Zidan Attia

Associate Manager- Head of Operational Risk at Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia

Session Title: Cybersecurity resilience and cyber risk management

The speech will focus on the overview of the cyber resilience and cyber risk management and to highlight the following:
Cyber resilience is an ongoing process of assessing, mitigating, and responding to cyber risks.

Cyber risk management is a critical component of cyber resilience, and it involves identifying, assessing, and mitigating cyber risks to an organization's assets.

There are a number of steps that organizations can take to improve their cyber resilience and cyber risk management. These include:
- Implementing strong security controls
- Educating employees and promoting risk awareness about cyber risk.
- Having a plan in place to respond to cyber incidents
- A cyber-attack can happen to anyone, and it is important to be prepared.
In addition, it is essential for a successful cyber resilience to take in consideration the following:
- Cybersecurity is a business risk. It can impact an organization's financial performance, reputation, and ability to operate.
- Cybersecurity is not just about technology. It is also about people and processes.
- Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. It is not just the responsibility of IT security professionals.
- Cyber resilience is essential for organizations of all sizes.

For over 22 years, I have been a proactive and resourceful leader in Enterprise and Operational Risk Management, with progressive international leadership experience in IT & Cyber Risk, Business Continuity Management, Fraud Risk Management, and Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Furthermore, I have extensive experience with GRC platform implementation and configuration in the financial and international development sectors. Currently working as an Associate Manager/Head of Operational Risk at Islamic Development Bank, an international financial institution and AAA-rated MDB headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and serving 57 Member Countries. Prior to joining IsDB, I was the Risk Analysis Unit Manager at Bank Albilad, and I previously worked with other leading Egyptian and Qatari banks.

I have an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School, as well as specialized credentials in Digital Transformation from MIT and Cybersecurity Risk from Harvard University, and I am a PECB Certified ISO 223001 BCM Lead Auditor.