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Profiles in Leadership: Sujit Christy

John Keells Holdings CISO on the Drive to Build Practitioner Skills in the Region
Sujit Christy, group CISO, John Keells Holdings PLC and executive member of the CyberEdBoard

Sri Lanka-based Sujit Christy, group CISO at John Keells Holdings PLC, says his passion is empowering security practitioners with the right skills and knowledge and ensuring they speak the right language.

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"As an advisory member of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the region, I have aimed to help practitioners acquire leadership skills to be able to articulate and analyze their problems well," he says.

In an interview with Information Security Media Group, Christy discusses:

  • Women participating in in cybersecurity groups in Sri Lanka;
  • The need to embed security in all projects;
  • How to establish a cyber culture and awareness.

Christy is a cybersecurity adoption evangelist providing vital guidance to improve cyber defenses while raising cybersecurity awareness to improve risk reduction and compliance. He is a director with Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Private Ltd. and is president of the (ISC)2 Colombo Chapter, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka-based Sujit Christy, group CISO at John Keells Holdings PLC, says his passion is empowering security practitioners with the right skills and knowledge and ensuring they speak the right language.

"As an advisory member of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the region, I have aimed to help practitioners acquire leadership skills to be able to articulate and analyze their problems well," he says.

In an interview with Information Security Media Group, Christy discusses:

  • Women participating in in cybersecurity groups in Sri Lanka;
  • The need to embed security in all projects;
  • How to establish a cyber culture and awareness.

Christy is a cybersecurity adoption evangelist providing vital guidance to improve cyber defenses while raising cybersecurity awareness to improve risk reduction and compliance. He is a director with Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Private Ltd. and is president of the (ISC)2 Colombo Chapter, Sri Lanka.


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About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor & Conference Chair, Asia and Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.




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