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Joseph Mathenge

Chief Information Security Officer at Airtel Africa


Joseph is an Information Security professional with more 15 years IT experience. He has spent the past 12 years specialising on Information Security, and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Airtel Africa. Airtel has operations in 17 African countries and as the head of information security, Joseph leads the organization in addressing systems risk and security issues that range from secure application deployment and maintenance, access control management, security operations, incident response through to audit and compliance. These are complex and weighty issues and as Africa goes through its own renaissance, he is honoured and excited to be working for one of the leading telecommunications company globally and in Africa.

His technical expertise in information security includes Security incident and event management, security device administration and Security operations. He has earned industry recognised certifications including CISSP, CISM, GCFW as well as product specific certification in FW and IDS management. He has also extensive leadership skills including his current team of 9 direct report resources and several indirect. 

Finally, he has a Masters Degree in Computer Media Forensics from the George Washington University in Washington DC as well as a Bsc. In Criminal Justice.