Professor Ciaran Martin, CB, is a Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. For six and a half years ending in mid-2020, he led the UK Government’s work on cybersecurity. This included establishing the National Cyber Security Centre in 2016 and running it for its first four years. Prior to running the NCSC, Ciaran held a series of senior roles in the UK Cabinet Office, including Director of Security and Intelligence. He is now an advisor to Paladin Capital in the United States, and to Garrison Technology in the UK.