Our Speakers

Sherron Burgess

Sherron Burgess

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
BCD Travel
Sherron Burgess is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at BCD Travel in the US. Sherron is an accomplished security leader with experience developing, implementing and maturing security operations to align to business objectives. Experienced in aggregating and normalizing cross-industry security requirements into actionable programs which are understood and executed by the business. Demonstrated expertise in establishing and working with geographically dispersed security teams to enhance security posture in alignment with industry-leading frameworks.

Specialties: Strategic Vision and Planning, Tactical Planning and Execution, Business Case Development and Presentation, Resource Justification and Acquisition, Framework Development and Implementation (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST 800-53), Governance, Risk Management, Audit and Compliance, Customer Relationship Management and Contract Analysis and Negotiation
Syed Ali Naqvi

Syed Ali Naqvi

Syed Ali Naqvi is a seasoned cyber security and risk professional with over 15 years of experience in cyber security, cybercrime and security investigations, IT/IS auditing and enterprise risk management consultancy. He is currently associated with largest bank of Pakistan working as a senior technical information Security Officer and served as a CISO for a aspiring digital bank as well. He has spent over 12 years as a consultant and worked with renowned consultancy firms globally in UK, Japan, KSA, Oman, UAE. Syed is actively involved with Law enforcement Agencies of Pakistan in combating cybercrime and fraud.

Taiye Lambo

Former CISO, City of Atlanta
Taiye Lambo is a global serial entrepreneur and security subject matter expert in the area of Information Security Governance; with 30 years IT including 23 years of experience assisting various organizations globally to build robust, comprehensive, effective and sustainable information security programs through the integration of internationally accepted best practices, including ISO 27000, COBIT, COSO, ITIL and NIST. He was the first and former CISO for the City of Atlanta, Director of Cybersecurity Strategy & Continuous Improvement for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Director of Information Security (Divisional CISO) for John H. Harland (now Harland Clarke). Taiye is Founder of CyberCops Europe, UK Honeynet Project, eFortresses, CloudeAssurance and HISPI.
Alexander Richards

Alexander Richards

Head of Insider Threat Program
Investec UK
Alex Richards is a Chartered Business Security Architect with experience implementing and improving information security management systems in several market sectors. Currently the Head of Insider Risk at Investec (UK) a global financial services organisation headquartered in South Africa. Previously at Deloitte UK with a broad range of responsibilities helping to make the UK a global centre of excellence for information security.
Hisham Mohamed

Hisham Mohamed

Chief Information Security Officer
Emirates NBD
Hisham Mohamed Aly is the Chief Information Security Officer at Emirates NBD (Egypt). He is an ITU Cyber Security Expert (UN Organization), Member in Blockchain Committee – Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Public Speaker, Blockchain expert, Fintech expert, IoT expert. Hisham has achieved 4 global awards: CISO of The Year - Arab Security Conference 2018, CISO Of The Year - IDC 2019, CISO RISING Star - Arab Security Conference 2019. Hisham also delivers Cyber Security Training in different occasions and events.
Francisco Ginel Feito

Francisco Ginel Feito

Independent Advisor
Francisco Ginel Feito (Paco) is an independent advisor that works with several cybersecurity start-ups in Europe and the US. He has been Vice President of Strategic Alliances of B2B Security in Telefonica´s Global Services organization. Before that he was Global Security Products and Services VP at Telefonica Digital and led the Security Business Area for Corporate clients at Telefonica Spain. Francisco joined Telefónica Group in 2002 when they acquired the security start-up ACE where he was the CEO/ General Manager. He also worked for a long period at Visa International, where he was serving as Risk Management & Security Director at their global headquarter in Foster City CA, USA. Francisco is a Philologist specialized in Italian Literature by Universidad Complutense in Madrid and holds a Master Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management from ESIC. He has been a professor for the Master in Cybersecurity at IE School of Human Sciences & Technology and presently he is part of the teaching team for the Master in Data, Complex Networks and Cybersecurity Sciences at URJC University in Spain.
Richard Starnes

Richard Starnes

Chief Security Strategist
Capgemini
Richard Starnes is the Chief Security Strategist for Capgemini, where he is responsible for thought leadership, professionalism and operational cybersecurity to several of our company’s largest clients. He is a leading international voice in cybersecurity with twenty plus years of experience implementing information security management programs in both the US and UK. He works closely with corporate executives and the board to approach their enterprise information security program requirements from a risk management perspective. He has developed, implemented, and managed the overall cybersecurity security strategy, associated architecture, policies, standards, guidelines, tooling, vendor and third-party management and training and awareness at an enterprise level for numerous global and national companies. He also regularly speaks at conference, publishes and is interviewed as as an expert on cybersecurity matters.

His contributions to the cyber-security community include being a Livery person of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) where he is also a member of their Security Panel. He is a Fellow of both the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the British Computing Society (BCS). He holds a Master of Science in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is a former senior instructor for the (ISC)² CISSP CBK seminar.
Hem Pant

Hem Pant

Head of Information Security
BNY Mellon UK
 I have over 19+ year of Global Experience in Information/Cyber Security, Risk Management, Auditing, Assurance, Consultancy, Project Management, Operational and Cyber Resilience and Large-scale Transformation Programme Management across Global Systematic Investment Banks which are part of Critical National Infrastructure, Information Technology and Energy and Utilities sectors. My Vision: Streamlining of various Information Security processes in order to enable businesses carry out their operations in a simple, secure and cost-effective manner. I am a believer of Information Sharing within the community, because organisations learn from each other. I believe Security Awareness, Culture and Defence in Depth are the key controls for organisations to succeed in a continuously evolving legislative, technological and threat landscape. I have an excellent track record in accomplishment of successful business outcomes through my Leadership, Strategy and Collaborative approach. I am a Trusted Advisor to the Board, Regulators, Industry and Government Agencies.
Senator Ihenyen

Senator Ihenyen

Lead Partner
Infusion Lawyers
Senator Ihenyen is Lead Partner at Infusion Lawyers, Nigeria's first virtual intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, where he heads the IP & Technology Law Practice and Blockchain Practice.

Listed a data protection expert on DataGuidance by OneTrust, Senator has completed a Data Protection Guide for Nigeria published by DataGuidance available in over 100 countries. Senator is a contributor to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2019 (Nigeria Chapter) published by the Global Legal Group.

Senator is the Lead Trainer of Blockchain for Lawyers, a comprehensive course on blockchain technology and regulations. He is also exclusive contributor to the Comparative Guide on Blockchain 2020. Senator is the General Secretary of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria and member of the NBA-SBL Committees on Intellectual Property and Information Technology.
Brett Lancaster

Brett Lancaster

Global Head
Customer Cybersecurity and CSP Programme Director SWIFT

Brett was one of the founding members of the Customer Security Programme (CSP). CSP aims to transform the institutional financial services ecosystem by raising the bar of cybersecurity hygiene, reducing the risk of cyberattacks and minimising the impact of fraudulent transactions across all 13,000 SWIFT customers in ~220 countries. He’s responsible for:

  • Cybersecurity intelligence sharing of Indicators of Compromise, TTPs and Modus Operandi employed by the different threat actor groups based on forensic examination of customer’s compromised systems, with SWIFT customers and with intelligence organisations (CERTs and ISACs), law enforcement agencies and security product and AV vendors
  • Cybersecurity controls evolution. These mandatory and advisory controls are based on NIST and ISO 27000 frameworks
  • Customer’s attestation of their compliance levels against the cybersecurity controls
  • Customer assurance through mandated independent assessments and audits
  • Cybersecurity risk management through the customer ‘consumption’ of their counterparty’s attestation and compliance information
  • Supervisory liaison and reporting of non-compliant customers to ~300 global regulators
  • Cybersecurity community engagement through hosting of CISO Roundtables, Business Forums, conferences and Sibos
  • Publication of numerous cybersecurity thought leadership white papers

Brett regularly briefs SWIFT’s Executive, the Board and the G21 Overseers.

Habib Khan

Habib Khan

InfoSec Leadership / Principal Consultant / 
Business Development / Advisor

Habib Khan has worked with more than 25 organisations to strengthen their security posture and improve cyber resilience by preparing them to defend, detect, respond and recover from today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape. 

With over 25 years’ information security experience Habib’s career has included several senior security leadership roles and consultancy across the financial services sector including Fintechs throughout the UK and Europe (freemarketFX, Standard Life Aberdeen PLC, Robeco Asset Management, Close Brothers Group, Nationwide, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) and EMX Co Limited: now part of Euroclear).  Other sectors include Telecoms (T-Mobile and Telia), Defence (Ultra Electronic; Nuclear Decom Authority) and Aviation (easyjet, skyguide), Insurance (Bupa),  Retail (carwow), Hospitality (Whitbread), Professional Services (ISF; Deloitte; Boston Consulting Group), Global Broadcast Media (BBC), Health (Health IQ) and Pharma (Mundipharma). 

Habib is a CISM with Platinum level ISACA status and a certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer who has led several blue-chip organisations to achieve ISO 27001 certification.  He has presented and chaired panels at several global conferences and is mentor to several people in various stages of their careers.

Siddhartha Murthinty

Chief Solutions Architect, Spire Solutions

Siddhartha Murthinty, Chief Solutions Architect, at Spire Solutions provides cybersecurity thought-leadership, advisory, expertise on complex initiatives to enterprises in the Middle East & Africa. As the Head of Cyber Security Solutions & Services, he currently helps his clients with Crisis preparedness and response, Digital-security transformation, and Defensive Cyber Operations. Prior to working with Spire Solutions, he was employed by the world’s largest consulting firm as a Risk Advisor.

Siddhartha has more than 14 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Security Operations and Solution Architecting, spanning Digital Risk Management, Threat Intelligence, IoT & OT Security, Dynamic Deception, Vulnerability Risk Management, Penetration Testing, Breach & Attack Simulation, Application Security, Security Orchestration & Automation, Information Security Audits, Third-Party Risk & Managed Security Services & VAPT.

He also had the opportunity to speak at prestigious events to serve the cybersecurity community with his share of experiences advocating solutions for risk-based management practices, Building cybersecurity for future resilience, Attack surface reduction et al.

Rotimi Akinyele

Information Security, IT Governance, Risk, 
Compliance and Business Continuity 
at a Government authority in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Rotimi currently manages Information Security, IT Governance, Risk, Compliance and Business Continuity at a Government authority in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

He has over a decade of experience leading teams of Information security, risk and privacy professionals to deliver a variety of security programs and services in complex, multi-stakeholder environments across Middle East and Africa.

His experience ranges from redteaming/adversary simulation/penetration testing, blue teaming/incident response/breach and compromise assessments, setting up an intelligence-driven 24x7 SOC, access and identity management, threat and vulnerability management, policy, guidelines and standards development, security engineering and architecture, data privacy compliance programs, Business Continuity and Disaster recovery, Security training & awareness and successfully managing enterprise risk management programs.

Rotimi is the First Offensive Security Certified Professional/Expert (OSCP/OSCE) out of Nigeria. He is a 2-times (2015/2018) Global Cyberlympics African Champion (a Global cybersecurity competition for ethical hackers). He also placed 2nd in the 2016 GISEC Hacking Competition organized for security professionals in the Gulf region.

He has successfully delivered the Assessment, Design and Implementation of the following standards and frameworks: ISO 27001, ISO 22301, NESA, ADSIC v2, ISR, ISO 20000, COBIT 5, NIST, SANS CIS and PCI DSS - in various regions within the following sectors - Financial services, Govt. entities, FMCGs, Insurance firms, Oil & Gas Organizations, Telecommunication providers & Privately held orgs.

CCISONFI is organising a 3day virtual conference from 5th – 7th August 2020 for CISOs from all deposit money banks, payments service providers, the interbank settlement service, and the central bank of Nigeria.
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