Adriano LeiteFounder & CEO

Adriano Dias Leite - founder
areas of expertise
  • Business transformation
  • Security & Risk Strategy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Security Architecture (SABSA)
  • Agile environments
  • Cloud Security
  • Continuous maturity improvement
certifications
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • CISA
  • CISSP
  • SABSA SCF
  • Ex-PCI DSS QSA
  • ITIL certified professional
  • Prince 2 certified professional
  • C|EH
  • MCP

After 20 years of consulting in the security & risk management space, I realised it was time to change the deeply-rooted culture of “the security team always say no to the business”. My goal is to disrupt the “me vs them” mentality, as well as looking at the opportunities, instead of solely focusing on risks.

With that in mind, I’ve founded Cliffside Security based on the following values:

  • Establishing a trust relationship with customers
  • Understanding their needs
  • Delivering security and IT risk frameworks based on their current level of maturity, whilst setting a roadmap for continuous improvement
  • Focus on pragmatic and reasonable advisory
  • Enable opportunities via adequate governance, risk and compliance

Before founding Cliffside Security in early 2014, Adriano dedicated his career to building all-rounded, business-enabler security teams, mostly from greenfield environments. Previously, Adriano held various management positions in South America, Europe and Australia, helping him shape his flexible and pragmatic approach to information security and risk management. Coming from a strong technical background, he’s started his career as a penetration test SME during the millennium bug hysteria (wow, it’s been a while!), and had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the table as a client, and advisor.

contact details

1300 561 151

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