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.

Why cybersecurity is a central ingredient in evolving digital business models

Why cybersecurity is a central ingredient in evolving digital business models

Rather than being a hindrance, cybersecurity best practices give you a stable foundation on which to innovate...and can be the can be the gateway to re-imagining your business model.

Modernized maritime industry transports cyberthreats to sea

Modernized maritime industry transports cyberthreats to sea

Attackers are equally capable of wreaking havoc whether their target is based on land or sea. Considering that more than 70 percent of the earth is covered by water, and an expanding attack surface for the vessels journeying across...

Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

Forthright handling of cybercrime essential to improved results

While it is has become generally well-known that enterprises have a problem dealing with cybercrime, the true extent of the problem is much worse than many realize. In fact, even the entities that really ought to know the reality –...

Digital ethics rising in importance

Digital ethics rising in importance

We must keep in mind that just because we have the ability to deploy a new technological innovation does not mean that we should. The need to prioritize digital ethics is becoming increasingly important for all organizations that are...

Stakes of security especially high in pharmaceutical industry

Stakes of security especially high in pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies face a special level of responsibility, as it is essential that consumers are able to trust in their prescription drugs and related medical treatments, and that patients are able to reliably access them while...

Navigating a challenging cybersecurity skills landscape

Navigating a challenging cybersecurity skills landscape

As much as tools and technology evolve in the cybersecurity industry, organizations remain reliant on clever, well-trained humans with incisive critical thinking skills to protect themselves from the perilous cyberthreat landscape.

Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Cybersecurity: A global threat that we can control

Protecting data and thwarting cyberattacks now have ascended alongside dealing with natural catastrophes as the most pressing threats demanding the world’s full attention.

Big data: too valuable and too challenging to be overlooked

Big data: too valuable and too challenging to be overlooked

The positive potential of big data is enormous, spanning virtually all industries and impacting both the public and private sectors. However, we must also be mindful of safeguarding big data as much as collecting and utilizing it.

Our homes are not the impenetrable fortresses they once were

Our homes are not the impenetrable fortresses they once were

Today’s homes are loaded with connected devices. However, security practitioners are still trying to catch up with the growth of smart devices.

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