Brian Shorten

Brian Shorten

Chairman Charities Security Forum

With more than 25 years experience in Information Security, Business Continuity and Risk, Brian retired from his most recent position – Security Manager with Cancer Research UK – in 2012 to take on the full-time job of Chairman of the Charities Security Forum (CSF) which he co-founded in 2007.

CSF is a group of security people working for charities, addressing the security problems affecting mainly/only charities.

Membership is free – there are no joining fees or membership dues.

Since the first meeting in 2007 with 6 charities CSF has grown to 200+ charities, with a LinkedIn discussion group, a mentoring scheme which provides support and advice on a personal basis, a website which provides information and a blog for members, and regular meetings and presentations in London.

Brian holds a CISSP and has held CISA, CISM and MBCI qualifications.

He holds an MSc degree in Information Security from the University of London, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London

Brian has written many articles and presented on many aspects of Information Security, especially for the charity/not for profit sector.