Homayun Yaqub is Forcepoint’s Global Security Strategist. In this role, he partners with executives to architect and deliver tenable strategies addressing core business issues to reduce risk exposure. Homayun brings more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. military, government, and private sector to Forcepoint.
Prior to joining Forcepoint, Homayun led multiple security initiatives at JPMorgan Chase & Company. As an independent consultant, Homayun advised Global 1000 companies on strategies to better manage risk and enhance their security posture. He was also a founding member of The MASY Group, a global security and risk consulting firm.
Homayun held multiple leadership and executive roles in the Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community with his last role serving as the DCS Deputy Director at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Homayun began his career as a U.S. Army Officer.
Homayun holds a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and a Bachelors in International Business from James Madison University. He is a board member of the Homaira Rahman Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable opportunities for Afghanistan’s orphans.
In a world of risk mitigation, we have vastly enabled video-conferencing and messaging as primary forms of communication in order to diagnose and treat patients. By allowing providers to maximize safety of during crisis, we have had to redefine the status quo. By modernizing consultations, we have been able to handle lower risk health concerns, (e.g. allergies, common cold, flu, etc.) without bogging down clinicians on the front lines. The security challenges that arise from this new digital ecosystem, are ensuring that clinicians are properly recording and submitting all captured data from patient interactions back into their electronic medical record systems. Taking the expanded remote workforce into consideration, additional layers of data protection and cloud application governance will be critical in safeguarding the privacy and safety of our employees, customers, and patients.