Ian Levy


National Cyber Security Centre

Technical Director


Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre

Ian took up the post of Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre on 3 October 2016, prior to which he was Technical Director of Cyber Security and Resilience at GCHQ. 

As the UK Government's "chief cyber security geek", Ian leads on developing defences to manage cyber threats and fostering technical innovation to find undiscovered solutions to protect the UK from large scale cyber-attacks and day-to-day malicious cyber activity. 

He has been instrumental in crafting fundamental changes to the UK's strategy on cyber security. His national scale approach to combating cyber threats is borne out of a deep understanding of the unique challenges posed by global interconnectivity and the opportunities to do things differently.

Ian was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from Warwick University.


Contributions by Ian Levy

  • Left of Boom: US and UK National Cybersecurity Strategy Impacts on Organizations
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2022