Amir ROKNIFARD, (MCSE, CCNP, CISSP, ISO27001) is a cyber security professional with years of professional experience and proven track record in cyber security management and risk consulting, helping boards to better manage their cyber risk and transform their cyber security practices.
During his career, Amir has focused on Cyber Defense services with a broader attitude of threat and vulnerability management, to reform Cyber Defense process and procedure and helping organizations to transform their in-house security practices.
Currently he holds a Manager position in KPMG’s Risk Consulting Cyber Security practice focusing on Cyber Defense and Response. He has serviced companies in Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Financial Services, and Government. Over the years he has delivered projects involving Cyber Strategy and Governance (management system implementation, Cyber Maturity Assessments, Program Design and Roadmap), Cyber Transformation (Security Operations Center implementation, asset management, Digital Identity), and Cyber Defense (Red Teaming, Blue Teaming, Penetration Testing).
He founded Academician Journal that aims to close the gap between academy and InfoSec industry. In addition, he has authored and reviewed books, published articles, and developed a master’s degree program in cyber security.