I started in Information Technology over 20 years ago and early on developed a passion for security and its diversity. So far this journey has been from London back to South Africa in technical, risk, assurance and leadership roles in the technology, financial and now retail industries. Working with different teams through challenging times has helped shape my approach to security, where I like to focus on people and practical solutions. I believe we need to invest more in building and enhancing ecosystem security (or 'partner security management') to raise the strength of our defences at an industry level. I hold a Masters in IT through the University of Liverpool.