Executive Director, National Electronic Security Authority
Dr. Al-Kuwaiti is currently holding the position of the Executive Director of the Talent Development Directorate at NESA and an advisor in analysis and cyber security domain. In 2013, He joined NESA as the Executive Director of Government Operations, where he managed the National and International government relations. He held various positions there including the Executive Director of Operations Analysis and Cyber Security. In 2011, he was the Chief Technical Analyst at Ministry of Interior where he directed and managed various technical and administrative tasks. He also held other positions, such as Operations Director and CTO of the Counter Terrorism Center. He was stationed at The Embassy of The United Arab Emirates – Defense, Air, and Naval Military Attaché Office in Washington, D.C., as a Diplomatic Attaché.
With 18 years of experience and avid speaker at various conferences such as IEEE, RSA, Cyber Warfare Europe, Tele Strategies, ISS World MEA, International Anti-Cyber Crimes Conference, Future War Summit etc., Dr. Al-Kuwaiti presented the UAE Cyber Security Framework at INTERPOL in Singapore and organized various events such as National Cyber Security Exercise and Cyber Quest. His interests are consulting on detecting, monitoring and responding to cyber warfare, Network Forensics, Corporate Governance & Process, and national cyber policy.
Dr. Al-Kuwaiti has published numerous studies and lectured at many conferences. He is an honorable member of Society of Engineers – UAE, IEEE Society, Golden Key National Honor Society and Computer Society. He is a visiting lecturer on Cyber Security at few universities such as Khalifa University and National Defense College in Abu Dhabi. He holds a Doctorate in Computer Engineering and Network Security from George Washington University in the USA and a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks. He also holds a M.A. degree in International and Civil Security. Dr. Al-Kuwaiti has won various awards such as Best Lecturer, Dean honors list, leadership Awards, best Design Projects.