Hacking Into Cybersecurity – Kerissa Varma – CSP #29
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.
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.