NACD Board Fellow, CRISC, CISSP, CISM Cyber Security, Risk & Compliance Executive Advisor Last Updated: August 9, 2018 (about 1 year ago)

Globally recognized C-level Information Security Executive who delivers value by leveraging technology, risk and security strategies and measures to protect corporate assets and reputation for major global companies. o Success within senior leadership roles with GE, and sought after Subject Matter Expert for $30 billion Saudi Aramco, and key departments of the U.S. Government. Provides expert counsel with Fortune 20 Boards, Private Equity and Banks. Success demonstrated in a wide range of sectors ranging from Industrial, Oil & Gas, Finance, Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Higher Education, and Not-For-Profits. With a start in law enforcement, Sali advises companies offering security services and products with expertise in emerging markets. She brings 20+ years of experience in IT and 10 years in Cyber & Risk Executive Leadership. Sali occasionally publishes, edit security books and publications, and speaks in media, TV and international conferences. She has deep knowledge of technology-intensive industries, and in EMEA countries-related business transactions including cross-border M&A, technology licensing, Foreign JV’s, and overall Middle east strategy.


Cloud Security | Security Operations Management | Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) | Block Chain Security | Internet of Things (IoT) Security | Enterprise Risk Management | IT Auditing | Risk SME | Corporate Espionage | State-sponsored Cyber Attacks | Big Data Analytics | Digital Transformation |Data Governance | Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) | EU GDPR | Mergers & Acquisitions


o 2016, Women of Influence "One to Watch For", Executive Women Forum

o 2012, Expertise and Inclusive, GE Awards


Board President - SAFE Sudan

Advisory Board – EC-Council- Cyberlympics

Advisory Board- Cybersecurity for Broadcasters- TV NEWS Check

LANGUAGES: Arabic- English- French


NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Board Fellow,

CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)

CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)

CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)


PhD. (ABD) in Biodefense, George Mason University

Graduate certificate. – Information Security Management, George Washington University

M.Sc- Computer Systems- City University B.Eng. Electronics. Computer security

tampa, FL
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PhD (ABD) Biodefense @ George Mason University
Nov 2012 — Sep 2018
Patenting Inspection methodology for Bio/chemical facilities


CyberSecurity & Risk Executive Advisor
Jun 2017 — Current
Advise on National Digital Transformation Strategies and Cybersecurity plans.
Develop compliance framework during sanctions to assist in lifting U.S sanction deals.
Drafted post sanctions plans for Technology and Financial sector

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