Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Chief Information Security Officer, Researcher, and Privacy Consultant
Joined on March 10, 2017
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Niel Harper is the Founder & Chairman of Octave Consulting Group, a management consulting firm that assists organizations in combating online threats and safeguarding digital assets. The organization works with business leaders to not only prevent and respond to cyber attacks, but to effectively manage the full spectrum of cyber risks in a manner that adds business value and creates market opportunities.

He is also the Chief Information Security Officer at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), where he is responsible for implementing a comprehensive enterprise information security, privacy and IT risk management program across the organization’s global operating footprint in 90+ countries.

Niel has held leadership or advisory roles with AT&T;, Bemol Lojas, CARICOM Secretariat, CIBC, European Commission, First Global Bank, and the Internet Society, among others. Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and by the Internet Society as a Next Generation Leader. Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Member of the World Economic Forum Expert Networks on Cybersecurity, IT and Telecoms. LLM in Internet Law and Policy, University of Strathclyde; MBA, University of Leicester; Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Telecoms Regulation and Policy, University of the West Indies; and Diploma in Business Info Systems, Algonquin College.

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2018 - Jul 07 on Should Domain Names be Considered 'Contracts for Service' or 'Property Rights'?
2017 - Jun 06 on Does ICANN's UDRP Preserve Free Speech and Allow Room for Criticism?
2017 - May 13 on Patching is Hard