Cyber Security Strategy Lunch-N-Learn

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation (AFRF) Presents:

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation (AFRF) Presents:

  • Lunch-N-Learn
  • August 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
  • Hosted by the Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute (AEPI) & the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI)
  • Title:      A Winning Cyber Security Strategy to obtain Authority, Autonomy and Budget


As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, a breach in security could impact public safety, hinder economic growth and financial stability for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) government entities as well as corporate entities. The need for a Top down approach to Information / Cyber Security with vocal buy-in from the highest level of Executive Leadership is the most critical success factor for implementing a winning Cyber Security strategy. Success can only be guaranteed with the right amount of Authority, Autonomy and Budget in place.

Weaknesses in People and Process accounted for most of the high profile security breaches that we have seen across both private and public sectors in the past decade. Most of these security breaches could have been prevented by publishing and enforcing effective Policies and Procedures, combined with effective user awareness training, Policies lack any real authority without having adequate sign off from the highest level of Executive Leadership.
To demonstrate support of an effective information / cyber security program, high level information security policies should be signed off by highest level of Executive Leadership, including a statement emphasizing the need for a culture of security.

For Information / Cyber Security to be truly independent, impartial and objective in carrying out its duties, much like an Internal Audit function, it should ideally be placed in a department where it can operate objectively and impartially and not perceived as a pure IT function.

Executive leadership needs to put its money where its mouth is, for example the State of Israel, probably the most attacked country in Cyber space, in 2015 announced their intention to allocate 8% of their annual budget to Cyber security. This investment is way above industry average and makes a bold statement that they are ready to tackle this issue head on.

This workshop will be presented by: Taiye Lambo

  • Former CISO, City of Atlanta, USA
  • Founder, Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI), USA

Taiye Lambo brings 27 years of experience in the area of Information Technology across 4 continents; including 20 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.

Taiye’s current industry certifications include CISSP, CISA, CISM, HISP, ISO 27001 Auditor. His LinkedIn Profile is at

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