Neira Jones [neirajones]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
Head of Payment Security
What did you study and why did you choose to study that field?
First Medicine, and then IT because I thought it was more interesting.
What is expected of you in your job, and how do you accomplish it?
I try to ensure that none of my 100,000 customers become the next Sony by ensuring they have good sound advice on information security in general, and PCI DSS in particular. Extensive communications programme and raising awareness whilts avoiding jargon is how we do it...
What links do you have on the Internet: website, blog, social networks?
Are you satisfied with the education that you received?
How do you feel about speaking in front of an audience? What experience have you had in this arena?
I like public speaking and it is a large part of my job. I have been doing it for many years.
Do you attend cocktail parties, presentations, fairs or conventions related to your profession?
Have you explored the social networks for professionals online? Are you member of any of them?
Yes, I have been a member of LinkedIn since 2003.
List any credits, publications, competitions, etc.
February 2012: Merchant Payments Ecosystem (formerly ECAF): two awards for "Data Security" & "Merchants" http://www.merchantpaymentsecosystem.com/en/MPE-Awards/MPE-Awards-2012-Winners.alej
April 2011: Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame 2011 http://www.infosec.co.uk/page.cfm/action=Seminars/SeminarID=15
April 2011: SC Magazine Award for Information Security Team of the Year http://www.scmagazineuk.com/sc-magazine-awards-europe-2011-winners-announced/article/201011/
October 2010: voted no 4 of the top 10 most influential people in infosec in the UK by SC Magazine and ISC2. See http://www.scmagazineuk.com/sc-most-influential-2010/article/181647/ & https://www.isc2.org/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?id=6918.
February 2010: European Card Acquiring Forum (ECAF) award for Data Security (PCI DSS). http://www.europeancardacquiring.com/en/Events/Upcoming-Events/European-Card-Acquiring-Forum/ECAF-Awards-2010.alej