Profiles in Leadership: Tarek El-SherifHead of IT Risk at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on the Importance of Training
Technology is not the solution to all cybersecurity problems, and cybersecurity awareness has to be given equal emphasis, says Tarek El-Sherif, head of IT risk at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
"It is an ongoing process and we cannot focus on one specific point. We run ongoing awareness projects for our staff and our customers. It is life, and we have to manage it all the time," says El-Sherif. "Technology keeps changing and when technology changes, awareness becomes critical."
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, El-Sherif also discusses:
- How he makes security awareness interesting for employees;
- How cybersecurity has evolved in the financial industry;
- The major achievements of his career.
El-Sherif is head of IT risk at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. He has extensive experience in distinguished multinational banks and has served in the areas of information technology, information security and information technology risk. He has also developed policies, procedures and governance frameworks related to information technology and information security risks.
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