Amir Siddiqui

Amir Siddiqui is Bachelor of Computer Science from Karachi Univeristy and presently serving U Microfinance Bank Pakistan, he is Cyber & Information Security Professional with over a decade of experience within Banking & Retail-SCM fields of Pakistan and KSA. Expertise include IS Policy, Governance & Risk Management, Vulnerability Management Program, SOC Development, Security Operations & Engineering, Security Audits & Reviews, Business Continuity Program, IT Disaster Recovery, Cyber Security Awareness/Trainings, and list goes on and on. Having a valuable experience of more than 16 years gained mostly under the Banking & Retail Sector, he had the opportunity to work closely with various Information Technology Security, Information Security and Governance, Business Continuity Plan/Disaster Recovery and related domains. His experience includes development of Policies and Procedures on IT Infrastructure and Security, along with implementation and monitoring of them through controls, meeting regulatory requirements/compliance, conducting Training Sessions for IT & Regular staff, conducting gap-analysis on policies verses controls, overseeing Network & Infrastructure changes, conducting Penetration Testing, IT Security Risk Assessment, etc. His previous experiences include as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Samba Bank Limited, Pakistan, IT Auditor at Othaim Markets Company (Riyadh/Saudi Arabia), AVP-IT Technology at National Bank of Pakistan – (Karachi/Pakistan), Head of Information Security/CISO at Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan – (Karachi/Pakistan) and he started as a Project Manager (IT) in Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan – (Karachi/Pakistan)