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Professional Bio (Brief)

Mishaal is a highly respected figure in cybersecurity, with expertise in ethical hacking, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), social engineering, and privacy. Mishaal's engaging approach involves live demos, making cybersecurity accessible and enjoyable, while his strength lies in rapidly enhancing organizations' security posture, saving time and budget.

As a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), Mishaal secures organizations and provides executive-level consultancy to manage cyber risk and prevent breaches. His extensive experience and insights, detailed in his book "The Phantom CISO," showcase his journey from an entry-level position to a leadership role in cybersecurity. Mishaal, with certifications including CCIE, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Social Engineer, and Certified OSINT Professional, remains at the forefront of technology, contributing his time to shape the industry's future. With over two decades of experience, he is a sought-after speaker at premier conferences like DEF CON, Wild West Hacking Fest, and SANS.

Professional Bio (Detailed)

Mishaal is a highly respected cybersecurity figure specializing in ethical hacking, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), social engineering, and privacy. With over two decades of experience, he is a sought-after speaker at conferences like DEF CON, Wild West Hacking Fest, and SANS.

Mishaal's engaging approach involves live demos that make cybersecurity fun and accessible. His strength is rapidly enhancing organizations' security posture and saving time and budget. With a background as a solutions architect, hacker, and CISO for multinational companies, he's a valuable asset across industries.

As a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), Mishaal secures organizations and provides executive-level consultancy to manage cyber risk and prevent breaches. Mishaal's extensive experience and insights are captured in his book, "The Phantom CISO," where he shares the journey from an entry-level position to a leadership role in cybersecurity. He owns a cybersecurity practice and leads a privacy management and investigations firm.

Mishaal's certifications, including to prestigious CCIE, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Social Engineer Pentester, and the first certified Open Source Intelligence Professional (OSIP) by Inteltechniques, showcases his commitment to staying at the forefront of technology. Mishaal remains a driving force in shaping the industry's future by contributing his time to the cybersecurity industry.