Emirates Group IT
Head - CyberSecurity Technology
June 2013 — Present
I am responsible for leading the CyberSecurity Operations with a strong team of information technology executives. I spearhead decision making in existing policies, drafting, developing procedures in terms of logical, physical and personnel security perspective while adhering to company’s aim and business objectives, conceptualize, enhancing reviewing and enhancing information security skills in large enterprise along with in-depth knowledge of latest tools and technologies in the information security and risk management sector.
I play an important role in ensuring compliance with ‘human aspects of security’ and assimilating security and privacy awareness culture throughout the organization and effective implementation of policies and procedures to meet high level of security standards for existing accounts.
In addition, I am proactively involved in devising, executing, and test business continuity plans, support and supervise on-going company-wide risk and control assessment of processes and infrastructure, and techniques to obtain latest security tools and technologies. This includes network security management, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention, content filtering, spam / phishing control, application whitelisting, application security, encryption solutions, antimalware platforms, web application firewalls, logical and physical access control systems.
Closely working with external agencies like contractors, vendors and stakeholders, I strive to maintain good relations with associated partners (direct and indirect). Prevention is better than cure. Hence, I seek to identify deteriorating risk at an early stage and suggest preventive or remedial action.