Francesco Cipollone

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I’m Francesco, a Cybersecurity Executive/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who specialises in strategy and cloud security. Fuelled with passion, curiosity and dissatisfaction for the status quo, I believe in protecting identities in cyberspace and creating a safer, more connected world for future generations.

I'm currently helping HSBC building their cybersecurity architecture practice, and I’m acting virtual CISO for ELEXON.


In my spare time, I’d love to give back to the cybersecurity community, and I'm a keen contributor. I’m the co-author of several books on network and security and collaborate with a


As part of that, I’ve Director of Events for the Cloud security alliance UK and active member of ISC2. I’ve launched the #MentoringMonday community together with the support of Jane Frankland and Tanya Janca. The mentorship community is inclusive with a focus to empower women in cybersecurity as well as young minds. I am a mentor and coach in the community, and I’ve launched the activity to help the future generation of cybersecurity expert. 


I've delivered effective cybersecurity transformation for my client in Financial services such as Nationwide, Charles Taylor, Capita Asset Management, Link Asset Management.

I've also delivered a cybersecurity improvement programme for different sectors, amongst my clients: United Nations (WFP and FAO), National Lottery (Camelot), Vodafone, BT, Telecom Italia.