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Cybersecurity - How resilient is your business?

Ayman Al Issa
Industrial Cybersecurity Lead and Senior Expert at McKinsey & Company


Ayman Al Issa is the McKinsey Industrial Cybersecurity Lead and Senior Expert. prior to joining McKinsey, he was the Chief Technologist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Industrial Cyber Security practice in the international market. Over a career which spans more than 27 years to date, Al Issa has gained vast experience in the fields of industrial automation operational technology, 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 is a globally recognized expert in industrial cyber security who had early contributions to improving the practice globally.

Contributing to the wider industrial cybersecurity debate, Al Issa is the co-chairman of workgroup 1 in the IEC62443 (formerly ISA99) industrial automation and control systems cyber security standard. He is the chief technology advisor of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center in the ME and he is a member of the cyber security advisory boards at top rated universities world-wide. He is also an active member of international security innovation alliances, focused on improving the security of industrial systems.

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Keynote: Addressing the risks stemming along the value chain