Why CISOs Are Gaining PowerPakistani CISO Khawaja Mohammad Ali on How the Role is Changing
CISOs are gaining additional discretionary powers to make risk-based decisions, especially as organizations implement the ISO 27035-3 incident response operations strandard, says Khawaja Mohammad Ali, CISO of a large federal bank in Pakistan.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Khawaja also discusses how the need for availability, integrity, and confidentiality helps justify security investments. He offers insights on:
- Technologies being harnessed by CISOs to help tackle threats;
- The need for collaboration with other entities in defending against cyberattacks;
- Why CISOs need to devise new approaches.
Khawaja is head of technology governance and chief information and cybersecurity officer at a large public sector federal bank in Pakistan. He is a cyber warfare subject matter expert at the Department of Defense & Strategic Studies and former regional coordinator, cybercrimes, at the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan. Khawaja is a founding member of the Cyber Security Alliance of Pakistan and the Pakistan Information Security Association and is on the ISACA chapter board. He contributes to an initiative to establish a national level Cyber Emergency Response Team, or CERT.