Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, coffee and read-to-eat food snacks in the Asia-Pacific region operating in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Samoa.
Mukesh is an experienced Senior IT executive with demonstrated success around IT Strategy, planning, large scale transformation program delivery, PMO, IT Security, Governance and Risk management. Mukesh has vast experience working with different cultures in International markets with demonstrated success in leading people to deliver business outcomes.
Why do you think more women will be beneficial to the industry?
Globally, the representation of women in the technology field is far less compared to the participation of women in the total workforce. The representation is even worse in the field of Cyber Security where there is a global shortage of skills and experience required to tackle the challenging issues faced by businesses and governments. More women participation in Cyber Security will definitely help address some of the skills shortage.
Furthermore, 50% of my current team is made of females and I value the diversity in thought and approach they bring to the team to solve business problems.
Would you hire women in cyber security in your team, and if so, in which area and why?
I would absolutely hire women in Cyber Security in my team and in any area as long as the candidate has the right skills to perform the role. Personally, I find women to generally have better skills to perform Risk Management, Compliance and Security Awareness and Training however this doesn’t mean they cannot focus on other areas of Cyber Security like Threat monitoring, Forensics, Penetration Testing, etc.
I completed my Polytechnic Diploma in Computer Science & Engineering in 2002 and then started my career as a part time trainer while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. Post my graduation I started as an Asst. Professor but soon joined corporate world where I was fortunate to work with Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan & Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hewitt to name few.
Youssef Elmalty is an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert specializing in cyber crime and defense.
Based out of Singapore, Youssef is currently the head of cybersecurity for IBM and provides thought leadership across multiple IBM Security Consulting & Delivery domains. This includes Security Strategy, Risk, Compliance, Security Assessments and Incident Response.
Pierre is the Enterprise Chief Security & Privacy Officer at Huawei, the Fortune 500 Information and Communication Technology Company. Pierre has over 30 years of international experience on Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management.
''From a micro point of view, cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game, where intellectual agility and perseverance are primordial.''