Dr. Basel Alomair


Dr. Basel Alomair
National Center for Cybersecurity Technologies, Director at KACST

Protecting our Cyber Space: Staying Ahead of the Game

Dr. Basel is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity Technology (C4C) in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), an Affiliate Professor and co-director of the Network Security Lab (NSL) at the University of Washington-Seattle, an Affiliate Professor at King Saud University (KSU), and a cryptology consultant at various agencies. He received his Bachelor, Masters, and PhD degrees from King Saud University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Washington-Seattle, respectively. He was recognized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing (TC-FTC) and the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4) with the 2010 IEEE/IFIP William Carter Award for his significant contributions in the area of dependable computing. His research in information security was recognized with the 2011 Outstanding Research Award from the University of Washington. He was also the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington (UW CIAC). He was awarded the 2015 Early Career Award in Cybersecurity by the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research for his contributions to Modern Cryptographic Systems and Visionary Leadership. He authored/co-authored multiple best paper awards.