Richard Knowlton is Director of Security Studies at the Oxford Cyber Academy. He is a also a visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and the University of the West Indies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) and an honorary Life Member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA).
Richard spent six years as Group Corporate Security Director of Vodafone, after an earlier role in Milan as Head of Security (Global Operations) for the Italian UniCredit Group, the largest bank in Central and Eastern Europe.
Between 2014-2017, Richard was Executive Director (Europe) for the non-profit Internet Security Alliance (ISA), a multi-sector trade association based in Washington DC. He is a former Board member of the Commonwealth Cyber Crime Consortium.
Richard has spoken on digital security risk management on the BBC and regularly presents at major international events, such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He is the three-times chairman of the annual Security of Things World Conferences in Berlin.
Richard is a dual Italian-British citizen and lives in Italy.