Illyas Kooliyankal
Case study

Illyas Kooliyankal

Chief Information Security Officer
Illyas Kooliyankal is a Cyber Security leader with multi decade of experience in pioneering & leading multi-million-dollar transformation programs across institutions, including banking and ISPs. He has laid the foundation of digital secure landscape for prioritizing continuous business growth. Currently he is the CISO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, one of the largest banks in UAE. His core ideology is to transform & institutionalize a cyber-secure culture for defending the bank against dynamic threat vectors. With his innovative approaches & proven experience with brilliant community services in the field of cybersecurity, earned him many awards, including CNME Middle East CISO 2021 and IDC Middle East CISO of the Year-2020
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Case Study Roundtable: Business Centric Approach to Modernizing Cybersecurity

Information Security is always looked at just as a control function within many organizations. But, understanding and positioning it as the key for organization’s success require right approach, robust governance model, innovative thoughts, Agile Execution, Fool Proof technologies, optimized investments and well-defined risk appetite. This case study will offer insights and lessons learned in the journey of modernizing the security program at ADIB to one that empowers the business to innovate with right level of proactive, effective and positive security in place.
Key elements covered include:
• Designing a forward looking transformation program
• Developing the right governance and technology model
• Building the right organization structure and culture
• Enabling business innovation and success

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