Wessam Maher

Chief Information Security and Risk Officer at The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Cybersecurity Governance and Program Management

Decipher Vendors Language and Govern your Cybersecurity Program using Cyber Defense Matrix Model

Cyber Defense Matrix is a new framework developed by Sounil Yu, it has many revolutionary angles to build, map and tune cybersecurity programs. It also demystifies the vendor buzzwords and branding claims to on ground controls that can be mapped to any organization. In this session, we will go through the framework from different angles and show its benefits and numerous use cases for CISOs, CIOs and risk assessors.

Wessam Maher is a seasoned executive with over 16 years of experience; he is a Cybersecurity strategist, board advisory, and consultant. He is awarded The Arab CISO of the year 2021.
Engineer Wessam passed through multinational and international organizations during his career, which gave him a wide range of experience and knowledge. He excels in strategy planning, awareness, and board communication.
Wessam combined technical understanding and executive/board-level strategic sense. Wessam has international certificates and accreditation such as CISSP, CRISC, CGEIT, ISO 27001 Senior Lead Implementer, and CDPSE. In addition, he has a video blogger-facebook page that promotes security awareness in Arabic for non-professionals.