UKtech50 2013 – the most influential people in UK IT


4. Iain Lobban, Director, GCHQ

Iain Lobban is the director of intelligence gathering facility GCHQ, one of the three UK intelligence agencies, working with MI5 and MI6 to protect the UK's national security interests. His role has been in the public eye more than ever since the revelations about GCHQ’s role in the US National Security Agency’s internet surveillance programmes. GCHQ is also taking a more proactive and collaborative role in helping companies and public sector bodies tackle the growing cyber threats.

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