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“We Lack in Human Preparedness”

Jawad Kazim, an experienced Information Technology Audit Manager, believes the human is the most important firewall. Therefore, training and awareness is of utmost importance.

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Most security incidents are caused due to human weaknesses and the lack of preparedness and awareness.

In an exclusive video interview, Brian Pereira, Editor-in-Chief, CISO MAG, discusses human preparedness with Jawad Kazim, CISO at a leading MSSP in New Jersey.

Speaking about his experience as an external auditor, Kazim says organizations have excellent firewalls, antivirus, and other tools. But they lag in human preparedness. And this can be corrected through training and awareness.

He speaks about the preparedness of humans and the “human firewall.” He says governance is critical too, coming from the highest office in the organization.

Kazim also updates us on the state of cybersecurity in Pakistan, and the initiatives the government and universities have taken to spread awareness.

Kazim is an experienced Information Technology Audit Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He is skilled in Cyber Security, audit and humanity sciences. And his experience spans multiple continents. He is currently serving a leading MSSP in New Jersey. And previously, he worked as a Manager IT/IS audit (Information Security) for a leading bank in Pakistan.

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About the Interviewer

Brian PereiraBrian Pereira is the Editor-in-Chief of CISO MAG. He has been writing on business technology concepts for the past 27 years and has achieved basic certifications in cloud computing (IBM) and cybersecurity (EC-Council).

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