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Gary Hibberd

Gary Hibberd

Confused by Cyber? Watch the "Professor of Communicating Cyber" bring it to life!

Gary believes that now more than ever we need to understand the risks and opportunities that our 'Cyber universe' gives us every day. Gary has been involved in technology for over 30 years. When he was just 15 years old he began a career in IT, and for the last 30 years has been immersed in this area, bringing him to today where he runs a Cyber Security company and speaking nationally & internationally about our digital world.

Gary covers a range of topics, including cyber bullying & stalking; how to be safe online; 'The Dark Web' - what it is and what is there; the future of our digital world; psychology of cyber criminals; tools and techniques used by cyber criminals and the good, bad and ugly side of our cyber universe.

Gary believes we need to be open and honest about our cyber universe - students benefit from his talks by being introduced to the topic through practical and real world experience and examples.

An award winning and published author on the topic of cyber security (and business continuity), Gary is an industry recognised expert who is passionate about building a safer society through the education of cyber to everyone.

Gary brings the topic to life by demystifying our virtual world and bringing it into the real world. He does this through energetic and fun presentations that make the topic accessible to everyone. Some of these presentations include practical workshops that engage the students and brings the topic to life for all involved. His talks can include AI and how it is changing the work place.

Gary has the rare skill of being involved in technology, but also being entertaining and engaging. He brings a topic which many see as 'boring', to life!

Testimonials from Teachers

“Gary recently spoke at a NatWest lead seminar in Leeds which was attended by business customer and senior management across the organisation. He spoke for an hour and made the content informative, interactive and relevant to the audience. Everyone was intrigued to what he was going to say next!”

– Lorna Blackett, Business Growth Enabler, NatWest

“Gary spoke at our event in Dubrovnik to an international audience. His clear passion, knowledge and enthusiasm brought our conference in Croatia to life. After 25yrs of running this event, the feedback was that he was the best speaker we have ever had!”

– Martin Wicks, Regional Managing Director, Worldwide Insurance Network Group (WING)

“We are grateful to Gary to agreeing to come to Dubai to speak to our clients about Cyber Security and provide them with his views on our ‘Cyber Universe’. He passionately spoke about our need to work together and his enthusiasm and knowledge made for a captivating presentation. We would like to thank Gary for his wisdom and insight and we will be working with him very soon to help Dubai become not only a Smart City, but a Cybersecure city too.”

– K Krishna Murthi, Group Chief Financial Officer, RMS

"In December 2015, Gary gave a brilliant talk to our year 11 students. He made it relevant, fun, engaging and most importantly delivered in a way that our students could relate to. The talk matched the brief exactly - how if you strive to overcome barriers, nothing can stop you progressing. Gary used really up to date relevant examples that the students could relate to and used his wealth of experience to 'wow' the students including the large list of organisations that he has worked with. We still use the information Gary portrayed in his slides like 'what happens on the web in 60s' and have shared the messages Gary gave to over 1200 students following his visit in 2015. We wouldn't hesitate in having Gary back to speak in Bradford academy with any age of student."

– Anthony Smith, Business and Development Manager, Bradford Academy​

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