Bernard Sackey – Information Security and GRC Expert
Welcome to the profile of Bernard Sackey, a distinguished Information Security and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) professional with a proven track record of delivering exceptional support to esteemed organizations in the tech industry. With four years of comprehensive experience, Bernard is a results-driven expert who excels in developing robust IT and security policies, implementing best practices, and ensuring organizational resilience while adhering to regulatory compliance.
- Deep knowledge of information security principles, frameworks, and best practices (ISO 27001, SOC 2, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, PCI DSS).
- Proficient in conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and security audits.
- Expertise in utilizing security tools such as Nmap, Wireshark, Metasploit, Burp Suite, Nessus, etc.
- Skilled in incident response and effectively handling security incidents and breaches.
- Familiarity with regulatory compliance standards, including the Ghana Cybersecurity Act 2020 and Ghana Data Protection Act 2012.
Certifications: Bernard holds a BSc. in Information Technology Management from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, along with an impressive array of industry certifications, including ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity, OneTrust Certified GRC Professional, OneTrust Certified Privacy Professional, OneTrust Incident Management Expert, Certified Network Security Practitioner, Cyber Threat Hunting Level 1, Fortinet Network Security Associate Level 3, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Associate, Google IT Support, SIEMXpert Certified SOC Analyst Foundation, Strategic Cybersecurity Management, and IPMC System Engineering certified.
Continuous Learning: A dedicated learner, Bernard has participated in various industry training and boot camps, covering a range of courses such as IT Audit, ISO 27001, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, PCI DSS, Data Protection, Third Party Risk Management, ISO 22301, IT Governance, SOC 2, CCNA, CySA+ etc.
Professional Experience: Currently serving as the Global IT and Information Security Officer for German Sparkassenstiftung for International Cooperation, Bernard also works as a Jnr IT GRC Consultant (Intern) for SLP Consulting Limited. His previous roles include Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Tester (Intern) for Cyber Ghana, Lead IT Support Specialist for Travelport Ghana, and IT Support Officer for Access Bank Ghana PLC.
Volunteer Contributions: Bernard actively contributes to the community, serving in roles such as Communications Officer for the Internet Society (Youth Standing Group) and the Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH). He has also played a crucial role as a Technical Support for the West African School of Internet Governance Forum (WASIG).
Cybersecurity Advocacy: In his commitment to combating cybercrime, Bernard has authored articles on crucial topics, with one recent publication titled “IDENTITY THEFT IN GHANA: PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.” You can read the full article here.
Internet Governance: In his commitment to contributing to the governance of the Internet, Bernard has successfully participated in the Ghana School on Internet Governance, the Internet Society Internet Governance program, and the West African School on Internet Governance. He contributes actively through the structures of ICANN under AFRALO and UASG Communication Wing. He also contributes at the national level through the Internet Society Ghana Chapter.
Bernard Sackey is not just a cybersecurity professional; he is a proactive and dynamic leader committed to advancing information security, and GRC practices, and contributing to the broader tech community. Explore the future of cybersecurity with Bernard!