Global Banking Discourse Series: Cyber Landscape in the Malaysian Financial Industry

Cyber Landscape in the Malaysian Financial Industry

On 17 July 2017, the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) held its fourth Global Banking Discourse Series for 2017, titled “Cyber Landscape in the Malaysian Financial Industry” at Conference Hall 1, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. Almost 100 attendees were at the event, which featured a line-up of subject matter experts who discussed and debated on the various issues, challenges and possible solutions relating to the global and domestic cyber security landscape.

AICB Chief Executive, Prasad Padmanaban, was present to give welcoming remarks, followed by Zainal Abidin Maarif, Technology Risk Specialist from Bank Negara Malaysia’s Specialist Risk Unit, who gave the keynote address. Speakers at the event included Ian Glover, President, CREST, Rowland Johnson, Director, CREST, Dr Adrian Nish, Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, BAE Systems, Murari Kalyanarami, Head of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank, Gurdev Singh, Head of Group Technology Services, RHB Bank Berhad, Lt Col Sazali bin Sukardi (Retired), Senior Vice President of Strategic Research Division, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM), Harme Mohamed, Head of Digital Surveillance Division, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and Victor Lo, Head of Information Security, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), with Ong Ai Lin, Independent Non-Executive Director at RHB Bank Berhad, as a moderator.

At the same event, the AICB also facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) between CREST  and Persatuan Penguji Keselamatan Siber Kuala Lumpur, Selangor dan Putrajaya (“PPKS”)/CREST Malaysia Chapter to help promote an internationally recognised certification and accreditation framework for the domestic cyber security industry. The signing of the MoU acknowledged the partnership between the two parties and the rollout of a CREST chapter in Malaysia. Ian Glover, President of CREST and Mohammed Fadzil Haron, Chairman of PPKS/ CREST Malaysia Chapter, signed the MoU witnessed by Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor and AICB Council member, Donald Joshua Jaganathan, AICB Chief Executive, Prasad Padmanaban and CREST Director, Rowland Johnson.

The AICB-Global Banking Discourse Series is part of AICB’s continuous learning and thought leadership development on key issues and trends impacting the Malaysian Banking industry.

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