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Welcome to new ICS Fellow: Paul Gillen, CISO, Barclays

ICS welcomes Paul Gillen as Honorary Fellow of the society.

Joining Barclays in 2015, Paul is Chief Information Security officer for Barclays Europe, Managing Director of Security Operations and a Director of the Cyber Defence Alliance in the City of London. Paul has been working in the area of Cyber and Fraud since 1996. 

As part of his security role at Barclays, Paul leads the Security Operations team which includes; Barclay’s state-of- the-art global suite of Joint Security Operations Centres in the UK, USA and India, Barclays Cyber and Strategic Intelligence teams, Cyber facilitated Crime and the Security Education functions.

A former member of An Garda Síochána for 30 years, Paul was also the founder of what is now the Garda’s Cybercrime Bureau.  Paul joined Barclays from the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague where he was the founding Head of Cybercrime Operations and Intelligence at the European Law Enforcement Agency. While in this post Paul led coordinated joint USA and EU Law Enforcement operations against cyber-criminal’s botnet infrastructure, Darkweb paedophile networks and Internet Fraud gangs. 

Paul was also founding chairperson of the Europol’s European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG), an EU funded network of Law Enforcement and Academic developing cyber training and tools for international law enforcement specialists.  Paul was also founding Vice-Chair of the European Union Cybercrime Task Force (EUCTF), a strategic group made up of all the Heads of Federal Police Cybercrime Units across the European Union. 

Paul is a graduate of UCD, where he was also co-founder of the UCD Centre of Cyber Security and Cybercrime Investigation. 


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