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Mohammed Noordin Yusuff Marican, CISO, NTUC Link

Posted on: 02 Jul 2018

Mohammed Noordin Yusuff Marican was a typical young boy in Singapore in the 1980s. He was always out playing football and hanging out with his friends. “I was never home.” But when he received his first computer at age 12 – a 486 – he embarked on a path that would eventually be his life’s…

Asia-Pacific leads the way in cybersecurity preparedness

Posted on: 25 Jun 2018

  Taiwan is the most cybersecurity prepared country in the world, with three other Asia-Pacific countries following close behind, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Cybersecurity Index. Taiwan earned a perfect score of 1.0 in the index. It was followed by Singapore (0.925), the United States (0.919), Malaysia (0.893), Estonia (0.846) and Australia (0.824).…

Peter Fizelle, CISO, Asian Development Bank

Posted on: 22 Jun 2018

Peter Fizelle spent many years working in cybersecurity, starting in an intelligence agency, onto managed service providers, consulting and then various commercial banks, first in Australia, then Singapore and most recently in Hong Kong. “It was the financial services sector that had the money and the mindset to be early adopters of internet security,” he…

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

Posted on: 19 Jun 2018

No silver bullets For Stu Sjouwerman, deciding which road to take did not come easy. Whereas other kids had some idea of what they wanted to be when they grew up, he did not immediately know what he was going to do with his life. At 16 he became obsessed with reading science fiction and…

Posted on: 04 Jun 2018

It starts from the search Sometimes it’s the simplest things we happen to do that change the course of our lives. For Jason Witty, it is typing a four-letter word – “hack” – into a search engine bar that led him to a career, no, a life, in information security. That search turned up results…

Posted on: 21 May 2018

In a job interview just out of college in 1995, Angel Redoble was asked if he had any experience with computers. An engineer by training, Angel said he had none. Fortunately, the boss was a friend of his sister. She hired him as an allowance-based trainee at one of the first Internet service providers in…

Florin Talpes, Bitdefender

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Thriving in Troubled Times Most people would say they prefer an untroubled life. But for Florin Talpes, founder and CEO of Bitdefender, it was trouble that created great opportunities. In fact, if it had not been for hardship in his native Romania where a 1989 revolution toppled the Ceaușescu government, disrupted his life and caused…

Ratinder Ahuja, CEO, ShieldX

Posted on: 03 May 2018

It was in his birthplace in the mountains of Kashmir where Ratinder Ahuja began his journey to become a cybersecurity entrepreneur. Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX, a U.S.-based firm that specializes in cloud security, has a reputation for establishing tech startups that get acquired by big companies. His first venture, Internet Junction, attracted the interest of…

Aqua Security and LogicHub Tie as Winners of Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® During RSA 2018

Posted on: 01 May 2018

CISOs from across industries selected Aqua Security and LogicHub as the winners of Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® during RSA 2018. The event brought security solutions providers face-to-face with CISO buyers. Participating vendors were given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution in a rapid-fire question and answer format to a panel of information security…

John Whiting, CSO, DDB Worldwide

Posted on: 10 Apr 2018

You might say that John Whiting is a self-made Chief Security Officer. He didn’t start out to pursue any sort of information security career, or even an IT career. Whiting went to John Jay College, part of City University of New York, for a pre-law program. He graduated with a degree in Legal Studies. During…