News / Dr Victoria Baines joins Reliance acsn Advisory Board

London-based global cyber security specialist Reliance acsn Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Victoria Baines to their Advisory Board.

Dr Victoria Baines is a leading authority in cybersecurity. She has appeared on the BBC, CNN and other major broadcast media outlets as an expert on the misuse of emerging technologies. For several years, Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, leading on law enforcement and government liaison on priority issues including online safety and terrorism. Previously, Victoria led the Strategy & Prevention team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the European Union’s cyber threat analysis and horizon scanning. She is a Visiting Associate of the Oxford Internet Institute (Oxford University). She holds a doctorate in Classics, and is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford.

Commenting Dr Baines said: “I am thrilled and honoured to join Reliance acsn which, over the last a13 years, has built a formidable reputation for technology and high quality managed services. I have been impressed by their drive to put people back at the heart of cybersecurity, with employee awareness offerings that complement proven technical expertise. In my career in international law enforcement and the technology industry, I have seen time and again that effective information security can only be achieved with a comprehensive approach that views people as the first line of defence.

I am struck by Reliance acsn’s commitment to bring more women into cybersecurity. Women have long played an important role in information security, and there are many excellent women candidates and professionals in the market. Reliance acsn’s public commitment to give women the cybersecurity careers and leadership roles they have long deserved is a beacon for the industry and I am excited to be a part of their initiatives.”

Brian Kingham, Reliance acsn Chairman said: “Victoria offers Reliance a unique window on the digital world and rare insights on law enforcement and the changing threat landscape. She is unusual as a cyber specialist in her years of involvement in the analysis and evaluation of cyber threats from criminal activity.”

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