Profile: Currently, Dr. Bandar Al Haqbani works as the General Director of IT Services at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) and acts as an Information Security Advisor to National Guard Health Affairs. In addition, he is the Chairman, Health Informatics Department and Assistant Professor within the College of Public Health and Health Informatics of KSAU-HS where he teaches IT and information security courses. Also, he holds the position of President of Saudi Association for Health Informatics and Head, Advanced Computing and Technologies, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center.
He is a co-founder of the Health Information System Bachelor’s programme and has published number of scientific research papers in international journals and conferences. His research interests cover federated identity management, access control security, e-Health security and privacy, network applications and security and cyber warfare. Dr. Alhaqbani has conducted several information security seminars to many Saudi governmental agencies.
He started his career as a Network Specialist then shortly after he handled the Security Architect and was later appointed as Manager of IT Security and IT Planning within the National Guard Health Affairs. Shortly after, he was appointed Director of IT Planning Division at KSAU-HS.
He obtained a Bachelor’s degree with top honors in Computer Engineering, a Master’s in Information Technology with a specialization in e-Business and a Doctorate in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security.