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I am a passionate Information & Cyber Security Thought Leader with an entrepreneurial mindset; driven by the purpose of managing security challenges associated with Technology and the risks that arise due to its extensive adoption by business & individuals. I have 19+ year of experience in BFSI, ITES, Advisory & Consulting in fortune 500 companies, large enterprises and conglomerates; across GCC & India. I am inspired by the following quotes from two great philosophers: • "Survival of the fittest" by Mr. Herbert Spencer • “We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience” by Mr. John Dewey I help organizations build their security capabilities and be “Fit” to “Survive” in this hostile connected world; I thrive in green field and transformation initiatives where I use my skills and experience to its true potential and can positively contribute with utmost job satisfaction. I have won several awards and accolades for my work in Information & Cyber Security domain; invited as panelist in security forums. During the course of my professional career; I have successfully delivered 100+ Information/Cyber Security & IT GRC projects in Banking, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Government, Large Enterprises & Conglomerates with a collective value of more than USD 30+ Million. Core Capabilities & Interest: • Expert in contextualizing security around & for business; winning board & leadership buy-in • Security Strategy, Capability & Road-map Development (NIST CSF, CIS CSC, ISO 27001, COBIT 5) • Security Portfolio, Program & Project Management (Agile & PMP) • Enterprise Security Architecture (SABSA) • Information & Cyber Risk Management (ISO 31000, NIST 800-30, ISO 27005) • Security & Risk Management of Blockchain Ecosystem • Cyber Security Threat Modelling (STRIDE) • Digital Transformation, DevSecOps & Cloud Security (CSA, OWASP) • Invisible SecureOps, Data Driven Autonomous Threat Detection & SOAR • Use Cognitive technologies to address security challenges
My Professional Background
  • Head - IT Governance, Risk & Compliance
    Dubai Properties (DP)
    Dec 2016 - Present 3 Year(s) and 4 Month(s)

    LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Properties Group is a leading master-developer based in the United Arab Emirates, and is responsible for shaping some of Dubai’s most renowned and iconic real estate destinations. Its a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company with Total Assets of USD 35+ Billion and interests in 24 countries, following its establishment in 2004 to manage a portfolio of projects supporting Dubai’s economic, social and industrial development. As the Head of IT-GRC; my mandate is to: • Protect Revenue, Brand, Reputation and contribute to bottom line • Enhance Customer and Stakeholder perception & confidence • Secure enterprise information and technology resources – digital estate • Consolidate, Unify, Standardize, Simplify & Continually improve technology landscape • Align, Innovate, Disrupt & Digitally Transform Operations • Nurture & build talent and foster collaboration for design thinking, agility & innovation In order to deliver the above mandate; I lead the formulation of a 3 Year IT-GRC Strategy & Road-map; consist of 7 programs as below and 30+ projects, supporting DPG’s Technology Operations & Digital Transformation: • Establish IT & Security Architecture • Secure Customer Digital Services & Touch points • Secure Data & Information Assets • Manage Technology Risks Exposure • Comply with Laws, Regulations & Internal Policies • Technology Services Performance Assurance • Technology Services Resilience