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Profiles in Leadership: Harrison Nnaji, CISO FirstBank Nigeria

FirstBank Nigeria CISO Discusses Staying on Top of Latest Technologies
Harrison Nnaji, CISO, FirstBank Nigeria and executive member, CyberEdBoard

Harrison Nnaji, CISO at FirstBank Nigeria, says he believes in the "keep learning" philosophy. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in many aspects of cybersecurity and credits his time management skills with making his education advancement and career success possible.

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"Time management has been very instrumental in my career success. So if you need one hour of time to dedicate to a study, it is better to break down in 15-minutes time slots, as finding one hour for yourself might be tough," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profile in Leadership series, Nnaji also discusses:

  • How a CISO can balance work and learning;
  • Role of a leader in getting the best out of the team;
  • Upcoming technologies that excite him.

Nnaji is an accomplished data and information security strategist and practitioner with over 15 years of solid experience in the conception, engineering, design, delivery, operation and optimization of cyber, data and information security capabilities, risk management, networking, IT operations and project management.

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Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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