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Passion and determination to safeguard his country against the cybersecurity lapses or attack have helped Saud Bin Ahmed attain tremendous success

Making more and more people aware of the threat of outside cyber forces, Saud Bin Ahmed has garnered respect in the field of cybersecurity across the UAE.

In the vast world of information security, cybersecurity entrepreneurs have emerged in the field, to counter cyber-attacks and hacking. To become an efficient cybersecurity entrepreneur, one must possess incredible field knowledge and terrific awareness regarding the new reforms and changes in the field. One such entrepreneur who has transformed the information security sector with his astute skills and innate passion for the cyber world, he is Saud Bin Ahmed.

Born in 1985, Ahmed is a United States of America certified ethical hacker, who hails from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2013, he became the first Emirati to unlock the ransom virus, which was hidden behind the UAE’s Ministry of Interior’s emblem. He carried out experiments on various electronic software at the beginning of his career, as a teenager. He fell in love with the cybersecurity world and studied well to mount his knowledge and awareness regarding the industry.

The passion and determination shown by Ahmed helped him detect gaps in more than 4000 computers in the UAE in 2001. He rose to the occasion and protected his country from vulnerabilities of outside hackers, and saved the dismantling of many families. Ahmed’s passion prompted him to make his country stand tall against the outside forces of the cyber world, and in 2011 he successfully helped His Excellency Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Jarwan, the President of the Arab Parliament.

Ahmed’s experience of over 19 years in the cybersecurity field has garnered him respect. His determination to fight off the cyber attacks with his incredible knowledge has helped him reach the pinnacle of the industry in the UAE. He also spreads awareness in regards to electronic blackmail, fabricated pictures, viruses, malware, etc. and tries to educate more and more people about the field.

Ahmed also has been on the receiving end of many awards and certificates, and he has written for newspapers about ethical hacking, cybercrimes, and conducts seminars and webinars to share his abundant knowledge. Be it the beginning of the sitting at the top of the cybersecurity world; it is the passion and determination of Saud Bin Ahmed that has made him achieve tremendous success.

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Rekha Purohit teaches in the English department at a well known University. Many feel Rekhas' most famous work is her short story. She has completed her technical degree from India. Now she is onboard with Resident Weekly as a freelance writer for Technical News.