Shamla Naidoo is an accomplished information security executive with more than 30 years of experience. As former IBM Global Chief Information Security Officer, she was the company’s top information security executive, responsible for safeguarding IBM global business units and brands, accountable for IBM’s overall information security program. Naidoo is now a Global Managing Partner in IBM Security, providing cybersecurity strategy and thought leadership to the C-suite of IBM customers. She advises corporate, nonprofit and academic boards and is an Adjunct Law Professor, developing and teaching courses in IT, cybersecurity and privacy law. She holds degrees in information systems and economics from the University of South Africa, and a juris doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.