Firas Sadek

Firas currently leads several strategic initiatives at Airbus in the industrial cybersecurity landscape, and is a Jury Member for the Industrial Cybersecurity Certification at Airbus Cybersecurity School. His international career extends over several industries with more than ten years of experience and exposure to different regulated environments. He has led multiple security missions including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, designing defensible security architectures, building and automating security operations centers, developing strategic cybersecurity programs, and leading cyber workforce capacity building.

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Having spent most of his career in mission-critical environments, Firas advocates the trilogy addressing physical, operational and cyber aspects of security. As an active international speaker, Firas always emphasizes the pragmatic multi-dimensional security approach that he brings from real-world experience, always weighing the security cost against the risk reduction Return on Investment. He is GICSP and CISSP certified, and has been active through workshops and contributions influencing ICS security white papers.