John Lyons is Chief Executive of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), a business-led, international, not-for-profit organisation which aims to provide private and public sector funding and support globally to law enforcement agencies and governments engaged in the fight against cyber crime.
Lyons previous public service included 20 years in the Royal Air Force (Security Branch) and subsequently at the UK’s National Hi Tech Crime Unit (which in 2006 formed part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency) where he led the Unit’s business engagement as the Crime Reduction Coordinator. Whilst at the NHTCU he established the first UK national public/private sector security awareness campaign for Internet users - “Get Safe Online” (www.getsafeonline.org). Lyons work in the private sector included engagements with Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and Unisys.
Lyons is a Liveryman of the City of London’s 100th Livery Company, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a keen, but not great, golfer.