Conrad Downes

Membership Secretary

Information Security Manager - BritBrasil

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Conrad DownesConrad has worked for both public and private organizations in telecommunications and Information Security in Wales, England, and Brazil. He started his career in Computer Operations in 1979, moved into networking in 1982, extended that into Information Security in 1993, and combining the latter with Business Continuity since 2001.

In the UK, he worked for Cardiff University and the University of Sussex. In Brazil, based in São Paulo, he worked for GTECH as a Network Security Specialist, a Solutions Architect for BT, CSO for CPM Braxis Capgemini, and presently for the Continuity Program Office, FIS, covering the Brazil, Latin America, and Caribbean Region. While he was Network Manager at the University of Sussex he was active in the role of Secretary for the UKERNA High-Speed Networking Technical Advisory Group.

During 2009 he was part of the Task Force to resurrect the BCS IRMA SG and was elected Membership Secretary for the group at each AGM since. In addition, he was a founder member of two athletic clubs in the UK with roles of President and Secretary respectively.

Conrad is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional. He has industry certifications in CISSP, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, and ITIL.

His educational qualifications include a BSc in Computer Studies (Glamorgan University), Post-Grad in Business Administration (Fundação Instituto de Administração Business School, São Paulo, Brazil), and MBA in IT Governance (Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia, São Paulo, Brazil).