Al Ghous is the Sr Director of Cyber Security for GE Digital. In this capacity he is helping GE and its Customers with their digital transformation journey. In doing so, Al’s organization is responsible for building a secure and resilient cloud platform for the Industrial Internet, that allows customers to quickly and securely connect their assets, collect data, and build and run applications delivering valuable insights from edge to cloud. Al is responsible for several Cyber Security Programs, including Product Security, where his team helps Software Engineering teams develop secure products and services for GE Digital, following the “Secure by Design” principal. Al is also responsible for the secure expansion of the platform globally. In this capacity Al’s Infrastructure and Platform Security Program helps secure the platform from targeted and persistent threats to ensure customer data remains safe while mitigating risk to the GE brand. Al also leads the Product Response Services Program, capable of monitoring the environment 24x7x365, identifying anomalous activities and leveraging automation to take necessary actions. This persistence to drive the “Secure by Design” principal and proactive approach to Security has empowered GE’s customers to bridge the worlds of IT and OT.

Al has been in the Cyber Security industry for over 16 years. He has been focusing on both enterprise and product security where he has contributed in different capacities from Leadership, Security Architecture and Engineering, to Risk Management and Solution Consulting. Al is active in the Cyber Security industry and part of several consortiums. He has held leadership roles in organizations such as Ernst and Young, Oracle, Kaiser Permanente and Informatica to name a few.