Troels Oerting is a globally recognised cyber security expert who now holds a number of board posts as Non-Executive Director in key companies, as well as high-profile advisory roles. He has been working in cyber/security ‘first line’ for the last 38 years and has held a number of significant posts both nationally and international, and has an extensive network covering both public and private institutions.
He was appointed Group Chief Security Officer at Barclays in 2016 with end-to-end responsibility for all security in Barclays Group, responsible for more than 3,000 security experts world-wide protecting the banks, 50 million customers and 140,000 employees.
Before joining Barclays Troels held the position as Director of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), an EU-wide centre located in Europol’s HQ tasked with assisting Law Enforcement Agencies in protecting 500 million citizens in the 28 EU Member States from cybercrime or loss of privacy.
As an expert in cyber security Troels has constantly been looking for new legislative, technical or cooperation opportunities to efficiently protect privacy and security for users of the Internet. He has been pioneering new methodologies to prevent crime in Cyberspace and protect innocent users from losing their digital identity, assets or privacy online. As Director of EC3 he also initiated the establishment of the international ‘Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force’ (J-CAT) including global leading law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and Interpol’s Global Centre of Innovation and the J-CAT has since been recognised as the leading international response to the increasing threat from Organized Cyber Criminal networks.
He has been Cyber advisor for the EU Commission and Parliament and been a permanent delegate in many governance organisations i.e. ICANN, ITU and The Council of Europe and been used by several governments and organisations as advisor in cyber-related questions.