Mahmoud Salaheldin

CISO at Nexta Digital Banking, Egypt

Session Title: Critical Infrastructure Challenges

Critical infrastructure refers to the systems and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. These include transportation networks, energy grids, water supply systems, telecommunications networks, financial institutions, and emergency services.

The following are some of the challenges faced by critical infrastructure:

1. Cybersecurity threats: With the increasing reliance on technology and interconnected systems, critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks that can disrupt operations and cause significant damage.

2. Aging infrastructure: Many critical infrastructure systems were built decades ago and are in need of repair or replacement. This poses a risk to their reliability and safety.

3. Natural disasters: Critical infrastructure is often located in areas prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires. These events can cause significant damage to infrastructure systems and disrupt operations.

4. Terrorism: Terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure can cause widespread disruption and damage to the economy.

5. Funding constraints: Maintaining and upgrading critical infrastructure requires significant investment, but funding constraints can limit the ability of governments and private companies to make necessary improvements.

Addressing these challenges requires a coordinated effort between government agencies, private companies, and other stakeholders to ensure the resilience of critical infrastructure systems.

Mahmoud Salaheldin, has over than 17 years of experience in the IT / Cyber Security fields, spending most of his career in Digital Security Consultation, and Delivering end-to-end Security Technology Projects.

Mahmoud holds multiple professional certifications such as CGEIT, PMP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, C-CISO and ISMS 27001 LA

His experience in the areas of Security Technologies, Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, , Digital Forensics, Risk Assessment and Management, ISO Standards Implementation/Audit or Security Governance and Compliance, SOC and Cyber Operation operations

Mahmoud is successfully provides consultation for large enterprise security projects in various government / industry verticals serving many reputable organizations and companies nationally, regionally.

As of today Mahmoud is a Chief Information Security Officer at Nexta Digital Banking.