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Profiles in Leadership: Shaik J. Ahmed of Mashreq Bank

Head of InfoSec, Risk and Governance on Risk Quantification for Better Security
Shaik J. Ahmed, VP of risk, governance and information security, Mashreq Bank, and executive member of the CyberEdBoard

To fight threats, security practitioners need to develop a proactive, offensive risk quantification strategy to establish cyber resilience, says Shaik J. Ahmed, vice president of risk, governance and information security at Mashreq Bank.

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“Always measuring organizational risk from a hacker’s point of view is critical in identifying security gaps,” Ahmed says, and he offers insights on taking a collaborative approach to secure the ecosystem.

In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Ahmed also discusses:

  • Building cyber warriors on the organization's risk teams;
  • Breaking down the organization's silos through collaboration;
  • Democratizing security in the perimeterless world

Shaik has over 25 years of cybersecurity and consulting experience in IoT security and connected devices security, cyber resilience, cyberthreat management and counterthreat intelligence, security operations center, application security and vulnerability management, and enterprise security and GRC.

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About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor & Conference Chair, Asia and 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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