Operating at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry, Sarah Armstrong-Smith is the Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft. She has led a long and impactful career, helping businesses evolve their security strategy and capabilities to support digital transformation and cloud adoption. Working with customers across Europe, Sarah offers valuable advice on cybersecurity strategies to protect people and data, ensuring stronger defences against attackers, to deliver effective resilience.
Sarah is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has been recognised as one of the most influential and inspiring women in UK Tech, regularly contributing to thought leadership and industry publications. She recently published her first book ‘Effective Crisis Management’ which examines the strategic response to major events.
Previously to Microsoft, Sarah held security and resilience roles with London Stock Exchange Group, Fujitsu, EY, AXA, and Thames Water, and acts as Board Advisor to several SMEs.