Andy Smith is a chartered fellow of the BCS and is a member of the BCS Security Community of Expertise. He has over 27 years’ experience with the Internet and computing and 20 years’ experience with Information Security. He holds a Masters in Information Security from Royal Holloway and is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional. He has extensive experience in the field of information assurance having worked for many organisations including: the European Space Agency, General Motors Europe, @stake, IBM and various parts of Government. For the last 10 years he has run his own security consultancy, working on everything from disaster recovery to identity assurance. He has been involved in International standards for a number of years and is now involved in development of standards and security architectures integrating networking and cloud services for a UK Government department.