Richard Benham is the World’s first Professor of Cyber Security Management and lectures at Coventry Business School and at the UK’s National Cyber Skills Centre where he is Professor in Residence. He is also a Visiting Professor in Policing at Staffordshire University and also in Cyber Security Management at The University of Gloucestershire.
In 2013 he published “The Cyber Ripple Theory®” which is widely recognised as the World’s first Cyber Management Theory and includes the human elements of Cyber Security.
He is the author of The National MBA in Cyber Security, The National Cyber Awareness Course and Cyber in the Boardroom all of which are run with University support.
In 2016 The Institute of Directors ( IoD ) chose Professor Benham to write their inaugural White Paper on Cyber Security for UK Business and this was launched with Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP – Minister for the Cabinet Office to UK Business Leaders and the Media. It recorded the highest ever attendance for a policy presentation at the IoD.
Based in Cheltenham and London Professor Benham is currently Chairman of The National Cyber Management Centre.
Professor Benham has 30 years experience in Banking, Law Enforcement and Cybnetics.
Outside of Academia and business he supports and sits within the charities; The Digital Trust, The Princess Diana Awards, The Cyber Trust and The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Most recently Professor Benham has been a finalist for Personality of the Year at The Cyber Security Awards in both 2015 and 2016 and Security Serious Awards 2016.
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