Mohannad AlKalash

Territory Manager for National Security, Cyber & Defence Sector at Cisco

    Infrastructure Intelligence

    Enterprises develop good strategies by focusing on the core building blocks that often gets overlooked. A good strategy represents a clear, intelligent and well-structured direction that aligns the enterprise to the desired strategic outcomes. To maintain strategic momentum, a playbook on building good Cyber strategies must drive not only clarity, but also effectiveness in achieving outcomes.

    Infrastructure Intelligence concept created to helps understand client operation challenges, meeting compliance regulations, protecting computing infrastructure, providing a service level agreement to ensure the Infrastructure’s Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality.

    An experienced professional and accomplished leader with more than 15 years of applied and mixed experience in Cyber Security, Enterprise Resource Planning, Unified Communication, building new Data Center initiatives and infrastructure. With his diverse experience, Mohannad translates business objectives to strategic and practical programs by building relationships, motivating and developing talent while managing 3rd party partners and suppliers to align behind his vision. Mohannad is most proud of his efforts in building large Cyber Security capacity development programs for several Security & Defense organizations in the Kingdom and throughout the GCC.

    Mohannad AlKalash
    Mohannad currently serves as Territory Manager of Saudi National, Cyber Security and Military Sectors for Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Mohannad is currently responsible for establishing and maintaining Cyber Security vision, strategy, and programs to secure and enable the digital transformation journey in KSA in support of vision 2030 for the National, Cyber and Military Sectors. This includes ensuring and maintaining the resiliency and protection of core infrastructure (representing more than 40% of KSA critical network infrastructure), developing Human capital on special cyber security programs, and enabling digital services and privacy of customers’ data in accordance with international security frameworks like NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA in addition to local regulations from CITC and NCA.

    Mohannad is proud to be among the team who contributed to the “Second Chance” initiative as part of giving back to the community in a collaboration that was established with Prisons General Directorate in Saudi Arabia to build an information technology academy to prepare inmates in getting international degrees in that field and assisting them in having decent careers upon finishing their terms.