Mr. Omar Atabani is an Information Security expert with more than 20 years of industry experience. Over the last 15 years, his focus has been on Security Assessments, Risk Management, IT Governance, Information Security Program Maturity, and Business Continuity. He has consulted and conducted training for many large customers in the Middle East and Africa across various industries, and still acts as an advisor for selected clients within the region. As the Chief Operations Officer for Cyber Fort 365, Omar oversees the execution of the company’s strategy, services delivery, marketing and business development, in addition he provides advisory consultation for customers on Cybersecurity Programs Maturity and execution. Before joining Cyber Fort 365, he was part of the Intel Security (McAfee)/Foundstone team in EMEA, helping customers in the region improve their security posture and resilience to cyber-attacks. As Director of Foundstone Services EMEA, Omar was responsible for managing the EMEA team conducting assessments and emergency incident response services out of the Dubai offices.
Omar has been a public speaker in several regional events such as IDC and BCI Middle East Summit, CIO East Africa, (ISC)2 and others. He is also associated with international organizations like (ISC)2, ISACA, BCI, BSI, and EC|Council. He holds multiple international certifications, and as a trainer has been delivering IT & IT Security training across multiple geos. He has taught internationally-recognized certification programs such as Novell’s CNE and Microsoft’s MCSE, and has worked as a Senior Consultant with a wide array of companies leading major projects.