Comcast’s Yasmine Abdillahi to Speak at the 2024 Cyber Summit

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Comcast’s Yasmine Abdillahi to Speak at the 2024 Cyber Summit

Yasmine Abdillahi, Comcast’s executive director of cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance, will speak at the 2024 Cyber Summit. She will share her expertise in an in-depth discussion of the latest trends, challenges and solutions in cybersecurity governance.

Don’t miss out on her insightful discussion on evaluating a company’s cybersecurity readiness at the Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Cyber Summit on June 6. 


Who is Yasmine Abdillahi?

Yasmine Abdillahi is Comcast’s executive director of cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance and business information security officer. She oversees policy governance and security compliance programs, including PCI, SOC2 and ISO27001.

Abdillahi is a member of several organizations:

  • Executive Women Forum (EWF)
  • Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
  • Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)


Yasmine Abdillahi’s Professional Background

Yasmine Abdillahi headshot
Photo by Yasmine Abdillahi / Comcast Technology Solutions


Yasmine Abdillahi’s Education

Yasmine Abdillahi earned her master’s degree in information systems and a bachelor’s degree in management and finance from Paris Dauphine University.


3 Elements Needed to Get Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Compliance Right

Yasmine Abdillahi said that organizations need to consider three elements to get cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance right

  • Trust in the data — She noted that trusting the data is crucial to the success of any cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance (GRC) team’s risk management decisions. Accurate data enables informed decisions and effective risk mitigation strategies.
  • Achieving alignment on risk appetite — Abdillahi noted that building rapport and strong relationships with data owners and creators is vital to establishing trust. This foundation is essential for effective risk management.
  • Accountability and providing actionable data — Cybersecurity GRC teams should communicate with each other to manage data ownership and provide actionable insights, Abdillahi stated. This approach ensures alignment with organizational goals and enhances decision-making.


The Rise of Cybersecurity GRC

Cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance lie at the crossroads of business, IT, privacy and cybersecurity. As regulations increase in an increasingly digitized era, companies may need to choose between assigning cyber compliance to an existing team and creating a team with a dedicated function. 

In her blog about the rise of cybersecurity GRC, Abdillahi advocates for establishing a dedicated function to better address these challenges. She believes that a specialized team is essential for streamlining coordination across departments, proactively addressing risks and staying updated with regulatory requirements to enhance overall security posture.


Yasmine Abdillahi as a Panel Speaker at the 2024 Cyber Summit

2024 Cyber Summit, June 6, 2024


The 2024 Cyber Summit will spark insightful conversations surrounding the cyber sector’s impact on government and military. The summit is particularly relevant and timely amid the increasing importance of cybersecurity in exploring the latest strategies and trends that shape the future of government operations.

  • Date: June 6, 2024 (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m./ ET)
  • Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202

Join the Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Cyber Summit.



Is GRC the Same As Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity and GRC are directly connected through their shared goal of safeguarding organizations from risks. Cybersecurity concentrates on technical defenses, while GRC offers the framework for a holistic strategy. 


Why is Cybersecurity GRC Important?

GRC is a benchmark for structured strategy, primarily used by CISOs for security operations centers. These responsibilities are vital for maintaining a comprehensive and effective security posture.

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