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Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU)

Speaker Profile

Company Name: Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius
Mrs Selvana Naiken Gopalla
Information Security Consultant, CERT-MU
Title of presentation: The Future of Darknet
Selvana is a qualified security consultant and regular speaker at CERT-MU, National Computer Board. As part of her present role, she is very much involved in the implementation of ISO 27001, security policies, asset classification and control, security audit and compliance for parastatal bodies and security awareness at national level. Selvana has been in the field since the past 8 years, during which she also held roles in the transport industry in the United Kingdom and management consulting, technology services and outsourcing sectors in Mauritius. ​
Selvana’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London and a Bachelor honours’ degree in Computer Science with Network Security from the University of Technology, Mauritius. Additionally, she holds a couple of professional credentials such as the Digital Forensics Investigation Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified ISMS Implementer.
Company Name: RSA
Mr. Nathan Close
RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence Lead, Netherlands
Title of presentation: Blockchain – The New Crutch for Fraud
Nathan Close is a seasoned IT Security professional across Australia and Europe since 1997. Nathan leads the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence EMEA System Engineering team, and is based in the Netherlands. Nathan holds certifications such as CISSP since 2004, and also GPEN, GXPN, GWAPT. 

Company Name: FORTINET
Mr. Jakes Wolfaardt
System Engineer for Enhanced Technologies, FORTINET, South Africa
Title of presentation: Mapping the Ransomware Landscape
Jakes is a very experienced Systems Engineer (12 years in the security industry) who joined FORTINET from Checkpoint. However, prior to joining Checkpoint he was with one of the largest MSSP Partners, Internet Solutions where he worked with FORTINET products for 10 years as a security engineer.  

Company Name: FORCEPOINT
Mr. Christo van Staden
Regional Manager – SUB Saharan Africa FORCEPOINT, South Africa
Title of presentation: Insider Data Threat Protection
Christo van Staden is a well-established Information Security Specialist figure in the local South African and Sub-Saharan market. He has established himself as a Strategic Information Security advisor to several enterprises as well as ICT and Solution Providers. He excels in the design, implementation, and management of Information Security, Risk and Compliance solutions aligned to industry best practice, standards, regulation, legislation and enterprise control frameworks. 

Furthermore, Christo is known for his comprehensive competence in consulting and technical aspects, accompanied by nearly 20 years of experience in delivering solutions to Service Providers and Enterprises across multiple market and industry segments. He has a proven ability to strategically develop the required business approach to result in mutually beneficial relationships and revenue growth, whilst assuring the required technical delivery aspects across technology, people and services. Currently, Christo serves as Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa for Forcepoint.
Company Name: Elysiumsecurity
Mr. Sylvain Martinez
Director, Elysiumsecurity, Mauritius
Title of presentation: Open Source Intrusion Detection Solutions: How to use them as a powerful free defensive and offensive tool
Sylvain Martinez, founder and principal security consultant at ElysiumSecurity Ltd., has over 20 years of cyber security experience and operates as an independent Cyber Security consultant in Mauritius and Europe. Sylvain has been leading an Open Source cryptography project since 1998 and has been participating in several other major Cyber Security Open Source projects. Sylvain holds a DUT, DUETI and BSc in Computer Science as well as a Master Degree from the renowned English University Royal Holloway. Sylvain is also a certified IT Architect TOGAF9, MQA Trainer and has a number of recognised professional Cyber Security certifications: CISSP, IISP, SANS GXPN, GWAPT, GCFA.
Company Name: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)
Mrs Teswaree K. Heerah
Manager – Cybersecurity, PwC Mauritius
Title of presentation: GDPR – Its Implication in Mauritius and Africa
Teswaree is a manager in the cyber security and digital forensics practice of PwC Mauritius. She is involved in security engagements in Mauritius and across Africa. She has managed cybersecurity engagements for Telecoms and led the implementation of cyber security frameworks for financial institutions including a central bank in line with FFIEC and ISF. She has led the implementation of ISMS as per ISO27001 for PwC Mauritius and Africa and performed BCMS implementation, risk assessment and b​usiness impact analysis for a number of financial institutions. 

Company Name: Oracle

Mr Nilesh Jankee

Senior Cloud Architect, ORACLE, Mauritius
Title of presentation: Cloud Security Monitoring
 Nilesh is a Senior Cloud Architect, focusing on Cloud and Fusion Middleware technologies including Security, Mobility, Process Automation, Service Integration, Identity Management Solutions. With more than 10 years of experience working with Oracle technologies, Nilesh held a number of roles from both the customer and partner communities before joining Oracle. Supported by a mature team of consultants, he specializes in enterprise technology solutions and serves as an advisor to business executives and IT managements within Africa.
Prior to joining Oracle, Nilesh worked for a US Based Company to oversee operations in WA/CA regions. He was involved in bid management, positioning Oracle, Internet of Things, Data Center, Security Solutions as well as Engineered Systems in the EMEA Region.
Nilesh holds a Degree in Electronics and Computer Science and a specialization in the VOIP field (CCNA/CCVP) and an MBA from the University of Mauritius. He participated in a number of solution design and security implementation in the African region. He is also actively involved in a lot of Digital Initiatives in the African Region. 


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