LeadWomen Power Hour

In Collaboration with Nokia and Axiata

What does the Board need to know about Cybersecurity

7th November 2023 | Tuesday11.00 AM | Zoom (Virtual)

Join us as we discuss how Board Directors can play the role effectively and navigate the board in this critical area. 

Cybersecurity is a critical issue that must be a priority for every organisation. Failure to do so results in substantial risks, including loss of sensitive data and customers, reputational damage, human safety, as well as legal and regulatory consequences. As such, the Board must add cyber risk to its risk appetite and encourage cyber awareness throughout the organisation. However, Boards struggle to translate awareness of cyber risks into stronger security measures. The strengthened relationships with CISOs can serve as a catalyst for improving their organisation’s resilience.

This session will focus on the key steps to enable Board to improve cyber strategy and security posture of organisation, followed by an interactive engagement with respected industry players.

About our Panellists and Moderator

Neha Dhyani

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at Nokia Solutions

Neha Dhyani is Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at Nokia Solutions and Networks Australia and based out of Melbourne. Neha has more than 16 years of global experience across domains including telecom security (4G/5G), Cloud security, next-gen SOC security and advance threat analytics. She is a highly skilled cyber professional who holds proficient security expertise and advanced certifications including CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CEH, MITRE ATT&CK Defender CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence) and SOC (Security Operation Center). She has been a key speaker across multiple events and enjoys sharing technical insights and practical experience to enable the cyber community.

Annabella Subashini

Head of Compliance, Integrity & Ethics at Axiata

Annabella was called to the Malaysian Bar in year 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in the legal fraternity as a practicing lawyer and an in-house counsel for organisations such as Bursa Malaysia, Petronas and Shell. She then decided to specialize in Compliance, Integrity & Ethics and she is currently the Head of Compliance, Integrity & Ethics in a renowned telecommunications company in Malaysia. Her current role includes the implementation and oversight of the Corporate Compliance program which primarily focuses on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters; and to ensure the culture of compliance and integrity is effectively implemented in the organisation.

Preetha Nadarajah

Chief Technology Officer at Nokia Malaysia

Preetha is a creative technology business leader with broad experience in building and leading technology companies as well as increasing shareholder value. She currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Malaysia and she is also the ESG Principal for Nokia covering Asia Pacific and Japan market. Prior to joining Nokia, she played pivotal roles at IBM Malaysia and contributed significantly to the growth of ADC Metrica/Vallent, a regional telecoms software scale-up.

Dr. Sharbanom Abu Bakar

Independent Non-Executive Director at AFFIN Islamic Bank Berhad

Dr. Sha is the Independent Non-Executive Director at AFFIN Islamic Bank Berhad. She was the lead consultant to UNDP for the development of Malaysia SDG Investor Map, which was launched in June 2023 by the MITI Minister. She was also previously engaged as a senior specialist at UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organisation). While in the UK, Sha was involved in the UKCITE (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) consortium where she evaluated technologies for the connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), and explored their implications on existing infrastructure, regulations, and environment.