Zechariah Akinpelu

Zechariah is a seasoned global multiple award-winning Cybersecurity executive with wealth of experience in Information Security Engineering, Information Security Governance, Cloud Security, Information Security Program Development, Information Risk Management, Security Incident Management, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, Penetration testing, Application Security, Vulnerability Management and Digital Forensic. His years of experience cut across Fintech, Technology company and financial sector. He had set up and pioneered the information security department for various commercial banks and Fintech in Nigeria. He had served in ISACA in various capacities as Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Liaison, Education Director for ISACA Lagos, Membership and Certification Director for ISACA Lagos. He led the information security organization of the largest digital payment company (Interswitch) in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest team of Security Engineers in sub-Sahara Africa while working with FirstBank. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Unity Bank.

He is an examiner and moderators for various Cybersecurity certifications such as EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Network Defender (CND), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer (CDPSE). He is a contributor to Cybersecurity Open Source platforms.

Zechariah has delivered several topics on Cybersecurity in various conferences and workshops such as BlackHat, GITEX across Africa, Middle East, United Kingdom, Europe and United States. He is an alumni of MIT Sloan School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University. He held BSc in Physics from University of Ibadan, MBA from Business School Netherlands, Master in Cybersecurity from EC-Council University, US and numerous professional certifications.

He is EC-Council’s 2021 Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame, 2016 EC-Council Ethical Hacker of the year and several awards on Cybersecurity and Technology space. He is recently named the Leader in the 2022 and 2023 World CIO 200 Summit respectively.

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