Noah Baalessanvu

Noah Baalessanvu

Noah Baalessanvu

Chairman of the National Information Security Advisory Group (NISAG) and Founder at Crypto Savannah

Noah has extensive experience in the technology space in the region. Trained as an Electrical Engineer at Makerere, he has over 7 years’ experience in the Telecommunications sector having worked with the largest telco – MTN and with ZTE Corporation, a leading Telecoms Manufacturing Company. He has over 12 years’ experience in the cyber security space and over 3 years’ experience in Civic technology.

He served as the Managing Partner and lead consultant at Computer Forensics Consult Limited, a Cyber Security consultancy firm and the pioneer digital forensics firm in East Africa since 2004. Focused on Cyber Security, Forensics, Risk and Compliance consultancy, his role at the firm gained him vast experience in Telecoms Security, Cyber Defense & Offense, Cyber Intelligence, digital forensics, risk and compliance consultancy and the emerging field of cyber insurance.

He currently serves on the National Information Security Advisory Group (NISAG) as the Chairman. He also serves on the CIRT for the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects (NCIP) – ICT Infrastructure, as the Cyber Security Committee representative for Uganda.

Noah is also a thought leader in the area of Cyber Security having consulted for the Banking Sector including the Central Bank, the National IT Authority, the Defense and Security sectors, the Insurance Sector and Justice Law and Order sector. He has given numerous talks to professionals and professional bodies such as ISACA, ICPAU, CPA, UBA.

In addition to his cyber security portfolio, Noah is also the founder of CryptoSavannah Limited & Blockchain Technologies Africa which are premier Blockchain-As-A-Service, Cryptocurrency exchange and trading companies. His expertise in security gave him early exposure to the Blockchain and the early beginnings of Bitcoin and has been an enthusiast since. With certificates in Cryptography and in Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies from Princeton University he is a thought leader and consultant on Bitcoin and the Blockchain and is currently setting up the regions premier Blochian innovation incubators.