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Biography of Eng. Badar Ali Al-Salehi

Director – Oman National CERT
Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Mr. Al-Salehi is the Director of Oman National CERT which is the e-Oman national initiative aiming at addressing cyber security risks, building local cyber security capabilities within the sultanate of Oman, building cyber security awareness amongst public and private sector organizations, critical national infrastructure and key industries as well as within the general public and ICT users.

He joined ITA at the early establishment of this Authority in 2006 and since then he has been working in different national information security and critical infrastructure related projects. He is also a member of different regional and international forums and committees including GCC CERT and OIC-CERT steering committee member and he is the Oman CERT representative for the Forum of incident response and security teams (FIRST).

He has been speaking and paneling at several regional and international cyber security forums, summits and conferences

Before joining ITA, Mr. Al-Salehi was also playing different senior roles at the Sultan Qaboos University and the Municipality of Muscat looking after the critical infrastructures and systems as well as information security where he worked on the first initiative in Oman on establishing an information security management system within the government.

He holds a BEng degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Kent in the UK. He is also is a certified information security manager (CISM), certified ethical hacker (CEH), certified Microsoft system engineer (MCSE).

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