Gojek ropes in former NASA engineer as new chief information security officer

GOJEK has appointed George Do, a former NASA engineer, as its chief information security officer or CISO. He will be responsible for the cybersecurity initiative in the company, GOJEK said in a statement.

Do’s role also includes maintaining and preserving cybersecurity for GOJEK’s portfolio of apps, products, and services, as well as the overall information security strategy and management of governance, risk, and compliance.

Do’s most recent position was as CISO at a Nasdaq-listed real estate investment trust, where he worked for more than a decade.

He has served stints at several tech companies including CenturyLink, TiVo, Exodus, and Savvis. He also served as an information security engineer at NASA where his role involved investigating security incidents and protecting government information assets.

His role at GOJEK was effective since September this year and he will report to Gojek Group Chief Technology Officer Ajey Gore, who is based in Singapore.

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues to transform, scale and future-proof Gojek’s global information security programme. Key to that is building and maintaining security trust with all of our stakeholders, and managing our cyber-security risks within acceptable tolerance levels,” Do said in a statement.

He is also an advisor to YL Ventures, a California-based venture capital firm that supports cyber-security entrepreneurs. He also serves on customer advisory boards at various cybersecurity firms such as Palo Alto Networks.