Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 34 | Page 7


Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for the APAC region This month ’ s cover tells of the Digital Transformation journey undertaken by Pakistan ’ s oldest and largest bank to get ahead of cyberattack threats .

With over 1,400 branches across the country , Allied Bank needed to target those threats by proactively monitoring and protecting its external attack surface .
Allied already had threat intelligence feeds from different publicly available resources .
But correlating this data and analyzing it in the context of threat activity within the financial industry was timeconsuming , error-prone and not all-encompassing .
A full digital risk protection platform had to provide vital visibility into the bank ’ s digital assets and any abuse of the brand logo – including phishing pages , fake mobile applications and data leakage on the Dark Web .
Allied found what it was looking for in Recorded Future ’ s Intelligence Cloud . Turn to p56 for more .
As APAC data center operators face increasing cybersecurity threats , Ian Lim , Field Chief Security Officer , Asia Pacific , Palo Alto Networks , explores on p53 the possible repercussions of such incidents .
Elsewhere , we examine the ambitious AI innovation acceleration unveiled by South Korea ’ s SK Telecom – p48 will go down well with a coffee .
In this month ’ s Tech Talk , Christian Lucarelli , Vice President Asia Pacific , Nintex , says on p75 that Australian treasury and finance teams should turn to low-code platforms to reinvigorate their fortunes , as a key trend coming into 2023 accelerates .
Our Editor ’ s Question on p32 asks how organizations struggling with their Digital Transformation journeys can be helped . What ’ s apparent is the need to establish a governance model that defines roles , responsibilities , decision-making processes and success metrics to ensure accountability and progress .
And if you ’ re out and about in Singapore read on p79 how you could spot Phil Pomford , SVP and General Manager , Global eCom , APAC at Worldpay from FIS , as he ‘ unwinds ’.
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Once again , I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Bill Tanner Editor
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