• The DARK STAGE” – New to GISEC this year, unveiling secrets of Deep Dark Web and includes some of the most eye watering live hacks

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  • Secret Briefings - Phones off and locked away, attendance for, and approved by, the security services

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  • The world's most famous hacker, global best-selling author and former #1 on the FBI's most wanted list

    Kevin Mitnick

  • Europe's #1 ethical hacker and the man behind Kim Kardashian & Facebook hacks

    Jamie Woodruff

  • 6 In-depth conference Tracks; The largest gathering of business leaders, INFOSEC professionals, policy makers, and more

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  • 12,000+

    Attendees across three co-located shows

  • 170+

    Tech companies exhibiting

  • 300+ 

    lectures & workshops across three shows

  • 200+


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What's on at the Show

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.

Private Briefings

The ever popular Private Briefings return to GISEC. This is series of closed door lectures delivered by super-senior leaders for super senior leaders. By invitation only, these private 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.

IOTX Main Stage

The agenda is jam packed with sessions giving unparalleled insights about the most disruptive technologies. This year’s focus on blockchain, artificial intelligence and quantum computing will surely provide attendees with the tools to enhance their digitisation.

(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


GISEC is not just one of the most impactful cybersecurity shows in the region, but it is also the largest, overshadowing other events in terms of aspiration, diversity and scope. In its 7th edition, GISEC welcomed over 7,000 cyber-specific visitors, and is co-located with IoTX and 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 and Smart Dubai. 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.


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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, IOT and enterprise cyber security. Innovation is global, and at GISEC you experience an unparalleled depths of diversity and scope from Chinese breakthrough startups in China to European multi-national giants in Europe showcasing solutions. Solutions for your cyber threats. 





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. You can take a look at a sample of who attended in the 2018 event here.

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 7,000 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.



Speaker lineup

  • Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

    Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

    CISO, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi
    Responsible for securing Abu Dhabi's department of health through their digital transformation
  • Ahmed Attalla

    Ahmed Attalla

    Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker and Web Developer
    A 17 year old ethical hacker who was Ranked 2nd on the UAE for 2017
  • Akin Adamson

    Akin Adamson

    Director Middle East, Ricardo Energy & Environment
    A global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the automotive, transport, energy and scarce resource sectors
  • Alex Depret-Bixio

    Alex Depret-Bixio

    VP Sales, META, Cofense
    Specialist in IT Security: Authentication, Content filtering, GRC, IAM, DLP, SIEM, SOC, AntiVirus, Encryption, 3D Secure, Online Anti Fraud solutions
  • Andrea Fumagalli

    Andrea Fumagalli

    VP of Engineering, DFLabs
    Over 20 years of experience in information security and incident response. Responsible for product engineering and customer success
  • Anwar Homsi

    Anwar Homsi

    Author, Statistician, Entrepreneur and Professor, and Artificial Intelligence Expert
    More than 25 years of global leadership of combined experience in Applied Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Lean Six Sigma, and Design Thinking
  • Badal Dixit

    Badal Dixit

    CEO, PearlQuest Interactive
    Expert in new media solutions for large and small organizations, branding, online business development, digital marketing and more
  • Basil Alothman

    Basil Alothman

    Founder and Managing Director, Kuwait Hackers LLC
    Specialist in cybersecurity, hacking instructor and penetration-testing expert. Research interests include machine learning for botnet detection and malware analysis

Partner Speak

  • “We are amazed with the number of visitors who approached our stand and were willing to buy products on the spot.”
    Suzzane Ward
    VP Marketing, Carbon Black
  • We are really proud to be back for the 6th year in a row and have always been the lead sponsor for the event. We use GISEC as a platform to reveal our annual security survey.
    Hani Nofal
    Vice President, INS, Security and Mobility, Gulf Business Machine
  • IOTx offers a platform for experts to work together and complement one another to build robust networks
    Younus Al Nasser
    Assistant Director General of the Smart Dubai Office
  • IOTx show that the world is changing and the digital journey has just begun. With most of the relevant stakeholders at the event; it was a place to share, to learn and to make new partnerships.
    Ger Baron
    Chief Technology Officer, City of Amsterdam
  • This event stood out because of the quality of the network they brought together and the diversity of perspective.
    Marloes Pomp
    Program Officer, Dutch Government

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