Mirza Asrar Baig
CTM 360 (Bahrain)

Mr. Mirza Asrar Baig is a serial entrepreneur and visionary business-builder who is the founder and CEO of CTM360, a Cyber Threat Management company (Bahrain), and IT Matrix, an Information Security company (Saudi Arabia).

Mr. Mirza is a Computer Science graduate from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia). With a passion for GCC-based research and innovation, he has been serving the Information Security / Cybersecurity requirements of the GCC Financial Sector for over 20 years. During this time, he has also contributed to the region via numerous speaking events providing insight on current and emerging threats specific to GCC based organizations.

In 2006, Mirza initiated the PCI compliance program for the Saudi Financial sector that eventually resulted with every acquirer in Saudi being PCI-certified by end of 2011. Furthermore, with his vision of a Cyber Threat Management center in GCC, he has initiated multiple R&D initiatives and regional collaboration efforts that have resulted in a spin-off, CTM360, based out of Bahrain.

His team has developed a very comprehensive Cyber Threat Management System that currently services 25 of the top 50 GCC banks. CTM360 manages in excess of 30000 unique cyber incidents. In addition to the banks, CTM360 also caters to: 3 of the largest Oil & Gas / Petrochemical producers, 2 Skytrax #1 rated “Five Star” Airlines, 2 of the region’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, leading healthcare clinics, retailers and conglomerates.


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