Security; a history and multiple challenges: A conversation with Sherif El-Kassas

Sherif El-Kassas teaches computer science at the American University in Cairo. He has been researching issues of security management and open sources technologies. In this conversation with Lina Attalah, he talks about the history of security, the incentives around it, the large spectrum that exists between being a low hanging fruit for security threats and…

Toward a thriving open source software arena: Opportunity and challenges

In 2011, weeks after the departure of the Hosni Mubarak regime under the pressuring mobilization of the masses against his rule, public morale was high. Many thought that after an unwanted order had seemingly gone, time had come for a new one, the seeds of which emanated from a collective imagination for a different future….