Baig - Asrar

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Mirza Asrar Baig is the founder & CEO of IT Matrix. For the last 25 years he has been an IT service provider, first for the corporate sector in Saudi Arabia, and now for companies across the Middle East. Mr. Baig has gained a reputation as a visionary who comes up with innovation solutions and services catering to the evolving requirements of the regional business community. It was his drive to innovate that more than a decade ago transformed IT Matrix from a services provider to a specialist in Information Security Solutions for the Financial Services Industry. Now, he is taking corporate cyber security further, through the creation of the first regional On-Line Anti-Fraud Unit.

Mr. Baig advises numerous regional banks and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) on the selection, implementation and auditing of a variety of Information Security technologies and solutions. Over the past three years, he also assisted SAMA to develop and then implement a National PCI compliance program. His vision for the Middle East is for regional companies to develop InfoSec technology and services. To provide an example for others in this regard, IT Matrix has designed and developed the first and only email firewall created in the Arab World.

Mr. Baig is a graduate of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia) with a BS in Computer Science.