Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Ian Keller, Security Director

Serving as a Customer-Facing CISO and Knowledge Sharer to Better Secure Operators
Ian Keller, director of security, telecom company

As director of security for a telecom company, Ian Keller works to ensure customers have the latest knowledge and intelligence required to deploy the company's products in a secure and compliant manner.

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

  • The evolution of security and the CISO role, particularly pertaining to leadership;
  • Strategies for articulating risk to the board of directors in the wake of the SolarWinds supply chain attack;
  • The importance of having security professionals focus much more on sharing knowledge.

Keller, director of security for a telecom company, is an information security evangelist with over 30 years of experience. He started his career in the South African Defense Force’s Combat School, where he served as an instructor in Army intelligence. Keller took this background into the corporate world and was instrumental in the creation of the global information security function for one of the country's Big Five banks. He subsequently was appointed as chief information security officer for one of South Africa's leading corporate and merchant banks.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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