About

Hi, I'm James Turner and I'm the founder of CISO Lens.

From 2007 to 2018, I had the privilege of working at IBRS, a demand-side analyst firm, as an advisor covering the security industry. The relentless research agenda of IBRS, and mentoring by legendary analysts like Dr Kevin McIsaac and Dr Joseph Sweeney, helped me author over 100 peer reviewed advisory notes.

CISO Lens was created in January 2015 at a roundtable of five of the top cyber security executives in Australia. I brought that small group of CISOs together to thank them for the insights they’d shared with me. They had helped to educate me, and that made an inordinate difference to both me, and my IBRS clients.


I also asked the CISOs how I could support them.

The CISOs said they wanted the opportunity to network with their peers in a vendor independent environment.

So, that's what we created.


CISO Lens is a forum for the leading cyber security executives of Australia and New Zealand to share better practices and, thereby, raise the capability of all their organisations.

The goal of every CISO is to facilitate informed decisions within their organisation. That's at the heart of what CISO Lens is about.

My time at IBRS forged me as an analyst and I use that training and experience to support the CISO Lens community. I gather information, distil it, analyse it, and disseminate it.


But rather than just taking my word for how wonderful I am ...

We can judge people and organisations by assessing the gap between what they say and what they do. On our Corporate Social Responsibility page you'll find the standards we aspire to, and what we're doing to live up to them.