Title of Session

“Next Generation Security Operation Centers”

Summary of Session

Next Generation Security Operation Centers are becoming a critical security component of any organization taking its security seriously in the light of the current threat landscape in the GCC region generally speaking and in Kuwait in particular, since over the past 5 years this landscape changed significantly which will require both our strategies and tactics employed in information security in general and security operation centers in particular to change as well to respond properly to the current threats.

Presenter Short Biography

Osama M. Hijji is a computer engineer with a total of 20 years of experience in Security Management in various areas including Banking, Health, IT, Telecom, and Military with oversight and insight in Security Governance/Risk/Compliance, IT Security, OT Security (mainly banking; ATMs, Phone Banking, Mobile Wallet, Mobile & Internet Banking, etc..), Cyber Security, Physical Security, Security Intelligence (Brand protection, attacks early warning, infiltration, etc..), Security Operation (SOCs, CERT, Incident Handling, etc..) & Security Inspection (Vulnerability Scanning, Pen. Testing, Code Reviews, war-gaming, red-teams, etc..) in local, multi-national, private & public sector firms/institutions. More and above Eng. Hijji has a significant experience in IT Enterprise & Service Management.

Eng. Hijji holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from Arab Academy of Sciences & Technology (AAST). He is CISM, PMP, ITIL V2 Foundation, ITIL V3 Foundation, ITIL V3 Intermediate – SS, SO & CSI certified in addition to having over 40 Technical & business trainings including ISO9000, ISO20000, ISO27001, SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Process Management (Documentation & Auditing). He speaks fluent Arabic, English, French and can understand & manage with Italian.

Eng. Hijji has broad experience with security technologies including Palo Alto, CheckPoint, Juniper (SSG & SRX), Cisco (PIX & ASA), Fortinet Fortigate, StoneSoft, McAfee Sidewinder FWs/UTMs as well as TrendMicro Network AV, FireEye Nx Network anti-APTs, BlueCoat AV, BlueCoat WAF, NetCache WAF, IronPort WAF, McAfee Web Gateway, Riverbed proxies, Symantec, Websense & WebWasher content Filters, Cisco IDS, Juniper IDP, SourceFire IPS, FireEye Ex Email anti-APT, McAfee Email Gateway, Juniper SSL & Nortel Contivity secure remote access gateways, Radware Alteon, F5 BigIP, Aruba & HP switches, Arbor DDOS solutions, IBM BigFix, McAfee, Palo Alto Traps, FireEye Hx, TrendMicro Office Scan end-Point solutions as well as PKI infrastructure.