Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Computer Security Day
Computer Security Day>CSD-2013>Speakers Profile

Speakers Profile

Ram Narayanan (CISSP, CISA, CISM)
Senior Security Consultant, Check Point - Dubai
Ram Narayanan brings over 14 years of experience in IT Security industry. He servers as Senior Security Consultant in GCC for Check Point. He extends his consulting expertise to customers, partners in architecting next generation security solutions and has presented in various conferences in the region. Prior to joining Check Point, he was managing security operations for the world’s largest steel manufacturer. With over a decade of international hands on experience, he has been involved in IT Security strategic planning & designing. With Bachelors in Electronics & Communication Engineering, he also holds CISSP, CISA, CISM certifications. He started his IT career with one of the largest IT services company in India.
Grant Brown (CISSP, CCSK)
Principal Pre-Sales Consultant, specialising in information security for Symantec - South Africa
Grant started his career at Symantec in 2006 as a Pre-Sales Consultant, who in partnership with the Sales organization, is tasked to understand the customer’s requirements, design a solution that uses a range of Symantec products and gain technical closure from the customer. He is able to present on a wide range of security topics and is often invited to speak at high profile events.
Grant has extensive experience in working with the media. His media coverage was significantly updated over the 2010 World Cup Soccer period. Grant has appeared on TV, radio, podcasts and has been featured in numerous media stories and publications where the main focus has been around the threat landscape.
Grant has over 10 years of wide-ranging experience in the IT security industry.

Sukhdev Singh (CISSP, CISM,XFE , Certified Enterprise Architect (TOGAF®))
Technical Executive, IBM Security Systems Growth Markets - Singapore
He currently leads the Division's Technical Professionals for the Growth Markets region spanning over 148 countries.
Sukhdev is also responsible for the growth of the Security Intelligence portfolio in the region.
He has proven dedication to delivering customer satisfaction as well as ensuring employee development and satisfaction.
Sukhdev's expertise includes Information Security Architecture Planning, Security Policy & Practices review, Security Incident Response, and Security Risk Assessment & Management. He has been instrumental in the design and deployment of security infrastructure for enterprises, financial institutions and government agencies. As the regional X Force Expert, Sukhdev helps institutions benefit from the research of IBM ISS X Force Team.​
Craig Harwood
SADC Channel Manager for RSA Security - South Africa
With 13 years IT Security experience, Craig has established a reputation as one of Africa’s leading security skills, and is regularly called upon to deliver talks, security workshops and has delivering security roadmaps and strategies to Governments and industry alike. Craig maintains a network of contacts and partners throughout the African continent, with C-level, Ministerial and Senior management relationships at many of Africa’s Governments, telecommunications operators and banks in the region.
Craig has a passion for African business environment. ​
Deon La Grange
Regional Sales Manager for FireEye, Inc - South Africa
Deon is a focused, outcomes based IT executive with 14 years IT Sales/Management experience in global IT companies. His experience spans across the application/software layer, information & security management, as well as, hardware infrastructure components. An enterprise strategist and security professional at heart. Deon has been involved in many initiatives across the African continent often bringing next generation technologies to industry sectors ahead of the curve. Deon sees innovation as a key business differentiator and strives to enable enterprises to be relevant to their specific market sectors.
Amrith Nawoor (CISM)
Senior Technology Consultant Eastern & Southern Africa, Oracle Corporation - Mauritius
Amrith is a Senior Technology Consultant covering the Eastern & Southern African region. He specializes in enterprise security solutions and serves as an advisor to business executives and IT managements on how to cost-effectively secure enterprise information from the growing number of internal and external threats.
Prior to joining Oracle, Amrith worked for one the Oracle partners in Mauritius where he was involved in leading and implementing Oracle projects locally and in the African region. He also evolved as an Oracle Instructor coaching key customers in Oracle database and development products.  Amrith holds a Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mauritius. He is also a certified Oracle Internet Application Developer and a certified Oracle Database Associate. Security and High Availability being his areas of focus, Amrith is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association – ISACA – and is a Certified Information Security Manager.
Sachindra Reechaye (CISP, CEH, BS 25999)
Information Security Consultant, Computer Emergency Response Team Mauritius, National Computer Board - Mauritius
Sachin is an experienced security professional working as an Information Security Consultant in the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius for the past 5 years and is responsible for managing cyber security incidents. Sachin holds a masters in Computer Security and Forensics and is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISP), BS 25999 implementer and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).