James Willison is Founder of Unified Security Ltd and Vice Chair of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee. In 2018 IFSEC Global listed James #17 in the top 20 Security Thought Leaders across the world. He was also shortlisted in the Security Serious Unsung Security Heroes Awards as a Security Leader/mentor in October 2018. James is a member of the ASIS International Board ESRM initiative and on the working group for the draft ASIS/ISC(2)/ISACA Security Awareness Standard. He is Vice Chair, Smart Buildings Working Group, Internet of Things Security Foundation. James is advising UBM on the Converged Security Centre to be featured at IFSEC in June 2019. This will demonstrate a real time response to security attacks on cyber physical systems.
James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as Advisor on Convergence to the Mitie TSM Board, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University and Digital Security Expert with the European Union. He has co-authored two White Papers with Sarb Sembhi sponsored by AXIS Communications on ESRM and Smart GDPR Assurance. He is an ISACA Academic advocate and a member of the Security Institute.