Funzani Madi

Chief Information Security Officer
Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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A career in STEM spans many industries, and allows you to refine your problem solving capability as you grow.

What do you do?

I am responsible for setting the strategy and driving effective delivery of technology solutions to support the cyber defense of the JSE. This comprises continuous improvement of the overall maturity of the security program, data protection and other regulatory compliance requirements, governance, and risk management.

Why did you choose this field?

Cyber security offers a broad range of opportunities for professionals with varying backgrounds.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Being recognized as one of the Top 50 women in cybersecurity in Africa

Why do you love working in STEM?

A career in STEM spans a wide range of industries

Best advice for next generation?

A career in STEM spans many industries, and allows you to refine your problem solving capability as you grow. There is opportunity to contribute and make a difference.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude - Maya Angelou

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