Rohan Amin

Rohan Amin

Global Chief Information Security Officer


JP Morgan Chase & Co.

New York, NY USA


Opportunities presented themselves, and if they were opportunities that I felt were more interesting, or if I felt like I’d have more fun or I’d learn something new, I just did it.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
He originally entered college as a pre-medical student, but once he started his first few classes, he realized he was going down a path that wasn’t for him.
After one semester, he switched his major to computer and telecommunications engineering; he says that at the time, cybersecurity wasn’t even a widely discussed topic.
One of his school projects involved deploying computer labs in underprivileged parts of the world, and that was the first time he had to think about computer security at length.
Even so, the idea of cybersecurity was just a small seed of an idea in his brain; he still had no idea that it was a legitimate career path that he could pursue.
After college, he took a job working for Lockheed Martin, a large aerospace, defense, and security-focused engineering firm.
He assumed he’d be doing something related to software development at Lockheed Martin, but on his first day there, they pulled him into a cybersecurity project.
That first immersive experience gave him “the bug,” and he’s been working in cybersecurity ever since.
Even so, he admits that he’s never had a real “career plan”; rather, he’s chosen to simply pursue the things that interested him headfirst, seize new opportunities, and give each job his all.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Computer Engineering, General
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
University of Pennsylvania
Doctorate
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
George Washington University

Career

Global Chief Information Security Officer

I am a cyber security expert specializing in threat intelligence and the "Cyber Kill Chain".

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Technology
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

No day is ever the same. JP Morgan Chase & Co. is one of the world's largest banks and I am reminded daily of the important role it plays in the global economy and what I do here. My time is typically divided equally between time with my team and time with executives. My main function is leading a team that protects the firm and its customers, clients, employees and partners from cybersecurity threats. I also do a lot of work engaging fellow employees and training them on proper cyber hygiene.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Live in the problem. Understand it in all of its detail and become known as the person that can actually solve that problem. This strategy will separate you from everyone one else out there and make you valuable.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Go head first into what you are doing. Focus on doing your best at the job you currently have, but always keep yourself open to new opportunities that will engage you in new ways.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why don't you have a plan?"