Murari Kalyanaramani

Head of Information Security
Large Financial Institution

Murari is an accomplished IT and Information Risk Management professional with over 14 years experience in Information Security, Outsourcing & Supplier Management, Business Continuity, Information Systems Auditing and IT Risk Management.

Possessing the experience from both a commercial and a consulting perspective, Murari has successfully managed multinational and multi-location teams in global strategy & governance definition and implementation, operational service delivery, supplier management and transformational initiatives.

Murari is currently Head of Information Security at a Large Financial Institution where he is responsible for providing leadership for all information security services delivered from their Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Malaysia as well as having functional accountabilities for Security Monitoring & Response and Identity & Access Management  capabilities globally.

Prior to joining them, Murari was attached to British American Tobacco (BAT) where he assumed a number of senior roles in Information Security and IT Strategy & Transformation.  Murari was also attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia where he was the Practice Lead for the Information Assurance and Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM) group.

He has spoken at conferences and specialist forums in Malaysia and Singapore on the areas of information security, cloud computing, consumerisation, business continuity planning and strategic outsourcing. Being a passionate advocate of professional skills enhancement, Murari is also an active member of professional associations such as the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA) where he has served on the ISACA International Professional Standards Committee (PSC), Professional Standards and Career Management Committee (PSCMC) and the Board of Directors for the ISACA Malaysia Chapter.