(ISC)2 appointed Deshini Newman as Regional Managing Director for EMEA. Deshini joins (ISC)2 from Cambridge Assessment, part of Cambridge University (UK), where for over 10 years she held leadership roles in global development of their English language examinations which are recognised by more than 20 000 universities, employers and governments globally. She also brings 15 years’ experience in examination publishing.
“Deshini is a strong addition to our effort to develop skilled talent in the face of a well-acknowledged skills shortage in cybersecurity. The need to enhance cybersecurity and access to relevant talent is an increasingly top priority at the highest level of government and business thinking in more countries around the world. Deshini brings valuable experience working across varied geographies, addressing both mature and emerging economies, and will enhance the support we offer with certification and membership,” says (ISC)² COO Wesley Simpson.
“It’s a privilege to be able to step into cybersecurity at a very dynamic time for the industry globally, joining a world-leading organisation like (ISC)2 that is making such a significant contribution to something so vital. With cybersecurity skills in sharp demand across all sectors of society, I am highly motivated and excited by the opportunity to progress recognition and access to their internationally renowned Certification and education programmes, and provide a boost to levels of employability and career prospects for people across the Region.” says Newman.
Adrian Davis, CISSP, who moves from the role of Managing Director to become Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy for EMEA to enhance (ISC)2’s work with governments, standards, academia and others says: “I look forward to welcoming Deshini to the team. This change means (ISC)2 can grow our ability to advocate on behalf of our fast-growing membership by sharing valued front-line knowledge and perspective needed by an ever-growing number of people and organizations tackling today’s cybersecurity challenges,” says Davis.