IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017

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IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017

Retaining Control of the Digital Enterprise

Kuwait City, April 3, 2017

Overview

Across the region, organizations are now having to operate under extremely challenging conditions, characterized by low oil prices, currency fluctuations, and a delicate political ecosystem. This has led to a prioritization of projects, with organizations realizing that they must now innovate and provide a superior user experience if they are to succeed in the face of aggressive competition. As such, there has been a considerable increase in the number of organizations exploring, planning, and engaging in digital transformation.

But if this drive for digital transformation is to bear fruit, the implementation of best-practice security measures is an absolute must. Indeed, today’s increasingly complex threat landscape is piling yet more pressure onto IT decision makers to re-evaluate their security strategies, develop dynamic policies, and create new synergies capable of enabling a secure, resilient, and compliant ecosystem.

Against this backdrop, IDC’s IT Security Roadshow 2017 will offer expert advice on establishing a seamlessly secure enterprise that utilizes a cutting-edge security roadmap as the foundation for delivering true digital transformation.

Do you think security is about scare tactics?

It isn’t. These days, it isn’t even about fear or doubts. It is about the desire to learn more, to be ahead of the game, to know when to embrace new technologies and when to discard old ones.

Our mission is to provoke thoughtful exchange through a holistic approach to information security and what it means for organizations today. We want to change the view of security from a cost center and a “police entity” to an integral element of business initiative. We believe it’s time to shift the paradigm of security from the preserve of IT to a key component of company culture.

All forward-thinking leaders welcome

IDC’s Security Summit is a must-attend event that brings together IT Security professionals from the top Middle Eastern organizations, thought-leading IDC analysts, industry gurus, and vendors of cutting-edge security solutions for networking, learning, and experience exchange.

Come speak, share, and challenge ideas with other IT Security professionals like you. All in the interest of improving security and furthering the culture that surrounds it.

 

Key Agenda Topics

Find answers to your questions:

  • Did you know that the number of CISOs that "provide valuable guidance to senior leadership related to cybersecurity” is declining?
  • Do you have an issue with finding skilled people and retaining talent?
  • Do your line-of-business colleagues drive you insane because they bought another app or service?
  • How solid is your cloud strategy?
  • Is BYOD right for your organization?
  • How do you react to GDPR and other upcoming regulations?
  • How responsive is your incident response?
  • Do you feel like the board gives you plenty of responsibility, but not enough autonomy?

Key Discussion Areas:

  • The Evolution of Security
  • Aligning Security with Business Objectives
  • Closing the Security Expertise Gap
  • Cyber Security Laws in  Middle East
  • Soft Skills Needed for inter-department Communication
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Behavioral Analysis on Social Networks
  • IoT Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Big Data Analytics for Security

 

 

 

Agenda

Time Event Speakers
08:30

Registrations, Networking & Welcome Tea & Coffee

09:00

Early Bird Raffle

09:30

Welcome Address

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
09:35

Building The New Security Roadmap

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Organizations are striving to execute digital transformation processes and bring innovation to the forefront. Organizations are further aiming to transform their processes, operations, and leadership to become digital enterprises. Specifically, companies are investing in 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators to meet their targets within given timelines. However, organizations have to deal with the rapidly changing demands of their customers as well as a threat landscape that is getting increasingly complex. Organizations also have to contend with new vulnerabilities and technologies, meet customer demand for a seamless experience, and increasingly address issues relating to risk and trust.

The following keynote presentation will look at the trends impacting the security landscape in the region. It will also explore the issues that organizations will need to address in the digitally transformed era and outline what factors they need to consider in their security road maps for the future.

 

10:00

Building You Cloud Security Strategy

Waseem Halim
Senior Security Consultant - GULF, Palo Alto Networks

Not too long ago, traditional datacenters made use of on-premise servers that ran all manner of apps. However, with the maturing of virtualization technology and the need to standardize infrastructure and be more agile/flexible, private clouds are now being widely adopted by customers. Organizations are also rapidly moving their workloads to public cloud environments such as Amazon or Azure. In this keynote session, we will examine how the private and public cloud adoption trend is impacting the security landscape, and identify methods that can help secure such environments.

10:30

Tea & Coffee Break

11:10

Raffle Draw

 

11:15

Protecting the Human Point Against Rising Data Security Threats

Mr. Mahmoud Al-Kurdi
Sales Engineer, Forcepoint
11:35

It’s Time To Change the Way We Think About Cyber Security

Kalle Bjorn
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, Fortinet

It’s harder than ever to secure the enterprise network, confirmed by the continuing string of high profile data breaches. While being attacked and possibly breached is not going to change, what can change is how we perceive cyber security and how to defend your organization’s network. This session will focus on some of the key contributors to successful data breaches and what an enterprise can do to break the cycle of attack, breach and spend.

11:55

Security as an Enabler of Digital Transformation

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director - Qualys Middle East, Qualys Middle East FZE
In today’s world, organizations no longer know how their IT operations or security processes operate or perform. Moreover, with the relentless move to public, private, or hybrid cloud platforms, organizations stand to lose even more visibility and control of their day-to-day strategic operations. This presentation will therefore explore what enterprises need to do to regain control, and highlight how IT infrastructure and assets can be managed more effectively in the near and distant future.

12:10

One Platform

Rami Al-Ajrami
Regional Director MENA - SOTI Inc., Soti
12:30

Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

Balques Al-Radwan,
Khalid Lakdawala,
Syed Abdul Samad

This panel discussion will examine how organizations are addressing the new set of security channels and dynamics associated with the drive for digital transformation. The panel will provide valuable insights into the practices and protocols they have incorporated within their own organizations.

 

13:00

Final Raffle Draw

13:10

Roadmap for 2017

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
13:15

Final Raffle Draw - Win a Smart Tab

13:20

Lunch in the Restaurant

General Information


Date and Time

Monday, April 3, 2017

Language

English

Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)
  • USD 500 Per Participant : For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies

Contact

For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 / stolani@idc.com

Partners

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Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Security 2017?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, CISOs and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading Security Solutions players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition

Proceedings

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