Profiles in Leadership: Khawaja Ali of the Federal Bank of PakistanWhy a Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Is Essential
Khwaja Mohammad Ali of the Federal Bank of Pakistan explains why cyberattack prevention requires collaboration between tech teams and senior management.
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In his role as head of technology strategy; governance, risk and compliance; and cybersecurity for the bank, "my priority is to empower my senior management and make them aware of the risk we carry as an organization and hence, set up a dashboard to understand the risk appetite and take appropriate remedial measures," he says
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of part of RSA Conference 2021 coverage and part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Ali offers insights on:
- His responsibilities in managing technology governance in a digitized environment;
- Effective ways to handle people, process and technology for enhanced security;
- Harnessing technologies in bridging skills.
Ali is head of technology strategy; governance, risk and compliance; and cybersecurity at Federal Bank of Pakistan He is also a cyberwarfare subject matter expert at the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies in Pakistan. Ali contributes to several national cybersecurity initiatives and is helping establish a national Cyber Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Formerly, he was a regional coordinator for cybercrime at the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan and a founding member of the Cyber Security Alliance of Pakistan and the Pakistan Information Security Association.