Andy Talbot is Global Head of Cyber Defence for Vodafone. He joined Vodafone in December 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of the end to end cyber-defence capability, including day-to-day cybersecurity operations and strategic transformation. Prior to Vodafone, Talbot held a number of leadership roles at British Telecom, including Security Transformation Director and Director of Security Operations. Previous to that he served as an Officer in the British Army. After Sandhurst, Talbot was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals and retired as a Major in 2002 after his final role at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. Talbot is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and Institute of Management.