GISEC 2023: Global cybersecurity leaders descend to Dubai to address $2 trillion market

GISEC Global will gather over 500 cybersecurity companies, more than 300 prominent InfoSec and cybersecurity speakers

GISEC Global, taking place from 14-16 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will gather over 500 cybersecurity companies, more than 300 prominent InfoSec and cybersecurity speakers, and over 1,000 of the world’s leading ethical hackers.

This event will explore opportunities in the global cybersecurity market, valued at $2 trillion by McKinsey & Company.

GISEC Global 2023 is set against the backdrop of a burgeoning global digital economy, estimated to be US$11.5 trillion in size, that faces an unprecedented level of cyber threats that are predicted to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025.

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cybersecurity Council, stressed the importance of collaboration to upskill talent and elevate cyber culture in a post-pandemic world.

“There’s a renewed sense of urgency for collaboration because cybersecurity rules have changed since the pandemic and the rapid rise of threats in new digital ecosystems like the metaverse and quantum computing,” said Dr. Al-Kuwaiti.

“To define the new cybersecurity paradigms, we are gathering an extraordinary league of cybersecurity leaders at GISEC Global. The UAE Cybersecurity Council fully supports GISEC’s initiative of creating an inner circle for InfoSec leaders to discuss critical challenges and help build the cyber resilience of businesses and enterprises in the UAE and the world.”

Dr. Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer at Huawei Middle East & Central Asia, said, “GISEC Global is the platform of choice for us to issue a call for action, bringing all the stakeholders together in a unified and proactive approach to cybersecurity, while also demonstrating the value Huawei brings, helping not only to safeguard the journey of digital transformation, but to be a beacon of light that will spotlight our customers’ cybersecurity and privacy protection capabilities.”