A cyber-security specialist who saved his nation from potential cyber-hacking has issued a public appeal for people to sharpen up their security to prevent falling for phishing and similar scams.
United Arab Emirates entrepreneur Saud Bin Ahmed launched his global campaign to ensure the public heightens their defenses and protect their digital footprint, including bank accounts and general usage, with better security means.
Ahmed was hailed by the UAE after detecting various digital lapses in more than 4,000 computers in his country and for quickly securing accounts and electronic systems through his Sharjah-based company.
Ahmed also saved several UAE families from the threat of extortion cases from various hackers. In 2011, he was called on to associate with His Excellency Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Jarwan, the President of the Arab Parliament, for taking care of his technical matters.
He was also the first resident in the UAE to knock down a ransom virus, hiding behind the emblem of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior.
Following these experiences, he has begun to educate people about fabricated pictures, electronic blackmail and corrupt media circulations worldwide.
Saud Bin Ahmed said: “Cybercrime in all its forms can affect everyday life and leave many people destroyed by phishing and hacking. But if they remain cautious on emails that don’t look right or fake, they can stay one step ahead of the cyber-criminals.
“Invest in security software that tackles phishing attempts and become more tech-savvy to prevent becoming another statistic to global cybercrime.”
Ahmed speaks from experience, having seen the worst of the internet and how people can be seriously exposed to cyber-criminals in all their disguises.
Since the age of 13, when he began working on electronic software through research and experimentation, Ahmed has gained excellent knowledge in this field, making many discoveries to make a difference in the technological world.
Saud Bin Ahmed is a certified ethical hacker and gained his degree from the USA. He has given 20 years to the cyber-security industry and his company has been at the forefront of serving his country, the Arab community, and the world to prevent data breaches, viruses, and hackers.