Managing Director

Adel Zahiry is a Managing Director in CNM’s Los Angeles office with over 18 years of experience in Cyber Security. His primary experience is in developing and executing Cyber Security strategies and solutions, including leading global teams in assessing, managing and mitigating Cyber Security risks, while architecting resilient environments leveraging leading security tools and technologies.

Prior to joining CNM, Adel worked at NBC Universal as Cyber Security Officer, Film and TV Entertainment.  In his tenure, he developed and maintained the Film & TV Entertainment information security strategy and led initiatives to improve business security posture while integrating new technologies and processes. His security organization provided direction and delivered security services in the interest of business strategy and operations, monitored Cyber security threats and kept business leadership informed on relevant information security-related issues, risks and events. Prior to joining NBC Universal, he led the Global Cyber Security Operations organization at Activision Blizzard, delivering operations, assurance, incident response, policy, training and awareness capabilities across the enterprise, creative and development studio functions.  He also spent the early part of his career at Deloitte, where he led information security and privacy implementations and assessments, supporting Manufacturing, Healthcare, Consumer Product and Media clients globally.

Education, Certifications and Associations

  • University of Southern California, B.S., Business Administration
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Industry Specialty

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Consumer Products
  • Content and Data Security