HP: Marco Pereira, ‘Security as a business enabler’


Bio: Marco Pereira Practice Leader, Security Strategy & Risk Management, HP Enterprise Security Services

Marco Pereira is the Practice Leader for Security Strategy and Risk Management at Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Security Services (ESS), managing a team of over 60 highly experienced security consultants including Client Principals, Security Strategy and Transformation Advisors, Security Architects and Risk & Compliance Advisors. ESS works with large global companies to help manage their information security risk, protect their assets and enable them to better perform in their industries. Clients include some of the world’s largest organizations. Marco has over 17 years of leadership and hands-on experience in Cyber & Information Security, and is a trusted security advisor at senior leadership level in several blue chip companies in Europe & Africa. Marco holds several industry leading security certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Marco holds a MBA, BSc. and MSc. in Information Systems and Computer Engineering.

Guru Lecture: ‘Cyber Security as a True Business Enabler’

New cyber threats have triggered a paradigm shift for several large organizations. Their ultimate goal was to become impregnable and have zero critical cyber security incidents, but today that approach is changing, as those organizations start to assume a state of compromise. Moreover, Cyber Security is still perceived as a means to reduce risk. However, multiple Chief Information Security Officers are now being challenged to step up and also enable the business. How can this be achieved? How can security increase customer experience or citizen engagement, thus providing meaningful business outcomes? Understanding the impact of The New Style of IT in the Economics of Information can help explain how this can be achieved. The paradigm shift from a “System of Record” to a “System of Engagement” opens endless interaction opportunities that can be used to enable the business.