Hacking Into Cybersecurity – Kerissa Varma – CSP #29

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Kerissa Varma, Group Chief Information Security Officer of Old Mutual Limited, one of the largest financial services organizations on the African continent, discusses the cybersecurity skills shortage and her initiative to recruit brilliant minds from across an array of fields who have skill sets applicable to cybersecurity, but they might not even know it…

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Full Episode Show Notes

Hacking Into Cybersecurity

Guests

Kerissa Varma

Kerissa Varma – Chief Information Security Officer at Old Mutual Limited

Kerissa Varma is the Group Chief Information Security Officer of Old Mutual Limited. Old Mutual is one of the largest financial services organizations on the African continent with a vast footprint across 13 African Markets. She manages Information Security and Business Resilience with dispersed teams across Africa. She has a demonstrated history of building and scaling security capabilities in a number of industries including healthcare, telecommunications, transport, government, and financial services, and is a passionate advocate for technology and security.

Hosts

Sam Curry

Sam Curry – Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

@samjcurry

Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.