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Rob May

Managing Director at ramsac

Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom

15057 Followers

Rob May is a professional cybersecurity keynote speaker and IT sector influencer.
He will educate your audience whilst being entertaining and engaging, Rob always provokes thought.
He is a TEDx, Keynote and International Business Speaker, a professional member of The PSA, Managing Director of ramsac ltd., The Ambassador for CyberSecurity at the Institute of Directors. He is also a published author, a Liveryman and a Global Influencer.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: London, England
Speaking Topics: Cyber Security

Speaking Fee $7,500

Rob MayPoints
Academic60
Author217
Influencer161
Speaker41
Entrepreneur20
Total499

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology & CyberSecurity
Theatre: Worldwide
Media Experience: 28 years
Last Media Training: 09/14/2017
Last Media Interview: 10/02/2019

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Business Strategy 32.74
Cloud 31.88
Culture
Customer Experience 31.02
Cybersecurity 70.56
Data Center
Digital Transformation
Emerging Technology 49.83
Entrepreneurship 56.56
Future of Work 35.78
Innovation
IoT
Leadership 42.47
Management
Marketing 30.24
HR 30.30
Edtech 33.73
Sales 31.32
Privacy 30.61

Industry Experience

Automotive
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Utilities

Publications

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
Fellow of The Institute of Directors
https://www.iod.com
May 16, 2016
Fellow (FIoD) Members are invited to become Fellows of the IoD, based on their experience and contribution to business.
Recognition is given to members who have attained the IoD’s Diploma in Company Direction and those who have become Chartered Directors.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

1 Advisory Board Membership
Ambassador for Cybersecurity
Institute of Directors
April 01, 2016
The Institute of Directors brings together many highly skilled and experienced business people from across all industry sectors. Within the UK there is a growing network of industry spokespeople acting as ambassadors for their specialist subject.

As an ambassador for cybersecurity I have given many talks and lectures, hosted Q&A sessions for various industry groups as well as writing cybersecurity course content for the IoD which has been delivered worldwide.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

10 Article/Blogs
National CyberSecurity Awareness - A month of tips for everyone - Part 3
Thought Provoked
October 31, 2019
October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month I posted tips every day and this blog is the final part of the knowledge shared (Days 21-31).

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Tags: Cybersecurity

National CyberSecurity Awareness - A month of tips for everyone - Part 2
Thought Provoked
October 20, 2019
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month I posted tips every day and this blog is part two of the knowledge shared (Days 11-20).

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Tags: Cybersecurity

National CyberSecurity Awareness - A month of tips for everyone - Part 1
Thought Provoked
October 10, 2019
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. That being said we always need to Be Cyber Smart – you can follow me on Twitter to learn proactive ways to stay safe online.
Throughout the month I posted tips every day and this blog is part one of the knowledge shared (Days 1-10).

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Tags: Cybersecurity

How to create long lasting business relationships
ramsac
April 15, 2019
ramsac and Roffe Swayne recently celebrated 25 years of working together, to celebrate Rob May and Mark Leigh sat down to discuss how to build business relationships that last for over 25 years

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Tags: Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Entrepreneurship

What’s the average cost of a cybersecurity data breach?
linkedin
June 07, 2018
This is a question that I’m often asked to comment on and the reality is that it’s a figure that most people underestimate.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Advice for giving a TEDx Talk
Woking Works
November 01, 2017
So you've decided you want to give a TEDx Talk - huge congratulations. Making that decision can really be a life changing decision and I highly commend it to you.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Did you discuss cyber at your last board meeting?
linkedin
March 07, 2017
There are two types of business according to the FBI, those that have suffered a data breach and those that don’t know they have. Sobering thought isn’t it?

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Have you discussed this with your staff?
linkedin
July 29, 2016
What would you do if you were sent an email by mistake which contained the juiciest gossip ever? Would you delete it and pay it no attention or would you read it? Unfortunately most people will read on and it’s because of this that one of the latest cybercrimes is getting such traction.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Why don't we teach employability skills in schools?
linkedin
December 18, 2015
I'm concerned that our education system doesn't focus on employability, rather we seem to teach our young people to pass exams and even more worryingly seem to protect them from experiencing failure.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Edtech

What are YOU doing about your human firewall?
linkedin
November 27, 2015
Cybercrime is now thought to be worth more than $3trn worldwide which is greater than the international drugs trade, in this instance, crime does pay and unfortunately your business is at risk, yes yours!

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Tags: Cybersecurity

3 Books
The Human Firewall - Workshop Edition: Cybersecurity is not just an IT problem
Amazon
January 18, 2019
This version of the book contains extra material, slides and notes pages that only make sense if used in conjunction with one of my Human Firewall workshops, if it is not going to be used in that way please just buy the original Human Firewall book so as to avoid confusion and any potential disappointment - thank you.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

The Human Firewall: Cybersecurity is not just an IT problem
Amazon
July 21, 2018
Our behaviour and the behaviour of the people in our lives is both the biggest threat and the best line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity. Together we are the Human Firewall, and this was the subject of my TEDx Talk on which this is based. This little book is designed to be an easy to access primer on the vast subject of cybersecurity, it’s aimed at anyone who uses a phone, tablet or a computer who connects to Wi-Fi or has a social media account. It’s based on the successful TEDx Talk on the subject which is a 16-minute key point rundown of hugely important a topic. The book is not intended to be exhaustive, but it is an easily accessible for everyone and it's a great eyeopener which incites important conversation both in the home and workplace. This is the second edition of the book and in it I have removed the references to some of the scams I described in the TEDx Talk, I've done this so as to make it suitable for an audience of any age.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Leadership

We're All Porn Stars: Cybersecurity and the Human Firewall
Amazon
December 18, 2017
According to social media we're all porn stars, find out why this isn't as funny as it often first appears and also pick up lots of other must know tips to stay cyber safe. This little book is designed to be an easy to access primer on the vast subject of cybersecurity, it’s aimed at anyone who uses a phone, tablet or a computer who connects to Wi-Fi or has a social media account. It’s based on the successful TEDx Talk on the subject which is a 16-minute key point rundown of hugely important a topic. The book is not intended to be exhaustive, but it is an easily accessible for everyone and it's a great eyeopener which incites important conversation both in the home and workplace.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology

1 Executive Director
Governor & Director Churcher's College
Churcher's College
June 08, 2006
Churcher's College is an independent, fee-paying day school for girls and boys, founded in 1722

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Leadership

1 Influencer Award
Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Cloud Industry Forum
Cloud Industry Forum
December 06, 2016
Rob was the first ever honorary member of CIF. CIF now choose 2 or 3 people annually offering a prestigious recognition of their achievements. The individuals picked are those who have shown leadership and entrepreneurial flair in the IT world, but particularly in the cloud and digital world.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship

3 Keynotes
Your Human Firewall – The Answer to the Cyber Security Problem
TEDxWoking
November 28, 2017
Personal data is a precious commodity but sometimes we can share too much? Rob thinks we need to develop our human firewall in an age where some much of our lives is online. Rob May is chairman of IoD Surrey, an award-winning entrepreneur and Managing Director of ramsac limited.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

TEDx - Your Human Firewall – The Answer to the Cyber Security Problem
TEDx
November 28, 2017
Personal data is a precious commodity but sometimes we can share too much. We need to develop our human firewall in an age where some much of our lives is online.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

"Take me to the cauliflower" - a customer service parable
Canalys, Candefero
October 19, 2017
Rob May speaking at Canalys Channel Forum in Venice October 2017

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Sales

2 Speaker Awards
Professional member of the Professional Speaking Association.
The Professional Speakers Association
June 10, 2019
Professional Members either operate independently as a sole trader or a limited company, or can be employed by a business or charity for which the applicant makes presentations. In addition a Professional Member also:

Has given a minimum of 10 presentations, talks, speeches, webinars, training workshops, teleseminars, or other communications for audiences greater than 3 individuals during the previous 12 months
Has a website and other marketing collateral which is professionally produced and indicates the speaking activities with which the applicant is involved
Has their application to join proposed by two people who are either Professional Members or Fellows of the PSA, one of whom must have seen them speaking within the previous 12 months and who vouches for their speaking ability. Current board members may not name or second an Associate Member for promotion to Professional Member
Agrees to the PSA Code of Ethics and accepts they will be bound by this code

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Future of Work

Vistage Speaker Bureua - Rising Star Award 2018
https://vistage.co.uk/
February 01, 2019
Winner of the 2018 Rising Star Speakers Award for Vistage UK

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Tags: Cybersecurity

2 Speaking Engagements
The Human Firewall - Cybersecurity for EVERYONE
International Festival of Learning
June 28, 2019
This is an entertaining and thought provoking talk on Cybersecurity, designed to equip attendees with essential knowledge and understanding requisite in today's fully connected world.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Edtech, Privacy

Rob May on communicating company culture to stakeholders
breathe hr
April 05, 2019
HR Heroes podcast: #1 Rob May on communicating company culture to stakeholders

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, HR

19 Videos
Cyber Chat – Episode 19 – Why does cybersecurity matter?
ramsac
July 24, 2019
In the final episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May discusses the scale of the cybersecurity problem and how important it is for organisations and individuals.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 18 – What is the cost of cyber crime?
ramsac
July 17, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May discusses the cost of cybercrime worldwide, to illustrate the scale of the cybersecurity problem.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 17 – What is social engineering?
ramsac
July 09, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May explains social engineering, why organisations should be aware of it and how they should be training their staff to help protect against an information breach.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 16 – What is malware?
ramsac
July 01, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May describes 3 common types of malware and how you can protect your organisation from a cybersecurity attack.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 15 – What is Cyber Essentials?
ramsac
June 26, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May talks about Cyber Essentials, what it is, why organisations benefit from doing it and how ramsac can help you get certified for Cyber Essentials.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 14 – What is a cyber response plan?
ramsac
June 19, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May explains what a cyber response plan is and why it is vital your organisation has one, to minimise the impact of a cybersecurity breach

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 13 – Cybersecurity education
ramsac
June 11, 2019
Under GDPR it’s mandated that every employee has cyber education, in this episode of cyber chat Rob May discusses what to consider when starting cybersecurity education and what types of education are available.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 12 – Top tips for better cybersecurity
ramsac
June 04, 2019
In episode 12 of Cyber Chat Rob May gives his 6 top tips for better cybersecurity, including; having a cyber response plan, regular staff training, Cyber Essentials accreditation and phishing tests.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 11 – The problem with public Wi-Fi
ramsac
May 28, 2019
In episode 11 of Cyber Chat Rob May talks about the security risks of connecting to public Wi-Fi and why you should avoid using it.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 10 – The pay rise and brexit cyber scam
ramsac
May 21, 2019
In this episode of cyber chat Rob May describes 3 classic cybersecurity scams your employees could be falling victim to, the pay rise, brexit and Christmas bonus scam.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 9 – The importance of software updates
ramsac
May 14, 2019
In episode 9 of Cyber Chat, in this episode Rob May explains why software updates are vital in protecting your organisation against cyber crime.

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Cyber Chat – Episode 8 – The importance of physical security
ramsac
May 07, 2019
In Episode 8 of Cyber Chat, Rob May looks at the importance of physical security, and gives advice on how to protect the data that isn’t stored in your computers.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 7 – The dangers of social media
ramsac
May 03, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat,Rob May discusses the dangers of social media and how people are tricked daily into giving out personal information about themselves using a form of social engineering.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 6 – Phishing and Whaling
ramsac
April 26, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May explains the difference between Phishing and Whaling and what you can do to protect yourself and your organisation from it.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 5 – How to manage your passwords
ramsac
April 17, 2019
In the 5th episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May explains the importance of strong passwords and gives tips on how to better manage your passwords.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 4 – How to avoid ransomware
ramsac
April 11, 2019
In this episode of Cyber Chat, Rob May is looking at practical steps you can take to avoid a ransomware attack, including advice on;

Using Anti-virus software
installing updates
having an effective backup system
importance of multifactor authentication

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 3 – How much do you value your cybersecurity?
ramsac
April 05, 2019
In Episode 3 of Cyber Chat, Rob May looks at how much an organisation’s employees value cybersecurity. And answers the question, would they give up their password for a chocolate bar?

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 2 – Cybersecurity risks: it could be you
ramsac
March 27, 2019
Managing the ongoing cybersecurity of your IT infrastructure should be a primary concern – whatever the shape or size of your organisation. Cybersecurity breaches are the number one threat in today’s business landscape. Incidents come in many forms: cyber attacks; laptops left on trains; malicious staff; or, even more simply, accidental data loss caused by human error. The human firewall is vital as a line of defence for any organisation and in this video Rob, author of The Human Firewall (available on Amazon) explains what the Human Firewall is.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Cyber Chat – Episode 1 – Creating a strong human firewall
ramsac
March 19, 2019
Managing the ongoing cybersecurity of your IT infrastructure should be a primary concern – whatever the shape or size of your organisation. Cybersecurity breaches are the number one threat in today’s business landscape. Incidents come in many forms: cyber attacks; laptops left on trains; malicious staff; or, even more simply, accidental data loss caused by human error. The human firewall is vital as a line of defence for any organisation and in this video Rob, author of The Human Firewall (available on Amazon) explains what the Human Firewall is.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

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