Cohesity appoints Victor Keong as field chief CIO for APAC


Victor Keong has been appointed as the Field Chief Information Security Officer (CIO) for Asia-Pacific & Japan by Cohesity, a pioneer in data management and data security.

Utilizing his extensive experience in cybersecurity consultancy and vendor technology advising, Victor will play a crucial role in assisting Cohesity's new and existing customers in developing their cyber resilience and data recovery strategies.

Across the data centre, edge, and cloud, Cohesity is a leader in data security and management and makes it simple to secure, protect, manage, and create value from data.

Victor has worked in the field of information security for over three decades and has extensive technical knowledge in the areas of cybersecurity, data centres, and the cloud. He is able to translate these issues into dialogues at the board and executive levels.

During his 17 years as a partner with Deloitte in Canada, he worked in the firm's Cyber Risk and Services practise. He held a number of positions on the global executive management committee for Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services, including those of leader of the Asia-Pacific Cyber Risk Services and global leader for IT vulnerability management.

Victor has worked closely with some of the biggest companies in the financial services sector, including well-known banks in Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, since moving back to the Asia-Pacific area 13 years ago.

Victor held the same position (an initial post) at Checkmarx and served as Cisco Systems' Senior CISO Advisor for Asia-Pacific, Japan, and China prior to joining Cohesity.

Victor will engage with both current and potential customers to assist them strengthen their cyber resilience strategy and strategies. Victor brings both an inventive and empathic perspective to the difficulties keeping CISOs in the region up at night.

Cyberattacks, particularly ransomware, are one of the top business concerns challenging C-level executives and boards, according to Ravi Rajendran, vice president of Cohesity Asia-Pacific & Japan. For this reason, I'm thrilled that Victor has joined our team and will be bringing his vast regional experience to benefit our APJ customers' cyber resilience strategies.

“Victor’s extensive background makes him a real asset for customers in not only better understanding the cyber threats and risks they face, but also helping them develop or strengthen the capabilities they require to pragmatically and effectively manage these cybersecurity

Victor Keong, Field CISO, Cohesity Asia-Pacific & Japan says the opportunity to join Cohesity as the first field CISO for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region is exciting because of the unique role that we play in helping organisations better manage, protect, recover, and secure data, which has a real impact when a cyber attack occurs,”

“Cyberattacks, especially ransomware, continue to proliferate in frequency and sophistication, at the same time as organisations are generating vast amounts of data that is often stored in overly complex or legacy storage environments, which is a recipe for disaster when these two trends
cross paths.”

“Adopting the right cyber resilience capabilities and strategy has never been more important, and I look forward to working with our customers throughout the region to help them on their cyber resilience journey,” he said.

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