Lecturer – Allan Boardman

Allan Boardman


Allan Boardman CISA CISM CGEIT CRISC CISSP is an independent business advisor helping organizations manage their information, technology, cybersecurity and privacy risks. He started his career at Deloitte in Cape Town where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving to London in 1986. He has held audit, risk, security and governance leadership positions at GSK, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, PwC and KPMG. He is a Past President of ISACA London Chapter and has served on ISACA International’s Board of Directors, Strategic Advisory Council, Leadership Development Committee and chaired its Credentialing and Career Management Board, CISM Certification Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. He currently serves on ISACA’s CGEIT Certification Working Group. In 2014, he received the ISACA Chair’s Award which recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional impact on ISACA or the business technology profession and in 2019 he received ISACA’s Eugene M. Frank Award for Meritorious Performance which recognizes an individual whose longstanding service in multiple roles, including key volunteer leadership positions, has contributed to ISACA’s global success. He is included in ISACA’s 2018 Top-rated Speakers list.  He volunteered at the London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and Paralympics, the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, and numerous other major sporting events including athletics, hockey, cycling, cricket, canoeing and F1 racing.


Cybersecurity: Strategies for successful business engagement


The combination of advances in enterprise technology and more effective and sophisticated cyber threats is complicating the task of protecting business processes and information. Given the increasing pace and complexity of cyber threats, organisations must adopt approaches to cybersecurity that will require much more engagement from senior executives to protect critical business information and systems without constraining innovation and growth. This session covers strategies for ensuring that the business is fully engaged in cybersecurity and adopts a business-driven approach to cybersecurity.