Julian is an expert advisor on cyber security, person identification and standardisation and a co-founder of Ingenium Biometric Laboratories. He has been a certified information assurance expert working in the public protection arena within the UK public sector and related EU and global initiatives including identification, policing, border control, international police cooperation (including INTERPOL), and combating money laundering for 20 years, providing support and advice to programmes, Governments and other organisations in relation to digital services, cyber security and public protection.
Julian worked with the European Commission drafting the eIDAS Regulation on the use of cross border identification to enable EU residents to easily access and use the services being operated in another member state, was the editor for drafting the implementing acts that support it and was a member of the European Union eID/KYC expert group and eIDAS Cooperation Network. He is also supporting HM Treasury, JMLSG and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) work in reflecting digital identity in global and national financial services guidance and legislation.
Julian has been advising the United States Digital Service (White House Administration), 18F (General Services Administration) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) on their digital identity services. He has also been working with international partners in ISO, the EU and the UN on international standards relating identity including the eIDAS regulation, ISO/IEC 29115 & 29003, FIDO, NIST 800-63, UNCITRAL and IETF VoT.
Julian sits on the OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee to define open threat intelligence standards, the British Standards Institute (BSi) working group in identity, security and privacy, Biometrics Institute, OpenID Foundation on eKYC & IDA, the Open Identity Exchange and is working with the UK Government, national bodies and experts on defining test methodologies and assessment process standards for biometric identification systems. He is also presently a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on digital identity.