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Why CISOs Are Gaining Power

Pakistani CISO Khawaja Mohammad Ali on How the Role is Changing
Khawaja Mohammad Ali, CISO of a federal bank in Pakistan

CISOs are gaining additional discretionary powers to make risk-based decisions, especially as organizations implement the ISO 27035-3 incident response operations strandard, says Khawaja Mohammad Ali, CISO of a large federal bank in Pakistan.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Khawaja also discusses how the need for availability, integrity, and confidentiality helps justify security investments. He offers insights on:

  • Technologies being harnessed by CISOs to help tackle threats;
  • The need for collaboration with other entities in defending against cyberattacks;
  • Why CISOs need to devise new approaches.

Khawaja is head of technology governance and chief information and cybersecurity officer at a large public sector federal bank in Pakistan. He is a cyber warfare subject matter expert at the Department of Defense & Strategic Studies and former regional coordinator, cybercrimes, at the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan. Khawaja is a founding member of the Cyber Security Alliance of Pakistan and the Pakistan Information Security Association and is on the ISACA chapter board. He contributes to an initiative to establish a national level Cyber Emergency Response Team, or CERT.


About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor, Asia & the Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years' experience in newspapers, audio-visual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism, and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a Group Editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.




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