The Judges


Richard Holmes

UK Cyber Security Services Lead at CGI UK

Richard leads cyber security services for CGI in the UK. The group provides a balanced portfolio of services across a broad range of sectors from Defence and Intelligence, Energy and Utilities, as well as the commercial sector. Engagements include the design and delivery of major transformational programmes, consultative assignments, and the provision of a range of operational security managed services. Previously, Richard was responsible for the development of significant elements of CGI’s cyber business in the UK National Security Sector.  He has over 20 years’ of experience in the development and provision of secure IT systems and capabilities.

Chelsea Jarvie

Security and Information Risk Manager for the Social Security Directorate of the Scottish Government

Chelsea is a keen STEM ambassador and promotes diversity in technology. She was named as a “Woman of the Future” by Equate Scotland in their “Leading Women of Scotland” publication and chosen as Code First Girls: One to Watch 2017.  Chelsea was a finalist in the 2016 Scottish Cyber Awards for “Outstanding Woman in Cyber”. In her final year of studying Ethical Hacking at Abertay University, Chelsea won UK Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year 2015.

Cyber security is booming in Scotland at the moment making it an incredible time to be involved in this industry. As a judge for the Scottish Cyber Awards this year,  Chelsea is looking for applications that show courage for driving fresh ideas and innovation in the field, be that through new technologies, inspiring awareness and education programmes or challenging poor diversity statistics. Scotland is striving to be a leading nation in security and resilience, and these awards will highlight those contributing beyond their day job to push security boundaries.

David Stubley

Chief Executive Officer of 7Elements

Founder and CEO of 7 Elements, David brings over 18 years of experience within the technical security market, where he has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise through the delivery of security testing and in the provision of technical expertise to high profile incidents.

His specialist skill is bridging the gap between technical teams, senior management and C-level executives, to improve the understanding, use and development of security testing and incident response.

David is an active member of the wider security industry, regularly presenting on the subject of information security and its many facets.

In this year’s applications David will be looking for nominations that show a commitment to continual improvement and innovation within cyber security.

Mandy Haeburn-Little

Chief Executive Officer at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Mandy Haeburn-Little became CEO of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) 7 years ago after a career in the private sector.  SBRC is a key business partner to Police Scotland and Mandy also cochairs the Private Sector Element of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy. Mandy Chairs SBRC’s Cyber Expert Group and is Chairing the Scottish Law Enforcement’s Cyber Business Fusion Facility Committee. Mandy also Chairs a network of Scottish trusted cyber security companies, Trusted Partners and is a key partner to the “Cyber Quarter” City Deal with Abertay University.

SBRC has its innovative own cyber commercial division, Curious Frank comprising ethical hacking students.

Eamonn Keane

Head of Cyber Security and Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Eamonn has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 35 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation and community partnership policing. He has served and led on many high profile national cases and in all aspects of criminal enquiries particularly serious and sexual crime investigation, sex offender management and public protection.

His most recent portfolio in Police Scotland, investigated all aspects of serious and organised crime across Scotland with particular emphasis on technology facilitated crime to include malware proliferation, child sexual exploitation, drug supply, paedophilia, cybercrime, ICT facilitated fraud and social network abuse. He was responsible for the strategic and investigative direction of Police Scotland’s Nation Cyber Operations Team working on many international enquiries and forensic computing delivery within Police Scotland. He holds numerous forensic qualifications and completes his MSc programme in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics’

In May 2018, Eamonn was appointed Head of Cyber Security & Innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

Dr Martin Beaton

Cyber Network Integrator for Scotland

Dr Martin Beaton is the Cyber Network Integrator for Scotland – a role funded by Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. Martin has been working with the Cyber Security sector in Scotland since 2012 and had a central role in the creation of the Cyber Security NPA, Cyber awards dinner, Cyber security challenge Scotland co-ordinator and the cyber security academic network integrator. Martin has also been running the very successful annual Cyber security Christmas lecture tour and has organised several cyber security competitions for Universities and High Schools. Currently Martin is working towards creating an integrated ecosystem supporting Scotland’s Cyber Security Industry.

Martin was a Line Judge for beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics and in his spare time regularly bakes for friends, family and colleagues!

In the judging this year Martin will be looking for entries that demonstrate a real step change in Scotland’s capabilities. Cyber Security is coming of age in Scotland and he will be looking for companies that really demonstrate that they are taking our industry to the next level.

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