DR. SHERIF EL KASSAS
Dr. Sherif El Kassas is a founding member and the Chief Technology Officer of SecureMisr. Dr. El Kassas has been involved with information security for 30 in which he has provided security consultation and assessment services to the leading banks, financial sector companies, government agencies, and leading businesses within the Arab region.
Dr. El-Kassas has also been involved in shaping government policy and the legal and regulatory environment for IT and security within Egypt.
In addition to his work at SecureMisr, El-Kassas is a Professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering, and former Director of Academic Computing Services at the American University in Cairo. His research interests are focused on Security Management, the application of formal methods in Security Engineering, and open source technologies.
Dr. El-Kassas is a member of the board of the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egyptian e-Signature center of excellence, Founding Member of OpenEgypt, an Egyptian Open Source NGO, and Member of various professional computing societies.
He received his Ph.D. from the Eindhoven University of technology in the Netherlands.