Information Security Director – The National Bank of Egypt

Abeer Khedr is the Information Security Director at the National Bank of Egypt with more than 20 years of experience in technology and information security fields. Abeer has been serving in her current role for nine years where she has established the information security strategy & program at the bank and designed and certified an information security management system (ISMS) for the bank’s main data center & call center. She has also developed information security effectiveness measurement program to ensure continuous improvement and maturity in security processes. Prior to joining NBE, Abeer has been leading the security consulting and IT audit service lines at Deloitte Egypt serving different industries. Abeer is a graduate of the American University in Cairo with a computer science major and economics minor. She also has a Master’s of Science degree in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University, England. Abeer has a number of security & governance related certifications: C|CISO, C|DPO, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT and ISO 27001.

Abeer has been recently awarded among top regional government security leaders in the Middle East by the CISO council in Dubai and was also awarded among leading information security executives in the ME by the council in 2018. She has been recognized as a “Woman Security Leader” in the same conference, 2016. Abeer was also selected as “CISO of the year” for the Middle East region by EC-Council in October 2019 and recognized as “Arab CISO of the year” during Arab Security Conference, 2018 and as “Egypt CISO of the year” during Cairo Security Camp, 2016. Abeer has also been recently selected among the panel of judges for IFSEC 2019 to select global cyber security influencers and is also part of the judges panel for Top 50 women in cyber security Africa 2020.

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