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Dr Liz O’Sullivan, Senior Manager, Security Innovation, Strategy and Analytics

Dr Liz O’Sullivan leads Cyber Security Innovation, Strategy and Analytics at Allstate. In this role, she helps drive Allstate's cybersecurity strategy and leads an Innovation and Analytics team to develop new capabilities and services in cybersecurity analytics. This involves the development of state-of-the art statistical and machine learning techniques, as well as the security and privacy mechanisms to support the architecture for scalable, real-time, high assurance analytics.

Liz has over 10 years designing and implementing end-to-end security platforms and cryptographic systems. She was co-investigator in the EU funded Horizon 2020 SAFEcrypto project, led by the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT) at the Queen’s University Belfast, researching and developing open source software in Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC). She has designed PQC security reference architectures for satellite communications with Thales Research UK, analytics platforms with RSA/EMC, and has led projects for GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) in Identity Based Encryption. Liz has designed security architectures for V2G communication for LG-CNS, in collaboration with ETRI South Korea (Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute), and has designed and implemented end-to-end security architectures using secure broadcast and IP protocols for multi-million node Pay TV deployments with Arris.

Liz is a member of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, funded by the US Department of State, to strengthen cybersecurity. With a keen interest in standardization for emerging technologies, she participates in international security standards groups. She has participated in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 2 "Cryptography and security mechanisms" and CYBER_QSC at ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

Liz holds a PhD in Theoretical and Computational Physics from QUB.