About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to ignite and encourage cybersecurity and technology growth in the Thames Valley are by facilitating interactions between experts and SMEs/startups through meetings, webinars, in person events, workshops and mentorship programs.

Our community is dedicated to six key objectives:

1. Advocating Information Security

We champion the importance of heightened information security and resilience in today’s digital landscape.

2. Local Support

We provide valuable guidance and resources to help local organisations access assistance for their cybersecurity needs.

3. Business Collaboration

OXCyber brings together like-minded businesses with a keen interest in fortifying their information security measures.

4. National Network

We bridge local specialists to the broader UK Cyber Security Forum, fostering connections and knowledge sharing on a national scale.

5. Academic Engagement

Our community serves as a vital link between the commercial and academic worlds, nurturing collaborative research opportunities to drive innovation in cybersecurity.

6. Cybersecurity Training and Skills Development

We are committed to bridging the skills gap and diversifying the cybersecurity workforce. We actively promote cyber security training and learning opportunities, aiming to attract individuals from all walks of life into rewarding cyber careers.

Join us in our mission to fortify information security, bridge the skills gap, and build a resilient digital future. Together, we can make a significant impact on the cybersecurity landscape and empower a diverse range of individuals to thrive in cyber careers.

Our Values

At OxCyber, our core values revolve around passion for security, community collaboration, inclusivity, and nationwide impact. Together, we’re committed to advancing cybersecurity for a resilient digital future.

  1. Passion for Security and Resilience: We are driven by a deep passion for advancing information security and resilience in our region, recognising their critical importance in the digital age.
  2. Community Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and actively work with local organisations, businesses, and academic institutions to strengthen cybersecurity measures collectively.
  3. Inclusivity and Diversity: Our commitment extends to bridging the skills gap and fostering diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. We actively promote training and learning opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds.
  4. Nationwide Impact: As a bridge to the UK Cyber Security Forum, we extend our reach beyond our region to connect local specialists with a national network, promoting knowledge sharing and fortifying cybersecurity efforts on a broader scale.


Your Team of Cyber Experts

Rebecca Keen

Rebecca Keen

Director - Workforce Development & Skills

Meet Rebecca Keen, the driving force behind OxCyber, Thames Valley’s cybersecurity community! With a robust background in IT sales, recruitment and workforce development, Rebecca is known for her expertise in empowering others and bridging the skills gap in cybersecurity. Now, as the leader of OxCyber’s workforce development initiatives, Rebecca is dedicated to enhancing cybersecurity expertise within our community. 

Dave Stanley

Dave Stanley

Director - Vendor & Partnerships

Meet Dave Stanley, Director of GrillaTech Limited, a respected figure in tech services. Dave’s proven expertise in sales and strategy injects our team with vitality and fresh perspectives. Beyond his professional endeavors, Dave is committed to community enrichment, fostering partnerships that drive progress and opportunity for all. Dave is a catalyst for positive change within our community.

Nick Harris

Nick Harris

Director of CISOx & Leadership

Meet Nick Harris,a dedicated cybersecurity expert with over a decade of experience in roles ranging from the Royal Air Force to academia and industry. As Head Teamster for CISOX, he leads our leaders club for industry professionals, while also spearheading sponsorships and finances. With a passion for collaboration and pragmatic solutions, Nick is dedicated to fostering cybersecurity excellence and community development within OxCyber.

Erik Jedinak

Erik Jedinak

Director - StartUps & SME's

Meet Erik Jedinak, a visionary leader with over two decades of experience in cybersecurity and strategic leadership. As the CEO of Ethical IT, he has been instrumental in driving technological resilience and operational excellence. With a proactive approach to cybersecurity, Erik serves as our trusted advisor to boards, fortifying investments and fostering growth for cybersecurity startups and SMEs across various sectors. His expertise is pivotal in nurturing innovation and fostering economic growth within our community.

Marion Stewart

Marion Stewart

Director - Early Years Careers & Skills

Meet Marion Stewart, a seasoned leader with over three decades of experience in the tech industry, known for her innovation and cybersecurity advocacy. As CEO of Red Helix, Marion spearheads pioneering solutions and champions cyber awareness. Leading our early years careers initiatives, Marion is dedicated to fostering inclusivity and diversity in the industry, empowering young minds, and creating a more secure cyber landscape.

Dan Dipple

Dan Dipple

Lead Ambassador

Dan boasts over 15 years of invaluable experience in cybersecurity, honed through his distinguished service in the Royal Air Force and his background deeply rooted in information technology. His exceptional adaptability and knack for innovation and collaboration shine through his successful execution of intricate cyber projects at Charles Taylor. Additionally, Dan serves as our lead ambassador, passionately advocating for cybersecurity initiatives within our community.

Jamie Read

Jamie Read

Lead Ambassador

Jamie, fueled by a lifelong fascination with cyber technology, seamlessly blends technical prowess with a deep understanding of client needs. As the Technical Director at Flex IT, Jamie spearheads the protection of digital ecosystems, ensuring robust cyber infrastructure for businesses of all sizes. His dedication to forging strong client relationships underscores his belief in the vital fusion of technology and human-centric cyber solutions. Additionally, Jamie serves as our lead ambassador, advocating for cybersecurity initiatives within our community.

Contact Us

+44 203 916 5991

Merchant House, 5 East St Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5EG

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