Nigel A. Jones, BSc, MScEcon, FBCS, FRGS
Advisory Board

Nigel A. Jones, BSc, MScEcon, FBCS, FRGS serves on the Advisory Board, providing expertise & guidance.

Nigel is a senior adviser and researcher on the human, technological and organisational dimensions of information and cyber environments.  His work spans the private and public sectors in business and conflict contexts. He is particularly interested in the interplay of social and technological factors in shaping risk and behaviours.  His work has been wide ranging, including supporting board-level executives in data, information and cyber as strategic risk.  He has designed and conducted independent reviews of security regulation and strategies relating to cyber physical systems and secure software development. In the context of broader security and conflict, he has worked in several conflict areas. This has involved strategic communications, developing counter propaganda and counter disinformation capability, and behaviour change.  He is a visiting fellow at King’s College London, Department of Defence Studies, where he supports senior officer education. He is a Fellow of both the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) and the Royal Geographical Society. He continues to publish in the areas of Information operations, strategic communications and cyber.

As well as offering his own advisory and research services, Nigel has been a Director at Templar Executives Limited, where he supported much of their CNI work.  For four years he was CEO of the Information Assurance Advisory Council, a national body bringing together industry, government and academia to work on the challenges of cyber security and information society. Prior to this he spent six years on the academic staff at Cranfield University at the UK Defence Academy where he created the postgraduate programme on cyber for UK Defence. He was also co-director of cultural education and training for cultural advisers deploying on operations overseas, as well as co-director of the Chevening India Fellowship in International Cyber Policy.  Previously he was Director of the UK Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network, sponsored by what is now known as Innovate UK. This he did whilst running a team for five years at QinetiQ PLC specialising in cyber, information operations and influence.  His early career consisted of 16 years as a British Army Officer where his interest formally started in information, decision-making and behaviours in security and conflict.  He was brought up in Northern Ireland and holds degrees from the University of Ulster and the University of Aberystwyth.