About Jimmy
James "Jimmy" Blake runs Hewlett Packard's Security Intelligence & Operations Consulting practice across Europe, Middle East and Africa.  In this role he has helped dozens of enterprise customers and government organisations establish or mature their ability to detect, investigate and respond to information security incidents.
Jimmy has nearly two decades of information security experience, was formerly the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Mimecast and was one of the co-founders of the Security B-Sides London conference.

Jimmy's main areas of interest within information security are in quantitative risk evaluation, threat visualisation, control efficiency metrics, business-focused infosec management information and threat analytics.

He is also a keen snowboarder, bodyboarder, mountain biker, Harley-rider, fan of heavy metal and Belgian ale affectionado. 
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Security B-Sides London 2014 CfP

Once again the tickets for B-Sides London have sold out in a very short period of time, but I'm considering submitting a talk this year.  

The topic is likely to be "Why your SOC probably SUCKS" and I'll discuss the top 5 mistakes we've seen organisations make when setting up their Security Operations Centre (SOC) function.  To not dwell on the negative, as I'll be submitting this on the Builder track afterall, I'll also take a look at the top 5 things we've seen in the 90-odd SOCs we've evaluated over the past few years and look at some of the positive trends we've seen.