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SHE CISO Exec global cybersecurity and leadership programme to kick off in SL

SHE CISO Exec, the inaugural cybersecurity and leadership programme is the first of a series of global give back events offering up to 100 percent scholarships for the right applicants and has already attracted interest from many global organisations and leaders from around the world.

Hosted by Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka, this comprehensive five-day boot camp will be held from October 29 to November 2, 2018, at The Kingsbury, Colombo.

Participants from any industry in the roles of CXOS to entrepreneurs, IT specialists, information security and business professionals can apply and gain essential knowledge on all areas of information security domains along with industry best practices combined with interactive workshops on leadership skills and self-development; conducted by highly-qualified internationally recognised industry leaders.

The main speakers for the event include: Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lankamanaging Director and Co-founder and Information Security and GDPR Consultantchani Simms (Bsc(hons), MBCS, CHFI, CIS LA, CIS LI), Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lankaceo and Co-founder and Infrastructure Security and GDPR Consultantclive Simms (MBCS, CISSP, CHFI, CIS LA, CIS LI), Avivauki Cyber Operations Leaddiana Moldovan (CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GSEC), World Wide Business Unit Executive for IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure for IBM Systems Lab Servicesmaria Mcdade, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Coach and International Keynote Speaker Jacqueline A. Hinds (MA (HRD) CEIC MCIPD), and CEO, Global speaker and Advisory Council for WEF, Advisory Councilwwlc, Leadership Trainer,coach and Ambassadorsenela Jayasuriya.

The programme outline (8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.) is as follows:

  • Day 1: Importance of Security and Risk Management;

  • Day 2: Applying Security and Data Protection to Business;

  • Day 3: Leadership and Personal Development;

  • Day 4: Hacking and Security Operations;

  • Day 5: Business Forum and Evening Cocktails.

The SHE CISO Exec. series has been designed to be a sustainable global training and mentoring platform in information security and leadership. The vision is to train and empower a new generation in the information security talent pool with a high emphasis on attracting more women to be information security leaders.

The programme will focus to help bridge the skill gap, diversity gap and the confidence gap by strengthening the knowledge and competence base of cybersecurity savvy future leaders that organisations can rely on to conduct business securely. By investing in the right workforce, this initiative will help create the right talent pool and awareness to face fast evolving cybercrime which is a critical risk factor to businesses.

The project founder Chani Simms joined hands with several other award-winning global experts in both information security and leadership skill development to conceptualise this uniquely crafted programme which offers its participants an engaging learning experience capturing the quintessential blend of information security training, leadership skill development, speed mentoring, coaching, networking opportunities and much more. Entrepreneurs, individuals outside the industry (non-it), managers and employees using technological assets may apply for the programme. Funding options can be arranged for qualifying participants.

This article was originally published on Daily Mirror on 4th October 2018


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