Tarek Naja

Technical Advisor


Tarek (@DeanOfCyber), holds an MSc. in Information Security, is the technical advisor for GISEC, the largest security conference in the Middle East and is a previous OWASP Dubai Chapter Leader. He started his career as a security consultant for a boutique company in the UK where he delivered penetration tests for companies like BBC, Sky, Heinz, Ericsson, BT to name a few. Following that he relocated to Dubai as a senior penetration tester for Verizon. He then transitioned into leading security operations at the largest media organization in the middle east where he led high-end and complex projects. Currently, he is a subject matter expert working with a leading security vendor. As part of Hackers Academy, Tarek has delivered trainings to thousands of students both online and offline.

He currently contributes to the community through the monthly HAVOC event at havoc.hackersacademy.com in addition to regularly mentoring and tutoring university students and preparing them for the job market.