Haider Pasha

CSO, Palo Alto Networks

Speaker Bio

Mr. Haider Pasha is Sr. Director and Chief Security Officer for Emerging Markets at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to this role, Mr. Pasha spent 5 years at Symantec working as CTO and Systems Engineering Director for the same region. He has been partnering with CISOs across the industry, executing together on a multi-year architecture strategy across the geography including Cloud, A.I., and Blockchain. He is a trusted advisor to Palo Alto’s strategic customers and partners, helping them become more competitive and innovative while enhancing their Cyber Resilience Strategy. A key area of specialty for Mr. Pasha is around architecting Security Operations Centers, designing Threat Intelligence Platforms, and helping customers adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Pasha spent 14 years at Cisco Systems covering various senior positions in Silicon Valley and most recently as CTO for Cisco Africa.

Mr. Pasha completed his MBA from Manchester Business School, UK and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA. Over the course of his 20 year IT career, Mr. Pasha has held various certifications, including CCNP, CCSP, CISSP, CCIE (Security) and CEH. Mr. Pasha’s successes come from being able to bind advanced technical concepts to commercial, people and process requirements, while maintaining a balanced perspective with the business objective in mind. He is also Palo Alto Networks go-to public Security spokesperson in the region.