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CYBER DEFENCE SUMMIT
13-15 February, 2019 | RICEC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
VISITORS ACROSS TWO CO-LOCATED EVENTS
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CYBER DECISION MAKERS
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SPEAKERS
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SOLUTION PROVIDERS
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HOURS OF CONTENT
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HOURS OF NETWORKING

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly developing and diversifying its economy, and preparing to achieve the milestones of Vision 2030. A key factor of this bold new economic plan is leveraging information and communications technology (ICT).
 
On one hand, ICT enables a well-connected society – but on the other hand, it also increases the risks and threats from a variety of malicious players. These threats come from hackers, hacktivists, insiders, organised criminals, and even foreign governments.
 
The success of cyber security depends on multiple critical factors, including the development of standards, polices and legal frameworks; assessments of risks, governance and compliance; law enforcement and legal interception; sharing and disseminating critical information and alerts; and most importantly, creating further education and awareness among cyber security stakeholders.
 
In order to proactively tackle cyber security challenges, and protect Saudi Arabia’s critical data and sensitive information, New Horizon is organising the Cyber Defence Summit (CDS) on  13-14 February, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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SUMMIT FORMAT

EXPO
KEYNOTES
NETWORKING
PANELS
SECURITY TALKS
WORKSHOPS

SAUDI CAPTURE THE FLAG (SAUDI CTF)

As part of the summit, the Lead Sponsor of the Cyber Defence Summit - Trend Micro, will be organizing the 1st Saudi Capture the Flag (CTF) this year to look for the best talents in cyber security industry. Co-organized by Cyber Talents, the qualifying teams from the Saudi CTF will be attending the Arab Regional CTF that will be held in Egypt on the 22 September 2019 and the winner of Arab regional CTF will qualify to join the Trend Micro International competition in Japan later this year. Click the image below for more details.

ATTENDEE BREAKDOWN

Top countries represented

SAUDI ARABIA

OMAN

EGYPT

UAE

KUWAIT

BAHRAIN

Top solutions of interest

  • Antimalware solutions
  • Cloud security
  • ICS Security
  • Payments security
  • DDoS Protection
  • IoT Security
  • Managed security services
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Privileged Access Management
  • Endpoint Security

Attendee classification

Industry drivers (CIOs, CISOs, IT Directors, Chief Privacy Officers)
50%
Dignitaries (Ministers, Governors, DGs)
40%
Future shapers (Academia)
10%

Top industries represented

  • Government
  • Defence & para-military forces
  • BFSI
  • Energy and utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Supply chain
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Diversified conglomerates
  • Real estate and construction

SPEAKERS

Judge Dr. Hatem Aly

Ambassador & Head – GCC
United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC)

UAE

Hidetoshi Ogawa

Director – International Strategy
National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC)

Japan

Marco Obiso

Head of ICT Applications & Cybersecurity
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Switzerland

Baher Esmat

VP – Global Stakeholder Engagement
 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Egypt
 
 

 

Hannes Krause

Head of Policy and Analysis
Information Systems Authority (RIA)

Estonia

Amit Mehta

CISO – MEA
Mastercard

UAE

Sultan Morished

CISO
HSBC

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Besher

Dean – College of Computing & Informatics
Saudi Electronic University 
Saudi Arabia
 
 

 

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SAUDI CAPTURE THE FLAG (CTF) ORGANIZERS

"The quality of the people attending is much better than your competitors." 
CEO, Global Security Network (GSN)
"Majority of the attendees were decision makers and key influencers. We are confident of doing business with them soon."
Associate Vice President, Spire Solutions
"I can honestly say from yesterday we had 25 very strong leads to follow up."
Commercial Director, Darktrace
"The right cyber security players seem to be participating in the summit. We are going to be having follow up meetings in the next days."
EMEA Director Product Marketing, Akamai