Chris Hurran

Chris is a Senior Adviser at SOHO, where he leads on human factor security. He brings more than four decades of experience in the Royal Engineers, the Diplomatic Service, NISCC (the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre) and CPNI (the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure). At NISCC he led all aspects of contingency and crisis management planning including delivery of the NISCC exercise programme. In CPNI he was responsible for the delivery of research based guidance and tools on personnel security issues to the UK CNI. He has particular expertise in counterproductive workplace behaviour, organisational culture and the management of employee and insider risk.

Outside of SOHO, Chris is a Senior Associate Fellow at the UCL Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, and a Director of Cyber Security Challenge UK. He previously served as Vice President of the Trustworthy Software Initiative. Chris has been Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service and in 2013 he was appointed OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to defence. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1977 following his participation in the Joint Services Expedition to Elephant Island in the Antarctic which included the first ascent of Jubilee Peak (so named in honour of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee). He is also a Principal of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists.