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ASC Webinars: How to build an effective Cybersecurity Awareness program? – Ahmed Abdelhamid



Arab Security Conference Webinars are important and necessary for the industry and for each of us, individually, because they help bring together the community. What’s more, innovation often spurs after having a meaningful discussion with a peer or a mentor, or after being part of a conversation on your favorite topic in the field of information security.

Webinar Title: How to build an effective Cybersecurity Awareness program?
Webinar Abstract: No matter what processes and technologies an organization puts in place, the human factor is almost always the main deciding factor when it comes to the success of the organization’s cybersecurity program.
1- Why are we need a Security Awareness program?
2- What’s the difference between Security awareness and Training?
3- Security Awareness framework Stages.
3-a- Assess Awareness Needs.
3-b- Planning, Design the Awareness Program.
3-c- Launching the Program.
3-d- Measure and evaluate.
3-e- Increase the effectiveness
4- Open discussion

Speaker Name: Ahmed Abdelhamid
Speaker Title: Cybersecurity Advisor STC Solutions
Speaker Bio:
More than 17 years of extensive experience in managing global and regional information security programs, to ensure compliance with complex legal and regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices. Lead and coach business and technical teams, fostering a culture of security and eliminating a range of internal and external threats. Steer changes to policies, tools, and procedures to mitigate emerging threats, close security gaps, and prevent recurrences of security violations. Advise senior management and key stakeholders on potential security impacts and requirements related to business decisions.

Core Competencies:
• Information Security Governance Frameworks
• Cyber Security Risk Management/ Mitigation
• Incident Management & Forensics Investigations
• Regulatory & Standards (ISO) Compliance in GCC
• Internal Security Audit
• Security Controls Implementation & Testing
• Cyber/ Information Security Policies & Procedures
• Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning
• Security Requirements Creation & Baselining
• Identity & Access Management (IAM)
• Vulnerability Scans & Penetration Tests
Beside my Bachelor’s degree in computer science, I had a Master of Business administration from Georgia State University.
I am a certified trainer from EC-Council and CompTIA, teaching courses to clients worldwide along with developing course material. These courses include CISSP, CISA, CISM, CDPSE, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 LA, CEHv10, CEI, CHFI ,eJPT, eCPPT gold, Fortinet NSE 1,2,4, CompTIA Security+.