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Cybersecurity - How resilient is your business?

Waqas Haider
SVP - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Head of Operational Risk at Telenor Microfinance Bank


Waqas Haider is Chief Information Security Officer and the Head of Operational Risk for EasyPaisa / Telenor Microfinance Bank (owned by Telenor & Ant Group). He has 16+ years of diversified experience in managing Technology & Business risks for Banks, Telecom and Fintech on various executive level positions in Pakistan & UAE and has closely worked with CEOs, leadership teams and Board members. As CISO, he oversees and manages areas such as Information & Cyber Security Strategy, Information Security GRC, Application Security, SOC Monitoring, Security Incident Management, Network Security, Program & Project Management for Security projects as well as operating various Security platforms.

He is current member of Pakistan Banking Association - Cyber Security Forum and ISACA.

He holds 2 Master Degrees, one in Computer Science & Information Security and another in Business Administration with major in Finance. He holds various security certifications i.e CISA, CRISC, CISM, CCSA, CFE, CEHv10, ITIL, CIEH, ISO27001-LI and other technology specific certs in information security.

Agenda Sessions

  • Investments in Cybersecurity Infrastructure