Dr. Hussain Aldawood


Arabian Drilling Company


Dr. Hussain Aldawood works as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Arabian Drilling Co. His track record demonstrates 12+ years of IT and information security achievements with global industry leaders like Saudi Aramco. As a transformative leader, he excels in driving strategy, vision, risk management, governance, and other key IT functions impacting millions of dollars in revenue. He also forges lasting stakeholder relationships while maintaining an open, collaborative communication style. Using out-of-the-box thinking, he champions innovation and new technologies to ensure superior IT operations and security. Other highlights of his career are:

➢ Exemplary educational qualifications include an MBA and a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity combined with industry-leading training like (CISSP, CISM, CISA, PMP, ISO 27001 and more).

➢ Valued thought leader with a superior understanding of state-of-the-art systems and multiple publications on cybersecurity topics (see here for a complete list of research publications).

➢ Received many prestigious awards, including recognition as an Outstanding Leader & Excellence Awards from the several universities.

➢ Engaged in numerous professional organizations as a subject matter expert; affiliations include Cyber Security Research Reviewer with the IEEE and Board Member of Acta Scientific Computer Sciences, and more.

➢ Led the delivery of mega cybersecurity projects to high-profile clients, many of which became templates for future initiatives.

➢ Assessed international cyber fraud impacting $40M+ for the Saudi Ministry of Interior.

➢ Cited for vital contributions in maximizing research grants by attracting sponsors and presenting contemporary solutions against cybersecurity threats.

➢ Drove training for 500+ employees, including executives, on adopting the safest online behaviors. Drove further enhancement by completing a major security audit with zero findings.

➢ Enhanced the average of employees’ awareness of cybersecurity threats by 78% by implementing Contemporary Training Programs that were recognized and scaled out to multiple divisions

Speech Topic & Synopses
Cyber Insurance & Global Cyber Threats