Christian KaramGlobal Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence | Chief Information Security Officer, Asia Pacific
Mr Karam is the Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence of UBS where he oversees the bank's Cyber Threat Intelligence service that enables the delivery, consumption, analysis and actioning of cyber threat intelligence from various sources to provide the bank with risk awareness and the operations teams with valuable intelligence to identify threat indicators, tactics, techniques and procedures that inform and enable the timely mitigation and response to threats. Also in his role, Mr Karam conducts security research and excellence activities in thought leadership specifically in the area of security and cybercrime.
Prior to joining UBS, Mr Karam was the Lead Cyber Threat Researcher and the Head of the Cyber Research Lab at INTERPOL. Mr Karam developed the activities in the fields of global cyber threat research, future trends analysis, cyber intelligence and R&D within the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Prior to joining INTERPOL, Mr Karam was an independent security researcher, penetration tester, and security consultant for several private sector firms.
Mr Karam's subjects of expertise are threat intelligence, threat research, cryptography, cybercrime and underground economy as well as cryptocurrencies crime and blockchain technology.
Mr Karam holds degrees in Information Security Engineering, cybersecurity and is currently pursuing advanced research in the areas of threat modelling and threat analysis He is also a member of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Experts Group and an advisor for several security and blockchain based startups.