Abdirashid Samater is a seasoned IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of IT security consulting, business continuity, auditing, compliance and risk management.
He is currently the IT Advisor to the Minster of Justice, where his main responsibilities are security architecture review and design; disaster recovery and business continuity planning; vulnerability assessment and penetration testing; analysing operational risk and implementation;
and maintaining IT security compliance controls. He was previously a Security Consultant at Ebttilkar Technology Company and prior to that was a Senior Systems Engineer at Saudi Customs.
Abdirashed is a member of CCIE Security, ISACA, CISSP, and DRI CANADA.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Electronics Engineering Technology from Ontario, Canada and a Master’s of Science in IT from Liverpool University, UK. He holds various certifications including CCIE Security #23259, CISSP, CISA, ABCP, CEH, MCT, MCSE, MCP, MCP+I, CNE, CAN, A+, CCNA and CCNP.