Filed CISO, Cohesity APJ
Victor Keong, HBA (Ivey 1993) CISA, EMBA (Ivey 1999), CISSP, has close to 30 years of Infosec experience around the globe, bringing his rich tapestry of cross-border/cultural/deep technical perspectives from the data center to the cloud, and translating these key challenges to board-understandable priorities. Victor is Cohesity’s very first APJ’s Field CISO, where he brings both innovative and empathetic perspectives to challenges and stay-awake issues for CISOs in the region. Prior to joining Cohesity, Victor was Cisco Systems’ and Checkmarx’s inaugural Senior CISO Advisor for Asia Pacific, Japan & China. At Cisco Victor brought his strategic skills, relationships and experience to help CISOs more effectively perform their role and to help Cisco understand the unique and difficult role of today’s security professional. Some of Victor’s projects have been helping the Enterprise CISOs navigate the myriad of technical challenges presented with securing the remote workforce. Also, the rush to digital transformation has brought unprecedented challenges to the CISOs on topics such as rapid cloud adoption, agile computing and DevSecOps, with Victor actively advising the CISOs in these uncharted territories. Prior to returning to his native Singapore in 2010, Victor spent 17 years with Deloitte in Canada. From a functional perspective, Victor was an experienced partner (17 years as a partner) in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice, where he held several senior roles in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services’ Global Executive Management Committee, including Asia Pacific Cyber Risk Services’ Leader and Global Leader for IT Vulnerability Management. He helped built the Cyber Risk Services Practice at Deloitte into one of the pre-eminent security consulting practices in the world. One of Victor’s most recent contributions was to build up the Deloitte Japan Cyber Risk Service practice, and made it one of the strongest Information Security practices in Japan. In the last 10 years in Asia, Victor has served several significant FSIs, including but not limited to : Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank (Asia), UOB, MUFJ (Tokyo), Toyota Finance, MayBank, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and SGX. Victor was also Deloitte's Lead Client Service Partner with (ISC)2 - Information Systems Security Certification Consortium - where he directed Deloitte's global certification program with (ISC)2 , culminating in 5000+ CISSPs globally within Deloitte, the largest among any professional services firm. As a result of Victor’s involvement with (ISC)2 , Victor was appointed to (ISC)2 ‘s Americas Advisory Board, alongside luminaries in the Information Security community. Victor is also fluent in Mandarin and a sought-after speaker, and has spoken on various conferences, and often quoted in the media.