Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium
July 26-27, 1999
Nigel J. Hickson
Nigel Hickson was born, brought up and educated in Hertfordshire in
England before going to the City University in London in 1976 to study
Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He joined the DTI in 1982 and
worked in a section responsible for export controls on high technology
goods (including encryption). After a spell in financial services
regulation he was appointed to head a team working on commercial
information security and information technology standards. His current
duties include the development of UK legislation on electronic signatures
and encryption, negotiating the EU directive on electronic signatures, the
introduction of an accredited certification scheme for BS 7799 (the
information security management standard) and the review of the standard.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.