A recognized cybersecurity executive with a career spanning more than two decades in the UK, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Richard Watson is the EY Global and Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity Leader. He focuses on helping clients understand and protect themselves from the risk of cyber incidents. His areas of experience include cyber risk assessment, technologies for monitoring and protecting against cyberattack and managing cyber incident response.
Richard has worked in a number of industries, focusing on those that have significant intellectual property to protect, a significant risk of brand damage from a cyber attack or whose core operations require them to have large volumes of personal data.
Previously, Richard held leadership roles in the technology and aerospace and defense sectors. He earned a BSc in Accounting and Financial Analysis from the University of Newcastle and a diploma in leading professional services firms from Harvard Business School.