Chief Information Security Officer,
The Open University
Lyn Webb is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Open University. Her role includes the protection of our students and staff while they study and work, looking after the University’s precious information assets and helping management of risk relating to cyber threats. Lyn arrived at the Open University 2 weeks before March’s lockdown and is the first incumbent in this brand new role for the University; prior to that, she was a Director at Deloitte LLP where she led the Consultancy’s Cyber Strategy and Culture team and supported a range of clients from the telecommunications, media and technology sector. Lyn’s background in security was borne out of a 23 year career as an officer in the Royal Air Force, where she was an Aerospace Battle Manager, specialising in weapons control. Lyn is a member of Stellar, an informal network of senior females in STEM professions.