Fares Alraie is chief information security officer (CISO) of Mattel. In this role, he leads a global team that ensures the safety and security of Mattel’s information assets and network, as well as internal and external products and services. His responsibilities include Corporate Security, Privacy, Architecture and Engineering, Security Event Management and Incident Response. Fares also oversees security governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), access management, data security, cryptographic key management, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management and privacy. Fares joins Mattel in 2018 after serving as CISO and Vice president or product management at Vituity/MedAmerica.
There, he led a team responsible for enterprise Information Security, including security architecture and engineering programs, product security, security testing, machine learning, telehealth, and regulatory compliance. Prior to this position, Fares was Head of Product Security and Assurance at Visa where he grew and led a global cyber security team responsible for the company’s full life cycle product security (secure SDLC), including technical security assessments, privacy, exception risk governance, supply chain risk management, vulnerability management, pen testing, and security sensor analytics. This role included security integration for well known products such as Apple Pay (tokenization) and the VisaNet Electronic payment system. He also served for many years as a technical security specialist for Royal Bank of Canada.
Fares serves on a variety of client advisory boards for security companies and products. He has extensive experience driving corporate adoption of leading edge cyber security technologies, audit level compliance and privacy to key security regulatory and industry standards (ISO, NIST, COBIT, et Al). His academic field of study was computer science at a Canadian university.