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Andrew Chester

Andrew Chester is Managing Director at Ukuvuma Security, a cyber security consulting & managed security services firm - specializing in security threat assessments, threat hunting, security operations and security control framework implementations.

With over 10 years’ experience in both offensive and defensive security tactics, techniques and procedures, Andrew has built Ukuvuma Security from a security technology start-up, to a trendsetter within the Africa & Middle Eastern region.

Andrew has taken the lead in threat hunting & information security teams within multi-national businesses across African and Middle Eastern countries, whilst building successful, sustainable, security organizations and infrastructure.

A passionate security threat researcher and technology evangelist, he has worked with numerous security methodologies, technologies and programs, whilst successfully adapting security programs and frameworks to suit businesses of all needs – from secure mobility for mobile workforces, to advanced, persistent, threat prevention programs for organizations of over 65 000 staff count and upward.

As a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Andrew continuously pushes the cyber security programs within all organizations which he is involved in. With a strong enthusiasm for entrepreneurship across the African region, and a keen eye on the global landscape, Andrew constantly searches for new opportunities, technologies and ways to transform cyber security initiatives into becoming a business enablement tool.