Taiye Lambo is a global serial entrepreneur and security subject matter expert in the area of Information Security Governance; with 29 years IT 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 27000, COBIT, COSO, ITIL and NIST. Taiye is President and Founder of eFortresses, the parent company of CloudeAssurance.

Under the leadership of the CIO/Commissioner for Information Technology (appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed) who leads the Department of Atlanta Information Management (AIM), as the first ever CISO for the City of Atlanta, Taiye was responsible for establishing and maintaining Atlanta’s Smart City (SmartATL) 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.

He founded CyberCops Europe, the UK Honeynet project – and the Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) Institute – and also founded the HISP Program, which is the first integrated training and certification for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), which he has personally delivered in the following countries USA, Canada, UK, Greece, Jamaica, Taiwan, Panama and South Africa. He also serves as an Independent Consultant to the United Nations auditing the ICT Governance and Security Management Programs of various United Nations Missions internationally.

In the commercial sector he has completed Consulting engagements for clients in various verticals including Software, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Healthcare sector.

He was the Director of Information Security (Divisional CISO) for John H. Harland (now Harland Clarke). Taiye also served on the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Quality Assurance (QA) team on behalf of his organization the HISP Institute (HISPI) for the development of the earlier revision of the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM).