About Ian Keller
Ian is an accomplished Chief Information Security Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He started off his career in South African Defence Force Combat School where he served as an Instructor in Army Intelligence. Ian took this background into the corporate world and was instrumental in the creation of the Global Security function for one of the Big 5 and subsequently was appointed as Chief Information Security Officer for one of South Africa’s leading Corporate and Merchant Banks
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Global Customer References
I have had the pleasure with working with Ian Keller in his role as CSO at SBV Services. As an engaged customer reference and partner for Trend Micro - his passion for security and helping others always shine. His extensive knowledge of security and dealing with the people element is what makes him stand out. He offers guidance to other customers and shares his experience and insight to help others be successful. I highly recommend Ian as a security leader, professional who adds value to anyone he meets. Connecting with him always leaves me smiling! Thank you Ian for being a part of our network.
Director - Dacian Consulting
While working on the IAM/RCM project at ABSA, I reported to Ian. I found Ian to be a strict, but fair manager who always encourages his team to new hights. He always stood by his team, as long as we were honest with him and communicated with him. I will say that my time working with Ian was one of the best working experiences that I have had and I would be happy to work with him again in the future.
Gerry van Zyl
ABSA Infrastructure Manager
have had the priviledge to work with Ian Keller for many years within the Absa group. Not only has Ian assisted with many security issues, but has delivered many complex and large projects. He is further proficient in dealing with customers and staff, and another of his many strengths include the ability to manage staff during periods of change. I have no problem or hesitation to recommend Ian.
Risk and Compliance Lead
Ian is highly experienced in his field of Governance and comes highly recommended by myself. I strive to meet his standards of excellence.
FirstRand Group Cloud Information Security Officer and Security Review Committee Chair
I worked with Ian in Absa Bank, and we shared much in common. I remember security architecture was not as mature, however we shared our knowledge and gained insight into many debates. Ian is an excellent sounding board when one needs objective and constructive critisim around all aspects in security. I would recommend Ian.