David Crozier is Head of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement at QUB’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT is the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for cyber security, was one of the first accredited GCHQ/NCSC Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2016.
He has significant global technology and cyber security domain expertise developed over a career spanning 20 years at CSIT, as co-founder of Liopa Ltd – a CSIT Spin-out company, Product Manager at Lagan Technologies, IT Manager at Jinny Software and as an e-Commerce Consultant with Intel Corporation. He was also previously a Systems Engineer at the Northern Ireland Office where he designed, developed and maintained security marked systems for government.
In his current role, David leads on developing global, national and regional strategic partnerships with public sector organisations, industry, academic institutions and innovation ecosystems with significant interests in cyber security.
He recently co-authored the new Northern Ireland Cyber Security Framework for Action published by the NI Department for Finance as well as a broad ranging UK Cyber Security Sectoral Analysis for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
David curates and co-chairs the annual CSIT Cyber Security Summit, leads on the Centre’s marketing and communications activity and has advised the Northern Ireland Organised Crime Task Force on Cyber Crime since 2013. He was appointed President of the Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity (Global EPIC), a partnership representing 21 members in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, in May of this year.