The Human Firewall

Although security threats are growing the human element in the cyber security is usually overlooked resulting in tremendous loss to the organization. The human element known as the “Human Firewall “, is an important and critical line of defense for the organization. It depends highly on the employee’s awareness and knowledge; it’s in many cases more important than spending millions of dollars on the most recent software and hardware to defend the organization. It’s clear that we need to invest in creating an ongoing behavior program that will go with the employee throughout his/her time with the organization.


Ms Noorah Sultan Abdullah AlHashem, Business System Analyst, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Noorah AlHashem is a Business Analyst working for Industrial Security Operations at Saudi Aramco. Noorah is SAP Certified Application Associate and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The Royal University for Women, Bahrain. She is a member of ASIS International, Dhahran chapter 72. In her current role Noorah evaluates new security solutions and provides advice to optimize the business processes and deploy industry best practices to support and enhance industrial security operations’ business functions.