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Taiye Lambo


Former CISO, City of Atlanta

Taiye Lambo CISSP, CISA, CISM, HISP, ISO 27001 Auditor Taiye Lambo brings 26 years of experience in the area of Information Technology across 4 continents; including 19 years of experience assisting various organizations globally to build robust, comprehensive, effective and sustainable information security programs through the integration of internationally accepted best practices, including ISO 27000, COBIT, COSO, ITIL and NIST. Under the leadership of the CIO/Commissioner for Information Technology (appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed) who leads the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM), as the first ever CISO for the City of Atlanta, Taiye was responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise holistic information security vision, strategy and programs that ensure all city information and technology assets spread across approximately 40 City departments and 10,000 users, are efficiently and effectively protected, through a world class holistic information security management system based on proven internationally accepted best practices, standards and frameworks. He served as an Independent Consultant to the United Nations (UN), auditing the DR/BCP and ICT Governance and Security Management Programs of various United Nations Missions in Haiti, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ivory Coast by leveraging ISO/IEC 27001, BS 25999, ITIL and COBIT. As a former Director of Information Security (Divisional CISO) he was responsible for protecting 100 million sensitive records for a leading provider of solutions to the Financial Services industry, including check and check related products and accessories, direct marketing solutions, and contact center solutions. In the commercial sector, he has delivered strategic security management training and consulting engagements to clients in various verticals including Government, Telecommunications, Software, Consulting, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Device, Financial Services, Retail, Energy, Legal, Travel and Healthcare sector. Taiye founded the UK Honeynet project (www.honeynet.org.uk) in 2001 and also founded the Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) Program (www.hispi.org) in 2005. The HISP Program is the first integrated training and certification for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC). Taiye has instructed the HISP Program internationally. Taiye has presented extensively on the topic of information security, cyber security and data protection at several events to include the first Open Government Data Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE organized by the United Nations and events organized by NetDiligence, MISTI, ISSA, InfraGard, ISACA, CPM, SOFE, EDUCAUSE, HITRUST, SecureWorld Expo, GRC Summit, NAPM, ISM, Hacker Halted / Global CISO Forum Atlanta and Kuwait Info Security Conferences & Exhibition. Taiye routinely servers on various industry working groups on behalf of the HISP Institute (HISPI), including serving on the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Quality Assurance (QA) team for the development of the earlier revision of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and participating in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework development workshops towards the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 published February 2014 based on President Obama’s Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity signed in February 2013. Taiye is also the creator of AlertApp! and BlackCloudRx Powered by CloudeAssurance’s 10-year proven rating system algorithm (www.cloudeassurance.com). These innovative mobile apps provides assurance for cloud services by delivering real time alerts to consumers, enterprise risk managers and insurance underwriters. These alerts contain pertinent information related to the safety and security of cloud services including security ratings, security breaches and class action lawsuits related to these cloud services.