Anthony Davis serves as a Security Principal in the Cisco Global Security Services organization covering the NE & FSI region. He is a former Insurance and Financial Services Global CISO and thought leader in security strategy and policy, infrastructure protection, and control systems security. A track record built over 25 years of establishing corporate Information Security organisations and infrastructure aligned to the business and regulatory requirement based on operations, tactical and strategic business requirements. He has a wide ranging security knowledge within Corporate Governance and IT environments (Cloud, Network, Systems and Applications), with focused strategic business and IT transformation at the executive and board level. Anthony has sucessfully designed, implemented and managed compliance programmes in line with, related in-country legislative requirements (e.g. Employee law, Privacy law / DPA, Sarbanes-Oxley etc), as well as ITIL practices, ISEA3402/SSAE16, PCI DSS and ISO27001.
Transformative Experience and Expertise
Design implementation of security organizations and governance frameworks with large international and Global clients built on either existing functions or green field
Creation of Global 200 Enterprise Security Road Maps for large global organizations in the financial services sector – Banking and Insurance
Integrated Security, Risk, and Compliance Program strategy, design and implementation certified to ISO 27001
Incident Response Management design and testing
Building inter departmental and business unit relationships around security and the
required Business outcomes
Enterprise security architecture of Managed Security Operation Services design to meet
client requirements and risk profiles, including;
o Technical controls optimization,
o Security operations and SOC services
o Perimeter network and internal enclaves (segmentation) implementation.
• Design an implementation of compliance and assurance programs to ensure corporate, regulatory and legislative compliance, with expertise in regional and in-country data and privacy requirements
Security Experience and Expertise
Security strategy and planning, regulatory compliance and ISO assessment, enterprise risk management, security program and enterprise architecture development and implementation, security awareness and training, IT and operations security controls, data classification and network segmentation.
Industry Vertical Experience and Expertise
Financial Services including banking, broking and insurance, IT Service providers, Telecommunications (fixed and mobile). Prior experience includes global cybersecurity information security and risk management leadership of a major global insurance company, leadership of one of the big 4 financial services organization for EMEA, and transformation activities for a large international logistics company.
Additional Relevant Experience and Information
Anthony has successfully helped architect solutions to huge corporate security challenges and managed the delivery of state-of-the-art security and technology solutions for leading global organizations. With more than 25 years in the business, Anthony has assisted clients in more than 96 countries with their information security strategy and planning. He understands the regional and cultural issues of defining and creating pragmatic, coherent and consistent functional security infrastructures, for both medium and large-scale businesses, at national, international and global levels.
Ceritified Information Security Professional – CISSP ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Prince 2 practitioner