||Paddy McGuinness was, from 2014 – 2018, the UK’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Intelligence, Security and Resilience overseeing national risk assessment, the resulting policy and crisis response and recovery. He advised two successive British Prime Ministers on Cyber Security, Counter Terrorism and how to counter action by Hostile States. In this role Paddy led on the formulation and implementation of the UK’s 5 year National Cyber Security Strategy and Programme and work to enhance the security impacts from foreign investment. The first part of Paddy’s public service career was in Diplomatic service in Yemen, the UAE, Egypt and Italy. He has since represented the UK on a range of issues: law enforcement and national security use of Date and its sharing cross border, the geopolitics of the Middle East, European and transatlantic security cooperation, and Counter Terrorism. Paddy has now left Government service and is focusing on how CEOs and Boards develop security (especially Cyber) strategies that go beyond simply addressing current threats and vulnerabilities to become a positive and active factor in the value of the business.