Tamara Mkula, Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA

Tamara Mkula

Information Security Risk Manager, Telkom SA

Tamara has over 11 years of experience in the security field. She has worked as a SAP Consultant at Telkom SA for 6 years, securing company information in SAP systems and is currently the Information Security Risk Manager. She is also completing her final year of a Master's degree in Business Administration at the Nelson Mandela Business School. She also holds the CISM and SABSA foundation certifications. Tamara is very passionate about understanding how businesses create and sustain competitive advantage by effectively managing both internal and external factors which affect business from achieving its objectives.

Tamara Mkula will be speaking on the following topic:

Case study Managing software and hardware supply chain compromises

Supply chains are an integral component of an organisation’s business operations. An organisation’s strategy to integrate a supply chain into its operations is to ensure it can focus on its core business to gain a competitive advantage. Through the supply chain, an organisation’s most valuable assets, such as information, are being shared, but it is often not known how this information is shared or even if it is protected by a supplier the same way it is protected by the organization itself. Once information is shared with the supplier, an organisation loses control over the protection of its information.
In this presentation, Tamara will reference recent incidents from different companies which have lost millions of Rands through software and hardware cyber supply chain compromises. She will also take the audience through the success factors of how to deal with these security issues. She will also share her insights on:

  • How to successfully select a supplier through an effective risk management process
  • How to effectively manage identified supply chain risks
  • A simple model to continuously manage information security risks in supply chains

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