Chris Dimitriadis

Experienced leader and board member, international authority in cybersecurity, with a proven track record in developing and managing strategy, programs and initiatives. Innovative thinker, with several international patents to his name, proven successful communicator and consensus builder across borders and cultures.

Chris is Director and Past Chair of the Board of ISACA, an international non-for-profit association with more than 200 Chapters, serving more than 160,000 IT, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Audit, Risk and Compliance professionals, in 180 countries. He has served ISACA as Chair of the Board for 2 consecutive terms (2015-2016 and 2016-2017) and as director of the BoD for 9 terms (2010-2014 and 2015-present).

Chris is also a Board Member at INTRALOT a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 42 regulated jurisdictions around the world. Prior to his role he has served as Group CEO, Group Chief Services and Delivery Officer, Group Director of Technology Operations and Group Director of Information Security.

He has also served as a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) from 2012 to 2015. Chris has been working in the area of information technology for 20 years, he holds 3 patents, 6 awards and has authored more than 150 publications.

He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Security.

SolarWinds hack is a wakeup call for taking cybersecurity action

Protecting the supply chain in an era of disruptions

Protecting the supply chain in an era of disruptions

Supply chain problems encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic brought continuity planning out of the shadows and into the boardroom.

Developing a multicloud security strategy

Developing a multicloud security strategy

Multicloud environments can work to organizations’ advantage, so long as there is an overarching strategy in place for cloud security.

Addressing diversity in security

Addressing diversity in security

Turning good intentions into action requires a collaborative approach across the public sector, private sector, and non-profit industry associations.

Why frameworks are more necessary than ever for secure enterprise transformations

Why frameworks are more necessary than ever for secure enterprise transformations

Taking governance shortcuts in order to quickly take advantage of competitive opportunity can lead to major failings when it comes to security and privacy and cause serious long-term damage to the business.

COVID-19 pandemic accelerates transformation in enterprise security

COVID-19 pandemic accelerates transformation in enterprise security

Organizations must retool their policies and invest in security programs to acclimate to a post-COVID-19 business landscape.

5 reasons security staff leave (and what to do about it)

5 reasons security staff leave (and what to do about it)

Retaining skilled security staff is difficult in the best of times, but there are steps you can take that will make a difference.

5G without governance is risky business

5G without governance is risky business

5G implementations that fail to include baking in the needed governance safeguards will be subject to cost overages, inefficiencies and erosion of customer trust. Can your business afford that risk?

Who will harness AI more effectively in the new decade: cybercriminals or cybersecurity professionals?

Who will harness AI more effectively in the new decade: cybercriminals or cybersecurity professionals?

The intersection of AI and cybersecurity will loom large not only for security practitioners but for the well-being of society.

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to defending against the dark web

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to defending against the dark web

There is an unhelpful taboo around the dark web, but security professionals owe it to their organizations to take on the challenge of understanding its threats and attack types.

Rising complexity, higher stakes for enterprise risk management

Rising complexity, higher stakes for enterprise risk management

As the pace of business and a shifting threat landscape challenge enterprises, optimizing risk has become a moving target.

Regulatory landscape provides added incentive for enterprises to explore blockchain

Regulatory landscape provides added incentive for enterprises to explore blockchain

Evolving security regulatory requirements should provide incentive for enterprises to explore what blockchain and other emerging technologies can do to strengthen their security programs.

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