His incessant efforts in creating awareness of the hackers and cybersecurity threats have made him earn great recognition in UAE.
The world is moving at a faster pace and with that, it has allowed many newcomers and youngsters as well as many already established names to come at the forefront of various businesses across industries, giving them the chance to display what they truly possess as professionals. With the increase in online business and activities, there has been a rise in cybercrimes as well, which poses a threat to these entrepreneurs and the country as a whole. The world of cybersecurity is one that has seen an exponential surge in its growth, after knowing and understanding that threats across the online world can have the potential to ruin an entire establishment and a system. This has given rise to many individuals to serve their home countries wearing the hat of a cybersecurity entrepreneur. Topping this list of astute cyberpreneurs is Saud Bin Ahmed, hailing from the United Arab Emirates. He learnt about ethical hacking and improved upon his knowledge in the information security field by gaining a degree from the United States of America.
Born in 1985, Ahmed showed a knack of learning all things technical and this catapulted him as the leading cybersecurity entrepreneur he is today. To become such an entrepreneur, accurate decision-making skills, deep understanding of the field, keen observation skills as well as a thorough technical knowledge is required to excel in saving the homeland from possible or potential threats, that can be harmful to the security of the country as a whole.
By the age of 13, Ahmed was already working on some electronic software and kept researching and carrying out various experiments. Continuously learning from the process each day and discovering newer things to add to his knowledge, in 2001, his efforts led to enabling the detection of gaps, present in over 4000 computers in the UAE. Gaining more insights and becoming more professional, he saved the dismantling of numerous families and served his nation by being a protector for them, keeping the country away from outside hackers and online threats.
He even worked with the President of the Arab Parliament, His Excellency Ahmed in Muhammad Al-Jarwan in 2011 to manage and solve the technical matters. Each passing day brought in new success for this Emirati, who then became the first person to solve the ransom virus, hidden behind UAE’s emblem of the Ministry of Interior, in the year 2013.
The list of awards, certificates and recognition, Ahmed has gained all through these years shows his prowess and sound technical knowledge as a cyberpreneur, dedicated to saving his homeland as well as the world from unsafe and dangerous hackers and viruses from outside the country.
Not just that, he has also gained tremendous momentum in the field because of his incessant efforts in creating awareness in people about false and fabricated pictures, electronic blackmail, abusive media circulation, etc. across the globe.
With his established firm, he works to ensure the security of electronic accounts and systems. He has shared his knowledge and expertise with others through newspapers and articles so that people know more about ethical hacking and the security of the web.
His success so far in the information security industry can be attributed to the blood and sweat he has given in saving people and his country from cybercrimes and outside hackers.