Ian Bryant is seconded to De Montfort University (DMU) from government, and has three main roles:
- Programme Manager and Technical Director of the UK Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI)
- Visiting Lecturer in Cyber Security Centre (CSC)
- Security Controller for the CSC
He has been involved with "Cyber Security" (and its various predecessor terms!) for most of his career, in a variety of roles including Investigation / Incident Response, Security Architecture, Systems Accreditation, Research and Technology Management, and Policy Development.
In the context of Trustworthy Software, he he was intimately involved with various predecessor activities of TSI, including leading the original Cabinet Office (CSIA) study on Secure Software Development, being the Technical Manager for the Pilot Operation of the CSIA (now CESG) Claims Tested Mark (CCT Mark) Scheme, contributing to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network (CSKTN) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Secure Software Development, and finally leading the Secure Software Development Partnership’s (SSDP) SIG on Standards.
In the wider context, he helped found the National Information Assurance Forum (NIAF - formerly “GIPSI”), was lead Information Security specialist for the recent European Commission (EC) funded MS3i and NEISAS Projects, and is heavily involved with Standardisation, as detailed in the External Committee section. Anyone interested in assisting with UK input to Standards is welcome to get in touch.
He is also a frequently invited speaker at a variety of conferences in both the UK and internationally.