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THE ARAB WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST IMPACTFUL CYBERSECURITY EVENT

Since 2020 - cyber attackers have exploited the fear, panic and uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic and remote working to their best advantage. GISEC 2021 returns to help businesses power through the security challenges and stay ahead in the new realities.

No better time and place to explore the latest breakthroughs & innovations in AI, IoT, 5G & Cloud impacting cyber security posture across organisations. Understand cybersecurity landscape in  Government, Healthcare, Finance, Telecom, Energy & Utilities and more sectors at the year’s most impactful physical, in-person event for the cybersecurity community worldwide. 

If there ever was a time to step up your cybersecurity game, it’s now.

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  • Dubai voted the safest city in the world to attend an exhibition
  • DWTC venue is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label
  • In our most recent exhibition (GITEX), 99% attendees felt ‘safe’ while on-site

 

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WORLD'S TOP CYBERSECURITY COMPANIES READY TO MEET FACE-TO-FACE, IN-PERSON

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"ENABLING RESILIENCE IN DIGITAL ECONOMIES"

The pandemic accelerated the rise of the digital economy, forcing governments globally to rethink several industries’ functioning. It was the power of digital processes that helped keep the economy functional. GISEC’s hard-hitting conference agenda brings together handpicked global CISO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s, Big Thinkers & Futurists, Regulators & Policymakers at the brand new Government, Finance, Healthcare, Telecom, Energy & Utilities conference tracks, hear them unpack innovative strategies for creating a robust cyber-resilient ecosystem that inspires trust in the digital economy.

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HIGH-IMPACT INSIGHTS FROM WORLD-RENOWNED CYBERSEC PROFESSIONALS

CISOs and CEOs worldwide are living under the constant fear of becoming of the next big breach target. What strategies can help overcome this fear? How can enterprises be better protected in a COVID-changed world?

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  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    Head of Cyber Security , United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

    H.E. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

    Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Federal Republic of Nigeria , Nigeria
    Committed to strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation's Communications Infrastructure
  • Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Cybercrime Director, INTERPOL , Singapore
    Leads INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Directorate
  • Robert Bigman

    Robert Bigman

    Former CISO, CIA , United States
    Information Security trailblazer who once managed a Nation's most sensitive secrets
  • Aloysius Cheang

    Aloysius Cheang

    Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE , United Arab Emirates
    Global trailblazer, driving the company’s cybersecurity vision of building a safe and secure intelligent connected digital world in the UAE and the region
  • Dr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

    Dr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

    Director General & CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) , Nigeria
  • Jelena Matone

    Jelena Matone

    Senior Head, CISO & OpRisk, European Investment Bank , Luxembourg
    2019 CISO of the Year Luxembourg, Jelena leads the security strategies, policies and procedures for European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union
  • Muath AlHomoud

    Muath AlHomoud

    CISO, Tasnee , Saudi Arabia
    Named 2021 CISO of the Year & CISO Powerlist, Muath has pioneered rapid change in Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity landscape, alongside defining policy governance and operations
  • Neal Bridges

    Neal Bridges

    Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations, Mondelez International , United States
    Cyber Security streamer and influencer, Former hacker for the NSA
  • Sultan Altukhaim

    Sultan Altukhaim

    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) , Saudi Arabia
    Winner of Middle East Security Award, Sultan steers digital transformation, risk management & cybersecurity of the Kingdom’s leading private & public sector financier
  • Gregory Francis

    Gregory Francis

    Cyber Crime Prevention Consultant and Magistrate , United Kingdom
    Former NCA officer on a mission to Deter Young Hackers Before They Commit Crimes
  • Yoram Hacohen

    Yoram Hacohen

    CEO, Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) , Israel
    Israel's Former Data Protection commissioner

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POWERING CYBER RESILIENCE ACROSS VERTICALS

GISEC FINANCE

GISEC FINANCE

Financial frauds are the main reason for a 40% increase in digital security spending. How can regulations and improving IT infrastructures help protect BFSI?

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GISEC GOVERNMENT

From ensuring citizen data privacy to safeguarding the connectivity used in autonomous transportation – hear from the world’s most progressive, digitally-powered government entities.

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GISEC HEALTHCARE

GISEC HEALTHCARE

28+ million healthcare records were exposed in 2020. Healthcare’s top CISOs share the essential precautions to get ahead of the threats plaguing the sector.

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GISEC TELECOM

GISEC TELECOM

43% of telecoms suffered from DNS-based malware in 2019. Leading industry authorities break down the tactics to combat these evolving threats at GISEC.

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GISEC ENERGY & UTILITIES

GISEC ENERGY & UTILITIES

50% of cyber-attacks in the Middle East are targeted towards the energy sector. How can this traditionally slow and heavy-investment sector move fast on new security innovations?

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POWERFUL, PERSPECTIVE-SHIFTING, PROVOCATIVE TALKS & HACKS

Black Stage

The Black Stage will focus on the operations of international organised criminals and hostile activity in cyberspace from terrorist organisations and military cyber warfare, with intelligence briefings on the capabilities of malicious actors. 

Dark Stage

In a world where hackers launch a cyber attack every 39 seconds, the Dark Stage will showcase fascinating live hacks, investigating controversial topics including cyber warfare, nation state attacks, social engineering and the most dangerous activity on the dark web.

X-Lab Stage

Free-to-attend sessions on developments in cyber, cybertech, AI, blockchain and IOT, delivered by some of the best minds global industry has to offer.

CISO Club

CISO’s, CIO’s and Heads of IT are decision makers when it comes to purchasing cyber technology. A new initiative - CISO Club, includes high quality club card that gives access to the show, CISO lounge on site & free parking

THE OCTAGON: CAPTURE THE FLAG

Exciting new feature, inviting 80+ global teams, 300+ participants vying for the crown through a nail biting competition!

Public Cyber Awareness

Supporting TRAs objective to increase cyber awareness amongst the public through our series of cybersecurity workshops in English & Arabic.

Certified Trainings

Exclusive certified training's conducted over 3 days. InfoSec professionals can choose topics from :CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKER, CISM, CISSP, GSEC: GIAC & OSCP

BRAIN PODS

Private consulting rooms where region’s brightest minds offer series of outstanding knowledge transfer sessions to help InfoSec professionals spark new ideas to better protect their companies

GISEC Startups

GISEC Startups will assemble cybersecurity startup investors and founders to discuss the funding challenge expected in 2021 as we move away from technologies widely used during the pandemic, roads to success, and innovations in new and emerging technologies.

ISRAEL DISCOVERY DAY

JOIN US AT GISEC 2021 AS WE LAUNCH ‘ISRAEL DISCOVERY DAY’ AND CONTINUE TO ALIGN AS TWO POWERFUL ALLIES

Israel Discovery Day

The first-ever amalgamation of cyber tech professionals from Israel and UAE. High decibel discussions around national infrastructure, the role of AI in mitigating risks and the balancing act of security without compromising on privacy.

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SAUDI FOCUS DAY: SHAPING THE KINGDOM’S DIGITAL FORTRESS

As it pushes ahead with its Vision 2030 ambitions, Saudi Arabia is ramping up cybersecurity across the nation. Hear from leading CISOs, regulators, policymakers and security authorities on its robust roadmap.

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  • Abdullah Al-Othman

    Abdullah Al-Othman

    CIO, Ministry of Culture & Information, Saudi Arabia
    CIO at the Saudi Government Ministry responsible for regulating all media within the Kingdom & Communications to other countries
  • Faisal Sibai

    Faisal Sibai

    Vice President CISO, "A Soverign Wealth Fund" , Saudi Arabia
    CISO of one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world with total estimated assets of $347 billion
  • Ibrahim Alshamrnie

    Ibrahim Alshamrnie

    Chief Security Officer , Huawei Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia
    Award winning CSO responsible for driving the Company’s cybersecurity vision of building a safe and secure intelligent connected digital world in Saudi and the region
  • Majed Alshodari

    Majed Alshodari

    CISO, Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG) , Saudi Arabia
    Multi award-winning cybersecurity leader including Arab CISO Award 2020, Majed has helmed cybersec projects across Banking, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, Automotive, Investment and more sectors
  • Sultan Altukhaim

    Sultan Altukhaim

    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) , Saudi Arabia
    Winner of Middle East Security Award, Sultan steers digital transformation, risk management & cybersecurity of the Kingdom’s leading private & public sector financier

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  • Chris Kubecka

    Chris Kubecka

    Distinguished Chair, Middle East Institute's Cyber Program , Netherlands
    Responsible for getting the Saudi Aramco network back up and running after it was hit by one of the world's most devastating Shamoon cyberattacks
  • Dara Latinwo

    Dara Latinwo

    One Young World UK Ambassador, currently based in United Arab Emirates
    A One Young World (OYW) ambassador who was selected to attend the prestigious 2017 OYW Summit in Colombia
  • Dasha Deckwerth

    Dasha Deckwerth

    Founder, President & CISO, Stealth-ISS Group , United States
    Recognised as one of the Top 100 CISO’ss for 2020 at Black Hat USA 202, by Cyber Defense Magazine
  • Jelena Matone

    Jelena Matone

    Senior Head, CISO & OpRisk, European Investment Bank , Luxembourg
    2019 CISO of the Year Luxembourg, Jelena leads the security strategies, policies and procedures for European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union

GISEC 2020: YEAR'S ONLY IN-PERSON EVENT KICKED OFF BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY

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NEWS & INSIGHTS

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HEAR FROM THE INDUSTRY

  • GISEC is the most important and influential Cybersecurity event in the Arab World. Our members and us look forward to our participation in 2021.
    Dr. Holger Muehlbauer
    Managing Director, IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrusT)
  • GISEC is one of the best networking and knowledge sharing event to meet visitors from not only UAE but also countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the wider African region.
    Larry Gloss
    Executive Director, BluVector, A Comcast Company
  • GISEC has always been a key moment for the security community for many years. We look forward to being part of it again this year.
    Amer Sharaf
    Director of Compliance, Support and Alliances, Dubai Electronic Security Center
  • There has never been a greater need to do comprehensive planning than now … putting tougher a one-to-three year plan on how to get the organization to a more secure state is a job worth doing today.
    Sanjeev Walia
    President & Founder, SPIRE Solutions
  • GISEC is one of the best networking and knowledge sharing event to meet trade visitors not only from UAE but also countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the wider African region.
    Oren Dvoskin
    Global Marketing Director, Sasa Software (Israel)
  • We are proud to be part of the esteemed community of GISEC, which is the most established Cybersecurity show that brings together industry peers for the entire MENA region, Content is full of latest learnings and practices from world-class experts.
    Zeev Draer
    VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing, Niagara Networks

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