Edward Humphreys (Chartered Fellow of the BCS -‐ FBCS CITP, CISM) has been an expert in the field of information security and risk management for more than 39 years. During this time he has worked for major international organizations and has been a senior advisor to the European Commission, the OECD, and other institutions in Europe.
He has been involved in security standardization activities for 33 years covering ISO, IEC, ITU-‐T/CCITT, ETSI, CEN/CENELEC, ITTF, NIST OSI Group, BSI, and various industry groups. He is chair of the ISO/IEC working group responsible for the development and maintenance of the family of ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS standards. He is recognised for his pioneering work on the UK versions of the ISO/IEC 27001 family of standards as well as his leadership in the progression of these UK standards into the world-class best selling ISO standards they are today. He is also acknowledged for championing the development and promotion of ISO/IEC 27001 certification around the world, in regard to both developing and developed countries, and dealing with all levels of conformance assessment from policy, management, and supporting standardization through to the operational aspects. In addition, he is an authority on applied information security risk and incident management.
In 2002 he was honored with the Secure Computing Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements on the internationalisation of the ISMS standards and the development ISMS certification, and an ISO/IEC 27001 IUG lifetime award in 2007 for his work on applied ISMS risk and incident management. He teaches as a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and Asia. He has authored many best-selling books, articles, and research reports in the field of information security management, risk and incident management, and cyber security.