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Dr. Waël Kanoun

Dr. Waël Kanoun

Cybersecurity Manager, Project Design Authority, Thales

Dr. Waël Kanoun is a Cybersecurity Manager and Project Design Authority at Thales International, Dubai.

Before joining Thales, Waël was Head of Cybersecurity Research at Nokia Bell Labs, Paris. His domain expertise covers cyber security & defense, mid/long term security programs, risk management, security architecture, security policies, threat analysis, vulnerability assessment, response systems, and protection of critical infrastructures (Telecom, Transport, Water/Electricity, Public safety, etc.).

He developed novel dynamic risk management methods and solutions for automated security assessment and enforcement in critical infrastructure. His work is extensively published in peer-reviewed international conferences and has led to +12 patent applications. He has served on review committees of several international conferences and journals, and has given cybersecurity lectures in French universities and graduate schools. He holds a PhD and a Master's degree in information and cyber security from Telecom Bretagne, one of the French engineering graduate schools known as Les Grandes Écoles.

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