Anna Maria Collard

Senior Vice-President, Content Strategy and Evangelist Africa, The Zensory Space

Anna is currently SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa where she drives security awareness across the African continent. Collard founded security content publisher Popcorn Training, which was acquired by KnowBe4 in 2018. Anna won the Women in Tech Innovations Throughout Africa 2020 Award for Southern and Central Africa. She was featured in the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity – Africa 2020 as well as the Top 100 Women in Cyber 2020 and 2021 globally by Cyber Defence Magazine and UK SecurityGuru’s Top 21 list for Most Inspiring Women in Cyber, 2021. She was awarded the ISACA South Africa prestigious President Award for 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 is passionate about mindfulness and is a certified Yoga instructor.

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