Ashish Thapar CISSP

Vice President and Head - Cybersecurity (Asia Pacific), NTT Data Inc.

Ashish brings more than two decades of Information/Cyber Security experience to his current role at NTT Data Inc. heading the end-to-end Cybersecurity business for Asia Pacific. He has been leading and managing security sales & consulting teams across the APJ region, spanning across multiple security practices including Security Strategy, Threat & Vulnerability management, Governance, Risk and Compliance, ICS/OT Security, Payment Security, Incident Response, Digital Forensics and Cyber Threat Intelligence. Along with his vast leadership experience, he also has top global domain certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, SANS GCFA, CCSK, CIPP/A, ISO 27001 LI and CDCP. In addition, he has also been an accredited PCI Qualified Security Assessor, PCI Forensics Investigator and Payment Applications QSA for several years. He is an active speaker at numerous security industry events/seminars throughout Asia, including coverage on live TV programmes and radio/podcast interviews. He also serves as a Lead Mentor and SME Panellist in the Cybersecurity domain, helping Singapore Cyber Security Agency (CSA), ICE71 and other organizations to help strengthen the overall cybersecurity ecosystem in the region.