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Leaders’ Talk with Siemens’ Global Head of Cyber Security, Ali Elnaamani

The threat and attacks on critical utility infrastructure is real according Ali Elnaamani, Global Head of Cyber Security, Siemens

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Exclusive interview with Siemens’s Global Head of Cyber Security and PSSO during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC 2017). Ali Elnaamani discussed the various threats and sophisticated cyber attacks on oil & gas facilities, utilities, electric power and water infrastructure. Ali outlined some preventive measures and how Siemens are helping utility companies to combat cyber attacks.

About The Leader

Residing in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, Mr. Elnaamani has been working for Siemens Energy in the Power Generation Industry for about 10 years. Currently the Global Product & Solution Security Officer (PSSO) and Cyber Security Lead for Siemens Power Generation Services, Controls and Digitalization, Mr. Elnaamani leads an elite global cyber security team that currently develops & offers cyber security solutions and services to customers all over the world.


Previously, Mr. Elnaamani was a Principal Engineer working directly with customers at the plant level where he conducted various security audits, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and evaluations of the overall plants’ security posture. Moreover, Mr. Elnaamani has supported the commissioning of more than 50 power plants worldwide. In addition to the various security certifications, Mr. Elnaamani holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, a Master of Business Administration with Information Security Management Concentration, and a Master of Science in Cyber Security.

About The Company

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 372,000 employees worldwide.

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Engr. Maryam Khalid
Mechanical engineer living in Dubai. Blogger, writer and tech nerd. Love Dubai, love earth, love social good stuff. Follow me on Twitter @maryamkhalid95


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