Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Khawaja Ali of the Federal Bank of Pakistan

Why a Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Is Essential
Khwaja Mohammad Ali, head of technology strategy, GRC and cybersecurity, Federal Bank of Pakistan

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 ISMG's Cybersecurity Leadership series for RSA Conference 2021, 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.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor, Asia & the Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual 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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