Dr. Nadhem AlFardan has more than 16 years of experience in the area of information security and holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. Nadhem is a senior security solutions architect working for Cisco Systems. Before joining Cisco, he worked for Schlumbeger and HSBC. Nadhem is CISSP certified and is an ISO 27001 lead auditor. He is also CCIE Security certified. In his Ph.D. research, Nadhem published a number of papers in prestige conferences, such as IEEE S&P and USENIX Security, mainly around cryptoanalysis topics. His work involved him working with organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Mozilla, OpenSSL, and many others, mainly to help them assess and fix major findings in the Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) protocol. His work is referenced in a number of IETF standards.