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Event overview

The 3rd Edition MENA Cyber Security Conference is a two-day 100% online program which will be focused on leveraging state-of-art technologies and implementing best possible solutions along with advanced security measures in terms of safeguarding the critical data and the assets for all the businesses in the Middle East and North African regions.

The summit will host more than 20 speakers and attract over 100+ conference delegates to exchange ideas and discuss the pain points in the cyber space on various strategic and operational topics on cyber security legislation and regulation, critical infrastructure, prevention from cyber-attacks, strengthening the cyber security frame work, next level cyber security technologies, improving cyber hygiene to minimize the impact of cyber-attack and much more. Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa are always advancing their knowledge-based economy and continuously strive to create a sustainable and prosperous future for its citizens by providing automation of functions, state of the art technologies, unified platform that is economically profitable with advanced security and enhancing the user experience.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Is the CISO Responsible-01
Is the CISO Responsible for Your Cyber Security?
Implementing a comprehensive legal-02
Implementing a comprehensive legal and regulatory cybersecurity framework in the Middle East
Measures to protect government networks and-03
Measures to protect government networks and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks
Strategies and Best Practices for Utility-04
Strategies and Best Practices for Utility Companies in securing Critical Infrastructure
Deep Fakes and the future of Online trust-05
Deep Fakes and the future of Online trust
Data Protection for Hybrid Cloud-06
Data Protection for Hybrid Cloud
Aligning cybersecurity initiatives-07
Aligning cybersecurity initiatives with business objectives
Improving Cyber Hygiene to Minimize the-08
Improving Cyber Hygiene to Minimize the impact of Cyber-Attacks

Benefits

Knowledgeable Sessions

Opportunity to learn from the global leaders in cyber security on the best practices to achieve cyber resilience in the fast-paced digital world. Connect with world class solution providers about their solutions and advanced level cyber defence options.

Tech Driven Use-cases

In today’s world with emerging technologies and new innovations has brought the technology industry towards huge transformational change. Be among the first to adapt technology use-cases presented by the pioneers in the field of cyber security.

Product Display

This unique platform provides opportunities in terms of presentations, knowledge sharing sessions, and use-case studies by global thought leaders with their primary focused helping business and organizations to adapt next level of cyber security solutions.

Brainstorming Discussions

Share and exchange your ideas by brainstorming with some of the thoughtful leaders in cyber security space. Our panel discussions include senior technology leaders and experienced seasoned professionals with an aim to breach the knowledge gap between the cyber security and organizations.

One-On-One Meetings

Get involved with in-depth discussions with top-class solution providers and secure your businesses by sharing your specific requirements and challenges directly with the consultants.

Private Networking Lounge

Network and consult with the experts across industry sectors at the designated spaces assigned focusing on personal attention and query redressal.

Who Should Attend MENA CYBER SECURITY CONFERENCE?

Who will attend?

  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • BFSI
  • Fintech
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Transportation / Automobile
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate & Infrastructure
  • Retail & e-commerce
  • Sports
  • Defense & Security
  • Aerospace
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Job Titles:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Digital Officers
  • Chief Data officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • SVP/VP/Director / Head / Manager of IT / OT
  • General Manager IT / Heads of IT
  • Cybersecurity Leaders
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • SCADA Engineers / Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Risk Monitoring professionals
  • Cyber Security Operations professionals
  • Cyber Security Governance Manager
  • Cybersecurity Advisor
  • Cloud Architect
  • Head of IT Infrastructure

Sponsor Categories:

  • Ransomware Resilience and Recovery
  • Attack Surface Management
  • Supply-Chain Security / Application Security
  • Network Security / Endpoint Security
  • Web Security / Mobile Security
  • Risk & Compliance / Threat Intelligence
  • Data Security & Vulnerability Exploitation
  • Cloud Security / AI Security 
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Fraud Prevention & Transaction Security
  • Security Operations & Incident Response
  • Managed Security Service Provider ( MSSP)
  • Advanced Threat Intelligence
  • Fraud & Law Enforcement
  • Predictive security Management
  • Quantum Computing
  • Automotive security management

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Sponsors & Partners

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ORGANISER

IGR Events (Innovative Global Resource) we are a team of seasoned, highly experienced industry professionals committed towards delivering the best global standards with each event and have collectively more than 30 years of experience. The diversity of our backgrounds, knowledge and experience helps us resolve challenges that every business faces.

We are founded on the common intention to customize a platform for the business houses wherein they get a variety of options to choose from our wide range of Private Board Rooms, Webinars, Certified Trainings, and In-Person & Virtual Conferences and Exhibitions to choose from as per their need.

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ORGANISER

IGR Events (Innovative Global Resource) we are a team of seasoned, highly experienced industry professionals committed towards delivering the best global standards with each event and have collectively more than 30 years of experience. The diversity of our backgrounds, knowledge and experience helps us resolve challenges that every business faces.

We are founded on the common intention to customize a platform for the business houses wherein they get a variety of options to choose from our wide range of Private Board Rooms, Webinars, Certified Trainings, and In-Person & Virtual Conferences and Exhibitions to choose from as per their need.

Copyright 2022 IGR Events Private Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Somnath Sarkar

Somnath Sarkar is an IT and Information Security professional with 30+ years of experience across multiple geographies, diverse background in financial services. In his CISO role with Mashreq, Somnath visualized the changing landscape of digital cyber-security and was instrumental in enabling disruptive technologies to grow in the evolving market place, introduced effective digital security, system designs and data and helped his organization to take calculated risks and transform as a market leader. Somnath is an active speaker in CIO/ CISO seminars and is member of several computer societies, including sector level collaboration with multiple central banks in framing IT policies, frameworks and security roadmap for the BFSI sector.

Abdullah Marghalany

Abdullah Marghalany currently serves as the Cyber Security Chief officer at the Madinah health Cluster. He is a dedicated project manager with a history in network administration with 10+ years of experience. Cyber Security Chief Officer with proven expertise in implementing cyber security measures, troubleshooting network infrastructures and allocating staff resources.

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Elsayed has over 29 years of experience working for IBM, Fujitsu, Siemens, Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank, and Bank Al Bilad, Ahmed Darwish is one of the few in the Middle East to consult for outstanding results in managing digital transformations and portfolios.

He is the author of the Service Management approach “SLAStand” (2005), PMO Transformation process “PMOTrans” (2014) and the Digital Delivery Operating Model “RASHEEQ” (2019) developed for Fujitsu, Saudi Fransi Capital and Bank Albilad, respectively.

At the research level, he is a Doctor of Business Administration in Digital Government from Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), the UK and the author of the pioneer theory of Intergovernmental Information Systems Adoption.

Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed is one of digital transformation pioneers who his career encompasses over 26 years of proficiency in Top IT Management within multicultural regions. Along both Academic and professional career paths, Ahmed has invested on a broad range of professional skills as Strategic Planning, Change Management, Performance Planning and Management, Total Quality Management. As well as investing on work experience in different business fields such as Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Food, Automotive, Governments, and Distribution Industries across diversified Arab countries (Egypt, North Africa, Gulf, and Levant)

Mustapha Huneyd

A seasoned telecom CISO, Cybersecurity, business continuity & crisis management leader, managing cyber resilience and cyber risks across the telecom sector in Middle & Africa. A former Group CISO protecting multiple global telecom operations (across the GCC, India, South East Asia & North Africa)and consulting organizations.

Abhilash Radhadevi

Abhilash Radhadevi is a Cyber Security Leader with more than twenty years of combined experience in the Banking, Energy, and Technology services industries. He is skilled in Information & Cyber Security transformation programs covering security projects and Operations, assurance, and GRC (Governance, risk, and Compliance). He has a proven track record of effectively managing and mitigating cyber threats for multinational organizations. Abhilash’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of Cyber Security have enabled him to develop and implement comprehensive security strategies and frameworks that align with business objectives and compliance requirements. Abhilash was awarded the Cyber Strategist of the year 2023 by CXO Middle East Magazine.

Aamir Khalid Pirzada

With over two decades of experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP), software project management, IT infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Internet of Things (IoT), Mr. Aamir has a demonstrated track record of spearheading digital transformations and propelling organizations to higher levels of achievement. His extensive industry expertise spans across diverse sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, public services, and telecommunications. Throughout his career, he has successfully orchestrated go-live strategies, both in the form of Mock and Real scenarios, and have provided comprehensive pre- and post-go-live support. In addition, his experience includes spearheading initiatives in the realm of IoT, where he has successfully implemented solutions to optimize operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and drive predictive maintenance strategies.

Irshad Mohammed

Irshad Mohammed

Finto Thomas

Finto Thomas is a cybersecurity consultant and strategist with seventeen years of experience in the international cybersecurity industry. Since 2004, Finto has worked with leading security firms, advised Fortune 500 and start-up companies, helping them navigate complex cybersecurity issues and business requirement mapping. He has created strategies, roadmap, policies, architectures according to organization & industry and makes an impact on the ground with trust and teamwork. Finto has held various positions with companies focused on cybersecurity on cloud datacentres, Virtualization, Application Security and Data Privacy.