Simphiwe Mayisela is a passionate enthusiastic governance, risk and compliance professional; and a fully-engaged member of the information security community. For the past three years he devoted his time and energy in establishing a South African Chapter for International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. As the first President of the Chapter, Simphiwe worked tirelessly to promote the Chapter and (ISC)2 in South Africa. This thankless effort emphasised his leadership qualities and a strong desire to see initiatives materialising into fruition.

Simphiwe has 16 years’ experience in the area of governance, risk and compliance; 6 years of which have been in senior managerial positions, spanning a myriad of industry verticals ranging from Government, Gaming and Hospitality, Multinational Outsourcing, Banking, Telecommunication and IT Service Provider. He is currently working as a Managing Director of SS-Consulting (Pty) Ltd.


Simphiwe is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified ISO27001 Lead Implementer, Certified Sherwood Applied Business Security Architect (SABSA), a Certified Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), and he’s also Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science specialising in Information Security from Rhodes University. He has also written a number of articles published locally and internationally and has been honoured to represent South Africa at the 5th SABSA World Congress at Ireland in October 2013.

Simphiwe is currently completing his Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) degree with the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership.