Atef Abdelkefi is an experienced professional in the field of cybersecurity with over 13 years of leadership, consultancy, architecture, and a PhD in cybersecurity from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Atef is currently the founder and CEO of CyberYoom, the first sustainable cybersecurity consultancy firm that joins profit to purpose. CyberYoom focuses on CISO advisory in all industries to drive digitalization using cloud technology.
As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, Dr. Abdelkefi supported his customers, in all industries, in their secure digital transformation journey and coaches his cyber-junior colleagues. As a CISO and Lead Security Architect for IBM´s Danish Account, Atef ensured a secure hybrid-cloud infrastructure and a robust Managed Security Service to IBM’s Nordic’s customers. While at Accenture, Atef led the Norwegian Cyber Defense chapter, and at Qatar Petroleum and Aker Solutions worked as SCADA and ICS security consultant.
Atef contributed to hundreds of national and international talks in cybersecurity. Winner of the International "40 under 40 in Cybersecurity" and “IBM communication Ambassador” award, Atef promotes cybersecurity and particularly cloud security in Norway as a Board member of Cloud Security Alliance and one of Zero-Trust course creators.