Dr. Edward Humphreys (Chartered Fellow of the BCS - FBCS CITP, CISM) is a philosopher, mathematician and cybersecurity professional. He has been a senior advisor in the field of information security and risk management for more than 40 years. During this time, he has undertaken professional advisory and counselling engagements for major international organizations as well as for governments and the European Commission, Council of Europe, and the OECD. He is also a leading academic in the field of cybersecurity research and a renowned ambassador in the field of international standardisation (1982 to present day).
Dr Humphreys is the convenor of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 working group on information security management system standards. He is internationally recognised and famous for being the "Father of the ISO/IEC 27001 family of information security management systems standards". He is also recognised for his work in championing the development, governance and promotion of ISO/IEC 27001 accredited certification around the world, which is providing the foundation of global cyberspace security and privacy norms. His distinguished career has been awarded with many prestigious awards such as UK Wolfe-Barry Gold Medal for his outstanding leadership and contributions to international cyberspace standards and norms.
Dr Humphreys has been is a visiting professor at various universities around the world in Europe and Asia for the last 30 years. His current areas of research include cyberspace governance, risk, security and privacy, and as well as risk psychology associated with cyberspace usage and applications. He is also a university research associate in ancient philosophies specialising in philosophy of the mind and mental well-being, linguistics and the logic of the mind and ancient philosophies as medicine.