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NCSS 2023

8 -10 APRIL 2025



National Cyber Security Show

Katie Barnett

Katie Barnett

Director of Cyber Security, Toro Solutions

Katie is a tenacious cyber security professional, with fifteen years’ experience in IT, built upon a corporate foundation of legal training and a stint as a commercial solicitor. She has run IT and security operations for a number of commercial, academic and media organisations. This includes delivering government supply chain assurance projects and supporting multiple UK and US government contracts in the strategic communications space. As a consultant she operates at the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) level, providing board-level expertise in information security. This includes assessing cyber security maturity and conducting gap analyses against industry standards such as Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, NIST, SOC 2, CAIQ, and CAF. She relentlessly drives improvement by building relationships, adopting a methodical approach and communicating effectively.  Her talent is in distilling complex environments down to deliver simple, robust solutions that address cyber, physical and people security.

She has overseen cybersecurity and risk management for projects delivering globally, including throughout Europe, Australia, Iraq, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Georgia and Ukraine. This has involved utilising cloud technologies, implementing structured procedural frameworks, and engaging a multitude of stakeholders. Other projects include leading the delivery of ISO 27001, ISO 9001, Cyber Essentials Plus, and B Corps status attainment. She has spoken at several Toro events including large client-run events.


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