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Chris Gatsi gets shortlisted for the ISC2 board of directors

Chris Gatsi gets shortlisted for the ISC2 board of directors.

South Africa is once again proving that it is a breeding ground for world-class talent.

Meet Chris Gatsi – a jack of all trades from Noordwyk who has just been shortlisted for a board position on one of the biggest cybersecurity bodies in the world, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2).

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Out of 120 applicants, only 19 individuals were selected for interviews, and Gatsi was one of the six shortlisted candidates. And here is the kicker – he is the only candidate from Africa.

Gatsi is a seasoned global cybersecurity and forensics speaker who’s won numerous awards for his contributions to the IT industry.

He is the founder and board secretary for the Consulting Audit and Accounting Professionals Union, a board member for Children Advocating for Transparency and Empowerment, and a regional committee member for The Institute for Internal Auditors.

Chris Gatsi has been shortlisted for the ISC2 board of directors position.
Chris Gatsi has been shortlisted for the ISC2 board of directors position.

But that is not all, Gatsi is also the group IT audit manager for Bidvest Group and runs an SME known as Impeesa Holdings that specialises in penetration testing, ethical hacking, and cybersecurity assurance.

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He mentors aspiring cybersecurity professionals across Africa as an Information Systems Audit and Control Association and EC Council mentor.

Gatsi believes that having an African voice on the ISC2 board can change the cybersecurity landscape in Africa significantly.

He is committed to upholding the core values of inclusiveness and diversity and bringing transparency, accountability, equality, and ethical leadership to the table.

“As a candidate from Africa, I aim to contribute distinct regional perspectives, honed by unique challenges and experiences, to ISC2’s strategies and initiatives. I aspire to amplify Africa’s voice in shaping the global cybersecurity agenda by understanding the needs of our global membership.”

The voting cast by the ISC2 members worldwide will take place from June 18 to July 22 this year, and Gatsi cannot wait to take his place on the board and bring his unique African perspective to the global stage.

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