Most Inspiring Women in Cyber 2021: Dr. Jacqui Taylor, CEO of FlyingBinary

The IT Security Guru’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards aims to shed a light on the remarkable women in our industry. The following is a feature on just one of the many phenomenal women put forward for the 2021 awards. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers are written in their own words with minor edits made by the editor for readability.

This year, the awards are sponsored by KPMG and Beazley.

Dr. Jacqui Taylor, CEO of FlyingBinary

What does your job role entail?

I set the strategy to deliver on FlyingBinary’s vision of inclusion…leave no one behind. I also architect the technology services our clients need. Every day is different. I am an Expert Advisor to the United Nations, the European Commission and the UK Government and a member of the Cabinet Office Open Standards Board. I work a rotating 3 timezone schedule to deliver the CyberSafe technology services which have won many awards across the world. Never a dull day, and often a hugely exciting one.    

How did you get into the cybersecurity industry? 

I am an aerospace engineer and have had an entrepreneurial career over 30 years, delivering secure technology across many sectors and countries. I co-founded FlyingBinary in 2009 to create the DeepTech services which are needed for the Industrial Internet of Things. An appointment in 2012 as an Independent Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of the Cabinet Office led me to developing the UK’s Smart City policy: I am the world’s first Smart City Tsar today advising 180 governments. Smart Cities are a unique Cybersecurity challenge in the Industrial Internet of Things. I was part of the UK team that develop ..

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