Our respected speakers have great knowledge and experience in the domain of information security.
Dr. Waleed Alrodhan
Dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences
Dr. Waleed Alrodhan has received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Sciences from King Saud University (2002), his M.Sc. degree (with distinction) in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London (2005), and his Ph.D. degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London (2011). Currently, he is the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud University. His research interests include privacy, identity management, federated identity, single sign-on, and secure web-based protocols.
Dr. Jalal Alowaibdi
Assistant Professor Department of Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
Jalal Alowaibdi is an assistant professor and Head of Computer Science Department, College of Computing and Information Technology and General Supervisor of the Center of Web and e-Learning Services in Jeddah University, and Deputy General Supervisor of King Abdulaziz University Observatory for Web Studies.
Dr. Fatimah Alakeel
Assistant professor at KSU, CIAG CEO and founder
Fatimah is an Assistant Professor at King Saud University teaching and holding several administration roles. She is also the founder and CEO of CIAG. In 2017, Fatimah completed her doctoral degree in Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. She also holds an MSc in Computer Science from DePaul university, USA. Fatimah’s research interests fall into the intersection between software engineering and information security. In the domain of training and public peaking, Fatimah conducted several training courses at KSU and PNU and was invited as panelist and speaker to number of events.
Dr. Shada Assalamah
Member of CIAG Board, co-founder
Dr. Shada Alsalamah is an Assistant Professor at King Saud University . She is currently a Visiting Scholar at MIT Media Lab Research Group. She works on a number of projects that aim to apply Blockchain in the health sector. In 2015, she received a PhD degree in Healthcare Information Systems’ Security and Privacy, and an MSc degree in 2010 in Strategic Information Systems with Information Assurance from the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University, UK. Dr. Alsalamah is a member of the editorial review board of a number of international journals. She has also been a keynote speaker at a number of events. She was also a panelist at a number of events.
Dr. Abdelouahid Derhab
at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance CoEIA
Abdelouahid received the Engineer, Master, and PhD degrees in computer science from University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boummediene (USTHB). He was a senior full-time researcher at CERIST research center in Algeria. He was certified by IBM as Application Security Analyst and intelligence Security Analyst, and he is in the process to be certified by ISACA as Information Security Auditor and Information Security Manager.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Shehri
IT Consultant
My name is Mohammed Al-Shahri, I was born in 1959 in lovely Tanomah Bani Shihr, near Abha. I joined Saudi Aramco after high school in 11/1978, and in 8/1981 I was sent to study Computer Information Systems at Drake University, Des Moines Iowa. Upon graduation in December 1985, I went back to work for Saudi Aramco till 11/2005. The last position I took was cheif computing architect, where I was responsible for the development of the master plans for servers, storage, security, and applications for Saudi Aramco, from 1998-2005. I have one year internship with Chevron in San Ramon California in 1992/1993. I joined multiple companies from 12/2005 till 9/2010 where I planned and led their IT transformation projects. From 9/2010 till now I work as a freelance consultant with multiple private and public entities. My passion is to have secure and resilient IT infrastructures in Saudi Arabia, that are fully managed by our young and qualified Saudi citizens.
Salah Altokhais
Techni (DFIR) and Cyber Threat Intelligence in Saudi Arabia
Salah Analyzed and responded to 200+ cyber incidents for governmental, state and private organizations using Enterprise IR techniques and NSM technologies. Coordination and lead the national Crisis management team for massive Cyber-attacks. also he lead and presented at the national technical workshops with Saudi Critical national infrastructure partners for major cyber incidents. salah has Presented multiple talks in international conferences.
Ms. Aseel Alfehaid
IT Engineer
Ms. Aseel AlFehaid is an IT engineer at King Fahad Medical City. She has an MSc in Networks Security from the University of Kent in the UK, BSc in Health Information Management and Technology from the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia. She also studied Informatics at Dalhousie University, Canada. Aseel had previously worked as an Information Security Analyst at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, as a TA at the University of Kent in the UK, as Informatics Specialist at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam. Her area of expertise are in Identity Management and Access Control, Networks Security, Data Security, Governance and Compliance.
Dr. Abdulrahman Almutairi
Information Security Researcher and Digital Forensic Analyst
Dr. Abdulrahman Almutairi is information security researcher and digital forensic analyst, Dr. Al-Mutairi received his PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway College. In 2010, he obtained a master's degree with distinction in Information Security from the same college. He has previously worked in the oil and gas production industry for 9 years. His research interests focused on information security and privacy, distributed system and critical infrastructure security.
Saad Alhuwaymel
Director of Information Security and member of CIAG board
Director of Information Security at the King Abdullah Center for Petroleum Studies and Research
Mr. Mohammed Alghamdi
Security Researcher
Mohammed Alghamdi, a security researcher, a leader and founder of the Cyber security club in Faculty of computing and information technology, King Abdulaziz university. Mohammed is a Certified Ethical hacker, Certified digital forensics investigator and Certified in advanced mobile forensic and security, Mohammed Holds several regional and national awards in Cyber security and Embedded security system, and had conducted several training sessions to build the national capabilities in cyber security.
Dr. Saad Alqahtani
Cyber security and digital forensics consultant
Dr. Alqahtany is a digital forensics specialist and cyber security researcher. His research interests focused on cloud forensics, digital investigation and cyber security. Alqahtany has received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from King Saud University (2002), M.Sc degree in digital forensics from Bradford University (2010) (with distinction) and his PhD in cloud forensics from Plymouth University (2016).
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Mr. Eiyad Alsughayer
Information Security Manager
Mr. Eiyad Alsughayer holds M.Sc. in Information and Network Security and has 8+ years experience in addition to strong and applied leadership, strategic planning and management for all areas of Information management, Risk, Security, Data Privacy, and Business Continuity.
Prof. Daniyal Alghazzawi
Vice Dean of Development at the Deanship of IT
Daniyal Alghazzawi obtained his Bachelor's degree with honor in Computer Science from King Abdulaziz University in 1999. He completed his master's degree and doctorate in the field of Computer Science at the University of Kansas at the United States in 2007. He also obtained another master's degree in Teaching and Leadership from University of Kansas in 2004 which helped him to develop his teaching and leadership skills. He also obtained the certificate of Management International Leadership (LMI) and has been the Head of the Information Systems department, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology for over five years during which he organized many workshops, and international and domestic conferences. He is holding an honorary lecturer position at the University of Essex since 2010 and joined them in several researches in the field of smart environment. In 2012, he got promoted to associate professor as a consideration for his output in research field which exceeded currently 60 researches and books in the field of Intelligent Systems and Information Security. He also is the head of the Information Security Research Group at King Abdulaziz University and a reviewer for more than 20 international journals. His research interests include Smart e-Learning, Information Security, and Computational Intelligent.
Ms. Arwa Alhamad
Chief Information Technology Risk Management Specialist
Arwa Alhamad  has over 7 years’ experience in the field of Information Technology and Information Security and worked in several global and local organizations such as Accenture, SADAD Payment system, and Riyadh Military Hospital and is currently working at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) as a Chief Information Technology Risk Management Specialist. She is specialized in Governance, Risk, and Compliance and worked on several projects related to Implementing an Information Security Management System, Performing Vulnerability Assessments & Penetration Test, Assessing and enhancing Physical Security, Designing and Implementing and Information Security Awareness Program and other security areas. She received her master’s degree in Security in Computing with high distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia where she also worked as a faculty member and tough several security courses as well. She is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) , GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), ISO27001 & 20000 Lead Auditor, and  Project Management Professional (PMP). She also holds an Executive Certification in Strategy and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Executive Education (MIT). She is proud to be a mother of two and enjoys traveling around the world to explore different cultures.
Mr. Ahmed Tayar
Senior Information Security Assurance Officer
Ahmed Tayar is a senior information security assurance officer in National Commercial Bank (NCB) responsible on performing Compliance on Payment Card Industry requirement’s and perform Application Security Assessment and penetration testing. He graduated with honor from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Electrical (Communication) Engineering. Ahmed published a comprehensive Web Application and Network Penetration Test checklist. He is the founder of “#Useful_Knowledge” YouTube channel for Information Technology tutorials. He is certified ethical hacking and ITIL Expert. He managed different security projects including implementation of End-point encryption, web application tool and configuration & compliance assessment tool.
Mr. Mohammed Alduhaimi
Penetration Tester
Mohammed Alduhaimi has graduated from King Saud University - College of Computer and Information Sciences - in  2010 .currently I am working as a a penetration tester. GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) certified. I have published a paper at SANS Institute, titled "From Security Perspective, the Quickest Way to Assess Your Web Application" .
Mr. Ahmed Alhusayni
Security & eLearning Consultant
Ahmad is an E-learning Lead Consultant at Naseej Co. & Security Consultant with many organizations. He was a Vic-Dean of eLearning and distant education at Umm Al-Qura University. Also, he has been a Head of IT Security in King AbdulAziz specialists Hospital .  In 2012,  Ahmad obtained the master’s degree with distinction in Computer Security from RMIT University, Australia. Ahmed is a Ph.D researcher at King Abdulaziz University. He conducted several training sessions to build the national capabilities in cyber security. He was awarded the Academic Excellence from Golden Key International Honor Society.
Dr.Esa Alsumiri
Expert and researcher in information Security and Cyber Security strategies
Dr. Esa is a director of Communications and Network Security Department at the Ministry of Government. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and obtained a Master's Degree in Communication Engineering from Hartwatt University in Edinburgh. He received his PhD from Manchester University. He published his research in international scientific journals and received a certificate of excellence from the 3rd Saudi Scientific Conference in Britain. Participated in the seventh Saudi scientific conference in 2014 in Scotland with a scientific paper was awarded a prize of the best scientific papers presented at the seventh scientific conference and has lectured as an official speaker in local and international conferences


8:30 – 8:45 AM                  School Opening, by Dr.Fatimah AlAkeel

8:45 – 9:20 AM                  Keynote Talk, by Dr.Waleed AlRowdahn

9:20 – 10:00 AM               InfoSec Challenges, by Mr.Eiyad AlSughayer

10:00 – 10:00 AM           Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:05 AM              InfoSec status in KSA (National Security Perspective), by Mr.Salah AlTekhais

11:05 – 11:40 AM               InfoSec status in KSA (Government Organization Perspective), by Mr.Ahmad AlEnezy

11:40 – 12:30 PM              InfoSec status in KSA (Industry Perspective), by Ms.Arwa AlHamad

12:30 – 2:00 PM               Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00 PM                 Security Governance, by Dr.Shada AlSalamah

4:00 – 6:00 PM                Keeping Up to Date, by Mr.Ahmad AlHusayni

8:00 – 10:00 AM             Introduction to Cryptography, by Mr.Saad AlHowimel

10:00 – 10:30 AM           Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 PM           Data Privacy, by Dr.Jalal Owaibdy

12:30 – 2:00 PM              Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00 PM                Access Controls, by Ms.Assel AlFehaid

4:00 – 6:00 PM                Research Methods in Security, by Dr.Esa AlSumiri

8:00 – 10:00 AM                Introduction to Network Security, by Dr.Kashif Saleem

10:00 – 10:30 AM            Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 PM             Network Tools and Countermeasures, by Dr.Saad AlQahtani

12:30 – 2:00 PM               Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00 PM                 Network Security Practical Session, by Dr.Abdulrahman Almutairi

4:00 – 6:00 PM                 C4C: Center for Cybersecurity at KACST Field Trip

8:00 – 10:00 AM               Overview of Software Security Threats, by Mr.Mohammad AlDehaimy

10:00 – 10:30 AM             Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 AM             Security by Design: Mr.Ahmad AlTayyar

12:30 – 2:00 PM               Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00 PM                 Software Security Practical session, by Mohammad AlGhamdi

4:00 – 6:00 PM                 Industry vs. Academia, by Mr.Mohammad AlShehri

8:00 – 10:00 AM               Introduction to IoT security, by Dr.Abdelouhaid Derhab

10:00 – 10:30 AM             Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 PM            Digital Forensics, by Dr.Daniel Ghazzawi

12:30 – 2:00 PM              Lunch Break

2:00 – 4:00 PM                 Student Presentations, by Dr.Shada AlSalamah

4:00 – 6:00 PM                 Closure Talk, by Dr.Yasser Hausawi