John Keegan is the Deputy Director, Head of Digital Security at the Work and Pensions, where he is transforming how the department protects Digital services from Cyber threats
John joined the Department as (Head of Infrastructure Services) in June 2016, establishing a team to right-source and deliver Network, Tooling and Hybrid Cloud. John then moved to take on the role as Head of Production Engineering, establishing an SRE function (Site Reliability Engineer), before merging this function into HCS (Hybrid Cloud Services). John then led a programme to bring in-house hosting and desktop services from managed service providers. Since 2021 John has led a programme to improve cyber security controls based on the NIST-CSF (Cyber Security Framework). John currently leads this programme (Adaptive Security Programme) as well as leading the Digital Security function.
John has established a reputation for being a resourceful, innovative, and highly skilled technical and security leader with over 30 years’ experience in ICT and security; he has built his portfolio from a solid hands-on technical delivery basis through to established business leaders. John holds a range of industry technical certifications including CEng MIET, Cisco CCIE, CISSP and NIST-CSF Practitioner.
Prior to joining the Department for Work and Pensions, John held various leadership roles within Fujitsu and British Telecom.
A popular, previous speaker at Digital Leaders Week, his previous appearance was voted best in year at the time: https://digileaders.com/watch-webinar-dwps-journey-hybrid-cloud/