Our respected speakers have great knowledge and experience in the domain of information security.
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.
Ali Bawazeeer
Senior IT | System Analyst at GSK GlaxoSmithKline
Ali is a Security analyst and penetration tester - in my free time - Bug Hunter ( Security Evangelist over the WWW , recognized and acknowledge by hundred of world leading company ex twitter , oracle , adobe ...)
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.
Malek AlDossary
Cyber security specialist
Malek is a cyber security specialist
Ali Aldakheel
ICT security researcher at KACST
Ali is currently an ICT security researcher at KACST. he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering: Communication Systems from KSU. Main interests include Cryptography and Network security.
Ahmed Alhusayni
Lecturer at Umm Al-Qura University
Ahmed is a Security Professional & eLearning Consultant for multiple Companies
Zyad Alissa
Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance
Zyad holds a master's degree in IT and has more than 10 years experience in the field of information security in the banking and communications sector. He holds many professional certificates in the field of information security.
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
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.
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
Wejdan Alomari
Information Security Specialist
An Information Security Specialist at SAMA with a bachelor's and a master's degree in Computer Science. Passionate about Pentesting, Web Security and Web Development.
Osama Alhamad
Associate Delivery Director at Delivery and Rapid Intervention Center
Yasser Alsuwailem
Mariah AlMotlag
Systems Engineer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mariah holds a Computer Science bachelor degree from Al-Imam Mohammed ibn Saud islamic university. She has achieved outstanding accomplishment during her academic study and continued to achieve more in the workforce. Mariah works as a systems engineer at the Ministry of Foreign Affaires and is highly interested in the cybersecurity field.
Dr. basil AsSadhan
Dean of Admission and Registration, King Saud University & Cyber Security Consultant
Dr. Basil AsSadhan is an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at King Saud University (KSU), and is a member of the Permanent Committee on Electronic Transactions at KSU. He also works as a cyber security consultant at Taqnia Cyber. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Dr. AsSadhan's research interests are in the areas of: cyber security, network security, network traffic analysis and anomaly detection, and pattern recognition with a focus on the detection of C&C communication channels in botnet traffic. He is the author of a book and has published his research work in several journals and conferences. He has been certified by GIAC as an intrusion analyst (GCIA), and is the recipient of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholar Award.
Basma Aljudai
Heba Albarrak
Information Security Risk Officer at SABB
2015 integration engineer Ericsson 2015-2017 SADAD payment system 2017- Current SABB Degree of Networking and information security engineer
Saeed Aldawsari
Executive Director and Founder of SAEEDURITY and an Information Security Consultant with an IT Award for the year 2015
Fatimah Almuqbel
Information Security Specialist at SAMA
Information Security Specialist at SAMA. Experienced in Network Security, Penetration Testing, Scripting and System Integration.
Ali Alshayea
AGM at The Saudi Investment Bank
Mr. Al-Shayea is a seasoned Information Security and GRC professional. He holds Bachelor degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with excellent grade from King Saud University. He has also attended various executive management courses at the London Business School, INSEAD, Dale Carnegie, and Franklin Covey.
Dr. Jalal Almuhtadi
Assistant Professor at King Saud University
Dr. Jalal is a Director of Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (COEIA), and Assistant Professor at King Saud University
Nouf Alyousef
Director of IS Audit Department
Nouf is a Director of IS Audit Department.


9:00 – 9:15 AM                       School’s Opening, by Dr. Fatimah Alakeel

9:15 – 10:00 AM                    Keynote Talk, by Dr.Jalal AlMuhtadi

10:00 – 10:15 AM                 Coffee Break

10:15 – 12:30 PM                Cybersecurity Fundementals, by Ms.Fatima AlMuqbel+ Ms.Wejdan AlOmari

12:30 – 1:30 PM                   Lunch Break

1:30 – 4:40 PM                     Introduction to Cryptography, by Mr.Osama AlHamad

4:40 – 6:00 PM                      Industry vs. Academia, by Mr.Ahmed AlHussayni

9:00 – 9:40 AM            How to Hunt for Security Threats, by Mr.Yasser AlSuwailem

9:40 – 9:55 AM           Coffee Break

9:55 – 12:30 PM          Network Security Fundamentals, by Dr.Abdulouaihed Derhab

12:30 – 1:30 PM             Lunch Break

1:30 – 4:40 PM               Network Security Lab & Penetration Testing, by Mr.Ali AlDakheel + Dr.Abdulouaihed Derhab

4:40 – 6:00 PM               Trip to C4C: Center for Cybersecurity

9:00 – 9:40 AM            Software Attacks and Secure Architectures, by Mr.Saad AlHuwaymelAlSuwailem

9:40 – 9:55 AM           Coffee Break

9:55 – 12:30 PM          Web Application Security Fundamentals, by Dr. Fatima AlAkeel Derhab

12:30 – 1:30 PM             Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:30 PM              Web Application Pentesting, by Mr.Ali Bawazeer

3:40 – 6:00 PM               Research methods in Security, by Dr.Esa AlSumiri

9:00 – 9:40 AM               Network Attacks Methods and Countermeasures, by Dr.Basil AlSadhan

9:40 – 9:55 AM               Coffee Break

9:55 – 12:30 PM             Security Operation Fundamentals, by Mr.Malik AlDossari

12:30 – 1:00 PM             Lunch Break

1:00 – 3:00 PM               Digital Forensics, by Mr.Salah AlTakhais

3:00 – 6:00 PM               Trip to Advanced Electronics Company

9:00 – 9:40 AM             Cyber, your unlimited growth, by Ms.Basma AlJudai

9:40 – 9:55 AM             Coffee Break

9:55 – 12:30 PM           Cybercrime Laws & Regulations, by Ms.Heba AlBarrak

12:30 – 1:30 PM            Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:30 PM              InfoSec GRC, by Mr.Zyad AlIssa

3:30 – 4:40 PM              InfoSec Expert/Leader Student Meeting with Dr.Fatima AlAkeel + Ms.Nouf AlYousef + Mr.Saeed AlDossary + Mr.Ali AlShayee + Mr.AlHasan AlAshram

4:40 – 5:40 PM              Students’ Presentations 

5:40 – 6:00 PM              Honoring & Closing


Field Trips
Days (5-9) Aug



Computer Collage

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Saudi Group for Incidents Response


CO-Work Space