GISEC - Cybersecurity

1 – 3 April 2019 Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

GISEC - Cybersecurity

1 – 3 April 2019 Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

GISEC - Cybersecurity

Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference

There is no larger cyber security show in the region that GISEC. In its 7th edition it has already grown to one of the world’s largest and easily outstrips other events in footfall, seniority of speakers and variety of exhibitors. With over 7,000 cyber-specific visitors, it is one of the largest components of the 12,000+ strong attendees at Future Technology Week. The agenda is directed by a powerful Advisory Board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai, and attracts a huge audience of decision makers from over 200 government departments and most of the leading enterprises in the Middle East. 

An insight into today's cyber security..

Government and private sector have been repeatedly targeted by ransomware, malicious software, virus attacks and most recently by crypto jacking (unauthorized use of computer services in order to extract cryptocurrencies). Although cyber threats are a global phenomenon the Middle East region is one of the most targeted in the world. A recent PWC survey of the region’s top CEOs highlighted that 77% of them were more concerned about cyber threats than in the previous year and 62% would be investing heavily in securing their organisations against attack. This further reinforces the fact that it has become vital for these entities to enhance cyber security and reduce their vulnerabilities to continuous cyber-attack. By visiting the cyber security conferences and exhibitors, you will be following in the footsteps of many of the world’s most renowned practitioners, including Kevin Mittnick, Bruce Schneier, Mikko Hypponen, Natalya Kaspersky and many more.

What's on GISEC cyber security halls?

GISEC Main Stage

GISEC Main Stage

The famous 3-day conference returns with a stellar lineup of the world’s leading cyber experts.


This raucous free-for-all is always rammed with visitors eager to hear from industry’s leading technicians on the emerging threats and developments in cyber security.
Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag

The Dubai Government launches this explosive “Capture The Flag” competition where the region’s sharpest young minds compete for cyber glory.
Genius talks

Genius talks

With over 100 of the world’s leading cyber security brands at the show, visit their stands to see demos, hacks, and free lectures on emerging cyber innovations.


Where the people doing the most to enhance cyber security in the region are recognized at the Middle East’s largest platform for cyber security.


Wait.. we have more!


(ISC)2 training

Absolutely free to attend – brought to you so aspiring CISOs can gain their CDP points and progress their careers.

Consultancy Labs

Got a challenge that only an expert can help with? Here we give you free consultancy time to help your organisation make the right cyber security decisions.

Hacking demos

From the Main Stage, to the Genius Talks, we present dozens of jaw-dropping hacks that will have you rushing back to your organisation in a panic!

Private Briefings 

A series of closed door lectures delivered by super-senior leaders for super-senior leaders. By invitation only, these secret briefings have become one of the most popular features of GISEC.

Who exhibits at GISEC?


GISEC’s mission is to bring the most innovative and game-changing cyber technology to each industry it covers which means having companies on the cutting edge of security solutions for AI, Blockchain, IOT and enterprise cyber security. We attract a variety of amazing companies, and because innovation is not owned by any one category, that’s why we have the leading Middle Eastern distributors, pavilions from Russia and China, breakthrough startups and multi-national giants.

The GISEC exhibitors cover the following specialties:

  • AI led security
  • Blockchain
  • Offensive security
  • Anti-Malware, Anti-Spam
  • Anti-Virus and E-Mail security
  • IPS
  • NAC (Network Admission Control)
  • Database Security
  • Application Security
  • Testing & Control
  • Big Data Analytics & Security
  • Business Continuity
  • Incident Response
  • Cloud Security
  • Cyber Physical
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Data Protection
  • DDoS Protection
  • Digital Forensic
  • Embedded Security
  • Encryption
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Governance/Compliance
  • Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Industrial Security (ICS/
  • SCADA Security)
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Internet Security
  • Malware Detection and Analysis
  • Managed Services
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Security
  • Payment Security
  • Platform Security
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Wireless Intrusion
  • Detection System
  • Infrastructure Network & Security
  • Physical Security
  • Print Security
  • Social Engineering

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.

GISEC Conference


GISEC Exhibition



  • 2022 – the expected year that cyber security ratings will be as important as a company’s credit rating [CISCO]
  • >50% - more than half the adult population of the UAE fell victim to cybercrime in 2017 [CISCO]
  • Over $1 billion – the amount stolen from UAE residents and companies through cybercrime in 2017 [CISCO]
  • 14.2% - the expected growth of the Middle East cyber security market between 2017 and 2022 [Fircroft]
  • 18 billion – the estimated size of the Middle East’s cyber security market in 2019 [Fircroft]
  • 58% of Middle East and African companies have suffered outages of more than 5 hours each [CISCO]
  • 48% of Middle East cyber-attacks have cost businesses more than $500,000 in damage [CISCO]
  • 5.31 million – the average cost of a data breach in KSA and UAE (IBM Security)
  • $163 – the average cost of a lost data record in KSA and UAE – 16% more than the global average (IBM Security)
  • 260 days – the average time it takes in the UAE and KSA to identify a data breach (IBM Security)
  • 91 days – the average time it takes in the UAE and KSA to contain a data breach (IBM Security)
  • $1million – the average you’ll save if you contain a data breach within 30 days (IBM Security)

Legendary Past Speakers


Sponsors & Partners



Strategic Partner

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IOT Partner

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Platinum & Diamond sponsors

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Gold sponsors

Official Smart City Partner

Official Smart City Partner

Domestic Supporting Partner


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Pavilion Partner

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