CSN 2022 Conference Speakers
Global Cybersecurity Resource
Ajijola Abdul-HakeemGlobal Cybersecurity Resource
Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola (AhA), a global Cybersecurity resource is ranked #1 IFSEC,
2020 Global Cybersecurity professionals’ influencers and thought leaders list, is:
▪ Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group, Addis Ababa.
▪ Chair, Working Group on Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information
Protection of #theGFCE, The Hague.
▪ Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (#GCSC), The
▪ Expert, supporting United Nations Office on Disarmament Affairs (#UNODA) development of an
online training course in “Cyberdiplomacy", New York, USA.
▪ Resource Person, #ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Centre through Oman National CERT
(#OCERT) Muscat, Oman.
▪ Resource person, South-East Asia Regional Centre for Counterterrorism (#SEARCCT), Kuala
▪ Resource person, on Cyber Security in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism for the
Organization of the OIC Headquarters, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
▪ Resource person, virtual academic program, Africa Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS), National
Defence University, Washington DC USA.
▪ Member panel of experts at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA)
located with the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
▪ Resource person, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, India on CyFy Conference,
Raisina Dialogue, and Kigali Dialogue series in India, Morrocco and Rwanda.
▪ Founding member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team
(#OIC-CERT) and initiator of the annual OIC-CERT Global prize, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Confidence StaveleyCybersecurity Professional
Confidence Staveley is an award-winning Cybersecurity Professional, Cybersecurity
Awareness Advocate and Cyber Talent Developer.
Confidence has achieved numerous professional certifications and industry recognitions.
She has recently won the Cybersecurity Woman of the Year 2021 Award, IFSEC Global Top
Influencer in Security & Fire 2021, Top 50 women inCybersecurity Africa 2020, Young CISO of
the Year Award 2021 Winner, 2021 African Obama Leader and an awardee of the U.S State
Department's International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Impact Awards, etc, an
acknowledgment of her professionalism and expertise globally.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of CyberSafe Foundation, a leading non-
Governmental organization dedicated to improving inclusive and safe digital access in Africa.
Her organization, funded by the UK Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development
Office, has implemented multiple cybersecurity intervention programs in Africa.
Blockchain Professional and Entrepreneur
Adedeji OwonibiBlockchain Professional and Entrepreneur
Adedeji is a Blockchain Professional and Entrepreneur, a Forensic Investigation Practitioner and Certified Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator with more than Fifteen years of experience across few banks within the Nigeria Financial Sector and educator in Corporate workplace settings, Deji is uniquely qualified and involved in forensics analysis of Financial Infractions, Cryptocurrency crimes and designing plans that works for Government, Regulators, Law enforcement and Tax Authorities.He is an active member of Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), Member Blockchain Nigeria User Group and the Director Investigation and compliance at Cryptographic Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN). He was appointed by SEC Nigeria as Member - Virtual Asset and Fintech Regulatory framework drafting Committee, a Technical Member – Nigeria National Blockchain Strategy under NITDA. He is a member of Global Digital Finance’s KYC/AML working group -a Think Tank for Blockchain Compliance in France, also a member of the Industry led Thinktank that worked on came out with FATF cryptocurrency Travel rule InterMessaging Standard for Virtual Assets (IVMS101) to help combat money laundering and terrorism financing using cryptocurrencies around the globe.
Cybersecurity and Communication Professional
Andrew Agbo-MadakiCybersecurity and Communication Professional
Andrew is a cybersecurity and communication professional currently working with the World Bank as a Digital Development Consultant. An alumni of the U.S Department of State's International Visitors Leadership Programme. He has 12 years experience in cybersecurity and humanitarian response. Andrew is currently a PhD candidate in Security and Strategic Studies with a focus on Cyber Warfare at the Nasarawa State University, Nigeria. He has a master's degree in Computer Forensics from the University of South Wales and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the Benue State University.
He also works as the course leader/lecturer for the MSc IT & Security at College de Paris (Nigeria Campus).
He is a co-host on AIT's The Weekend Show
Andrew has provided consultancy services for World Bank, UNICEF and World Food Programme. He has also facilitated training for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), First Bank, UN Women, Fate Foundation, the Nigerian Police Force, and Nigerian Communications Commission.
CEO, Bulwark Intelligence Solutions
Tanwa AshiruCEO, Bulwark Intelligence Solutions
Tanwa Ashiru is the founder of Bulwark Intelligence Solutions, a top enterprise security risk management company in Africa, and is a Fellow of the Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP).
Tanwa is a U.S Air Force veteran and has over 18 years of experience in Intelligence Analysis. She worked in the U.S Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S National Security Agency (NSA). She served 180 days in Afghanistan and was involved in counter-insurgency, counter IED and counter-terrorism operations in Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Tanwa was the convener of the first ever Women in Security Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. She has
provided services for various public and private sector organizations including: NATO, Nigerian DIA,
DSS, NIA, U.S Army Africa Forces (USARAF), IBM Nigeria, U.S Embassy Abuja and many more.
Tanwa holds an M.A in Intelligence Studies from the School of Security and Global Studies at American
Military University (AMU), West Virginia, USA. She features regularly in local and international media
publication including: The Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, Channels Television, CNBC Africa, BBC World, TRT, Financial Times, and many more.
Dr. Nathaniel Allen
Assistant Professor for Security Studies
Dr. Nathaniel AllenAssistant Professor for Security Studies
Dr. Nathaniel Allen is an Assistant Professor for Security Studies, responsible for overseeing the Africa Center’s academic programming on cybersecurity and peace support operations and integrating these considerations into the Center’s research and outreach. His work focuses on cyber issues, emerging technology, civil-military relations, and regional security partnerships across Africa.
Prior to the joining the Africa Center, Dr. Allen was a policy advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States. He has also worked at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, for the Foreign Affairs and the Armed Services Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives, and with NORC at the University of Chicago’s International Projects Department. Dr. Allen’s research has been published in leading policy journals and newspapers. He has received fellowships from American University, the Robertson Family Foundation, and the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he was a 2016-2017 Williams Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Raliyah Adamu(Cyber Plural)
Raliyah Adamu(Cyber Plural)Panelist
Raliyah Adamu is a GRC analyst at CyberPlural Limited where she focuses on planning and implementing policies, procedures, standards, and controls to govern the protection of corporate information systems. She likes to stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity intelligence, hackers’ TTPSs, to modify standards and controls that govern cybersecurity across organisations.
COO & Technical Lead, Security Engineering
Hamzat LateefCOO & Technical Lead, Security Engineering
With over 5 years and progressive experience working in different roles in the SOC which offers Managed Security Services to organizations, managed and supported endpoints and network security both on-premise and cloud environments within and outside Nigeria. His greater exposition to real-time engagement in Cybersecurity Engineering and Security Operations has helped organizations stay resilient and ensure all-time service delivery by leading several MSSP Implementations for clients within different ecosystems such as tech startups, finance, telecommunication, energy, and governments.
A professional member of CSEAN, Lateef hold degrees in cybersecurity and professional certifications from PECB, AlienVault, EC-Council and United Nations.
He has contributed immensely to the community on several projects such as CyberTalkNaija, NoGoFallMaga, Whitehat.NG and others focused on maintaining a cybersecurity talent pipeline in Africa.
Michael Fasere, MBA, MSM, CCISO, PCIP
Cloud Security/Cyber Security Advisor
Michael Fasere, MBA, MSM, CCISO, PCIPCloud Security/Cyber Security Advisor
Michael Fasere is a seasoned cloud security/cyber security advisor with over 22 years of industry-wide experience as a Business Information Security Officer (BISO) - Security Architecture, Security Operation, Data Protection, Cloud Security Strategy (Azure, GCP & AWS), Enterprise Architecture (Digital Transformation), and Application Security (DevSecOps, SSDLC) Michael loves to help partners and clients to evaluate cloud technology challenges, define cybersecurity and cloud security strategies and build cloud security governance model of Enterprise Architecture for business, data, applications, and technology using the TOGAF/SABSA Architecture Framework. He has engaged with global organizations with a presence in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America,
Eyitemi Egbejule (Paystack)
Eyitemi Egbejule (Paystack)Panelist
Hi, I am Eyitemi Egbejule. I hack, I write code and I play music.
I do security at Paystack, maintain a side project ProjectDinta and other random projects. My main work interests lie in Reverse Engineering, Malware Research, Responsible Vulnerability Disclosures, Application Security and ecosystem building. I am currently a Python Software Foundation Fellow and also an Individual Member of the Django Software Foundation In my past life, I have done security at a healthcare startup, worked across multiple industries (FMCGs, airlines, banking, Travel, startup incubation), consulted for Fortune 50 companies and built tech communities.
Consulting Security Architect
Chinenye ChizeaConsulting Security Architect
Consulting Security Architect, Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) Project.
Chinenye Chizea has over 20 years’ professional experience from a diverse background in Information Security, IT management, Enterprise Architecture, Privacy and Compliance. She is named among IFSEC Global's Security & Fire Influencers 2021 Security Executives.
Chinenye is an advocate of implementing best practice security risk controls, common security frameworks and standards within an organization. Her broad technical background built over the years in the UK and in Nigeria has equipped her with the skills and knowledge in areas relating to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, digital transformation, risk management, business continuity, information security and assurance.
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