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Holistic Approach Of Cybersecurity Implementation
In this Panel Discussion, the panelists share key insights and takeaways from the observed changes in the cybersecurity trend and threats landscapes in the region. Such changes were mainly driven by the digital transformation being witnessed today, and the drastic evolvement of strategies around technology adoption (e.g. multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, Internet-of-Everything), where the lines around “organization’s perimeter” started to fade. Drawing from their vast experience across industries, the Panelists share key insights on the transformations we need to apply within the cybersecurity practices, especially on security infrastructure, security monitoring, incident management, and third party management, to ensure we don’t only keep pace with the latest advancements but also to be one step ahead. This segment aims to provide effective and practical approaches on how to cultivate cyber resilience, not only within the organizations, but across sectors and the ecosystem. The Panel will inspire stakeholders to craft strategies that foster a balanced yet proactive integration of cybersecurity within the business practices.
Wesam Al-Zamil is the Head of Cybersecurity at CNTXT, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Cognite, and a strategic partner with Google Cloud. She oversees and leads the implementation of the cybersecurity organization at CNTXT and ensures secure delivery of its commercial offerings. Prior to this role, Wesam served as a Cybersecurity Lead in Saudi Aramco’s New Business Development Organization, and led various projects under the Information Security Department in the fields of governance, compliance, and supply chain, spanning Saudi Aramco and its international offices. Also, she served as a member in Saudi Aramco’s Young Leaders Advisory Board, reporting to the Strategy Council. She is an active member in various industry’s communities and associations including the World Economic Forum’s Oil and Gas Cyber Resilience Community, where she co-led the delivery of multiple projects including the first Global Cyber Resilience Pledge. She was awarded IDC’s CSO50 award for a world-class cybersecurity project implementation in Saudi Aramco. Wesam holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, along with other accreditations from Wharton, IMAA, EC-Council, ISACA, and GIAC.