INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATIONS FROM FORWARD-THINKING CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS
At the Cybersecurity Leaders Forum 2018, we seek expertise from leading practitioners in the field and invite industry leaders to share their views and experiences on today’s industry challenges and opportunities. We select our collaborators very carefully and invite forward-thinking cybersecurity experts to take part in thought-provoking sessions to facilitate industry collaboration.
 
Some of our past speaker panelists include:

 

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Clinton has over 10 years’ experience in building and running regional and global Security Operation Centres (SOC) for a large tier one managed security service provider which has spanned all continents with seven SOCs to service all industries. In addition, Clinton has managed global cybersecurity consulting teams that span a wide range of skillsets and regional Cybersecurity General Management for end to end cybersecurity capability. Adding to that, Clinton has 13 years experience of military service that places him in a well-respected niche area of cybersecurity that transcends to commercial clients in this climate of open cyber warfare. Clinton demonstrates a strong knowledge in cyber intelligence assessments, analysis and products with experienced use in military war operations. His unique experience has helped many customers with cybersecurity issues ranging from board level, strategy, managed services to consultative threat intelligence.
http://www.ey.com/em/en/home/article
Partner – Cyber at Ernst & Young (EY)

Clinton Firth

UAE
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Dr. Basel is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity Technology (C4C) in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), an Affiliate Professor and co-director of the Network Security Lab (NSL) at the University of Washington-Seattle, an Affiliate Professor at King Saud University (KSU), and a cryptology consultant at various agencies. He received his Bachelor, Masters, and PhD degrees from King Saud University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Washington-Seattle, respectively. He was recognized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing (TC-FTC) and the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4) with the 2010 IEEE/IFIP William Carter Award for his significant contributions in the area of dependable computing. In addition, his research in information security was recognized with the 2011 Outstanding Research Award from the University of Washington. Dr. Basel was also the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington (UW CIAC). He was awarded the 2015 Early Career Award in Cybersecurity by the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research for his contributions to Modern Cryptographic Systems and Visionary Leadership. He authored/co-authored multiple best paper awards.
http://c4c.kacst.edu.sa/
Associate Professor and Founding Director at the National Center for Cybersecurity Technology (C4C) in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Dr. Basel Alomair

SA
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Hoda A. Al Khzaimi is currently a research assistant professor at New York University Abu Dhabi and the Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi. She served in different posts for research and development in Cyber Security and Cryptology for the past years. She headed the Department of Research and Development for Cyber Security and Cryptology in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with her associations to different security initiatives nationally and internationally. Alkhzaimi has a specific expertise in Cryptology; cryptanalysis, constructing and validating security hardware and software components, constructing trusted security architectures for different environments in different products for the respective industries. Hoda A. Alkhzaimi obtained her PhD in Cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University. Her current research interests include Space, Aerospace, and UAV security, constructing and analyzing cryptographic primitives, validating and investigating links between different cryptanalytic approaches, and utilizing cryptographic primitives in different cybersecurity architectures as in Internet and Things of big data analysis among others.
https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/divisions/engineering/faculty/hoda-al-khzaimi.html
Director, Center of Cyber Security, NYU Abu Dhabi

Hoda Al Khzaimi

AUH
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Shehab Najjar has extensive experience in penetration testing, cyber threat intelligence and cyber terrorism investigation. He has the ability to analyze voices and languages through social media websites and other communications for security purposes. Shehab was appointed Head of the Cyber Counter Terrorism Unit for CYBERPOL in 2016. His responsibilities include monitoring the World Wide Web to track malevolent and terrorist websites and IPs containing illegal or harmful content capable of affecting the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of all Internet users, as well as other special tasks. He also works as a cybersecurity consultant for a government entity in Dubai, UAE. He has conducted cyber security training for more than 4,000 employees working in the military and government sectors in UAE and 23,000 students in the Middle East and South Africa. He also uses his social media accounts to increase security awareness in the Middle East and South Africa. Shehab has won numerous awards for presenting six cybersecurity innovations to make Dubai more secure. He is currently working to implement all his ideas with a government agency in Dubai. He is based in Dubai, UAE. Last but not least, Shehab became the official representative and the security consultant of SOMA Messenger. The world's fastest and secured messenger and he is familiar to media; where he appeared on many TV channels, newspapers, news agencies, radio stations and electronic magazines.
https://www.cyberpol.info/
Head of Cyber Counter Terrorism Unit, Cyberpol

Shehab Najjar

UAE
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Jordan is a highly skilled and qualified information security expert, who has 16 years of extensive experience in the field and overall 21 years Information Technology exposure gained in the Banking sector. Prior joining the Bank of Bahrain Jordan was managing and leading both Information Security Projects and Information Security Personnel for Alpha Bank Cyprus. Jordan is a holder of such professional qualifications as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CEng, MBCS, has a strong, proven IT Systems Experience and qualifications.
https://www.nbbonline.com
Head of Information Security at the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB)

Jordan Savvides

BH
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Peter is the Global Ambassador for the UK based non-profit organisation Get Safe Online. He also works internationally as a strategic advisor on cyber security, child protection and counter terrorism. His previous 33-year career in UK security and law enforcement included being a founding director of the National Crime Agency, national lead roles on child protection and security industry liaison, as well as tackling major, serious and organised crime (including cybercrime) as a Chief Officer for over a decade.
www.getsafeonline.org
Global Ambassador at Get Safe Online

Peter Davies

UK
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Vivek Silla is an Information Security Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, Privacy and Financial Crime Prevention professional with over 10 Years of experience who views Information Security holistically from a business enablement and value creation to the organization. Vivek is also the Co-founder and Vice President for CISOLeadership.org - an independent non-profit organization focused on addressing one of the most pressing gaps in information security, leadership skills. He is a global trainer and mentor for professionals who look forward for enhancing their knowledge and expertise in information security and aspire to obtain security certifications like CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CEH etc.
http://cisoleadership.org/
Co-Founder and Vice President CISOLeadership

Vivek Silla

SA
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Lori Baker is an attorney with commercial contracting experience and expertise in data protection, security and regulatory compliance. She is qualified in both the US (states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and relocated to Dubai in October 2016. Since arriving in Dubai she has provided compliance and commercial legal support in the Legal team at Careem and now works for Moby in Studio City as Group Legal and Compliance Counsel. Prior to relocating, Lori was based in London, UK for 10 years, having worked most recently for Fieldfisher LLP in the technology and outsourcing team as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney, as well as holding in house roles as Senior Compliance and Privacy counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Ethics at Orange Business Services and Global Regulatory / Privacy Specialist and Compliance Project Manager at BT Global Services. In addition, Lori was an adjunct professor of Philosophy at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey and practiced in mass torts and consumer fraud litigation as a plaintiff’s attorney with Seeger Weiss LLP in New York City. She writes for such publications as the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, with an article to be published in the next issue regarding applicability of the GDPR in the GCC. Lori attended DeSales University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a minor in Philosophy. She received her law degree from Widener University School of Law (the Delaware Law School), and was awarded a Juris Doctor with emphasis in International Business Transactions. While at Widener, Lori attended the Geneva International Law Institute, with exposure to instructors from the WTO, the UN and other international organizations.
http://www.mobygroup.com
roup Legal and Compliance Counsel at MOBY GROUP

Lori Baker

UAE