Victoria Baines

Former EMEA Trust & Safety Manager, Facebook

Dr Victoria Baines is a writer and academic and a leading authority online trust, safety and cybersecurity. Formerly Facebook's Trust & Safety Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, she has also worked in law enforcement. She now works to support policy makers in areas of safety and security, as well as raising wider awareness of issues.

"A leading thinker on trust and safety in the digital world"

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Social Media
  • Safety in a Digital World
  • AI


She presents in English.

How she presents

Victoria's keynotes are a fascinating insight into the future of technology and bring to light some of the concerning aspects of it.

In Detail

At Facebook, Victoria's role saw her deliver operational support to law enforcement agencies, as well as strategic involvement with policy makers on online criminal activity. Prior to that she led the Strategy Team at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU's cyber threat analysis and designed and developed the European cybercrime threat analysis programme. Before that, Victoria was Principal Analyst at the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency, responsible for the national threat assessment of online child exploitation and abuse, having started her career as a Higher Intelligence Analyst for Surrey Police.


Taking a broader view of the online world, Victoria brings insight to a complex and much misunderstood area. She tackles the realities and myths of cybersecurity, challenges assumptions that people are always the weak link, and asks why solutions are so off-puttingly technical. She looks at the impact of social media and issues such as fake news, online bullying and trust.


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