Ahmed Husain

“The most important and fast changing area of the rule of law is the interface between cyber security and cyber rights. Ahmed’s company is at the cutting edge of this debate and the UK is a world leader in the area so this is a natural choice of project and individual for the Fellowship.” Brian Brivati, Academic Programme Director

Ahmed Husain is the Founder and Managing Director of Reload Consulting Services, the first private CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) in the Gulf region. He consults on cyber-security threats, assists in responding to incidents and helps in the design mitigation process for cyber security in Bahrain. He has assisted financial institutions and large corporations by securing their networks and safeguarding their data. Ahmed has also worked closely with retail, investment, and central banks in the region to establish cyber defence and response teams. In addition, he lectures regionally and internationally on topics relating to information and cloud security.

Ahmed’s action plan was to explore the cyber security system in the UK and the current debates surrounding issues related to security threats and privacy and use this experience to develop ways for Bahrain to become a regional hub responsible for developing the legal and enforcement frameworks necessary to protect business, citizens and governments from cyber threats.