Global organizations continue to grapple with the cyber security challenges, with the convergence of Internet-connected things, there will be newer risks. These challenges are only likely to increase with the existence of less assertive regulatory and legislative agendas, and also the emergence of a new generation of ‘digital natives’ leading to an exponential rise in malicious code activities. With growth in demand for data centers and managed and cloud services expected to be in the double and triple digits, there appears to be significant opportunity in this segment of Saudi Arabia’s ICT market. Pressure on departmental expenditures in the public sector and a subsequent slowing of growth in the private sector could act as drivers for this expansion as customers seek cost-saving synergies. However, there are also issues to address, including security fears, regulation and the development of effective strategic partnerships. There is a sharp rise in spending in security technology, but without the necessary supporting investment in improving awareness, governance, and processes. ICT is set to play a pivotal role especially in the key areas like infrastructure for cloud services, data centers, disaster recovery, big data and analytics, mobility and security. If your firm provides one or more of the above services, this is one event you cannot afford to miss out on!
This summit focusses on future expected threats and measures, also aims at global collaboration of public, private and academic sectors. This summit will attract over 200 plus CISO’s senior ICT and cyber security officials from the MENA region to discuss, find strategic directions and plans to tackle emerging threats to the global and regional information security sector . There is host of eminent speakers like Mr. Russel Gann from the Ministry of National Guard; Eng. Ali Al Soma – Ministry of Communications & IT, Saudi Arabia; Abdirashid Samater, Information Security Advisor, Ministry of Justice; Dr. Basel AlOmair- Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity Technologies (C4C) King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST); Vice President for Cybersecurity ,National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Mr. Preetam Maloor, Strategy & Policy Advisor; Head (interim)Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union(ITU) lined up speaking at the summit.
The two day gathering will also feature European for Information Technology(EITC) as Platinum sponsors while Phoenix International, Phishme, Paladin, Reve Systems feature as Round table sponsors and Security Matterz feature as Networking sponsors.
ISACA Riyadh feature as the Association partners for this summit whilst Oxford Business Group feature as the Research partners with a host of other media partners from the Middle East and the rest of the world.