When Beza speaks, he educates, energizes, and inspires; and you learn, grow, and act
Beza is not just a presenter but a persuader who has 15 years of experience crafting, implementing, and evangelizing cybersecurity and privacy protection visions, strategies, programs, and solutions to help businesses and governments achieve cybersecurity and compliance objectives. He guides organizations to design, deploy and maintain people, processes, and technology effectively to identify assets andt risk, protect assests, detect events, respond to attacks and recover from breach.
Human Error Remains the #1 cause of data breach
Beza shares his experiences from the trenches to enable and empower mitigate risks not to scare. Cyber adversaries will continue to target people this year and the years to come.
People, Processes, Technology
Beza empowers organizations with practical solutions, strategies, and skills to establish a holistic security posture balancing people, processes and technology.
Trained and Mentored
Years of Experience
state of cybersecurity
Keeping vital critical infrastructure, industrial controls systems, operational technologies, and IT systems safe from rising threats is getting complicated. Unique operational environments, access points, and a mix of legacy and new technologies on-prem and in the cloud make it challenging to have a uniform protection technique. Technology alone will not be sufficient to address the security challenges we confront. Enter SolarWinds, hundreds of organizations are on assess-remediate mode. Unquestionably, cybersecurity should be a top priority for both the public and private sectors. Beza's effort is to continue the much-needed collaboration, conversation and establish a shared vision of what security looks like to all of us.
Making mistakes is the core of human nature. Add that to cybersecurity fatigure, the human firewall could be breached eaily. Beza's actionable strategies help your employees to change Perceptions + Attitudes + Belief = Behavior
Beza brings exprience from global cybercrime hotspots to help you understand the enemy and craft effective defensive strategies.
Overusing cyber jargons, cliches, and scare tactics are preventing cybersecurity from gaining executive buy-in. And this is jeopardizing security of organizations big and small. Learn Beza's actionable solutions and guidelines to close the communication gap
Employers are looking for a cyber unicorn. Unrealistic expectations from the market looking for a CISO with python coding skills or AWS engineer with 20 years of experience are hurting organization's capability to defend themselves. Learn how to focus on recruitment and mentoring gap to effectively address manpower shortage
Beza presents indepth analysis of current threats many oranizations are facing and actions they have to take to enhance their security posture.Beza's technical acu
With frequent alerts and 80% false positives, organizations are failing to ingest, correlate to, and respond to potential threats effectively. "Alert fatigue" is having an impact on recrutiment and retention as many cyber defenders change jobs due to burn out. How can analytics, automation, AI, and ML can help?
Beza can work with you in long-term or short-term basis
Call Beza for highly customized, jargon free advisory and speaking sessions. When Beza speaks, he educates, energizes, and inspires. You learn, grow, and act. Beza can share his knowledge and experience in a variety of different formats, such as a keynote speech, moderated conversation, Q&A, or a fireside chat.Call To Action
In a world of fake gurus and fake “influencer” mistrust, those who break into cybersecurity have grown weary of inaccurate and unrealistic promises. I appreciate my mentors, who are luminaries of the industry, colleagues, partners, and clients, for trusting me to continue providing credible services and leadership to our insecure world.
Beza is a true cyber champion.
Prof. Mark Duke
Professor at National Defense University
Beza has considerable experience and insight into the technical technological aspects of cyber risk. He provides valuable insights and advice to a number of multi-national companies in Africa, Europe and the Americas (North, Central and South)..
Dr. Marshall Potts
Founder - Jasper Global
The Federal IT Security Conference (FITSC) was a great success! Your subject matter expertise helped make this event such a quality experience for all the attendees. We raised funds which goes to the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy to help cross train the league of the wounded warriors to become cyber security professionals.
Executive Director - Federal IT Security Institute
Beza demonstrated to be an effective cybersecurity professional. I am glad my huge commitment to developing top cyber professionals via GW graduate programs produces high-level cybersecurity leaders like Beza.
Dr. John Sahlin
Director, Cyber Solutions - Defense, at General Dynamics & Prof. @ GW
Beza is a natural leader who has the gift of identifying each team member’s primary talents and bringing out the best in each one. He has superb problem-solving skills as well as exceptional team-building skills. He demonstrated this while I was a team member of a proejct he was managing at PBGC.
Information System Vulnerability Analyst - SBA
Beza's professionalism, the way he works with others, and willingness to take on challenging cybersecurity problems make him an expert everyone wants to work with.
DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Areas Beza can provide advisory and speaking services
Beza's presentations influence human behavior because there is often insufficient attention paid to the" people" equation. There is just no software patch for human error. Beza believes that reducing the risk of breaches requires changing behavior and reducing the number of opportunities for people to make mistakes. His insight and presentations will enable cybersecurity programs to be exponentially more prepared and subsequently more successful in preventing and detecting breaches.
Frequently Asked Questions
Few questions I receive from partners and prospective mentees
Do you provide long-term advisory services?
Yes I can comitt to building specific capability in your organization on a long-term plan.
I've just completed graduate studies, how can you help me secure jobs?
I don't promise you quick jobs, but my coaching and mentoring will help you become the type of candidate employers want to hire. I don't claim to be a guru that enables you to get a six-figure salary in 8 weeks of training. I have a professional obligation to provide accurate, realistic, and effective career guidance without exaggeration. Getting a job cutting corners is easy but maintaining is hard. Employers would know what you are made of sonner than later..
If you have a job how can you help with speaking and coaching?
In a highly dynamic and changing field like cybersecurity, researching, writing, speaking, and coaching activities are critical to staying abreast of emerging attacks, threats, risks, and defense tactics. It is impossible to strengthen our nation's multi-pronged defensive posture without being active in the industry. My mentors and professors at a graduate school (GW) are top executives from fortune 500 companies and national security institutions. Benjamin Franklin once said that "if you want something done, ask a busy person." Professional development, networking in the industry, and sharing knowledge are traits of successful cybersecurity leaders.
How real are you? Are you qualified, certified, and experienced? Or you chose a niche to make a quick buck?
It might be a niche but it took over 15 years to build it. I have Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity from George Washington University, Bachelor - MIS from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, CISSP, CISM, CDPSE, MCSE. I am currently managing a high-value cybersecurity program for the US federal government agency in DC. Previously worked as Network Admin, IT Manager, IT consultant, CEO, College Professor, and CISO. I appeared on multiple international TVs and media to provide insight on current cybersecurity threats and trends. I research and publish cybersecurity related articles, developed and delivered security courses, briefings, and presentations in the US, Europe, The Middle East, and Africa. I have over 15 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity.
Do you travel out of USA?
No, I don't travel outside of the continental US. For speaking engagements, I travel out of the District of Columbia (DC) metro area.
How do you deliver your presentations?
These topics can be delivered for various sectors and in diferent formats, including detailed training, board briefing, awareness sessions, fireside chat, event moderation, keynote, and content for online platforms. Delivery can be done via in-person or virtual.
Contact us, my team will always be happy to provide quick responses for your questions.
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