Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Nastassja Finnegan, FNB

Always 'Sell' Security to the Business, Says First National Bank of South Africa CSO
Nastassja Finnegan, cybersecurity officer, First National Bank South Africa

Drawing on her experience selling cybersecurity products and services, Nastassja Finnegan now sits in the hot seat, serving as cybersecurity officer of South Africa's First National Bank. Succeeding in either role, she says, requires interfacing with users, understanding their needs and helping them to do the right thing.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Finnegan discusses:

  • Articulating technical risks and impact on a business unit by business unit basis;
  • The importance of change management and proper user awareness and education;
  • Securing supply chains.

Finnegan is the cybersecurity officer responsible for running information and security operations for FNB, one of the five major banks in South Africa. She has more than 12 years of experience across the cybersecurity domain and is a key contributor and connector to the security community, both locally in South Africa and internationally.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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