John Chapman

Head of security operations centre

My blog posts

Why it's time to get tough on passwords

This is not unusual and, while the compromised user credentials were not taken from the organisations concerned and were not directly associated with their... >>


I am responsible for the establishment, development and overall leadership of Jisc’s security operations centre including its strategic direction. 

I lead a number of work streams in Jisc's security programme to develop new, and enhance existing, cyber security products and services to help protect the Janet Network and to help institutions protect their networks.


I have been working in educational technology for more than 15 years, developing policy and strategy on a national level in the areas of information security and access and identity management.

I have experience of leading strategic programmes across the educational landscape in the UK, including developing Jisc’s annual cyber security posture survey, and have an MBA in cyber security.

Media coverage

Colleges under-estimate risk of cyber attacks 
FE News, August 2018

Colleges ‘over-estimating’ cyber-attack readiness 
TES, August 2018

Password safety: why it's time to get tough 
Education Technology, May 2018

Why it's time to get tough on passwords 
edquarter, May 2018

Jisc says it’s time to get tough on passwords 
UKAuthority, May 2018

Don't put yourself at risk online 
TES, April 2018