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Episode 248 Deep Dive: Corien Vermaak | The Future of Cybersecurity: Expert Insights on Challenges and Opportunities Presented by A.I.
First Aired: March 13, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Corien Vermaak  (Head of Cybersecurity – Cisco ANZ) shares insights on the evolving role of AI in cybersecurity. From early threat detection to ethical considerations, we explore the potential and challenges of AI in safeguarding digital environments. Corien discusses how AI can proactively identify anomalies and augment human skills, enhancing security measures and response times. Join us as we delve into the integration of AI in cybersecurity and the impact on job roles, and a thought-provoking discussion on the ethical implications of AI decision-making.

Corien Vermaak started her career as a technology law specialist within the telecommunication space and soon fell in love with data privacy and the legal structures governing cybercrime. In her career,  Corien specialised in cybercrime legislation and data privacy while representing large multinationals on these matters.

She holds a master’s degree in law specialising in cybercrime and data privacy. She has been involved in the writing of legislation in this regard as well as consulting to Africa Union and Interpol on issues relating to cybercrimes and privacy.

Corien is a Qualified Digital Forensic Auditor, Lead ISO 27001 auditor and C|CISO. Corien has been a CISO Advisor for the Cisco Security Centre of Excellence in the Asia Pacific, Japan and China region where she has led market.

KB has previously interviewed Corien, but asked for a more in-depth interview. This is likely to be followed with an in-depth interview with Jeetu Patel, Global Exec for Cybersecurity at Cisco.

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