About Graham Francis


Head of Digital Security, BDS Northern Europe

Graham leads the team responsible for the design, build and running of Atos’ digital security portfolio in Northern Europe.

Graham is an accomplished cyber security executive, having held a number of leadership positions over the course of a 20-year-long career. He has vast experience helping clients improve their security, risk and compliance posture in an ever-evolving threat landscape.




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Articles posted by Graham Francis

A new cyber security landscape

Since the first Atos Digital Vision for Cyber Security was published in 2017, three aspects of the cyber world have changed significantly. Firstly, with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the NIS (Network and Information Systems) Directive, the legal and regulatory environment has changed significantly and – alongside that – the National Cyber Security Centre has established itself…

Prescriptive Security: a new way to safeguard energy companies

Key challenges Organised crime groups, often in cahoots with corrupt states, pose a serious threat to energy companies. Hacking and malware have been commoditised, so companies that once thought cyber attacks were only about stealing money have discovered that ransomware, data deletion and other destructive system attacks can damage reputations and bring operations to a grinding…

In the age of cyber trust, robust cyber security is more important than ever

According to government data, almost half of all UK firms were victim to a cyber attack in the 12 months leading to April 2017. High-profile attacks such as WannaCry shone a spotlight on vulnerabilities in the public sector too. With cyber security breaches regularly in the headlines, there are…

What about cyber security keeps me awake at night?

I see plenty of media coverage lamenting the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with evocative tales of the growing cyber threat. Whilst I understand that this is not necessarily scaremongering and that every business must wake up to the realities, my own view is very different. I see cyber security as an…

Detection is not enough for today’s complex cyber threats

When some 500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci wrote –‘realize that everything connects to everything else’, he was probably making some sort of metaphysical point; but increasingly today, in the digital world it is almost becoming a statement of fact. A connected world challenges security As we strive for greater efficiencies and to exploit advances in…