Secret CSO: Sohail Iqbal, Veracode

What advice would you give to aspiring security leaders? "Think risk... If you’re able to understand risk, you’ll be able to come up with a solution to address, mitigate, or manage risks appropriately."

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What is your favourite quote? There are two I will like to mention: “It is not defeat that destroys you, it is being demoralized by defeat that destroys you.” ― Imran Khan. “The most complete gift of God is a life based on knowledge” ―Imam Ali.

What are you reading now? Lots of risk reports and planning documents :)

In my spare time, I like to… I am a cricket fanatic, so a good part of my weekend is spent playing cricket on Sunday. I also love the outdoors, so any opportunity for hiking or long walks is always enjoyable.

Most people don't know that I… Most people don’t know what exactly I do for living. Cybersecurity is very much seen as an IT function. It takes me a while to explain that as risk managers, we are responsible for identifying and addressing risks from all areas of the business, be it from IT Operations, legal obligations, business operations or workforce.

Ask me to do anything but… Cooking. I am a terrible cook. I am a foodie, but I’m bad at cooking anything decent.

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