Maher Yamout joined Kaspersky in 2018 as a Senior Security Researcher in the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT). Maher is responsible for Kaspersky’s expert positioning in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, as well as cyber threat research, threat intelligence development, and knowledge support of the regional office in Dubai, UAE.
Prior to joining Kaspersky, Maher was a Specialist Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche M.E., preceded as Information Security Officer in the Lebanese Government. Maher lead and engaged in many security assessments, digital forensics and incident response activities for a multitude of clients and in several industries across UK, Middle East and the GCC region. The security assessments included but not limited to red teaming, penetration testing, industrial control systems security, mobile and web application security testing, physical security testing, and more. Maher also engaged in responding to many incidents such as phishing, ransomware attacks, cyber-espionage, APTs, POS malware, online banking thefts, fraud, and insider threat.
Maher is specialized in cyber threat intelligence, incident response and targeted attacks mitigation. He holds degrees in computer science and computer & communication, pursuing a Master degree in Intelligence Studies, and possess multiple certificates from GIAC, ISC2 and others.