Valerie Lyons is a highly experienced and respected information security professional. An accomplished Information Security Risk Manager with extensive experience at senior level in the financial services sector, Valerie has a successful track record in delivering business-driven information security solutions. She has a strong focus on team development and leadership, with excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. Prior to joining BH Consulting, Valerie was a Research Assistant in DCU’s Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, a lecturer in IT Security at Marino College of Further Education and was an IT security risk management consultant. Previous to those roles, she spent 14 years as Head of Information Security Risk in KBC Bank. Valerie is also currently undertaking a PhD, where her research explores differing organisational privacy protection approaches.