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Andy Wall

Chief Security Officer
Office for National Statistics (Confirmed)

Andy Wall is a cyber, information security and assurance leader with over 25 years’ experience within global and national commercial organisations and UK Government providing business focused security advice and management. In his current role as the Chief Security Officer at the Office for National Statistics he is leading new approaches to secure the operations of leading edge big data analytics that support the organisational mission of statistics production on a range of key economic, social and demographic topics that are for the benefit of society and the economy generally. His previous roles have been as Head of Cyber Security at Atkins supporting Government clients within the intelligence and military sectors and critical national infrastructure organisations including nuclear, water and transportation; and with Capgemini as Security Accreditation Manager, leading outsourced security risk services for a major Government department. For ten years before that he was an independent security consultant undertaking security roles for a wide range of national organisations. Andy has been around the security block a few times. He has a host of security qualifications in risk, architecture and audit, as well as being a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators and a Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals. He is a commentator on cyber security issues,  authoring articles and papers and presenting at conferences.

  • Recognising the privacy implications from new legislation in data analysis work
  • Creating new methods to assess the content of data for its sensitivity and privacy
  • Developing security policy based on data sensitivity to meet risk appetite and legal requirements
  • Embedding data ownership for improved governance