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Hafiz Farooq

Saudi Aramco
Chief Cyber Security Architect
San Francisco Bay Area
Hafiz Muhammad Farooq is a Senior Cyber Security Architect for Saudi Aramco's Global Security Operations Centre (SOC). With 16 years of research and professional experience in Cyber and Network Security domain, he is harnessing the first-line-of-defense against a huge spectrum of targeted and untargeted cyber attacks from adversaries. His academic and professional experience helped him to orchestrate the security processes for Saudi Aramco after the well-known Shamoon attack in 2012. He holds masters degree in Next Generation Networks (Aston University, United Kingdom), Computer Engineering degree (NUST, Pakistan), and active membership in the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), Forum of Incident Response Team (FIRST), and Privacy and Security Research Group (PSRG).