Alastair MacWillson

Alastair MacWillson

Chairman Institute of Information Security Professionals

Dr. Alastair MacWillson was formerly Global Managing Partner within Accenture’s global technology service line and, for 11 years in this role, has worked with business and government leaders around the world on critical issues relating to technology strategy and risk, operational performance and management, cyber and information security.

Prior to joining Accenture in 2002, Dr. MacWillson was the global leader of the technology consulting practice in PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Over the past 22 years Dr. MacWillson has lead technology transformation and security projects for major organizations such as  World Bank, SWIFT, DTC, CBT, LSE, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, NASA, QinetiQ, BP, Shell, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Ericsson, BT, Telstra and Vodafone, as well as intelligence, security and defense departments of  the UK, US, European, Australian and Indian Governments.

Dr MacWillson has acted as an adviser to a number of governments on technology strategy critical infrastructure protection, cyber security and counter-terrorism and has sat on related committees for the US and UK governments, the European Commission and the United Nations.

With over 23 years of experience in information technology, security and applied cryptography, Dr. MacWillson is internationally recognised as an expert in the field.  As such, he is a frequent speaker and commentator on technology and security issues and his insights have been featured by some of the top media outlets such as the BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.