Director, Cyber Security, Advisory Africa, India & Middle East (AIM)
Ernst & Young
Omar Sherin is a cyber-security director in EY MENA, Holding a BSc. In computer engineering and with 16 years of cyber security experience specialized in ICS security and in Critical infrastructure protection. Omar is an elected voting member in the ISA99/IEC62443 standard for industrial control systems security, the highest committee in the standard. Omar is also an international member of the ICSJWG created by the US-DHS, He also lead a National Critical Infrastructure Information Protection program in conducting tens of ICS assessments and handling national level incidents, he also developed a National ICS Security standard for a GCC country, the first document of its kind in the middle east. Omar is a certified GICSP, CBCP, GRISC, CERT-IH , EC-Council ICS board member and a SANS institute ICS Mentor.
CISSP,CISA,CISM,CEH,CCSK ,NIST-CSF | Senior Manager Cyber Security | Advisory Services Africa, India & Middle East (AIM)
Ernst & Young
Faraz Mohammed is a Senior Manager with the cybersecurity practice of EY MENA. Faraz has over 13 years of experience in helping the clients secure their environments against cyber threats. Faraz specializes in OT security and has extensively worked for Oil & Gas, power & utilities, manufacturing, etc. across the globe. In his capacity as a consultant, Faraz has worked extensively on OT security assessments, security standards, technical evaluations and overall risk management. Faraz holds several certifications like NIST CSF, CISSP, CISM and completed certificate course in GICSP
Global CISO and Group Head of Cyber Security UAE Oil & Energy
OT/IT Manager, Middle East
SUEZ Middle East IT/OT Manager, 15+ years’ experience in IT operations and security covering both IT & OT. Focusing on developing and guiding the implementation of the companys Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security architecture, ensuring compliance with SUEZ cyber security controls and standards as well compliance with local ICS regulation. Implement, operate and maintain security solutions with ICS infrastructure such as firewalls, IDS, and secure remote access
Sr Specialist - OT Security
Tahir brings over 15 years of professional experience within OT/ ICS security practicing security strategy development, technical design & engineering, operations, commissioning, and maintenance for providers of vital services covering: power & water, mining, transport (rail), oil & gas and Government services.
Cofounder & Managing Director
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Senior Analyst, OT Security
Iman is an experienced Cyber Security professional currently working for DEWA. He has clear understanding of the design and implementation aspects of secure systems and networks across critical infrastructure and corporate environments.
During recent years, Iman has been working closely with customers in different sectors including, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication and High profile Government Entities to assist them in their information security and regulatory compliance programs and guide them to improve their cyber security capabilities.
Iman has over 12 years of experience and holds an MSc in Computer Security from the University of Birmingham and other professional qualifications
Chief (IT/OT) Information Security Ofﬁcer
Louisiana Paciﬁc Corp
Insightful, results driven security leader with notable success directing broad range of IT/OT initiatives while participating in planning, analysis, and implementation of solutions in support of business objectives.
Experience across all domains of Information and Operational Security to include, governance, risk management, SAP and application level security, threat and vulnerability management, infrastructure, project and program management, as well as physical and personnel security. Experience spans beyond the borders of the USA and includes Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
Cyber Security Advisor
Cyber CISO Ltd
Dr. John I. Meakin is a specialist in information and systems security with 30 years’ experience. He retired as the Chief Security & Risk Officer at Burberry in mid-2017 and for the past few years has advised various business on cyber risk, including acting as interim Chief Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline throughout 2018 and now at Equiniti plc. Prior to Burberry he was Chief Security Officer for the luxury goods conglomerate Richemont International SA in Geneva, with oversight of physical, information and cyber security. Previously, he has built and led security functions in a range of Banks, notably the Royal Bank of Scotland, Dresdner Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also been Chief Information Security Officer of BP and Reuters. He has a Ph.D. in experimental solid-state physics from Cambridge University. When not fighting the good fight for better cyber security he plays five-a-side footie and classical music and jazz.
Director, ICT SS Operations
Founder and President
Dr. Oualid Ali is considered as one of the international well-recognized experts in the fields of Future foresight, Trends watching, Emerging technologies & innovations, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Future cities (Smart, Sustainable and innovative Cities), etc. He has participated in several projects related to these fields as a researcher, consultant, or trainer. Specifically, within the field of Smart cities, he has been involved in the planning and implementation of several future cities projects in various verticals such as “Smart mobility, Smart Education, Smart tourism, Smart energy, Smart health, Smart logistics, Smart waste management, Smart water management, Smart security, Smart policing, Smart buildings & Infrastructure, etc.” to mention few. He has given several training and seminars related to these fields. Dr. Oualid is a member of several organizations related to the area of Future foresight, Future and Smart Cities or Urban technologies. As a global speaker and world traveler, he has been invited, as keynote or guest speaker, to several local, regional and international events. Dr. Oualid is the Founder and President of the ecosystem platform FutureCitiesCouncil.org (http://www.FutureCitiesCouncil.org/) with members from the quadruple helix: government (cities), industry, academia and civic society and The Founder and CEO of the Future platform Future-ishere.co (http://www.Future-is-here.co) and The Future Academy (http://www.f-uni.org/ For more information about Dr. Oualid please visit his website www.dr-oualid-ali.com
CISO & Program Director - BKTRON
Behak kangarloo is a CISO & Program Director in BKTRON, Holding a BSc. In computer Science engineering. She has 22+ years of leading Digital solutions, Risk Management, Business Processes Analysis, Architecture Design, Data Management, Information & Cyber security in Enterprise IT, Telecom Sector & OT Enterprise integrated platforms.
Dr. Salim Al Balushi received his PhD in Computer Sciences (Industrial Control Network Security) from Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom) and is currently working as Director of Digital Security Operations Center (DSOC) at Ernest & Young (EY). He served as Director of SOC at Information Technology Authority before joining EY. A strong advocate for information security with 10+ years of solid experiences, Dr. Abdullah’s professional interests focus on critical infrastructures security and resilience where he has contributed to many national projects including national public key infrastructure (PKI), security assessment services, and academic researches with several international publications. Also, Dr. Abdullah is a member of Oman Block-chain club launched in 2017. Besides, Dr. Abdullah successfully coveted professional certifications in Information Security such as GAIC Certified Advanced Penetration Tester and Exploit Researcher (GXPN), GIAC Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB), ITIL, and other IT certifications
Sambit Sinha is a Partner in Ernst & Young LLP (EY), India. Sambit specialises in OT/ICS Security with over 26 years of cross industry experience in OT & Cyber Security. Some of the critical national infrastructure Sambit has architected secure OT solutions for, include, a large Petrochemical plant, a Power Plant, a Fertiliser plant and an Oil Refinery. Currently Sambit is steering the design and roll out of OT Security for a large Gas utility, a Pharma major & an integrated electricity utility, managed security services for two automotive majors, security framework for a smart metering solution provider, besides several others. Sambit also has rich experience in Digital Fraud Detection & Preventions solutions.
Sambit is a regular speaker on OT Security in various domestic & international fora. Prior to joining EY, he has worked in Yokogawa, Wipro & Tata Advanced Systems. Sambit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering & Masters’ in Business Administration.
Haitham Hilal AL Hajri is an Executive- Cyber Security Specialist at Oman National CERT, within the Cyber professional Services Division at O.CERT Haitham AL Hajri Core education background has resulted on achieving the master’s Degree of Digital Forensics Laboratories award, in addition to a cluster of professional and specialized certifications within the IT Security field such as certified Data Recovery and certified Computer Forensics examiner along with double major bachelor of computer security and internetworking technologies, Haitham has participated in many projects in Australia and developed and presented in many conferences, nationally and internationally. Areas of interest are forensics methodologies & regulations in enhancing cyber security from threats such as hacking and various intrusion techniques and the manipulation associated with hiding evidence especially utilizing anti-forensics and anti-recovery techniques. Haitham currently is focusing on providing training & support to the IT SEC Governance, within Government Departments & National Infrastructure. Haitham have been involved in planning and the implementation of a variety of IT & Cyber Security Campaigns. Areas of interest are Cyber Crimes, Hacktivism and Digital Investigations. Currently Haitham is conducting a PhD study highlighting the importance and criticality of cyber security capacity building within critical infrastructure organization, and the effectiveness of promoting and formation of cyber security culture, among the staff and employees to reduce cyber security persistent threats. Hence Haitham is focusing on provide specialized Information Security Courses to many Education institutes within Oman, also part time Training and consultancy in the area of Information Security and digital forensics.