About Us

The Social Experiment (TSE) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) established in 2013 in the UK – it has three divisions; philanthropy, research and consultancy.

The philanthropy division of TSE CIC is ISfA, a collective of collaborateurs who currently number 1260, from 93 countries on 6 continents. The continental breakdown is as follows:

Africa 560
Asia 161
Australia 18
Europe 322
North America 184
South America 15

About 12% of us are female and 35 African countries are represented.

Between us we have; PhDs, MScs (most are from here, a UK ACE-CSR**), MBAs, Cisco certifications, ISACA certifications, (ISC)2 certifications, SANS certifications, Project Management qualifications (PMP/PRINCE2), hold professional memberships of; BCS, IISP, IEEE, (a detailed breakdown is available) and have a cumulative 5000 years of industry experience (conservative estimate).

Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was a great seat of learning in the 15th and 16th centuries, attracting scholars from around the world – TSE CIC aims to be a Timbuktu for the 21st century.

We have all agreed to donate our collective intelligence for the purpose of answering the following question;

what does Africa’s information security landscape look like?