Alison Dyer Joins Crossword Cybersecurity Plc's Advisory Board as New Chair

Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Alison Dyer, CISO at URENCO and former Director at GlaxoSmithKline, joins the Advisory Board as Chair at Crossword Cybersecurity Plc.

FREMONT, CA: Alison Dyer, Chief Information Security Officer at URENCO and former Director at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), joins the Advisory Board as Chair at Crossword Cybersecurity Plc, a technology commercialization firm focused on cyber security and risk management. She succeeds Dr. Robert Coles, who has moved to the main Board of Directors of Crossword.

The Advisory Board, which is made up of leading personalities from academia, business, defense, and government, brings a variety of distinct insights on cyber security to Crossword clients and informs the company's product development approach.

Alison was previously Director of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) global cyber security program, where she was responsible for numerous strategic delivery workstreams such as security technology, governance, culture, third-party management, and operational technology security. Alison has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway University in London.

Alison Dyer joined URENCO, a global provider of enrichment services and fuel cycle products, in 2018 and is in charge of all areas of the company's information and cyber security, including information and operational technology.

Tom Ilube, CEO of Crossword Cybersecurity plc, commented, “We are delighted that Alison has taken on the role of Chair of Crossword’s Advisory Board. Alison’s role as Chief Information Security Officer of URENCO, a global nuclear industry company, gives her unique insight into the needs of a major organization that is part of the critical national infrastructure. She is perfectly placed to ensure that Crossword’s products and services meet the needs of real-world, end user organizations.”

Alison Dyer commented, ”I am very pleased to take on this role at Crossword Cybersecurity.  I’m impressed with Crossword’s innovation, products and team and I’m looking forward to help them guide their cyber security product portfolio by providing a strong industry perspective.”

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