In January I took the time to chat with Amir Kolahzadeh, CEO of IT SEC and recently listed in the Dubai 100: The Most Influential People in the EmirateKolahzadeh is a cybersecurity and technology visionary who founded IT Sec in 2013 as cybersecurity became one of the most crucial issues for businesses to tackle.

Kolahzadeh has accumulated over 20 years of experience in his industry, which lead to him create an information security consultancy and training firm working with organisations to improve their cybersecurity practices, including providing intelligence, technology, training and human expertise.

At a time when experts are warning that cybersecurity is one of the top challenges facing most organisations, I caught up with Kolahzadeh at Intersec 2017 to discuss the growth of his business and the challenges and opportunities he sees within the region and further afield.