Arab Cybersecurity WOMAN Of The Year Award 2024

Arab Cybersecurity WOMAN of the year will honor excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products, and people.

Winners

Winners and Jury members will be honored at the awards ceremony that will be held on the last day of Arab Security
Conference (23rd of September 2024).

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  • Individual must have been performing a leadership role (Fulltime) in security domain for an organization as a CISO/ CSO/ VP/ Director/ Security head or equivalent.

  • Individual should be from public/private sector in the Middle East region.

  • Individual must be one executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement and has promoted strong and innovative security practices.

This award is for Arab applicants only (Arab region)

  • Applications are free-of-charge and must be submitted before Monday 7th of  August 2024.

  • Submissions will only be accepted in the form of the official online application form. In case of duplicate application forms, the candidate may be excluded from the final selection process same will apply to incomplete application forms.

  • Applications must relate to business activities achieved by the candidate’s organization within the last 24 months.

  • Candidates are liable for obtaining necessary permissions to share their project achievements and knowledge and represent being entitled to share all information provided to the Jury.

  • Candidates are allowed to use and print the application’s information and related communications for evaluation and editorial purposes. Therefore, information that organizations or individuals do not want to make public should be clearly marked as private and confidential.

  • Candidates agree to allow Jury members to verify the information included in the application form directly and independently (including with referees and work supervisors).

  • Candidates must be present (or be represented) during the award ceremony to share their approach and agree to the use of their name and image for advertising and editorial purposes.

  • The finalists of the CISO of the Year Arab Award undertakes to share or display this information on/through his/her own media channels.

  • Candidates may be filmed during the event and pictures will be taken and published.

  • Jury members and the event organizer may process candidates’ data as necessary to organize and publicize this event. Data may be shared with sponsors and media channels. Candidates have the right to access and rectify their data by contacting the organizer.

  • No conflict of interest will be tolerated and no bribery attempt is possible.

  • The jury is composed of independent and impartial members, each of them being expert in security and bringing their extensive knowledge and experience to the selection process.

  • The jury will evaluate the candidates according to specific criteria and will value case studies more than commercial speeches.

The finalists will be announced on the 27th of August 2024

The awards ceremony will be held on the last day of the conference 23rd of September 2024

Mr. Adel Abdel Moneim, Registered ITU-ARCC Cybersecurity Expert, has over 22 years of experience in the IT / Cyber Security fields, spending most of his career in Information Security Consultation and Training, IFSEC Global Influencer 2019" Thought Leader" Becoming the first Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) in Egypt (2008), it comes as no surprise that Adel has been awarded the Instructor of the year / Circle of Excellence awards from EC Council for Africa / Middle East regions eight times between 2008 and 2016.

Adel is an international certified trainer from ISC2, ISACA, EC-Council, PECB and CIW who has delivered hundreds of official training courses and workshops. He maintains an exceptional track record of excellent feedback throughout his course delivery, be it at multinational companies, academic / training entities or law enforcement / military institutions, in the areas of Pen-Test, Digital Forensics, Risk Assessment and Management, ISO Standards Implementation/Audit or Security Governance and Compliance.

Capitalizing on his proven expertise and hands on experience in executing security Governance, risk assessments, compliance, conducting security audits, assessing effectiveness of controls, ISMS, Data Privacy, Incident Response, Digital Forensics and Cyber Operation, Adel successfully provides consultation for large enterprise security projects in various government / industry verticals serving many reputable organizations and companies nationally, regionally and internationally.

In a strive to continually rise cyber security awareness, Adel has dedicated hundreds of hours to voluntary work, providing the governmental sector, NGOs and the technical communities with his experience and knowledge in the field. As a Public Speaker he is often requested to share his knowledge as a keynote speaker, at TV / Radio interviews, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. Furthermore, he contributed in preparing many proposals regarding cyber-crimes and data privacy protection laws in Egypt and the Arab World.

Hossam Elgamal has more than 25 years of professional experience in ICT both in private and public sectors. After founding and managing several successful IT companies he was asked to bring his expertise into public policy management being selected in 2013 and till Feb 2017 by the UN Secretary-General to become one of 9 Global Business Representatives among the 55 MAG members advising on The Internet Governance Forum He has been a board member of AFICTA www.aficta.org, since 2014 and till to-date contributing in making synergy between African nations ICT industries, and connecting with International ICT industry cloud and governing policies.

He was selected by the Egyptian Prime Minister in Dec 2015 and till May 2018 to chair the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center IDSC (www.idsc.gov.eg) with the purpose of supporting the Egyptian Cabinet with required information gathering, analysis and decision support recommendations with focus on inclusive Development mapping, citizen quality service and satisfaction, crisis management, early warning, monitoring and improvement, digital transformation, and creating societal credible link.
Finally, he was selected as an expert by the higher council for Egypt Digital Transformation to become a member of its advisory committee starting Jan 2018.

Hossam was the Vice-Chairman of Eitesal Association www.eitesal.org till May 2015 (the leading ICT Association) heading its executive office, advocating & boosting the industry business development, technical & entrepreneurship capabilities.

He was a member of the National Child Internet Safety Committee, contributing to better legislation, awareness, training and technology implementation.

Hossam is focused currently on achieving prosperity by capitalizing on technology transfer and localized creative projects serving 2030 SDGs. Within the private sector, he is continuing as a Leader and a serial entrepreneur and is currently a partner in Infort Egypt www.infort.co (previously its Managing Director) and partner in Telemed international www.telemedint.net

With over 18 years of cybersecurity leadership in government and commercial organizations, Experienced Security Operations Center Director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Played a significant role in leading CIB security strategy .Widely regarded as thought leader within cyber security operations. Have strong hands-on experience with Building Security Operation Centers , Threat intelligence production as well as consumption, APTs and targeted attacks analysis, malware analysis, incident response, SIEM usage, development, and data analysis.

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