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Stuart Hirst

Head of IT Security at Skyscanner


Stu Hirst is currently the Head of IT Security for Skyscanner, one of the World’s leading travel search websites and mobile applications.

Stu is responsible for defining the security strategy for Skyscanner as it continues to develop into the world’s most used and trusted travel brand. In 2016, Stu was one of the finalists for Cyber Evangelist of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Cyber Awards and he is the founder and organiser of the popular Security Scotland Meet Ups.

Together with his Security Squad, they are the driving force behind Skyscanner’s security mission; “To provide best practice capability to secure brand and data”.