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Taiye Lambo

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Director, Cyber Security Strategy
Taiye Lambo brings 29 years of experience in the area of Information Technology across 4 continents; including 22 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 27001, ISO 27005, COBIT, COSO, ITIL and NIST.
As Director, Strategy & Continuous Improvement in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (6th District) Information Security Department, he is responsible for a) directing management and staff responsible for the operational, analytical and administrative activities of the department b) directing security projects and providing consulting to District officers and managers on security matters and c) developing, monitoring and managing the department’s budget.

Under the leadership of the CIO/Commissioner for Information Technology (appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed) who led the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM), as the first ever CISO for the City of Atlanta, he was responsible for establishing and maintaining Atlanta's Smart City (SmartATL) and IoT security strategy and enterprise holistic information security vision, strategy and programs that ensure all city information and technology assets spread across approximately 40 City departments and 10,000 users, are efficiently and effectively protected, through a world class holistic information security management system based on proven internationally accepted best practices, standards and frameworks such as ISO 27001, ISO 27002, PCI-DSS, NIST CSF etc.

He served as an Independent Consultant to the United Nations (UN), auditing the DR/BCP and ICT Governance and Security Management Programs of various United Nations Missions in Haiti, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ivory Coast by leveraging ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, BS 25999, ITIL and COBIT. Taiye also served as a Government Secure Intranet (GSI) Consultant assisting UK Government Agencies in migrating to the central government secure network.

As a former Director of Information Security (Divisional CISO) Taiye was responsible for protecting 100 million sensitive records for a leading provider of solutions to the Financial Services industry, including check and check related products and accessories, direct marketing solutions, and contact center solutions.

In 2001, Taiye founded the UK Honeynet project (www.honeynet.org.uk) a research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest hacker exploits and tools for improving Cyber Security. He founded the Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) Program (www.hispi.org) in 2005. The HISP Program is the first integrated training and certification for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) for ISO 2700x, COBIT, COSO and ITIL. Taiye has instructed the HISP Program internationally in the USA, Canada, UK, Greece, Jamaica, Taiwan and South Africa.

Taiye has presented extensively on the topic of information security, cyber security and data protection at several events to include the first Open Government Data Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE organized by the United Nations and events organized by NetDiligence, MISTI, ISSA, InfraGard, ISACA, CPM, SOFE, EDUCAUSE, HITRUST, SecureWorld, GRC Summit, NAPM, ISM, Hacker Halted/Global CISO Forum, SC Congress, MS-ISAC, ICMCP, TAG, CIO/CISO Atlanta Summit, AFRF, AEPI and Kuwait Info Security Conferences & Exhibition.

Taiye routinely serves on various industry working groups on behalf of the HISP Institute (HISPI), including serving on the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Quality Assurance (QA) team for the development of the earlier revision of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and participating in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework development workshops towards the development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0 published February 2014 based on President Obama’s Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity signed in February 2013.

Taiye is also the creator of AlertApp! and BlackCloudRx Powered by CloudeAssurance’s 10-year proven rating system algorithm (www.cloudeassurance.com). These innovative mobile apps provide assurance for cloud services by delivering real time alerts to consumers, enterprise risk managers and insurance underwriters. These alerts contain pertinent information related to the safety and security of cloud services including security ratings, security breaches and class action lawsuits related to these cloud services.

Taiye’s current industry certifications include CISSP, CISA, CISM, HISP, ISO 27001 Auditor.
His LinkedIn Profile is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/taiyelambo