Mohammed Ilyas Ahmed — Adobe - Lead Security Engineer

Mohammed Ilyas Ahmed is a seasoned security engineer with over 9 years of industry experience,  who has served as a researcher at the prestigious Harvard University. His expertise lies in the dynamic field of cybersecurity, with a particular focus on DevSecOps. 


In the realm of DevSecOps, Ahmed plays a crucial role in helping organizations strengthen their security postures. His commitment to fostering a security-conscious culture is evident through his frequent appearances as a speaker at various security conferences. Through these engagements, he shares invaluable insights, best practices, and real-world experiences, making significant contributions to the collective knowledge of the cybersecurity community. His proficiency extends beyond traditional DevSecOps, with a dedicated focus on Privileged Access Management (PAM). This strategic emphasis highlights his commitment to ensuring secure DevSecOps environments, establishing him as a thought leader who seamlessly integrates theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. 


Academically, Mohammed Ilyas Ahmed holds a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Engineering from Northeastern University. His educational background not only underscores his dedication to continuous learning but also serves as a foundation for his practical contributions to the field. Complementing his academic achievements are numerous certifications validating his proficiency and expertise in the intricate landscape of cybersecurity. 


A noteworthy aspect of Ahmed’s involvement in the cybersecurity community is his podcast, “CyberGPTpulse.” This platform extends his commitment to knowledge dissemination, exploring cybersecurity trends, best practices, and industry insights. Through thoughtful discussions with industry experts and thought leaders, the podcast serves as a valuable resource for both seasoned professionals and aspiring cybersecurity enthusiasts. 


Beyond his professional endeavors, Ahmed is a well-rounded individual with diverse interests. His passions include photography, travel, tennis, and vlogging, showcasing a holistic approach to life that goes beyond the confines of the digital realm.