• GISEC returns in 2020 with new and exciting features

    See what's new in 2020

  • 2019 was our best-ever year! Thousands of visitors, top-ranked companies & cyber security leaders were there

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  • Jaw-dropping live hacks by world's most famous hacker, global best-selling author & former FBI's #1 Most Wanted 

    Kevin Mitnick

  • First-ever Dark Stage exploring Dark Web with the man who hacked Apple, Kim Kardashian, Facebook & Google

    Jamie Woodruff

  • 12,000+

    Attendees across co-located shows

  • 170+

    Tech companies exhibiting

  • 300+ 

    lectures & workshops across co-located shows

  • 200+




GISEC is not just one of the most impactful cyber security shows in the region, it is also the largest, overshadowing other events in terms of aspiration, diversity and scope. In its 7th edition, GISEC welcomed over 8,300+ cyber-specific visitors, and is co-located with Future Blockchain Summit, which collectively deliver over 12,000 visitors.

The agenda is directed by a powerful Advisory Board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Centre, Dubai Police, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Smart Dubai, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Adnoc Refining, aeCERT and Spire Solutions . Tackling global cyber-security issues, it attracts a captive audience of decision makers from over 200 government departments and leading enterprises in the Middle East.


Who exhibits at GISEC?

Cyber security measures are needed to both protect, as well as grow a business, regardless of the industry. Our mission is to bring you companies offering the most innovative and game-changing security solutions for AI, Blockchain, 5G, IOT and enterprise cybersecurity. Innovation is global, and at GISEC you experience an unparalleled depths of diversity and scope from local, regional and multi-national giants showcasing  products and solutions. 





Who visits GISEC?

The attendee profile is the most powerful in the Middle East and, we think, in terms of buyers, one of the most attractive in the world.

CIOs, CISOs and CTOs along with their teams and departments travel from 86 counties to learn the next disruptive events to affect their departments. Whether it’s to learn from global leaders at the world’s top companies, or to understand the next moves of the senior leaders in Middle East based companies, over 8,300 security professionals join a total audience of over 12,000 tech leaders in the Middle East’s biggest conversation on what’s going to impact them around the corner.



What's new in 2020

Brain Pods

Brain Pods

Private consulting rooms with expert cyber professionals taking 20 minute appointments with end users to help them solve security challenges particular to their organisation. This offers a series of outstanding knowledge transfer sessions from the region’s best minds to help infosec professionals spark new ideas to better protect their companies.

KSA Stage

KSA Stage

The Saudi security market is very specific and a key focus for vendors. It has long been a request to have a greater focus on Saudi Arabia. Therefore we will launch the KSA Stage which will include international thought leaders imparting their advice on country specific security challenges, and the leading lights in Saudi Arabia expounding the successes they are making in improving security.

Recruitment Barracks

Recruitment Barracks

In our drive to promote the region as a tech hub, to nurture youth, and make GISEC an opportunity where people can advance their careers, expert recruiters will post jobs and take CVs to help place specialists from around the region find career advancement through the show.

Startup Village

Startup Village

Powered by GITEX Future Stars, the region’s pre-eminent startup event, this brings to the conference dozens of cyber security startups from around the world with fresh innovations to disrupt the security landscape.

Returning in 2020

The DARK Stage

A first ever for Dubai in such an open forum that will take a deep dive into the dark web and include some of the most exciting live hacks, covering the most controversial and cutting edge topics.


Secret Briefings

The ever popular Secret Briefings return to GISEC. This is series of closed door lectures delivered by super-senior leaders for super senior leaders. By invitation only, these secret briefings are one of the highlights for both sponsors and visitors.


B2B Matchmaking Programme

With over half of our visitors looking to buy products imminently, we’re launching a B2B matchmaking and networking platform – helping them identify the right vendors before they arrive and setting up meetings at their stand.

GISEC Main Stage

The famous 3-day conference returns with a stellar lineup of the world’s leading cyber experts. The agenda for the GISEC Conference is directed by a powerful Advisory Board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai.


(ISC)2 Training

For those who are serious in progressing their careers and keeping abreast of the latest in the cyber space, we once again present the CPD accredited (ISC)2 workshops




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Hear from our exhibitors

  • It’s really worth to be at GISEC because it’s one of the biggest cybersecurity events in the region and you can meet interesting people, companies and partners.
    Michal Suchocki
    Head of Solutions, Cyberteq
  • This is our 5th year of participation at GISEC which is a great value for us as it provides a platform that connects us to the end-users, existing customers and partners.
    Mohammad Aquib Aftab
    Regional Director (META), Carbon Black

News & Insights

Featured Speakers - They have spoken at the event

  • Corey Thomas

    Corey Thomas

    CEO, Rapid7
    Technology executive with broad experience directly leading sales, marketing, and engineering teams to sustainable growth
  • Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

    Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

    Chief Data Scientist, Haliburton
    One of Top 50 Candidates in the United States - Nominated to be on the Corporate Boards by AgendaWeek
  • George Eapen

    George Eapen

    Global CISO, Petrofac
    Key holder to information security of 12,750 employees across 24 global offices of Petrofac group
  • Heide Young

    Heide Young

    Co-Founder, Women in Cyber Security Middle East
    15 years’ experience spanning three continents and serves on the leadership team for Australian Women in Security Network
  • Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma

    Co-Founder, Bugsbounty.com
  • Jamie Woodruff

    Jamie Woodruff

    Europe’s number 1 ethical hacker and the man who hacked Kim Kardashian
    Identified vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other applications
  • John I Meakin

    John I Meakin

    Group Chief Information Security Officer, CSK
    A specialist in information security with more 20+ years of experience and he was one of the very first CISOs with Reuters in the late 1980s.
  • Jorge Sebastiao, CISSP

    Jorge Sebastiao, CISSP

    CTO Ecosystem, Huawei
    Over 30 years of ICT experience, covering, innovation, architecture as well as risk management, compliance, auditing, certification, business continuity, & disaster recovery

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