Murtaza Nisar

Murtaza Nisar

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Murtaza Nisar currently serves as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for Clario, a global data and technology company that minimizes risk and uncertainty in clinical trials so that organizations can move ahead quickly – and with confidence. Clario has delivered more than 19,000 clinical trials in more than 120 countries and supported more than 70 percent of FDA approvals from 2019 to 2020.

Before joining Clario, Murtaza was the CISO for Elanco, the world’s second largest animal pharmaceutical company where he built the company’s cyber program from the ground up after the company became independent while also navigating a multi-billion dollar acquisition.

Murtaza is a transformative technology leader with a diverse background in cybersecurity and a deep appreciation of the role of cybersecurity as a Trust enabler.
Murtaza is also heavily involved with the broader cybersecurity community. He serves on the Advisory Board of Kennesaw State University’s Information Systems and Security department. He also is an investor and advisor to multiple cybersecurity startups and is on the advisory board for other cybersecurity organizations such as Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum and Evanta.

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