Dr. Waël Kanoun

Exec. Director of Cyber Defence Solutions


Dr. Waël Kanoun is of Executive Director of Cyber Defence Solutions business line in Thales in the Middle East, and International Lead of the Cybersecurity for Ground Transportation vertical at Thales. Previously, Waël held the position of Head of R&D Cyber Security while working at Nokia Bell Labs. His experience spans various OT and IT systems for critical infrastructures such as telecom, ground transportation, defense, utilities (electricity & water), public safety, etc.

His work is extensively published (+20) in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals, and led to +10 patent applications. He has served on review committees of several international conferences and journals, and has given cybersecurity lectures in French Universities and Graduate Schools. He holds a PhD in Information and Cyber security from Telecom Bretagne, France.


Tech Xplore

15 November 2021 | 13:25 - 14:00 | Panel Discussion: Today Vs. Tomorrow: What does the future of cyber security in aviation look like?

The benefits of emerging technologies have been encouraging the aviation industry to  implement these and thereby increase the industry’s digital landscape. What can companies  do now to implement new technologies but also protect themselves from future cyber-  attacks? – Join our panelists and learn how you can reap the full benefits of emerging tech safely!​

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