Talal is the Head of Programme for techUK's Cyber and National Security programmes.
Having originally joined techUK as Programme Manager, Talal manages strategic relationships between Government and industry members on cyber and national security related issues, in particular through the Cyber Growth Partnership. He also leads techUK's work on the Investigatory Powers Act and has led on a number of cyber security related research projects.
He has a parliamentary background having joined techUK from the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), where he managed the IPT's business relations and led on the Trust's Cyber Security Commission. Prior to that Talal worked for Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank, running their public sector training programmes and leading on a number of research projects and events.
Talal has an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Strengthening the safety of all connected systems through cyber resilience practices including reporting and crisis management
Demanding ‘secure by default’ products within the universities’ supply chains and understanding vulnerabilities and cybersecurity risks
Getting government, industry, academia and regulators working together to address criticality levels on a sector-by-sector basis and build stronger mechanisms
Ensuring research to enable the development of new methods that will reduce risks and basing policy on scientific knowledge and commerciality