Adele Farhadian is an Information Security architect with more than 15 years of experience at planning and implementing security systems. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), SABSA Chartered Security Architect, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISO 27001 Certified Lead Auditor, Comptia Security+ Certified and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). She is currently working towards obtaining AWS Certified Security and Offensive Security Certified Professional certifications. Adele is thoroughly experienced in general corporate Information Security Management System (ISMS) planning, architecture, system security reviews, implementing and auditing strategies.

Launching her own IT Security consulting incorporation in 2015, InfoSec Assured, she used her security architecture skills to guide many national and international, private and public companies to perform security and privacy gap assessments, develop security strategies and maintain security posture. Joining Mobia, she has been involved in a various long term and short-term engagements for perform risk and vulnerability assessments in many organizations. Her assessments helped clients understand and plan the security roadmap of their organization.

In this interview, Adele talks about how to start a career in IT security and how to become a successful ethical hacker. Adele tells of the hardships she had to go through until today that she is one of the most outstanding security professionals in the market, and explains what it means to be part of an iconic corporation such as Mobia Technology Innovations.

Throughout her career, Adele was responsible for the development, delivery and audits for many clients:

  • Projects security SME
  • Security architecture design
  • System development initiatives
  • Enterprise infrastructure security development
  • Risk assessment
  • Vulnerability management
  • Security operations

Combining her MBA training and her experience gained from auditing and implementing InfoSec architecture, she provides great benefit to a company along using the most up-to-date technologies. On behalf of her employers and as part of her own incorporation, she has been serving a wide spectrum of both public and private sector organizations. Working as a key member of the clients’ teams, she has prepared and delivered various Request For Proposals (RFP) and chosen the optimal proposals for security products implementations. Adele was always promoted to instruct information security awareness training for non-technical end users at several corporations.

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