Dr. Amin Hasbini

Head of Research Center, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META)



Dr. Amin Hasbini joined Kaspersky in 2013 as a Senior Researcher for the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT).  Dr. Amin now heads that same research center for the META region.  He is responsible for Kaspersky’s expert positioning, research expansion, and knowledge maturity in four regional offices. 


Prior to joining Kaspersky, Amin was a senior consultant at Deloitte & Touche Middle East; and before that a senior security Engineer at DataConsult in Lebanon.  


Dr. Hasbini has worked on numerous large-scale defensive infrastructure, industrial and consulting projects for government entities, banks, service providers, Oil & Gas companies, and others. He has also taught security courses in forensics, malware analysis and ethical hacking.


Dr. Amin Hasbini holds a PHD in Smart Cities Information Security from Brunel University (London).  He is specialized in wide scale cyber-defense and anti-APT tools and techniques, has a number of publications on advanced malware operations and smart cities security, presented at more than 100 conferences worldwide and has received numerous accolades.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Towards cyber defending organizations from physical world calamities

The digital world is nowadays more coupled to the physical one and more influenced by real events than ever before. MENA is proving to be one of the most challenging regions for cyber authorities and decision makers due to strong geopolitics and large financials, that only means attackers will continue to make this region one of the most threatened globally.  In this session we will dive into the recent threat landscape related to the MENA region, describing the new tactics utilized by APT attack groups, their new targets and interests. We also dive into how cyber-attacks are very quickly adapting to regional geopolitical and environmental events, to target organizations with espionage, robberies and destruction.