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Top 100 Interview: Del van Rooyen

Information Security Manager, Investec

Del van Rooyen has over 20 years of experience in corporate governance including12 years in IT governance and information security. He joined wealth management firm Investec in August 2009 and since then has held various senior management roles for the company.

What were your greatest achievements in 2020?

We are in the midst of replacing our system for identity and access management. But we are not just replacing our current functionality, we are focused on upgrading our systems, especially in terms of cloud access and privileged access management. We have been liaising with all the different business units and taking a deep look at the unique systems they use and the challenges that they face while maintaining a consistent approach.

What long-lasting effects will the pandemic have on information security teams?

Remote working is the order of the day, but because of more people working from home, the traditional perimeter is disappearing. Now, and in the future, maintaining the security perimeter will be much more identity and data-focused. This will also result in more organizations moving to a zero-trust network access model. The pandemic has also made more businesses look to the cloud and increase the amount of infrastructure and applications they are hosting in the cloud.

Del van Rooyen is featured in our Top 100 Global Leaders in Information Security Report. Click here to read the full list.