Bashir Semakula is the founder of Cyberlastic Pty Ltd, a cyber advisory company that helps organisations make cybersecurity simple and affordable.
At Cyberlastic, Bashir works as a virtual CISO and Security Advisor, and his main focus is helping clients develop customised cyber strategies, prioritise capabilities and communicate cybersecurity effectively to senior business leaders.
Before devoting his work full-time to Cyberlastic, Bashir worked for a University as its Manager, IT Security, Architecture and Governance and, before that, for a state government department as the Security Architect and Principal Information Security Specialist.
Over the last 16 years, Bashir has worked across various industries such as government, education, non-profit and financial services providing various Information Technology and cybersecurity advisory services. Bashir has also lectured information security and project management at Kampala International University, Dar es Salaam College.
In addition to being a founder, vCISO and Security Advisor, Bashir is also a keen runner and cyclist and has participated in many events such as Noosa Triathlon and Gold Coast Marathon. Bashir has also hiked to Everest Basecamp.