Abdulla is a seasoned information security professional with more than 14 years of working experience as a consultant and end-user. He is currently the head of cybersecurity in PLUS Malaysia Berhad to ensure the digital transformation built with security in mind. He is also a member of Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.
Abdulla’s recent experience involved being part of the digital information security transformation covering both strategy & operating model formation. Additionally, he led the deployment/building of the digital information security transformation focused on the cyber defence domain (e.g. SOC, Threat Intelligence, Threat Hunting, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response)
Abdulla’s earlier career in information security focused on building Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for UN member countries under the guidance of ITU. He and his team have built CSIRT foundation capabilities aligned with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) guideline that cover technology, process and upskilling people.