Tope Olufon

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I am a Technology Professional, with strong experience in the areas of Information Security, Application Development and Process Automation. I have managed and delivered cybersecurity transformation programmes, carried out risk evaluations and developed cybersecurity strategies for global companies. I have the ability to work with other senior leaders setting the right balance between security strategies and priorities at the enterprise level.

I have worked in diverse and fluid environments and have learned to adapt my approach to work while focusing on the bottom line to achieve optimal results in delivery and leadership. I have led teams across varying geographies, possess strong analytical & problem-solving skills, and always keep the big picture in mind —minimal risk while ensuring sustainability and growth.

I am a published researcher, and I have developed custom security applications currently being used at leading telcos and financial services organizations. I have worked and consulted in the banking, O&G, eCommerce and research sectors.


Senior Analyst

  • Defining the future with security research.
2022 - DATE

Global IT Security & Data Protection Manager

Advantest, Germany
  • Building Information Security at one of the largest semi conductor companies in the world.
2021 - 2022

Security Consultant

Perseus, Germany
  • Security solutions architecture and delivery.
2020 - 2021

Security Consultant

Deloitte, NL
  • Regional IAM provider security assessment; identifed vulnerbilities that bypassed their 2FA implentation.
  • Managed security services delivery for a global energy firm.
  • Multiple infrastructure assessment projects with a focus on exploitation.
  • Multiple (internal) software maintenance and design projects.
2019 - 2020

Senior Consultant, Cyber Security and Risk Advisory

EY, West Africa
  • Led the cyber risk and security assessments for one of the country’s largest HMOs, identifying gaps and recommending measures to ensure compliance with global standards such as HIPAA and GDPR.
  • Carried out a cybersecurity security audit and penetration test for one of Africa’s largest Telcos.
  • Carried out multiple penetration tests for some of Africa's largest banks, bypassing security controls within their digital banking platforms and internal networks.
  • Developed a cybersecurity strategy with a focus on digital controls for one of Nigeria's largest banks.
2018 - 2019

IP Security Engineer

MainOne Cable
  • Deployment of a DDoS protection mechanism for two of Africa’s largest banks.
  • Developed a managed services provisioning calculator.
  • Worked with the security team towards multiple successful security audits.
  • Led the deployment of security monitoring solutions for one of Africa’s largest Telcos.
2016 - 2018

Banking Officer

Standard Bank Group
  • Developed a sales monitoring web application.
  • Automated the sales reports in the SME space.
  • Automated the debit card dispatch monitoring process.
2016 - 2016

Developer/Security Consultant

  • Automated the customer onboarding process for a UK based charity.
  • Led multiple active directory deployments.
  • Developed multiple applications for a global electronics manufacturing firm.
  • Developed multiple web applications for a UK based tactical gear manufacturer.
  • Performed a Network Vulnerability Assessment for a Global Advertising firm.
  • Network Security training for the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Carried out multiple web application migrations.
  • Developed the messaging system for a UK based eCommerce site.
  • Setup Geofiltering for an Australian healthcare company.
  • Developed a CRM for a Spanish ISP.
  • Developed multiple plugins, and extensions.
  • Moodle Development.
  • NAS Implementation.
  • Technical Support.
2012 - 2016


UWTSD, Wales

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

IP Solutions, Mumbai

Cisco Networks

National Institute of Information Technology

Diploma in Network Technologies


Programming Languages & Frameworks
Areas of Focus
  • Application Development
  • Cybersecurity Assesments and Penetration Tests
  • Prototype Development
  • Academic Research


Asides development and security research, I enjoy lifting, wikipedia, discovering music, and currently attempting to learn German. I find baking and swimming interesting, also not great at both. I enjoy reading fiction.

I spend time reading about science, philosophy, and pretty much any link I find within a Wikipedia article.

Paper(s) & Certifications

  • Mitigating External Threats in Wireless Local Area Networks
  • OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional)
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500)
  • IS27001 Lead Implementer
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Certified System Associate, Windows Server
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist, C#
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Desktop Technologies

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