Philip Irode is a seasoned IT Security Specialist with over 13 years’ experience in the IT Industry with expertise in Secure Converged Infrastructure Deployment and Cyber Forensics. He is a transformational Security Specialist leader with accomplished deliverables in Cybersecurity, Information Systems Security, Risk Management and Business Continuity Program/Management (BCP/M).
He is Deputy Director in charge of the IS Department which is part of the wider Directorate of shared services. This is a strategic department charged with ensuring all related Cybersecurity threats and Information Security breaches as well as risks are addressed within the Government Agencies (MCDA’s). The department is charged with ensuring Information Security and Cybersecurity controls and risk management for over 345 Government agencies and ministries. This involves securing the Government’s Core Central Network (GCCN), the Government Datacenters, Applications including Web and websites, and the Government International Gateways as well as the Government Core Fiber Optic Network (NOFBI) among other key Critical Infrastructure Installations and external phasing applications.
Philip holds an MSC. Degree Distributed Computing Technology where he majored in Cyber Forensics & Computing Systems Security from UON, BSc. In Computing & Information Systems from London Metropolitan University and a diploma in Projects Management from KIM. In addition, he has several certifications to his name in the field of Cybersecurity including; CGEIT- Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT, CISM- Certified Information Security Manager, CISA- Certified Information Systems Auditor, CRISC- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls, ITILv3 - Information Technology Infrastructure Library, CBCI - Certified Business Continuity Implementer and CDPSE – Certified Data Protection Solution Engineer.
He is an active member of ISACA where he serves as a Board committee member, ISC2 and the institute of Business Continuity in the UK.