Cyber Wales are proud to be hosting a Branch Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Information Security Professionals again this month.
CIISec Branch meetings are "members only" events but, like the last meeting we held with CIISec, members of the Cyber Wales ecosyetem are welcome to attend.
The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is the only pure play information and cyber security institution to have been granted Royal Charter status and is dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in information and cyber security. CIISec provide a universally accepted focal point for the information cyber security profession, it is an independent not-for-profit body governed by its members, ensuring standards of professionalism for training, qualifications, operating practices and individuals. CIISec has a growing membership that represents over 10,000 individuals in the information and cyber security industry. CIISec represents professionalism, integrity and excellence within information and cyber security our principal objectives are;
- To promote, for the public benefit, the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of information security
- To develop high ethical standards for practitioners in information security and to promote professional standards in the UK and overseas
- To act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation and research in matters of education or public interest concerning information security
Amanda Finch, CEO CIISec
Amanda Finch is the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and has specialised in Information Security management since 1991. She has always been an active contributor to the industry and for many years she has been dedicated to gaining recognition for the discipline to be recognised as a profession.
Over her career she has been engaged in all aspects of Information Security Management and takes a pragmatic approach to the application of security controls to meet business objectives. Through her work she has developed an extensive understanding of the commercial sector and its particular security needs. In her current role she works with Industry, Government and Academia, assisting all sectors in raising levels of competency and education.
Amanda has a Masters degree in Information Security, Full Membership CIISec and is a Fellow of the BCS. In 2007 she was awarded European Chief Information Security Officer of the year by Secure Computing magazine and frequently listed as one of the most influential women within the industry.
Kevin Streater, Vice President at ForgeRock
Kevin Streater is an expert in IT & Cyber Security skills development with over 20 years’ experience as a specialist in competency assessment, digital credentialing and educational technology. Kevin is a vice president at ForgeRock, a leading provider of digital identity solutions, where he heads the global customer education business. Before ForgeRock, Kevin was Executive Director, Employer Engagement at The Open University after 19 years in various technical and management roles at Sun Microsystems.
Kevin is chair of CEdMA Europe, the IT vendor education management trade association, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, Trustee and Chartered Fellow of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and head judge for the UK IT Industry Awards and has a degree in Computer Science from City University, London, and an MBA from The Open University.