Martin Whitworth

Martin Whitworth

Research Director, European Security at IDC

Martin Whitworth is an established and proven security leader with extensive information security and risk management experience across many sectors.

Previously, Martin has served as CISO and senior security leader for a number of blue chip organizations, including Hitachi Capital, Coventry Building Society, Steria Group, UK Payments Council, British Energy/EDF Nuclear Generation, and GMAC. In these roles he developed and executed a variety of security strategies and programs, and he has extensive experience successfully engaging business and board-level stakeholders.

He also has considerable experience as a trusted advisor to security leader peers in the public and private sectors internationally, as well as advising standards and regulatory bodies.

Martin has earned a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Wales and holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from The City University, London. He is a Chartered Mathematician and also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).