I’ve started professional career in information technology in the year of the release of Mosaic Web browser, Intel Pentium CPU, Microsoft Windows NT, Debian Linux, Doom computer game… Three decades of cross-functional professional experience in information management and governance, with particular focus on information security, risk management and assurance for large multilateral public sector organizations with global presence in technology, financial, humanitarian, and development industrial sectors. Actively contributing to inter-organizational working groups for establishing global policies and standards.
Since the Internet bubble, teaching both graduate and undergraduate computer science, MBA and telecommunications graduate courses at Webster University, a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Conducting research in cryptography, data protection regulation, and risk management.
Actively contributing to academic program advancement as a member of the Scientific Committee for Advanced Studies in Information Security at the Department of Management Studies of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Geneva.
Advocating advancement in information security as an author in journals and as a speaker at professional conferences such as Cloud Security Alliance congress, Chief Information Security Officers summit, (ISC)2 congress, GISEC, GITEX, AICS, WCSS, CyberX, and other.
Ph.D. in Cryptography and Advanced Protection Systems, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia
MA in Computer Resources and Information Management, Webster University, St Louis, MO, USA
BSc. in Computer Science, Webster University, St Louis, MO, USA
A member of (ISC)2, ISACA and IACR, holding active CISSP, CISA, and CRISC certificates
Some key accomplishments:
· Establishing and managing ISO 27001 certified information security management process and related governance for a specialized UN agency with presence in over 60 countries.
· Implementing efficient and secure global data communication network of an UN specialized agency to facilitate the rollout of an Enterprise Resource Planning system to over 150 country offices.
· Implementing and managing technical security controls and operating procedures for transactional processing systems of an organization processing 2.7 million claims of an asserted value of $325.5 billion.
· Designed and developed a prototype for the cryptographic protocol that protects transaction owners’ identity in large scale business transaction systems while assuring transparency and auditability.