Session 1: Optimizing your incident response program
Apr 02, 2019 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Ahmed Saleh is a proven executive with over 15 years of experience working in technology, digital media, development, incident response and security risk management. With an equal passion for people and technology, Ahmed has a strong business acumen and has built, transformed and led teams across complex, fast-paced environments motivated to deliver exceptional results.
At IBM, Ahmed is a Global Partner & the Director for IBM X-Force IRIS (Incident Response and Intelligence Services). He leads a global team of information security professionals that deliver forensic, incident response, threat intelligence, and proactive security services all over the world. Ahmed & team work closely with organizations to understand and effectively manage cyber security threats to their environments.
Ahmed has a diverse background, having held positions at The Walt Disney Company, Disney/ABC, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and Mandiant. Prior to joining IBM, Ahmed led the Content Technology & Security team for Disney ABC, constantly adjusting to evolving threats against content/media assets. Ahmed enables organizations to make sound risk-based decisions, all while influencing key business process. Prior to his role with Disney/ABC, Ahmed led the Disney Enterprise Incident Response Team globally. As a Special Agent in the Air Force and NASA, Ahmed investigated security breaches with national security significance. In all of these roles, he honed his expertise in incident response, technology, development, intrusion investigations, cyber threat analysis and security risk management.
When Ahmed is not solving client issues, he enjoys speaking on a variety of technology and security topics and has spoken at several industry conferences including Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, Hollywood IT Society, the DC3, the DoD Cybercrime Conference, Universities and many locally sponsored events. Ahmed holds a B.S.E. in Computer Systems Engineering and a M.S. in CS.