Siân John

Siân John is Chief Strategist for EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) at Symantec, leading articulation around Symantec’s overall technology strategy with customers, partners, press, industry analysts and internal sales, technology sales, and marketing teams.

Siân has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, both as a security architect and as an independent security consultant.

Based in the UK, Sian has a strong media presence, and regularly provides guidance around the latest cyber threats, breaches and issues to national, broadcast and IT trade journalists in the UK and Europe and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Sian holds both a Bsc (Hons) in Economics, Computing and Business and an MSc in Economics and Social Policy Analysis from the universities of Northampton and York respectively. She also has an interest in classical history and recently completed a degree in the subject with the Open University. Siân is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

Why I joined the Analogies Project

“A large part of my role involves explaining sometimes complicated concepts to people who aren’t information security specialists. Using analogies and stories is essential to making that a success. The Analogies Project is a great way for us to share our stories so that we can all become better at explaining information security in a meaningful way. This is important as securing technology has never been more important than today.”