There are two types of people in the world, the ones who have security systems at home, padlocks on their gates and an entire security routine to follow before leaving the home. The other type is the person who turns to their family in the car and asks, “Did you lock the door?”
In areas where crime is high, people cannot afford to slack when it comes to security, as there is always an imminent threat. However, when it comes to data security and cyber security, we often fall into the later group, the group that considers security as an afterthought.
However, with the statistics continuing to grow at an alarming rate every year, it is imperative that we as business analysts begin to cultivate a security mindset. But where do we start?
- What is the role of the business analyst in cybersecurity?
- Understand what a cyber risk is
- Understand the impact of POPIA, GPDR and other legislation
- Understand the attributes of secure information
- Explore risk treatment options and how to incorporate this into early analysis
About the Speaker
Christelle Govender has been a Business Analyst for just almost 7 years and has spent over 10 years in Information Technology. With the confidence and a result-driven mindset, Christelle attracts and retains top-tier talent to create high-performing cultures that consistently achieve results in volatile markets. She gained in-depth experience in product ownership, project management, software testing, system risk management, User-Acceptance Testing, feasibility research, agile and scrum methodologies, quality assurance, stakeholder and client management, extensive business analysis, and people development through training and mentoring. Christelle has served as an IIBA-SA volunteer and was a track chair for the South African BA Summit 2022. She is also a recognized conference speaker and has presented at multiple Webinars for both the Business Analyst and Project Management profession. She is also an author and has had articles published by the BA Digest. She is passionate about mentorship and growing others.