Steve Benton

Director, Protect BT, deputy CISO

Steve Benton, working to Les Anderson, is our deputy CSO, protecting BT worldwide. In addition, he is GM for our global cyber and physical security operations and CYTADEL programme.

Steve has over 15 years’ security experience.

Prior to his operational role he defined and launched our governance, risk and compliance portfolio. He was instrumental in defining BT Security which combines the protection of BT and our commercial security services. He defined and oversees the delivery of CYTADEL, our multi-layered and multi-year security investment, designed to keep pace with the rapidly evolving global threat.

He graduated Queen University Belfast with a 1st Class Honours BSC in information technology and lives with his family in the countryside outside Belfast.