Praveen Joseph Vackayil


Praveen is a Cyber Security and Privacy Professional at Ingram Micro, Dubai. In a career of 10 years, he has executed multiple Cyber Security engagements across the globe. He has worked for organizations in the banking, ecommerce, technology sectors. A former PCI QSA, Praveen was responsible for the first PCI DSS certification of an e-commerce merchant in the Middle East. He was part of the team behind the first PCI DSS risk assessment tool in the world.

Praveen is also a seasoned trainer and has trained more than 2000 professionals on risk assessment, compliance, CISSP, GDPR, etc. He is also a regular speaker at security conferences and has spoken on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Internet Of Things, GDPR, etc. for audiences in the UAE, India, Singapore and Ireland. He envisions a future driven by the unification of AI, IoT and Blockchain – a world of connected devices (IoT), making intelligent decisions (AI), and maintaining a decentralized record of transactions across them (blockchain).

Praveen is a CISSP, CIPP/E, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 31000 Lead Auditor and CPISI. He holds a Masters in Information Systems and Management from Warwick Business School, UK and a Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Anna University, India.