James "Jimmy" Blake is the Director of Global Security Operations Integration for a global financial services institution. His role involves designing, implementing and maturing end-to-end cyber security capabilities, including event detection through correlation, analytics and hunt; incident triage and intrusion analysis; integration and analysis of strategic and operational threat intelligence; and incident and breach response.
Prior to his current role, James was the EMEA Practice Manager for HP Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting, the World's leading consultancy practice in the field of building and maturing of intrusion analysis, security analytics, threat intelligence, breach response and incident response capabilities for enterprise, government and military customers across the globe.
Since it's inception in 2007, HP Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting has built over 45 Security Intelligence & Operations Centres from the ground-up and provided consultancy for over 100 others. James continues to build and manage the EMEA practice, successfully delivering several complex multi-year engagements for government ministries, intelligence agencies, military and commercial customers simultaneously.
Before HP, James was the Chief Information Security Officer for Mimecast, Europe's largest Software-as-a-Service vendor and placed in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 four years running, in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for two consecutive years and a cover story in SC Magazine. James oversaw the security of over a million subscriber's data across 11 data centres and 7 corporate offices on 4 continents during a period of explosive growth.
Before Mimecast, James had gained over 15 years of information security and IT operations management experience as a contractor and running EMEA-wide consultancies for a number of leading vendors.
James is one of the co-founders of the annual Security B-Sides London information security conference and is still actively involved in the event every year. James has made several radio and TV appears to cover topics related to information security and has presented at conferences across the World including ITWeb South Africa, IDC Cyber Security, Security B-Sides London, Security B-Sides Manchester, Storage Expo and InfoSec London.