Head - Cyber Security Policy & Standards, Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Qatar
Pawaskar is an experienced information security professional with more than nineteen years of experience having worked in diverse verticals such as Telecommunications, Government, Hospitality, Engineering with some of the leading blue chip companies in the region. The last twelve years and more have been specifically in the realm of information security. He is currently the Head - Cyber Security Policy and Standards working with the Cyber Security Division at Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Qatar. Key achievements include successful development of National Information Assurance (NIA) Policy (Qatar's Information Security Policy) and the complete program around it to drive its adoption and compliance within the stakeholders. He successfully delivered Q-PKI, Qatar's National PKI Project, and has also played a key role (as an author, reviewer, SME) in a number of policy documents published by the Cyber Security Sector, ictQATAR including a number of key legislations being drafted by ictQATAR, as well as providing inputs to the National Cyber Security Strategy. Pawaskar has also conceptualized the idea and contributed in developing the Qatar Business Continuity Guidelines through a unique PPP model.