New in 2020


New in 2020

What's new in 2020

The Octagon – Capture the Flag

The Octagon – Capture the Flag

We will launch the largest CTF in the Middle East and will include:

  • an aim to get 300 participants
  • an aim to have at least 80 teams 
  • the largest prize fund 
  • the most international teams
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.
The Black Stage

The Black Stage

The Black Stage will focus on the black operations of international organised crime, the hostile intentions in the cyber space from terrorist organisations, military cyber warfare, and intelligence briefings on the cyber security capabilities of hostile actors.
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.
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.
Security Operations Centre

Security Operations Centre

For the first time GISEC will host a live SOC which will manage the security operations of the event. Freely available for visitors to take a tour whilst in action, this offers a brilliant opportunity for the operator to display their prowess in protecting a complex working environment.
The Gun Room

The Gun Room

New to GISEC is the Gun Room, designed for the open-source community who will be provided with their own facility to demonstrate open-source tools to developers, coders and ethical hackers.
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.

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.

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

Thank you to all our Partners & Sponsors


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Thank you to Exhibitors


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