Vernon Kitay, Virtual CISO

Vernon Kitay works as the Head of Governance, Risk and Controls (GRC) and the Virtual Chief Information Security Officer of Blackfoot UK. He leads the development and delivery of their GRC, Virtual CISO and Data Protection Officer (DPO) services as part of Blackfoot’s Cybersecurity Advisory and Assurance offering.

Before he joined Blackfoot, Vernon was a senior manager who oversaw IT controls and information security for the John Lewis Partnership, a major UK retail chain. Vernon has also worked for Deloitte, EDS, T-Mobile UK, and Dixons. At Dixons he was the Group Risk Manager, with responsibility for their operations in the UK and across Europe. At T-Mobile UK Vernon held several management roles which ranged from ensuring the quality of BI and ERP projects to pioneering work on the implementation of control frameworks during the early days of revenue assurance.