The rapid rise of technology has led to advances in the banking and financial security industry which have enhanced convenience and increased retention among consumers. However, the BFSI industry in the Middle East has become one of the prime targets of highly sophisticated and focused attacks.
Emerging channels like mobile banking, digital banking platforms, IoT, digital identity etc. are being exploited by cyber criminals. The recent wave of attacks against banks in the Middle East using highly advanced engineering techniques underlines the gravity of the situation. There is an urgent need to develop a robust security framework as traditional methods are becoming redundant.
The FinSec Summit, which is part of the highly successful New Age Banking series, will bring together decision makers and solution providers to share experiences and address key challenges. CISO professionals will discover the latest technologies, developments and strategies to protect their organisations.
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Paladion is a specialized partner for information risk management to leading organizations across industries in Asia, US and Middle East. Paladion is rated as the largest 'pure-play' Information Risk Management partner in Asia and is also the only Gartner rated managed security provider in Middle East.
For over a decade, Paladion has been actively managing information risks for over 700 customers. Paladion provides complete spectrum of information risk management comprising of security assurance, compliance, governance, monitoring, security analytics and security management services to large and medium sized organizations. Paladion also offers a suite of Security Intelligence Products for global enterprises and Cloud Managed Security Services for mid-market organizations. Paladion’s offerings have been recognized and awarded by Gartner, Asian Banker, and Red Herring amongst others. Paladion is also actively involved in several information risk management research forums and has authored many books on the same.
For more information, please visit www.paladion.net
Planet Biometrics.com is a free-to- access news and information portal that takes biometric reporting and information dissemination to a new level. The portal is designed to shine a light on the biometric industry, promote the industry's expertise, give critical analysis, uncover breaking news, and, most importantly, provide educational information and advice for end users.
The site also offers a free e-newsletter, which contains all the latest news, plus commentary from the site's panel of industry-renowned advisors. To make sure you don't miss out, register at: www.planetbiometrics.com/user/register
Banking Technology is the definitive source of news and analysis of the global fintech sector.
Founded in London in 1984, Banking Technology has been at the forefront of the print and online publishing for the international community of bankers, financial services professionals, vendors, consultants, analysts and other industry participants, big and small.
Our website attracts around 80,000+ unique monthly visitors and our daily newsletter is delivered to over 17,500+ key decision-makers in the financial services and technology sectors.
Our broad readership and reputation, combined with in-depth coverage of fintech and banking technology issues on a worldwide scale, makes Banking Technology the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.
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NFC Times is the only source of original, in-depth, independent news and research about the mobile payments and contactless markets. That's why so many industry decision-makers have seen the value of becoming premium subscribers. Other publications rely on press releases and talking points; we talk to key sources, do original research and use our years of experience to give you facts, context and insight you can't find anywhere else.
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Security Solutions Watch.com invites you to participate in our "In The Boardroom" thought leadership series similar to these examples with: DELL EMC, Cisco IoT, HP Cybersecurity. Major media and trade media exposure such as: CNN, LA Daily News, Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal is guaranteed. See our demographics, traffic and reach. What's YOUR solution? Contact Marla, MBE@SecuritySolutionsWatch.com for a tour.
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Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.
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InAuth is the leading digital device intelligence company for a mobile-first world. InAuth delivers the most advanced device identification, risk detection, and analysis capabilities possible to help organizations limit risk, remove friction, and reduce fraud within their digital channels. With safer digital transactions, banks, payment networks, merchants, healthcare providers, governments, and other organizations are better positioned to capture new revenue opportunities and compete more effectively in an "always-on" world.
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Innovatrics is an independent provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects. Since 2004, Innovatrics has been helping organizations to prevent identity fraud using innovative biometric solutions. Innovatrics has successfully completed over 500 projects in 68 countries, with over 900 million people having been biometrically processed using Innovatrics software. Innovatrics' line of next-generation identity management technologies includes Innovatrics AFIS, the world's fastest multimodal Automated Fingerprint Identification System and IFace, a proven facial biometric solution. With a global team of experts, Innovatrics is dedicated to working with partners around the world to deliver powerful identity management solutions.
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Infosec Ventures is a venture fund focussed on transforming Cyber Security.
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Anomali delivers earlier detection and identification of adversaries in your organizations network by making it possible to correlate tens of millions of threat indicators against your real time network activity logs and up to a year or more of forensic log data. Anomali's approach enables detection at every point along the kill chain, making it possible to mitigate threats before material damage to your organization has occurred.
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Chief Information Officer, Bank Al Bilad
With more than two decades of IT experience-including more than 12 years as a CIO/COO in the financial services industry (Conventional and Islamic)-Mohamed Roushdy has been working for major financial services, conglomerate and software services companies in the region. He has the distinction of being an executive team member on establishing four Islamic finance startups in the GCC and North Africa, and also led the IT team for the first ever transformation of Conventional Bank into Islamic Bank. Mohamed has worked for major financial service organisations in MENA and was an Advisor with Booz and Co in establishing a prominent financial services startup in North Africa. Currently, Mohamed holds the position of Technology Advisor at Bank Al Bilad - Saudi Arabia. He has significant expertise in IT strategy, digital transformation, governance, applications services, networking, information security and infrastructure management. Mohamed holds an MBA from Manchester Business School (MBS) and received the award of Middle East Ambassador of Manchester Business School in 2013. He was rated among the top 50 CIOs in the Middle East 2012 by CNME magazine, and has been nominated as one of the technology leaders in Middle East by FT Summit for many years.
Chief Information Officer - National Commercial Bank
Rasha Abu Al Saud is the Chief Information Security Of cer of a leading Saudi Arabian bank. In her role, Rasha and her team established a cyber intelligence center and successfully implemented a number of security-related technologies to improve the monitoring capabilities within a short period of time. The projects she implemented covered identity governance, network protection, SIEM, eGRC, endpoint monitoring, DLP, secure build, threat detection, and vulnerability infrastructure, in addition to a comprehensive security controls framework. Rasha holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from King Abdullah University and several industry certifications. She is a frequent speaker in local and international conferences, sharing her expertise in IT risk, governance, security and threat monitoring.
Head of Operational Risk & Governance - Noor Bank
Prashant Nair (PIOR) has been with Noor Bank as the Head of Operational Risk & Governance since 2013. He has been instrumental in the implementation and ongoing management of operational risk and governance in the bank. He is a domain risk expert in banking, with special expertise in operational risk and information security governance. He has successfully implemented information security governance practices within Noor Bank. A seasoned banking professional with an eye for detail and comprehensive experience in operational risk, audit, internal control, centralised banking operations, branch operations, business continuity and system migrations, Prashant brings with him 17 years of banking experience with a strong background of 10 years in operational risk management and internal control. He brings to the table his skills in risk management, internal controls and corporate governance, along with hands-on experience in banking operations and practical banking knowledge.
Head of Information Security - Kuwait Finance House
Chief Information Security Officer - Banque Du Caire
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer - Banque Saudi Fransi
Roshdi Osman is a cyber security strategist, international speaker and business-oriented information security executive with over 15 years of experience in security leadership roles at various organisations, including Fortune 500 companies. Roshdi has established and implemented security strategy and roadmaps at various organisations, building the security frameworks and implementing the core components to achieve GRC as Business as Usual. Roshdi is visionary leader with strong skills in business management. He is a subject matter expert with a professional track record of successfully designing and implementing enterprise-wide fraud and nancial cyber crime risk management programmes for large-scale nancial institutions.
Head of Information Security - Central Bank of UAE
Thabet Bakheet Thabet, a UAE National with a passion in Cyber Security, with more than 15 years of experience in oil & gas, telecommunication, and Banking sectors in building, and operating secure telecom and customer services.
He Hold a Msc in Information Security & Computer Crimes from Glamorgan University in UK, BSc in Business Information Technology from HCT – UAE, an industry certified Information security professional (CISSP), and currently pursuing a MSc in Banking & Finance from Paris Sorbonne University.
He was appointed as Head - Information Security to lead the Cyber Security Initiatives and program for Central bank of UAE.
Thabet Bakheet is an active member in the information security field, and regularly attends and participates in different information security events.
Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Fujairah
Hariprasad Chede joined the National Bank of Fujairah as its Head of Information Security in June, 2011. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the bank's information security programme. This includes establishing and overseeing the bank's security architecture, ensuring data privacy, overseeing regulatory compliance and developing and implementing security-related policies to mitigate any operational risks.
With over 16 years of experience, Hari has substantial expertise in information security, consulting and risk management that is specific to the financial services sector. He has earned a number of prestigious certifications for information security and assurance from leading organisations like ISACA and (ISC) 2. Additionally, Hari has been associated with the ISACA UAE Chapter since 2006 and is currently its vice president. He also has a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, India.
AVP Security Operations, Al Hilal Bank
Deputy Head of IT & GRC, Commercial Bank of Dubai
Director - Information Security Risk Specialist, Leading International Bank
Associate Vice President – Information Security, Emirates NBD
Yazad Khandhadia is an information security leader and passionate innovator, with skills ranging from information security strategy, program development and management and security assurance to security operations. His interests include cloud security, artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, digitisation, mobility, bi-modal IT, red teaming and forensics.
Prior to this role, Yazad worked in the domain of information security policy and standards development and risk assessments. Yazad received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Master's degree in International Business from Bombay University and University of Wollongong, respectively from 1997 to 2004.
Regional Head of Payments, Mashreq
Pankaj Kundra is the Regional Head of Payments at Mashreq Dubai. Since December 2015, he is overall responsible for P&L of Mashreq’s Payments Business (Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Acquiring business). Pankaj has 17 years of banking experience across various countries. Prior to joining Mashreq Dubai, Pankaj was the Head of Retail Banking at Mashreq Egypt, where he lead the turnaround of retail bank from a loss making to a profitable business franchise through increasing the revenue streams in a consistent and sustainable way. The main pillars of growth that he built for Mashreq Egypt were Cards, Personal Loans, Liabilities, SME and Mashreq Gold Business. From 2007 to 2013 Pankaj was a Sr. Vice President and Business Head – Mass Market Segment and Auto Business at Fullerton Financial Holdings in UAE. His key achievements during that time include being involved in the founding team which set up a world class finance company in the UAE. He was involved in many aspects of the company including credit policy, product proposition, branch distribution set-up, sales, etc.
Global CISO, Cyber Execs
Azeem Bashir is an award winning industry recognised business-driven CISO with a highly-successful background in B2B, FinTECH, InvestmentRetail Banking, Financial Services, Consulting, Energy, Utilities Oil & Gas, Government & Global Corporate sectors.
Azeem has held the position of CISO and Director of Cyber Security for EMEAR for many global businesses and is a ‘Trusted Advisor’ on Cyber & Information Security Risk Management throughout the UK Government and Banking sectors.
Over 20 years leading InformationCyber Security and Information Risk Management delivery across multiple sectors, with extensive proven track record across EMEAR managing Banking, Oil & Gas, Critical National Infrastructure Cyber-attacks and building Cyber Security & Digital Transformation Programs.
Head of Information Security, Commercial Bank International
Brian started out with PwC serving clients across multiple industries; from financial services to telecom, retail and oil & gas companies. Eventually working with Barclays Bank, he specialised in the financial services sector, focusing on risk management across technology, business systems and products. Over the last 16 years as technologies have evolved, Brian has continually enriched his experience and technical knowledge of risk management most especially in information security. In his current role, Brian leads the information security team of Commercial Bank International (CBI), which is a UAE based commercial bank. At the top of his agenda is working with the senior leadership team of the bank to make sense of the noise so that the most relevant and prioritized security agenda items are attained. This is especially important considering the fast pace of environmental changes in the industry.
First Vice President - Head of Banking, Payments and Security, United Overseas Bank
Dennis Koh is the Head of Banking, Payments and Security in the Digital Banking and Mobile team of United Overseas Bank (UOB). In this role, he manages a team of product owners that are tasked to re-define the customer experience across Internet Banking and Mobile platforms. Working closely with the UX, development and IT security teams, he is a keen to prove the best user experience to UOB’s customers without compromising on security.
Dennis was previously the Area Product Owner, Channels and prior that Mobile Payment SME at Visa Europe. He was heavily involved in all the Mobile Payments initiatives in Europe and the London Olympics project. Prior to that, he was at Gemalto, the leader in digital security, in a wide ranging of roles from development engineer to technical consultant. Dennis graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a 1st class honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Head of MENA, SWIFT
Khaled Moharem is SWIFT’s Head of Middle East and North Africa. Khaled has worked at Swift for the past 8 years managing a diverse community of financial services organisations, ranging from Central Banks, Commercial Banks, Market Infrastructures, Investment Managers, and Corporates. Prior to this, he worked in the credit card industry for 9 years. With more than 20 years covering the financial sector in the region, Khaled has a strong understanding of market challenges and opportunities.
Dr. Martin Emms is a cyber security researcher at Newcastle University focusing on the security impacts of new payment technologies, user authentication using ubiquitous and IoT technologies and related security issues caused by unintentional privacy leakage. Martin’s work is enhanced by his industry experience; working as a solutions architect in payments and as a systems designer of safety critical embedded control systems for MoD, satellite communications, nuclear power and transport.
Mohammed Aamir Ali is currently a PhD research student at the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security at Newcastle University, UK. His research centres around exploiting the potential vulnerabilities in the payment eco-system (especially NFC mobile payments, payment applications and online payments). Understanding the insidious tactics targeting the world of cyber systems gives Mohammed an in-depth insight into the methods and psychology of attackers. He has ongoing research which involves landscaping the developments and security challenges in the e-commerce payment systems.
Head of Information Security, Mashreq
President & COO, Paladion
Sunil Gupta is President and Chief Operations Officer at Paladion. He leads the company’s global delivery, practices, and operations, and is responsible for people practices, HR operations and learning & development. For India and the Middle East, Sunil will also be at the helm of sales operations.
Prior to joining Paladion, Sunil has held several senior leadership positions encompassing strategy, technology, and operations in Aricent (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems), Symphony Teleca, Logica India, and was COO at Edgeverve systems (an Infosys company) in his last role. He has a wealth of experience in leading teams that deliver platform based services, and has a deep understanding of the dynamics that are playing out in enterprises as IT is transitioning to be more agile, secure and responsive. He brings a great blend of business, strategy, delivery, and operations to the team.
Sunil has a B-Tech in Computer Science from NIT Trichy, Madras University.
Senior Director Digital Identity & Security, EMEA, CA Technologies
Vice President of Technology Partnerships, InAuth
Face Business Unit Director, Innovatrics
Peter Martis is currently acting as a director of the Face Recognition Business Unit at Innovatrics. He is focusing on the continuous product improvement, increasing Innovatrics' presence on the face recognition market and evangelizing the use facial biometrics on mobile devices.
Prior to Innovatrics, Peter has worked for Nuance, Genesys and Siemens, focusing on sales activities and business development of the biometrics and customer service solutions. While working at Nuance, Peter has managed to increase the sales of voice biometrics technology in the Central European reagion by 400%.
Peter holds a degree in Computer Automation from Slovak Technical Unversity. Peter is married with 2 children.
Head - Risk Management; National Payments Corporation of India
Bharat Panchal is Head - Risk Management of National Payments Corporation of India since April-2011. Bharat is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements of Risk management controls and governance areas, which are Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Information Security, Internal Audit and Fraud Management. He is also responsible to establish the ownership for risk management activities across the organization and partnering with functions and member banks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations, safeguarding of tangible and intangible assets, accuracy and integrity of transactions and processes. Under his leadership, NPCI has achieved PCI DSS, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001. He was instrumental to receive Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Certification of Merit in February 2016.
Bharat has been awarded as "Security Leader of the Year" in December 2014 by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for his significant contribution in cyber security in banking sector and "Information Security Meastro-2015" by INFOSECURITYLIVE.COM in April 2015. Recently awarded dynamiCISO Security Excellence "Trailblazer" Award in March 2016.
VP, Head of Security, Middle East & Africa; Mastercard
Deputy Head of IT Risk & GRC; Commercial Bank of Dubai
EVP & Regional Head, Paladion
Director EMEA Operations, Anomali
Regional Director – MENA, A10 Networks