Jawad Khalid Mirza

CISO of Askari Bank Limited, Chairman Cyber Security Forum – Pakistan Banking Association

Jawad is the Cofounder of the CISO Forum as well as OWASP Islamabad Chapter Leader, holding 17 Years of diversified experience in the areas of Information / Cyber Security, Branch less Banking, and Program / Project Management with the Financial and Telecom sectors of Pakistan.

He currently serves in Askari Bank as Chief Information Security Officer, and previously served in Allied Bank and MCB Bank in similar roles.

He serves as Chairman Cyber Security Forum at Pakistan Banking Association Pakistan.

My Sessions

Fact or Fiction: Is There a Cyber Skills Gap? (Sponsored by Wired Relations)

There is much discussion of a skills gap within cybersecurity. But is there really a lack of qualified candidates on the job seekers market? Or are employer expectations limiting the talent pool? Is the picture the same globally? What are the regional differences? In this session we explore how the industry can address the skills gap and the work that is being done across the full talent and training pipeline, including on non-traditional routes into the profession.

  • Catherine Chapman, Cyber Security Journalist and Founding Board Member, InfoSec Hoppers
  • Gary Fildes, Cyber Security and Information Security Principal Instructor, Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Jawad Khalid Mirza, Chief Information Security Officer, Askari Bank and Chairman Cyber Security Forum – Pakistan Banking Association
  • Confidence Staveley, Founder & Executive Director of CyberSafe Foundation