IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017

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IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017

Retaining Control of the Digital Enterprise

Jeddah, May 1, 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. While cybercrime remains largely financially motivated, a number of industries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the threats posed by hacktivists, many of whom are taking advantage of insider risk. This increasingly complex threat landscape is, therefore, piling yet more pressure on to 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

09:25

Early Bird Raffle Draw

09:30

Welcome Address

Hamad AlSaghir
Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia, IDC Saudi Arabia
09:35

Building The New Security Roadmap

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa
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

Cyber Attacks – Understanding the Mind of the Hacker

Dr. Abdulrahman Alghamdi
CIO, Shaqra University
The internet has become an essential part of everyday life; people use the internet to shop online, pay bills, plan finances, find jobs, work from home, promote business, and reach out to people. However, people and organizations have become more vulnerable to cyberthreats due the ever-expanding use of the internet. To protect and secure information or data, people now must think like a hacker — they must try to find out what an attacker would do as well as the means the attacker would utilize. This presentation will thus highlight the importance in understanding how and why a hacker could infiltrate a system. By learning more about the methods attackers use, individuals will be able to resolve security issues preemptively and more effectively.
10:20

Partner Felicitation

10:30

Tea / Coffee Break & Raffle Draw

11:10

Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

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, offering answers to the following questions

11:50

Security as an Enabler to Digital Transformation

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director - Qualys Middle East, Qualys Middle East FZE

How do we regain the insight in our environments? We have lost much insight in how our IT operations and security is operated and more importantly how it is performing. With the relentless move to cloud platforms, being a private or public one, or perhaps even a hybrid, we stand to lose even more visibility and control in our day 2 day and strategic operations. What do enterprises need to do to regain control? How have Qualys customers taken on this challenge? In this presentation we aim to help you see a path forward, and roads into the near and distant future of your IT infra and asset management.

12:05

How a Small USB Drive Can Cause a Lot of Trouble

Hani Suwwan
Business Development Manager, Kingston Technology

Employees carrying data out of the office on a USB drive increase the risk of these data being compromised, leaving a company open to hefty fines, recovery costs and a potential PR disaster. This presentation shows how to minimise the risks of moving data on USB drives by using hardware-based encryption and to comply with internal as well as legal requirements.

12:20

Securing the Modern Enterprise

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron

Mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows 10 address many old security issues but also create new and complex security requirements. In the traditional PC environment, security focused on restricting employees’ access to corporate resources and the actions they could take. Security meant users could do less. In the new world, the right security model means that employees can do more. The MobileIron platform was built to secure and manage modern operating systems in a world of mixed-use devices. With MobileIron, security means enabling business not restricting it.

12:35

End-Users Threats & Analytics

Abdulrehman Al Karariah
Technology Consultant, Nexthink
12:50

Get Security Serious before it Gets you Down

Dr. Adnan Mustafa Al-Bar
Vice President of Jeddah City Council
CIO of General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection
13:10

Roadmap 2017

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa
13:20

Mega Raffle: Treasure Hunt

13:25

Lunch & Networking

General Information


Date and Time

Monday, May 1, 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:

Dalia Jaarah  - 966 11 434 8229 / 966 500 198 046 / djaarah@idc.com

Partners

Gold Partner(s)

Silver Partner(s)

Exhibit Partner(s)

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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Contacts

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