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Steve Kennett

ORG Jisc Title Security Director BIO Steve Kennett served 23 years in the Royal Air Force from 1978 to 2001 as a telecommunications engineer. He served at various bases and in the UK and in operations around the world, he specialised in Data communications, Cryptography & Data protection (cyber and Information security). On Leaving the RAF Steve held senior positions at Kingston Communications and Centrica where he had responsibilities for the Data & IP networks as well as the One Tel ISP he was responsible for all aspects of IP and ISP operations, design & strategic management Steve Joined Ofcom in June 2005 as the Head of Spectrum Services he was responsible for all aspects of Enforcement & Interference policy, business governance and due diligence. He introduced major Legislation & Policy changes into Ofcom the new WT Act 2006, R&TTE Act 2005 and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. During his time at Ofcom he was Chair of the Satellite Monitoring MOU committee within CEPT of the European communications office. He left Ofcom on a high after being part of the successful Ofcom Olympics Spectrum Delivery team responsible for keeping the Spectrum for the London 2012 Games free from Interference Steve joined Janet in Jan 2013 as the Head of Operational Services and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) is to ensure that appropriate supplier relationships (contractual and otherwise) were in place to support the network and its services and that the services provided over the network are delivered according to the company’s stated service levels and policies and meet customer expectations. Steve is currently the Security Director and SIRO responsible for Jisc’s response to the increasing cyber security threat, providing leadership for the development of the cyber security strategy and policy to ensure that an extensive programme of enhanced cyber security services and initiatives is maintained that protect the network and meets the needs of Jisc’s members and customers whilst maintaining a high level of cyber security across the Janet network and other Jisc services.