- Over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity and technical environments
- Extensive knowledge in industry trends, security developments, and programming techniques
- Holder of several prestigious certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Splunk Power User / Admin, and Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
- Proven leadership skills in managing teams and leading projects
- Strong analytical abilities with a keen eye for detail
- Proficient in a variety of programming languages and cybersecurity tools
- Effective communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to design and implement comprehensive security programs
- Skilled in building rapport and fostering collaborative environments
- Demonstrated adaptability in diverse work settings
Senior Cyber Security Specialist
Said Mezhoud is a highly skilled cybersecurity expert with over 15 years of rich experience in the field. His expertise is grounded in a solid educational background, holding a Bachelor of Computer Science in Engineering (2006) and a Masters in Information Technology Security (2007) from the University of Paris 12 Creteil, Val de Marne, France. These academic qualifications have provided Said with a deep understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of cybersecurity.
In addition to his academic prowess, Said has accumulated a comprehensive range of technical skills and certifications. These include MITRE Caldera™, Purple Teams with VECTR™, Red Canary Atomic Red Team, Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500), Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PwK) – Training for OSCP, Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), and certifications as a Splunk Power User / Admin, Ethical Hacker (CEHv6), and nCipher Security Engineer. His technical expertise is further enhanced by his proficiency in various EDR tools like Defender, ESET, SEP, and programming languages such as Python, PowerShell, C, Bash.
Said is noted for his exceptional analytical skills, characterised by a meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive approach to solving complex problems. His capability to plan, design, and implement robust security programs in collaboration with IT teams demonstrates his strategic thinking and in-depth knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape. His adaptability allows him to excel in a variety of work environments, and his ability to establish effective rapport with colleagues and clients is a testament to his interpersonal skills.
A standout feature of Said's career is his excellent communication skills. He is adept at articulating complex security concepts in a clear and effective manner, both in writing and verbally. This ability not only positions him as a strong team leader but also as an invaluable mentor and advisor in the field of cybersecurity.
Furthermore, Said’s experience with a range of security tools and platforms, such as Microsoft Sentinel, MISP, and SIEM systems like Splunk, underscores his technical versatility and readiness to address diverse cybersecurity challenges. His holistic approach to security, taking into account both technical and human factors, enhances his effectiveness in the field.