Dr. Mohamed Hamad Hareb Al Kuwaiti

Dr. Mohamed Hamad Hareb Al Kuwaiti

Assistant Professor – Adjunct, Homeland Security Program

Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

Executive Director, National Electronic Security Authority

Dr. Al-Kuwaiti is currently holding the position of the Executive Director of the Talent Development Directorate at NESA and an advisor in analysis and cyber security domain. In 2013, He joined NESA as the Executive Director of Government Operations, where he managed the National and International government relations. He held various positions there including the Executive Director of Operations Analysis and Cyber Security. In 2011, he was the Chief Technical Analyst at Ministry of Interior where he directed and managed various technical and administrative tasks. He also held other positions, such as Operations Director and CTO of the Counter Terrorism Center. He was stationed at The Embassy of The United Arab Emirates – Defense, Air, and Naval Military Attaché Office in Washington, D.C., as a Diplomatic Attaché.

With 18 years of experience and avid speaker at various conferences such as IEEE, RSA, Cyber Warfare Europe, Tele Strategies, ISS World MEA, International Anti-Cyber Crimes Conference, Future War Summit etc., Dr. Al-Kuwaiti presented the UAE Cyber Security Framework at INTERPOL in Singapore and organized various events such as National Cyber Security Exercise and Cyber Quest. His interests are consulting on detecting, monitoring and responding to cyber warfare, Network Forensics, Corporate Governance & Process, and national cyber policy.

Dr. Al-Kuwaiti has published numerous studies and lectured at many conferences. He is an honorable member of Society of Engineers – UAE, IEEE Society, Golden Key National Honor Society and Computer Society. He is a visiting lecturer on Cyber Security at few universities such as Khalifa University and National Defense College in Abu Dhabi. He holds a Doctorate in Computer Engineering and Network Security from George Washington University in the USA and a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks. He also holds a M.A. degree in International and Civil Security. Dr. Al-Kuwaiti has won various awards such as Best Lecturer, Dean honors list, leadership Awards, best Design Projects.

Khalifa University – Abu Dhabi – 2012 – 2014

M.A.– International and Civil Security; Institute of International and Civil Security,

o Enhancing security policy analysis and planning for national and international issues in the UAE, the Gulf States, and the broader region.

o Investigating the prevention and preparation measures for disasters, whether natural or human-caused.

o Participating in making Khalifa University as a leading global and regional center for the study of the Middle East and Civil Security


George Washington University – USA, 2008

Ph. D Computer Engineering Network System Reliability/Security Quality Performance

o Thesis Performance of Information Infrastructures: A Concept Comparison Framework with A QoS Mapping Model”, School of Engineering and Applied Science.


M.Sc.- Telecommunications & Computer Networks, Year – 1999 – 2001 Network Security, WIRELESS/Mobile Networks, Management of Information & System.


Project & Course Work on;

o Intrusion Detection Systems on Marriot Hotels

o Embedded Systems and Protection and PGP Network Privacy Projects

o Bluetooth, Coding, TCP/IP and Design Hardware/Software projects, Technical Documentations


B.Sc.– Computer Engineering, Year – 1995-1999



George Mason University – USA, 2005

Certificate – Information Assurance, Year – 2004 – 2005 Cyber Security Policies and Framework.


University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB),

– Certificate – MOI Leadership Development Program, Etisalat Academy & University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), Executive Development Ltd., April – December 2009, UK & UAE.

  • Architecting Security infrastructures
  • Cyber Crimes, Cyber Terrorism, and Cyber warfare
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Network & System Administration
  • Operations Management
  • Network Forensics
  • Corporate Governance & Process
  • Change Management
  • National Policy Analysis
  • Disaster Recovery planning
  • Business Continuity
  • Process, Procedure Optimization
  • Capability Development
  • OS: Extensive experience with Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP, UNIX, DOS, Linux, Solaris
  • Languages: C/C++, Java, Visual Basic, Pascal, perl, Ada, Java script, SQL, HTML
  • Applications: Visual Studio 6/7/NET, MS Office, FrontPage, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, MatLab, Maple, OPNET
  • Other Skills: Excellent grasp of hardware design theory including the use of computer aided hardware design tools such as PSpice and Xilinx Simulator, Network & OS Installation.
  • Cyber Crimes, Cyber Terrorism, and Cyber warfare
  • Architecting Security infrastructures
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Book –Paper:

  1. Mohamed H. Al-Kuwaiti, Nicholas Kyriakopoulos (2008). Investigating the Relationship between Complex Systematic Concepts, In: J. Tenreiro Machado, Béla Ptkái, and Imre J. Rudas (eds.) Intelligent Engineering Systems and Computational Cybernetics, Springer, 2008.
  1. Thesis: Mohamed H. Al-Kuwaiti, Performance of Information Infrastructures: A Concept Comparison Framework with A QoS Mapping Model” Ph.D Dissertation, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University, 2008.
  1. A. Dissertation, M.A. in International and Civil Security, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khalifa University, 2014.


  1. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, “Towards A Standardized Terminology for Network Performance”, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 57, No. 2, June 2008, pp 267-271
  2. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, “A Comparative Overview of Network Dependability, Fault-tolerance, Reliability, Security, and Survivability”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. , No. , Month 2009, pp. . (In Print)
  3. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, “Dependable and Survivable Military Computer Networks in the UAE: A General Overview”, The Air & Space Power Journal (ASPJ), US Air Force Press, summer 2007, pp.75-94.


  1. MBZ Majlis for Future Generation, https://www.mbzfuturegen.com/ , 7-8 March, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  2. The International Defense Conference 2017 (IDEX 2017), Cyber warfare: Preparing for the Unknown, http://www.idexuae.ae/, 18th February, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  3. Fourth Generation warfare, ECSSR November 2016.
  4. Innovation Week Lectures, October 2016, UAE.
  5. INTERPOL – 2014 – Cyber Security Summit – Singapore – UAE Cyber Security Framework
  6. RSA Abu Dhabi – December 2015 – Cyber Security Exercise
  7. Khalifa University – Cyber Security Symposium – 2014
  8. “Toward A Reliable Network Design: A QoS Mapping Framework”. Presented at The 2007 International Conference on Computer Engineering & Systems (ICCES’07), 27-29 November 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
  9. “QoS Mapping: A Framework Model for Mapping Network Loss to Application Loss”. Presented at The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (ICSPC 2007), 24–27 November 2007, Dubai, UAE.
  10. “A Framework for Network Reliability through QoS Mapping between Lower and Upper Layers”. Presented at The 4th International Symposium on High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET2007), 18-20 November 2007, Dubai, UAE.
  11. “Network Dependability, Fault-tolerance, Reliability, Security and Survivability: A Framework for Comparative Analysis”. Presented at The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems (ICCES’86), 5–7 November 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
  12. “Toward Unified Concepts for Critical Information Systems”. Presented at The CRIS Third International Conference on Critical Infrastructures, 24-27 September 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
  13. “The Quest for Unifying Concept in Complex Systems”. Presented at The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics, 20-22 August 2006, Tallinn, Estonia.
  14. RSA Technical Conference – Abu Dhabi – 2015
  15. Black Hat, Technical Security Conference, Abu Dhabi 2012, Emirates Palace, 3-6 December, 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  16. MOI Professional Trainer Development Program, Al-Mawred Training Institute, October – December 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  17. The 2nd International Anti-Cyber Crimes Conference; Legislation and Enforcement, 15 December 2008, Abu Dhabi Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  18. The 4th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (Innovations’07), 18-20 November 2007, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.


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