Dr. Sherif Hashem

Vice President for Cybersecurity, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt

Dr. Sherif Hashem is the Chairman of the Executive Bureau of the Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council (ESCC). He is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.

Dr. Hashem’s responsibility includes supporting cybersecurity efforts at the national level, and setting up the framework for further developing the Egyptian Computer Emergency Readiness Team (EG-CERT) at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). Successful cybersecurity initiatives and activities led by Dr Hashem have contributed to Egypt’s advanced cybersecurity rank: 14th among 194 countries, as reported by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)/ABI Global Cybersecurity Index in July 2017. (https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-d/opb/str/D-STR-GCI.01-2017-PDFE.pdf ).
Prior to joining the NTRA in 2/2013, Dr Hashem was the Executive Vice President of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA: 2004-13), where he led the efforts to establish the Egyptian Root Digital Certificate Authority (Root-CA) for eSignature, the Software Intellectual Property Rights Office, and the ITAC initiative that fosters cooperation between ICT companies and R&D institutions.
Dr Hashem was the Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council Working Group for Child Online Protection http://www.itu.int/council/groups/wg-cop/index.html, (1/2010-5/2017). Dr Hashem represents Egypt in the OECD’s Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (WPSPDE). Dr Hashem was a member of the United Nations Group of Government Experts (UN GGE) on the Developments In The Field Of Information And Telecommunications In The Context Of International Security, http://www.un.org/disarmament/topics/informationsecurity/ (8/2012-6/2013).
Dr. Hashem received a B.Sc. in Communication & Electronic Engineering and a M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics from Cairo University-Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University-USA. He also completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School-USA. Dr. Hashem authored and co-authored more than fifty five articles and book chapters in the areas of information technology, e-commerce, computational intelligence, and operations research, with applications in engineering, energy, environment, and computer sciences (with over 1600 international citations: http://scholar.google.com.eg/citations?user=KKIju5kAAAAJ&hl=en). Dr Hashem is a Senior IEEE member and an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager