Professor Ian Walden

Professor of Information and Communications Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2nd ed., 2016). Ian has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, European Commission, Council of Europe, Commonwealth and UNCTAD, as well as numerous individual states. Ian was a Board Member of the Internet Watch Foundation (2004-09); a member of the RUSI Independent Surveillance Review (2014-15) and is a member of the Commission’s Expert Group to support the application of the GDPR. Ian is a solicitor and Of Counsel to Baker McKenzie.

My Sessions

Weathering the Cyber Security Storms Ahead: Trends To Watch in 2021 and Beyond

What is likely to be the same this year and what changes are on the horizon? This panel deep dives on:

  • The current state of cybercrime and top security trends to watch out for this year
  • New threat actors and favourite exploits of cyberattackers
  • Key trends in building resilience and adapting to the landscape
  • Top technology innovations in the security product landscape
  • Mitch Parker, Chief Information Security Officer, Indiana University Health
  • Leroy Terrelonge III, Cyber Risk Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law and Head of CCLS at Queen Mary, University of London & Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie
  • Eliza-May Austin, Founder and Director, Ladies Of London Hacking Society and CEO & Co-Founder of
  • Moiz Kohari, CEO & Co-Founder, Manetu
  • Sean Sweeney, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft