Alliance - A union formed for mutual benefit

CISO Digital Alliances Session Information

Date: Thursday, 13th October 2022

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am (SAST)

Location:  Invite only by Regional Director – Microsoft Teams

The Alliances chapter is a gathering consists of business risk, information and cyber security leaders who have been highlighted as being able to offer value in terms of content and influence. It is designed to form alliances and to drive progressive change in the business world and beyond.

The content and format is designed to talk together, learn better and experience more. 

Format: Invite only Security and ICT Leaders debating pertinent, real life issues through the form of digital open forum.

Chatham House Rule will be applied


  1. Depth achieved around business objectives where the opportunity of experience within the attendees is leveraged
  2. Benchmarking and verification of thought processes outside of existing networks i.e. the broader CISO Alliances community
  3. Industry progression and unity in impacting the challenges of the common business objectives
  4. Not corporate flag waiving or sales pitches.  We insist, do that elsewhere.


Separating the reality from the myth: The Trust or not to Trust – A Tale of Zero Trust


Digital Alliances Chapter Overview


Session Leaders:

David Jackson – Lead, Cybersecurity Africa Region

Kevin Wilson – GM:IT

Nadia Veeran- Patel – Information Security Officer

Session Theme Title: Separating the reality from the myth: The Trust or not to Trust – A Tale of Zero Trust

Session Outcomes and Takeaways:

A community member will give us their approach to Zero Trust and what their expectations were versus their reality.

Feedback from reviewing all the different tools on the market and what has that experience been like and what am we are looking for exactly (gaps to cover).

Myths: Price points, resources and only for remote workforce