(ISC)2 names new head for EMEA
Immediate former MD Adrian Davis to spearhead advocacy within IT, business communities
(ISC)2, the global association of certified cybersecurity professionals, has announced the appointment of Deshini Newman as regional managing director for EMEA.Newman 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. She also brings 15 years’ experience in examination publishing.
Newman termed it a privilege to be stepping into cybersecurity at a very dynamic time for the industry. “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,” said Newman.
Adrian Davis, CISSP, moves from the role of managing director to become director of cybersecurity advocacy for EMEA. He is tasked with enhancing (ISC)2’s work with governments, standards, academia and other organisations in his new role. “I look forward to welcoming Newman 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 organisations tackling today’s cybersecurity challenges,” Davis said.