Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare

CEO Dysart Solutions Ltd & FORMER CISO London 2012 Olympics

Oliver Hoare is Managing Director of Dysart Solutions Ltd., a UK strategy consultancy specialising in national and cyber security.

Prior to establishing Dysart in 2012, Oliver was Chief Information Security Officer for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. During an intense four-year period Oliver was responsible for a cybersecurity assurance programme across the Games-wide domains, including the UK’s critical national infrastructure and Olympic supporting networks. Oliver advised ministers and senior officials on a range of technology and security matters, and during “Games Operations” was the cyber lead at the epicentre of the UK’s national crisis management centre, known as “COBR” (Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms).

Having spent most of his career as a senior executive with the UK Cabinet Office with responsibilities for security policy, cybersecurity and information assurance, Oliver has a deep and holistic appreciation of the subject, and the Government’s role in discharging its responsibilities. Amongst other achievements Oliver played a lead role the Prime Minister’s 2008 Data Handling Review, but is perhaps best known for his wide-ranging review of UK government security policy, which led to the creation of the HMG Security Policy Framework; the cornerstone policy document for the UK Security within Government, Police and Armed Services.

Oliver now manages forty or so genuinely experienced cyber and national security consultants, with a global clientele.

Oliver is currently consulting as a Special Adviser on Homeland and Cybersecurity to the British Inter-government Services Authority (BISA), a new prosperity venture on behalf of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Home Office, to establish large government-to-government contracts with friendly foreign governments.

Oliver advises a number of FTSE 100 companies and major cyber security companies, including as a Special Adviser to FireEye/Mandiant, the world’s leading advanced cyber threat protection company.

Dysart operates internationally, and focuses on major event, amongst other projects is currently consulting for the Japanese and Korean governments on their respective preparations for Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 & Pyeong Chang 2018).

Oliver is a published author, and lectures, on a variety of security issues and is often interviewed by the media.

When Oliver is not working or spending time with his family, he is a keen cyclist and runner, he is a Director of a Community Interest Company (charity status), and supports sporting and technology education initiatives. Oliver is a Liveryman of the City of London and a school Governor.