Valerie Lyons is a highly experienced and respected information security professional. An accomplished Information Security Risk Manager with extensive experience at senior level in the financial services sector, Valerie has a successful track record in delivering business-driven information security solutions. She has a strong focus on team development and leadership, with excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. Prior to joining BH Consulting, Valerie was a Research Assistant and PhD student at DCU Business School’s IC4, the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, where her main area of research was data and privacy breaches. Her PhD research focused on organisational information privacy protection approaches. She also lectured in IT security at Marino College of Further Education and worked as an IT security risk management consultant. Previous to those roles, Valerie spent 13 years as Information Security Risk Manager with IIB Bank Between July 2002 and July 2015, and she was IT Security Manager at KBC Group between June 1999 and July 2014.