Anna Collard

SpecialitySVP Content Strategy & Evangelist – KnowBe4 Africa
Anna Collard is currently SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa where she drives security awareness across the African continent. She has been working in the cybersecurity field for 18 years: as KnowBe4 Africa’s Managing Director and before that as security architect and consultant for 18 years, where she has assisted organizations across South Africa, Europe and the U.S. Collard founded security content publisher Popcorn Training, now part of KnowBe4, which is a South African company that promotes cybersecurity awareness by using innovative, story-based techniques and gamification to make complex content simple to understand and easy to remember. She won the Women in Tech Innovations Throughout Africa 2020 Award for Southern and Central Africa and featured in the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity – Africa 2020. Collard holds various security certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 lead auditor, CIPP/IT and used to be a Visa/Mastercard PCI DSS QSA.

Anna Collard is the founder and MD of Popcorn Training, which promotes IT and information security awareness training by using innovative, story-based techniques. Collard has been working in the information security field for 15 years, assisting corporates across South Africa, Europe, and the US keeping their information assets safe. Collard is certified information privacy professional, a Certified Information Security Systems Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, an ISO 27001 Implementation & Lead Auditor consultant, and a business analyst. She used to be a Visa/Mastercard Qualified Security Auditor.

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