does that empower organisations of all shapes and sizes to address today's cyber security challenges, but it also accelerates their ability to enable the innovation and agility of their ...
New blog entry 20 May 2014
For enterprises, these are testing times in the extreme. Never have IT departments – and the businesses that they support – been more exposed than they are today. IT departments are challenged at every turn – with pressure from business leaders asking “is the business safe from ...
New blog entry 16 May 2014
For enterprises, these are testing times in the extreme. Never have IT departments – and the businesses that they support – been more exposed than they are today. IT departments are challenged at every turn – with pressure from business leaders asking “is the business safe from cyber ...
New blog entry 16 May 2014
Cyber security incidents happen every day. They have become inseparable from our everyday business lives. Some you will be able to identify and deal with easily, with no significant damage. Others have the potential to severely disrupt and damage your operations. However much we may ...
New blog entry 25 Apr 2014
The Executive Briefing Center (EBC) for many years has worked with EMEA’s key customers to define their security strategies and demonstrate how Symantec’s solutions can help them meet their business needs.   With the launch of CyberV Enterprise Assessment (EA) service, the EBC ...
New blog entry 17 Jan 2014
FireEye’s recent acquisition of incident response and forensics specialist Mandiant for around $1 billion has been a real high profile eye catcher. The move greatly broadens the FireEye product and services portfolio, of course, although the cost of the acquisition has sparked a few ...
New blog entry 10 Jun 2013
You must have been taking a long (and probably well deserved) holiday if you have not noticed the increasing use of the term “cyber” in the press recently. Anything security related is now a cyber risk, a cyber incident or a cyber attack. Governments are driving cyber ...
New blog entry 15 Oct 2012
Cyberspace presents an incredible amount of opportunity for today’s organisations. Connectivity, innovation, productivity and collaboration are just some of the benefits on offer. However, cyberspace presents equally significant risks. Those risks can have huge impact and ...