Meet Mouaz Alnouri: A Finalist for Cyber Security Executive of the Year

About Mouaz

Mouaz Alnouri, as the Managing Director of Skillfield, embodies an unwavering commitment to serving the cyber security community and safeguarding Australian businesses and the wider user community. His passionate dedication to this ethos has instilled a strong culture within Skillfield, where making a meaningful impact is at the core of the team’s drive.

Mouaz’s expertise and passion for cybersecurity is reflected in Skillfield’s approach to distributing free resources, such as webinars, whitepapers, blogs and events. This initiative is thoughtfully designed to empower organisations of all sizes with the knowledge and tools necessary to understand cyber security and implement appropriate measures to protect their customers and employees from ever-evolving cyber threats.

Mouaz is acutely aware that cyber security is not solely an enterprise-level concern. He strives to ensure this message reaches small and medium businesses and the wider community of users. 

Contributions to the broader Cyber Security Industry

Mouaz’s commitment to the cyber security profession goes beyond Skillfield’s commercial success. He recognizes the importance of contributing back to the community, and Skillfield’s community programs reflect this ethos.

CyberCon Canberra, 2023

In addition to the aforementioned free resources, such as blog posts, whitepapers, crip sheets, guides, webinars, and events, which are summarised in this 2022 reflections post, Mouaz and Skillfield actively contribute to the cyber security profession and industry in other meaningful ways. 

Mouaz established Skillfield’s Internship & Graduate Program, Research Project Mentorships, and Corporate Sponsorships programs to give back to the profession and community. 

Mouaz is passionate about supporting graduates in their career development and considers it one of the most rewarding aspects of Skillfield’s community engagement. He takes pleasure in sharing his extensive knowledge and practical experience with the students, providing valuable insights into industry best practices and real-world scenarios. The program is designed to help graduates hone their skills, acquire industry-specific knowledge, and emerge as future leaders in the dynamic field of cyber security.

Skillfield also partners with Australian universities to provide industry mentorship for research projects, such as the recent joint project with Melbourne University on leveraging machine learning to detect targeted spear-phishing email attacks. This collaboration produced valuable insights into text feature solutions’ effectiveness in the detection process, providing a vital first step toward expanding current security detection mechanisms with innovative solutions. 

Vision for the Future

Mouaz is an avid learner and recognises that the cyber security industry is constantly evolving, and to stay ahead of the curve, professionals must be committed to lifelong learning. He encourages his team to pursue their personal and professional goals, providing pre-approved training budgets and study leave to support their growth. Under his leadership, the Skillfield team achieved over 35 professional certifications in 2022, with Mouaz himself earning his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) certifications and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


CyberCon Melbourne, 2022

But it’s not just about technical expertise. Mouaz believes that to build a stronger industry, cyber security professionals must also lead with empathy. Empathy for cyber security professionals, clients and all digital users. 

Mouaz envisions future cybersecurity professionals as lifelong learners who generously share their knowledge while embodying empathy and compassion. For Mouaz, the goal is to create a safer digital world by never losing sight of the bigger picture.

About Skillfield:

Skillfield is an Australian based IT services consultancy company empowering businesses to excel in the digital era. Across our two main practices of Cyber Security & Data Services, our talented and committed professionals provide smart and simplified solutions to complex cyber security and big data challenges.