Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of InfoRiskToday, announces the hiring of its Managing Director for the Middle East, India, and South East Asia practice, Sameer Saxena.
Saxena, who has 13 years of experience working in India, Bahrain, Singapore and Australia, brings an extensive background and understanding of the information security and risk management trends in the APAC/EMEA regions.
"Being part of a continuing evolution with a premier information security media company that has such a strong team, products and potential ... I am extremely excited about the challenging role and look forward to it," Saxena says.
He will be responsible for extending ISMG's region-specific news, education, and insight, as well as initiating ISMG's editorial, sales and general operations.
Saxena's immediate focus will be on initiating an in-person summit series, defining educational offerings and developing security vendor partnerships in the APAC/EMEA regions.
As the new Managing Director for these international regions, Saxena wishes to build the brand of ISMG by positioning the company as the "Knowledge Partner" to industry vendors, trade associations and practitioners. He will also work to leverage existing capabilities and strategize on new business opportunities.
Previously, Saxena was an advisor to NASSCOM on the development of the National Occupational Skills (NOS) for Cyber Security. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, been an ISO with a stock brokering firm, and contributed to various information security publications.
Information Security Media Group publishes BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education.
ISMG's suite of educational webinars and in-person events offer hands-on training by knowledgeable practitioners and is available to individual and corporate subscribers.
ISMG's custom research, including the Healthcare Information Security Today, Faces of Fraud and Cloud Computing Security surveys, is routinely featured at leading industry events, such as the RSA Conference and BAI Payments Connect.