Senior Cyber Security Aide May Lead Egypt’s New Supreme Infrastructure Council

Sherif Hashem, VP of the Egyptian Computer Emergency Response Team (EG-CERT), is likely to become the chairman of newly-formed Supreme Council of Infrastructure, Communications, and IT Security, said government source to Amwal Al Ghad.

According to a senior source from Egyptian Communications and IT Ministry, the new council aims to secure the information date of every sector in the state through more advanced and specialized ways. He affirmed that the diversity of vital sectors needs different strategies to deal with cyber security.

Sheriff Hashem is the Senior Cyber Security Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the Executive Vice President of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egypt

From his part, Hashem affirmed that he had not received any official nomination yet pointing out that formation of the Supreme Council of Infrastructure, Communications, and IT Security would not oppose to CERT’s objectives which are committed to the current telecommunication regulation laws.