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Saudi Arabia Focus Day

   

Saudi Arabia Focus Day

Saudi Arabia’s spending into IT is expected to reach a whopping $11 billion in 2021 as Saudi Arabian organisations add emerging technologies to the top of their priority lists.  This is not surprising given the country’s economic, political and religious dimensions making them the target of many cyberattacks targeting its vital, public and financial sectors. Stuxnet, Shamoon and Triton are among the most sophisticated cyberattacks ever carried out; two of which were direct attacks against two of Saudi Arabia’s biggest organisations. In a country that faces up to 160,000 cyberattacks on average, daily – it is no wonder it’s spending into cybersecurity is expecting to hit $28 billion by 2025.

GISEC Saudi Arabia Focus Day will evaluate the country’s ever-growing cyber security spending and evolving regulatory environment. 

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11:00
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    10 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day
11:10
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    20 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day
11:30
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    45 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day

    COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions in markets across the globe with healthcare and education placing themselves at the forefront of digital transformation. As more and more business made the transition to online meant strategic IT investments in cloud and mobility to improve resilience and agility. However, with the expansion of digitalization is the expansion of attack surface. This is compelling technology and security leaders to adapt innovative approached to cybersecurity. With a pre-COVID daily attack rate of up to 160,000, what has this meant for Saudi Arabia in the past 18 months?

12:15
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    45 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day

    Today, the biggest threats facing any nation in the world, is digital in nature. To battle this, countries need to implement significant measures to combat these threats and enhance the overall security of their networks. What approach has Saudi Arabia taken to produce dynamic cybersecurity defenses? What emerging technologies do they consider to be the most prevalent today?

12:50
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    70 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day
14:00
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    45 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day

    Cyberterrorism attacks against Saudi Arabia are a major risk, and are proving catastrophic to the country by disrupting the critical services of both the government and private sectors. Looking at the most significant cyber-attacks in the history of the country, including Saudi Aramco’s 2019 attack which cost the country $2bn in losses – what is the cause and impact; what techniques are used in causing physical damage and what security measure can prohibit future attacks?

14:45
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    45 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day

    In this round-up panel discussion, panelists will discuss the overarching challenges that KSA faces when it comes to cybersecurity, and how to effectively create a national framework that address the existing issues: the legal, technical and organizational perspective and what level of collaboration and cooperation is required, and what plans have already been made to protect the country from continuously growing security threats?

15:30
  1. Country Focus Stage (Sheikh Saeed Hall)
    10 mins
    • Saudi Arabia Focus Day

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