As the Director of Cybersecurity Operations in the Ministry of Energy, Abdullah Algumaijan is leading a team of talents responsible for monitoring the Ministry’s assets, responding to cybersecurity incidents, evaluating the security posture of the ministry and implementing security controls aims to protect the Ministry’s digital infrastructure. Prior to this role he specialized in offensive security in STC Solutions and Saudi Aramco.
Abdullah is interested in delivering training for ethical hacking courses, he published online courses in multiple learning platforms and marketplaces. He also collaborates with non-profit organizations to deliver public awareness sessions in cybersecurity.
Head of ICS Cybersecurity Division under Saudi Aramco CISO organization. I have over 22 years of experience across different Saudi Aramco organizations (Control Systems Engineering, IT Engineering, Refining Operation, Internal Auditing, and Cybersecurity Governance & Compliance). Have extensive leadership and technical experience in the field of cybersecurity for both OT and IT. Member in Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy Cybersecurity Committee. Established the OT cybersecurity team under CISO organization of Saudi Aramco and led the development of OT cybersecurity strategy, programs, roadmap, policy and standards. He actively promoted and supported several OT cybersecurity initiatives at the national level. Strategic voting member in ISASecure. Currently, Championing the digital transformation of cybersecurity GRC in Saudi Aramco. Have master degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from Stanford University.
Cybersecurity Director with more than 10 years of experience, worked in multiple industries, holding Master Degree in Information systems and many of technical cyber security certificates.
David Colombo is a tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, advisory board member and cyber security expert from Germany. His cyber security research is globally recognized and David is known worldwide through international media such as Bloomberg, CNN and Business Insider. He is also a popular guest in tech podcasts and at various conferences in the fields of technology, innovation, and especially cyber security.
David has already been invited by Fortune 500 executives as well as governments from around the world to share his insights. With his company Colombo Technology, he pursues his mission to have a positive impact on the future of technology and, in particular, on the extremely important topic of cyber security.
Sultan has an extensive IT and Cybersecurity management experience locally and internationally. He is now leading all regulatory affairs regarding Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the ICT and Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia. Sultan has worked for many pioneer organizations such as Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Boeing, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB). Sultan has earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from King Saud University, and his second M.Sc. in Engineering Management from Florida Tech. He holds distinguished leadership certifications from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and London Business School.
An accomplished senior Cybersecurity director with executive level experience in providing leadership and security programs across a wide range of areas.
Highlighted achievements include:
• A winner of 3 CISO Awards
• Active speaker at security and risk management conferences in the region including the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, the RSA Conference, and the CISO Summit.
• The inventor of a risk- based approach to awareness and training where I developed a comprehensive Cyber Security Awareness program, coined The Human Firewall Program™.
A visionary leader with over more than 35 years of IT and cybersecurity risk management experience. Ed Sleiman runs the enterprise information security program of a university city comprising of a university, housing community and an associated K-12 school.
Ed started his career working various US National and International companies in the Washington DC area. Started three successful businesses and sold one of them. His security journey started in 2002 in biometric security from which he transitioned into the cybersecurity and risk management.
From business continuity to Cloud Security, from risk management to cyber talent development, and from the mentor to the chief positivity officer during the pandemic, he’s best known in the industry for his invention of the Human Firewall Program concept, a risk-based approach to security awareness and training. Ed Sleiman is a business leader responsible for establishing governance and building knowledge, leading the information security organization, setting the cybersecurity strategy, developing the cybersecurity and risk management frameworks, and building the network and communicating the vision.
During of his most regional engagements, Ed worked with government stakeholders to include various regional security services to initiate security programs and conduct investigations.
Uduak Daniels has over 22 years of experience, 17 of which are in Cybersecurity and is currently an ICS Cybersecurity Consultant with Saudi Aramco. His professional exposure has cut across multiple industry verticals in North America and MEA. He has participated in a wide variety of information and operational technology cybersecurity assessments, consultancy, design and deployments. In addition, Uduak has led first responder and offensive security engagements. He is a current member of the International Society of Automation (ISA), vice-chair of the Saudi Aramco ICS cybersecurity standards committee and technical member representative for SA at ISCI ISASecure. He has a B.S in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manger (CISM).
Nasser Bostan is the Chief Data Integrity Officer at Tonomus. He has over three decades of expertise in cyber operations and the delivery of complex digital transformation programs involving governance frameworks, standards and policies, security controls and threat management solutions. He also has extensive experience in service operations and business/commercial operations, as well as sales, portfolio development and thought leadership.
Before joining Tonomus in 2021, Nasser was General Manager, Cyber Security at British Telecom (BT), responsible for the creation and execution of the go-to-market business and strategy for the Middle East, Africa and India. He led a sales, marketing, consulting, technical and operational organization, working closely with an ecosystem of vendors and channel partners to offer BT customer data and assets protection with industry-leading cybersecurity capabilities.
Nasser joined BT in 2007 as Transition Director, Global PharmaChems, and went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles, including General Manager, Cybersecurity Delivery and Operations for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
During his time at BT, Nasser conceived and drove the strategy that led to the creation of a key cybersecurity product, currently being positioned as the central AI platform that will power BT’s next generation cybersecurity capability
He is an accomplished keynote speaker, having delivered remarks at high-profile events such as the Smart Cybersecurity Summit and the IDC IT Security Roadshow. Nasser is also a regular contributor to prominent industry publications, including Intelligent CIO, Business Transformation and InfoSecLive.
He holds a Diploma in Business Management from Shipley College, and also completed a Harvard Business School Leadership Program, ‘Leading Through Change’, in 2020.
Fatimah Aljulaih is a passionate visionary cybersecurity and technology leader with more than nine years of experience in the cyber and information security industry, including management consulting and public and private sectors in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.
Currently, she is the Head of Cybersecurity, leading and developing the cybersecurity agenda and capabilities. Previously, Fatimah worked for Deloitte & PwC in their Technology Consulting practice advising senior business stakeholders in their technology and cybersecurity transformation programs. She also worked in the banking industry.
Fatimah holds multiple cybersecurity professional certificates from various international and prestigious institutes and organizations, such as GSTRT, GCCC, GSLC, GSEC, CISM, CDPS, etc. In Addition, she holds a CISO Executive Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.
Fatimah is also a member of the SANS CISO network, Women in Cybersecurity Middle East, and multiple national and international organizations. She is interested in emerging technologies, leadership, and women empowerment.
Growing towards challenges with powerful implications and commitment for the effective leadership to build consistent hard work through antithetical mishmash of personal humility and professional
Working to be an efficient business leader in streamlining the strategic objectives planning and execution along with stakeholders satisfaction
Believe in the saying: “without commitment you will never start, but more importantly, without consistency you will never finish”.
Heide Young is the Founding Partner and Board Member of Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME), a globally recognized group focused on empowering, supporting and increasing the percentage of women in cybersecurity. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Arab International Cybersecurity Summit, Mentor for CyberSafe Foundation CyberGirls 2022 Fellowship, Liaison for Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), and formerly part of the leadership team for Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and a FITT (Females in IT&Telecom) Mentor. She is internationally recognized as an active and contributing member to the global cybersecurity community. A seasoned frequent international keynote guest speaker, international judge for women in cybersecurity awards, and official mentor to women in cybersecurity from Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. Driven by passion, she is dedicated to increase female presence in cyber security through her mentoring, volunteer activities and outreach programs she champions. She is committed to demystifying cyber security and the careers within, so that young girls and women have the opportunity presented to them on how to get involved in cyber security, contribute, and be heard.
Mujali works as Managing Consultant leading Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity at Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) since July 2022. Before joining SITE, Mujali was the Lead OT Cybersecurity Engineer at Saudi Aramco for 13.5 years. He is an expert in Distrusted Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Designs and architectures. Mujali has proven history of cybersecurity engineering which includes designing and implement cybersecurity solutions, developing custom policies based on international standards such as ISO 27001, ISA/IEC 62443 and NIST SP 800 in addition to leading risk assessment and treatment processes.
Dr. HUSSAIN ALDAWOOD earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from University of Arizona, USA in 2009, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, USA in 2015. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems (cyber security) at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2020. He also completed an executive education program in cyber security leadership and risk management at Harvard University, USA in 2020.
From 2010 to 2018, he was an Information Security Professional with Saudi Aramco. From 2019 to 2021, he was an academic with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Newcastle. From 2019 to 2021, he was the Director of Engineering & Cyber Security in GulfNet Solutions Company (GNS), Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Arabian Drilling Company, Saudi Arabia. He has published several cyber security articles. His research interests include cyber security, social engineering threats and solutions, and information security awareness programs.
Dr. Hussain is a member of several committees and institutions on cyber security engineering and project management. He is a recipient of many prestigious and international honors and awards. He is internationally and professionally certified by ISACA, ISO, PMI, PECB, CompTIA, EC-Council, with the following certifications: CISM, CISA, PMP, DRP, Security+, ISO27001, ISO27005, ECIH, and others
10 Years professional experience in the petrochemical industrial specialized in control systems, instrumentation, and industrial cyber security. Industrial Plants are undergoing high cyber security threats hindering the continuous operation of automation systems. Thus, governing a robust protection strategy has been a remarkable area of my focus and career growth in such industry. Mohammed, now as a reliability manager, has been leading such growth with various organizations to cop up with the increasing demand for highly reliable, safe and secured plants. Graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineer.
Ali Abdulla Alsadadi has 16+ Years of experience in the Information Technology Field.
He is Working in one of the Government Entity in Bahrain as Chief of IT. Working with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Cloud Transformation, and passionate with IT Service Management frameworks.
Hashem Al-Azizi, A Computer engineer with more than 8 years of experience in the information security domain, providing services ranging from governance, risk and compliance consultation in addition to support and implementation of the national and international cybersecurity standards and frameworks such as ISO 27001,ISO 22301, SAMA, NESA, SACS-002and NIST.
Hashem holds many of the recognized cybersecurity certificates such as CISSP, CGEIT, CISM, CISA, CRISC, ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 27001 Senior Lead Implementer and Senior Lead Auditor, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer and COBIT 2019 and many others.
Hashem provides training in those certifications and has published two famous IT and Cybersecurity courses which are COBIT 2019 and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer full training course on the YouTube for all community, seeking to increase an enrich the Cybersecurity Arabic Content
Shaker has been an ICS & OT Cyber Security professional for over 15 years with extensive experience in OT Cyber Security Policy development, Technology selection, Risk assessment, OT\ICS cyber Incident response & recovery procedures, and industrial communication analysis.
This experience spans different industries like Oil & Gas Drinking & Wastewater pumping & treatment Power generation & Manufacturing. Shaker is also active in the field of community cyber security awareness and OT cyber security workforce development.
15+ Years professional experience in the petrochemical industry. This experience spans different fields; like plant process operation, ICS/SCADA systems and OT Cybersecurity. Now leading the OT infrastructure designing and implementing cybersecurity solutions based on ISA/IEC 62443, NIST & NCA OTCC standards. Administration the vulnerability management, system hardening and penetration testing on OT networks.
Master Degree in computer science.
AI algorithems developer in OT environment
Eddy Wade is a Principal Industrial Consultant at Dragos based in Dubai, supporting the Middle East and surrounding regions. In 2021 he became one of the first students to graduate through Georgia Tech’s Cyber-Physical track when obtaining his Masters in Cybersecurity. Before joining Dragos, Eddy spent 17 years at Honeywell, establishing a background in DCS, industrial control system design and security, and gaining experience in pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, nuclear power, and oil & gas industries. Eddy has experience designing system hardening, penetration testing on OT networks, vulnerability assessments, and integrating security solutions.
Dr Qurban currently works as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Director at King Fahd Military Medical Complex (KFMMC) Dhahran, KSA. He is an executive with more than 29 years of wide industry experience. His key accomplishments Hospital Digital Transformation, Lead system developers to successfully develop in-house Hospital Information System (HIS) . He has initiated and successfully deployed multimillion innovative technology projects to improve healthcare delivery.
He carried out successfully many other projects such as E-Health development and Implementation, Business Process Re-engineering, Information Security, and Project Management
He has participated in more than 35 local and international conferences. He was awarded as one of the top 100 CIO in 2017 and he has awarded the top 20 CIO’s in Middle East and ICT achievement award for years, 2009, and 2010 by CPI Dubai.
OT Cybersecurity Manager at Ma’aden Aluminium Company with more than 10 years of experience in the field of Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology. Responsible for developing
strategic and tactical risk management plans, identifying and safeguarding the organization against any security threats.
Norah Alkhathlan is an ICS cybersecurity analyst at Saudi Aramco. Norah has a cybersecurity and digital forensics degree and has spoken at many cybersecurity conferences and events such as Blackhat, ICCAIS, KFUPM, and IAU. She is also a member of the Saudi association for information security Hemaya. Norah has received multiple awards for wining National and International cybersecurity and ICT competitions and for her contributions in the cybersecurity field.
Mohammed Ali is a cybersecurity pragmatist. His expertise are in both defensive and offensive security, he focuses on Penetration testing, vulnerability research, Malware Analysis, and digital forensics. and he also holds certifications like: OSCP, OSCE, OSEE.
Mohammed is one of AtHack and Blackhat MEA organizers, he is also a review board member in Blackhat MEA. His passion about Cybersecurity transferred into creating leading numerous projects on national and regional level for building capabilities and securing systems, he is the project lead for BugBounty.sa, Cyberhub.sa, and Tuwaiq Cybersecurity bootcamp, beside that he holds several Cybersecurity Awards on both national and regional level.
Doaa works to help secure critical infrastructure, working as an ICS cybersecurity engineer. This is done by conducting several ICS security assessments for the plant and leveraging the latest ICS standards such as IEC 62443, NIST 800-53, ONG C2M2. Also introducing new technologies to protect the ICS world without affecting critical processes such as IDS and IPS.
She loves learning new things and hence changing my career from a web developer to an ICS Cybersecurity engineer.
Eng.Mona Alshehri , Saudi women working as a Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Analyst for Saudi Air Navigation Services . Mona received her master’s degree from the UK at the well-recognized University, university of Birmingham in Cyber Security. She has also been a speaker in large Cybersecurity conferences and events also she has main contributions to support women and young generation in Cybersecurity field. During her career she has working in a team to establish the Cyber Security Department from the initiative, developed the Policies, Procedures and Standards for the organization. Part of her duties include, but not limited to: reviewing and maintaining Cyber Security regulations, policy architecture and risk management process. Ensuring that detailed security standards, solutions and procedures are well established approved and most importantly implemented.
My Professional Membership:
▪ Women in Cybersecurity Middle East (WISCME). ▪ EliteCISOs MiddleEast. ▪ Cybersecurity Middle-East and Africa. ▪ 2020 & 2021 Birmingham Alum.
An information security expert with more than 14 years in the field. I have been working for many years implementing information security standards, governance frameworks, and best practices. I have successfully implemented ISMS/ISO 27001 projects as well as achieving the cybersecurity compliance for my clients. I managed the SDLC on a national governmental projects which serve 60K+ users. I have a thorough knowledge of InfoSec governance, program development and operation and Risk management. I was able to achieve professional certifications such as CISSP and CISM.
A Cybersecurity Manager with 12 years of experience. I’ve gained experience in many realms of the IT environment, including risk management, security frameworks, ISO documentation, security life cycle, audit compliance, and different OT/ICS industries while committed to protecting Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of the information systems. And prioritizing safety and availability for OT/ICS environments
Anas has 20 years of IT hands-on practice experiences in different lines of business sectors (Banking, Retail & Agency in medical, public and government, real state, trade-in, Restaurant franchiser, and distribution and Retail in mobility and electronic FMCG and Oil and Gas sectors) with thirteen (13)year of extensive executive management experience in leading IT department and Leading people with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and professional certificates (Project Management Professional PMP,Business Professional in Leadership CBP & ITIL, Data center professional and disaster recovery and Digital Transformation)
An expert level experience in IT development Planning, develop strategic Road Map for 3-5 years including: infrastructure and connectivity and applications solution with overall IT Technology architecture with data warehousing. Strong experience in ERP Oracle, SAP with 6 full end to end implementations for ERP oracle and 1 full for SAP S/4 Hana and success factor and IFS V10
Hussain Al Wasly is Currently the Chief IT Officer at Jubail Energy Services company who holds +20 years of experience in the field. In addition to his experience, he acquired a PhD in ICT with 2 published research papers. In addition, Hussain has had a wide experience in several industries such as chemical, petrochemical, services, and IT with some of the biggest companies such as Saudi Aramco. Moreover, Hussain has also a vast exposure to Cybersecurity, AI, corporate business applications, and IR 4.0 technologies. Over the years he has introduced several improvements to optimize IT departments’ functions by enhancing business architecture models, collaborated with business teams to automate and optimize work processes, identify discrepancies and vulnerabilities in IT applications, identify cost reduction possibilities and formulate IT goals and objectives and align them with corporate business objectives and vision.
Hesham Abdulhadi has been Kaspersky’s Industrial Security Consultant in META since 2017. He helps Industrial business units develop security into Critical Infrastructure, Power, and Oil & Gas, to name a few. Hesham works as co-lead for Kaspersky Industrial Cyber Security Solutions.
Hesham has 15 years of experience in Controls Systems and Cyber Security Solutions with Automation Vendors such as EPM, Siemens, and Yokogawa.
Sarah Al-Qahtani is an Information Security Analyst in Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery (SASREF) company, she started her career as an Information Security Analyst in Governance Risk and Compliance field, then moved to Infrastructure and Network and is currently working to enhance the underlaying Infrastructure Security.
She is also a college board member at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal university (IAU) where she works collaboratively with the board to enhance cybersecurity content reflecting the current market requirements. Believing in the importance of supporting Women in CyberSecurity, Sarah is a member in the Regional Women in CyberSecurity MiddleEast (WiCSME) Group.
Sarah has various publications in CyberSecurity field. Sarah has also developed an Investigation Tool to investigate Digital Cyber Crimes, and contributed in various Regional and Global conferences and forums such as NCC conference in 2018 and OPCDE conference in 2019.
Sarah has a Bachelor degree in CyberSecurity and Digital Forensics with Honours, and She is a Graduate from ranking among the Top 10 Students (Out of 100) in the Nation Tuwaiq Bootcamp in CyberSecurity. She holds various Professional and Technical Certificates covering as well Defensive Security certifications such as eJPT, eCCPT, eNPD, and GCIH.
Mohamed Atef is an experienced Presales Manager for One Identity by Quest based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His coverage spans Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Levant & NA areas. Atef has more than 18 Years of hands-on extensive experience in Identity & Access Management information security systems and Middleware solutions across public and private sectors.
Regional Sales Director of EMEA at Axonius with over 15 years of technology experience having worked at a number of successful companies including Adobe, Fujitsu, and ServiceNow. Passionate about the power of technology to secure the Enterprise whilst simultaneously driving innovation and better business outcomes.
Sarah AlJbli is an Information Protection Analyst in Sadara Chemical Company , she has work experience in SOC , GRC field, and vulnerability managements where she is currently working to enhance the security posture. She also worked previously as an IT auditor in Delloite company.
Sarah has a Bachelor in information systems with Honors, and master degree in software engineering and cybersecurity tracks from north Caroline AT university.
Sarah has publication in Cyber Security field. Where she used deep learning algorithm to enhance the network anomaly detection. She also contributed in Global conferences and forums such as Intellisys conference 2020 and wickedgames forum for women in Cyber .
Alena is one of the most well-known headhunters in Russia. She has been looking for top and middle managers for the largest global and Russian companies for 22 years: Facebook. SAP, Google, Booking.com, Tik Tok, Alibaba and others. Alena owns a hunting agency, which has its client base and subscription channels for 180,000 specialists from Russia. The agency specializes in IT professionals: cybersecurity, medicine, education, oil&gas, data analytics and other industries. Alena was included in the Forbes Russia rating three times as the most successful business woman in Russia. In 2016, her HR-start up was sold to a strategic specialist for $5 millions.