Industrial Cyber Security Is More Than Just a Compliance Concern
Ayman Al Issa is Chief Technologist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Industrial Cyber Security practice in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Over a career which spans more than 23 years to date, Mr. Al Issa has gained vast experience in the fields of automation, information technology, and cyber security. Within these arenas, he counts industrial control systems and systems engineering, as well as cyber security strategy and model building amongst his areas of expertise. Illustrating his contribution to the latter, Mr. Al Issa has developed an ICS defense-in-depth industrial cyber security model that provides early detection of threats based on security-through-vision-and-integration.
Contributing to the wider industrial cybersecurity debate, Mr. Al Issa is a member of the cyber security advisory boards at top rated universities world-wide and an active member of numerous international security innovation alliances, focused on improving the security of industrial control systems.
Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Al Issa was Digital Oil Fields Cyber Security Advisor for the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), an organization he worked at for 17 years.
Mr. Al Issa holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering and contributes to the ongoing development of the Industrial Automation and Control Systems Cyber Security Standards.