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  Dr. Sherif Hashem

Dr. Sherif Hashem Dr. Sherif Hashem is the Senior Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology for CyberSecurity, and the Executive Vice President of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egypt. He is also a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt (on leave).
Dr. Hashem received a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronic Engineering (Distinction with honor) and an M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics from Cairo University (Egypt – 1985 & 1988), and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (USA – 1993). He also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School (USA – 2001).
Dr. Hashem authored and co-authored more than fifty five articles and book chapters in the areas of information technology, e-commerce, computational intelligence, and operations research, with applications in engineering, energy, environment, and computer sciences (with over 900 international citations).
Dr. Hashem held research positions at Purdue University (USA, 1992-3), West Virginia University (USA, 1997), Honeywell Sensor and Systems Development Center (USA, 1991-2), and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the US-Department of Energy working at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - PNNL (USA, 1994-5).
Dr. Hashem is currently responsible for e-Signature, cyber security, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection for software and databases. Dr. Hashem's responsibility includes setting the framework for establishing and operating the Egyptian Computer Emergency Response Team (EG-CERT) at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority, the Egyptian Root Digital Certificate Authority (Root-CA) and the Software IPR Office at ITIDA. Dr Hashem was the Chairman of the High Level Committee for the Egyptian e-Content Competition (2005, 2006); the Chairman of the steering committee of the ITAC initiative that foster the cooperation between ICT companies and R&D institutions; and a member of the technical committee for enhancing the National ID card. Dr Hashem is currently the Chairman of the Council Working Group for Child online Protection at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Dr. Hashem received several awards and recognition including: the Global Bangemann Challenge Award (from the King of Sweden: Stockholm – 1999), the International G7-GIP Information Society Award (G7/8: Warsaw – 1997), the Excellence in Teaming Award (PNNL – 1994), and the Spirit Award (Honeywell – 1992). Dr. Hashem is listed in MARQUIS Who`s Who in the World (16th edition – 1999 & Millennium edition – 2000 ) and in Who`s Who in America – Science and Engineering (5th Edition – 2000).

  Chris Brown

Chris Brown is Director EMEA Operations NetWitness at RSA The Security Division of EMC. Prior to this role, Mr. Brown was Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance within the InfoSec group at Symantec, where he was brought in to run a number of programs internally to improve the security posture of Symantec Corporation globally. His responsibilities included ensuring compliance with industry standards such as PCI, conducting risk assessments of M&A targets, deploying Symantec products internally and reviewing internal security policies. Mr. Brown has over 20 years in various security roles having previously served in the British Royal Air Force. Mr. Brown also led a team to deploy an Intrusion Prevention System for a global ISP as well as managing a Managed Security Services team and being a thought leader in this area. Chris also as a number of industry qualifications such as CISSP, CISM and CISA and is an active member of ISSA.

  Dr. Bahaa Eldin M. Hasan

Dr. Bahaa Eldin Hasan is an expert specializing in such areas as: Data security, network security, computer security, Ethical hacking and countermeasures, and Smart cards and smart token applications for securing the environment. Business Impact Analysis and Physical Risk Assessment. Bahaa earned his Ph.D. in Computer& Systems Engineering department from Ain Shams University with Tokyo institute of Technology. Bahaa Hasan invented a New Symmetric Key Cryptosystem Which registered in Japanese Patent Office in Tokyo #140444/2 dated 30/5/1990 (This invention is a new cryptographic system based on Smart Card). Bahaa has published numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security including articles published in international Journals and conferences. Bahaa has served the National Defense Council Service for 26 years. During his 26 years, he was engaged in general National Defense Council duties. he awarded the "Order of Merit- Second grade " from the president of Egypt.
Bahaa left the National Defense Council in 2006 and went to work for his private business "Arab Security Consultants (ASC)" till now.

  Samer Omar

Samer Omar has recently joined Qualys, a leading Vulnerability Management company which also provides integrated Policy Compliance and Web Application Scanning in a SaaS model, as the Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Qualys, Mr. Omar founded Business Security Gurus in May 2000 as a company focused on providing best of breed security solutions. During this period, he also worked as a Security Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton on several projects in the Public Sector.


Ehab Hussein a Security Consultant with over 13 years of experience and currently works as the Operations Network Security Manager at TEData where he manages network security for 70% of egypt's Internet and he is also the Co-Founder of His interest falls in Security Research of vulnerabilities , reverse engineering and software development.

  Osama Hijji

Osama Hijji started his career as an IT & Network support engineer for Microsoft & cisco products, and moved later to the Telecom industry in a Mobile Telecommunication company where He worked as an Administrator for Operation Support (OSS) & Fraud/Security Management Systems then a leader for the activities of designing, implementing and operating OSS. Finally he moved to Orange Business Services when its name was "Equant" as the head of Technical Support for network services for West Europe and later held the position of Security Support Manager, then Security Department Manager and finally his current position as Head of IT Delivery Security, Infrastructure & Engineering departments at Orange.


Michael Lewis serves as the Deputy Director for Digital Risk Intelligence.  He was formerly a senior technical staff member at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, working in national cyber security initiatives.  Prior to that Michael was at New York University where he conducted research in information theory and “persistent search”, ran the Master’s CS immersion program, and taught computer science, specializing in e-commerce and IT applications. Michael has an extensive background advising and consulting as an IT and security domain expert for organizations ranging from the International Telecommunications Union to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID),  in locations throughout Europe, the U.S., Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.


Osama Kamal

Osama Kamal is Threat Intelligence Manager in a national Computer Emergency Response Team, perior to his current position, he held a Security Architect position in a mobile operator in Egypt. He is currently focusing on open source threat monitoring activities, a regular speaker in regional events, holding CISSP, CERT Incident Handler, OSSTMM Security Tester, and GIAC Intrusion Analyst certificates.


Ahmed El Ashmawy serves as the Workforce Development Manager for Digital Risk Intelligence.  He was formerly the Training Manager for the Q-CERT program, established as the national Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for the State of Qatar.
Ahmed is a professional trainer with deep technical and pedagogical expertise. He has conducted hundreds of workshops, seminars, and courses. His technical experience spans over infrastructure systems design operations and security in addition to his extensive knowledge in the areas of Human Performance Improvement and Cognitive Science. Ahmed served in multi-national as well as governmental organizations both in Egypt and overseas.


Adel Abdel Moneim

Adel Abdel Moneim is General Manager of Raya Academy, has over 14 years' experience in the IT field. He has spent most of his professional life in the training and consultation field. Over this time span he has achieved many technical certifications such as (CEH –CHFI- ECSA – LPT- CCNA Sec - CCSI # 30674 -CCDA -ITIL V3 – MCSE Sec – CIW SA – CIW MA - MCTS Forefront Security), Adel is a certified Trainer from Microsoft, CISCO, CIW, Guidance Software and EC-Council Being the first to become a Licensed Penetration Tester in Egypt (LPT), it comes as no surprise that Adel has been awarded the Instructor of the year award for the past three consecutive years from EC Council for the African continent. Adel is the head of Information Security work Group at the Egyptian Chamber for Information Technology (CIT). Additionally he is the head of Digital Evidence committee at the Egyptian Association for the Prevention of Information and Internet Crime.

  Omar Sherin

Amr Ali is systems development expert and a security expert with 13 years of experience in the field. Amr co-wrote the Cyber Security Forum Initiative's analysis, used by the U.S. National Security Agency, U.S. Air Force and other agencies, of the STUXNET virus that affected Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant. Amr is developing a Cyber Security Strategy Framework and advising multiple U.S. intelligence and security agencies, including the U.S. Army, U.S. Cyber Command and the Department of Homeland Security, on the Cyber Intelligence Analysis Project.

  Omar Sherin

Omar Sherin holds a bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering with more than 9 years of professional Information systems security, resiliency and SCADA security experience. Omar is a member of the OWASP foundation leaders board and a voting member in the IEC/ISA-99 standard for critical infrastructures resiliency. he has worked for several multinational firms in the oil and gas sector, Omar is a certified CBCP,CRISC and ISO27001LA and in his spare time an active blogger in (

  Omar Sherin

Mustafa El-Masry is a security researcher, activist and a trainer. He started his interest in InfoSec back in the nineties, where he was a co-founder of one of the earlier Egyptian White Hat hackers' communities. He is also an internationally certified trainer in a special field of psychology called Neuro-Semantics, from which he started his scientific researches on the psychology of social engineering, and spotted various unpublished aspects of "human hacking". Mustafa owns a training company and is a full time trainer and performance coach. He conducts advanced trainings in both Penetration Testing and Neuro-Semantics.

  Omar Sherin

Mohamed Rabie is an Experienced Security Consultant with 8 years experience in Information Security , he has been walking among security eras researching and discovering techniques of penetration test, he currently Works as an IT Security Consultant at Fixed-Solutions, and holding the position "penetration testing" director at Cloud Security Alliance - Egypt.

  Omar Sherin

Mahmoud Tawfik is an experienced information security expert with more than 7 years of Experience, he holds GPEN Certificate (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester) Mahmoud successfully led and managed several penetration tests and security projects.
Currently Mahmoud is the CEO of Fixed Solutions and Penetration testing Director at Cloud Security Alliance - Egypt Chapter.

  Omar Sherin

Mostafa Siraj is an application security expert. He started his career as a developer and found his passion towards writing secure code and application penetration testing. Mostafa now holds the position of Information Security Specialist at Etisalat where he is responsible of protecting all Etisalat web facing applications. Mostafa's main intersets are in Application Security, Cloud Computing, Web Crawling and Politics.


Ahmed El Ezabi

Ahmed El Ezabi , CISSP, CISM, is currently the Head of Security Engineering in Orange Egypt IT delivery after working in security operations and implementation in the same company. He has been an active FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) aficionado since the late 90's and an active advocate since the early 2000's.







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