Hafiz Farooq

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Organization: Saudi Aramco
Affiliation: RSSAC, GNSO (BC)
Email: hmfarouq@gmail.com
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Hafiz Farooq is working as Senior Cyber Security Architect for Saudi Aramco's Security Operations Centre (SOC) since last 8 years. He has around 20 years of experience of working in Data Center, Telecommunications & Security domains. He has also worked with Dell Inc and other telecommunication companies in the area of Network & Cyber Security.

He is currently member of ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), Universal Acceptance (UA) Working Groups and also presenting Saudi Aramco at ICANN Business Constituency (BC). He is a fellow at ICANN75 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), ICANN76 (Cancun, Mexico) and ICANN77 (Washington DC, USA). He holds a master's degree in Next Generation Networks (Aston University, United Kingdom), Computer Engineering degree (NUST, Pakistan) and holds multiple routing and security certifications including JNCIP-SP (Service Provider), JNCIE-Security, SANS Forensic Examiner & Exploit Researcher, CISSP and CISM. He is also member of ISOC (Internet Society, Islamabad Chapter) and ISOC's CyberSecurity Special Interest Group (SIG), and Forum of Incident Response Team (FIRST).

He is currently developing the Research Management Platform (Zotero) for ICANN's RSSAC Caucus and also working with Subsequent Procedures (SubPro) Implementation Review Team (IRT), for the New ICANN's gTLD Phase.