Securing your Digital Journey: Perspectives from the Kingdom

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Securing your Digital Journey: Perspectives from the Kingdom

Riyadh, September 18, 2017


As the Saudi government's National Transformation Program gains momentum, digital transformation is becoming an absolute necessity. Technology underpins the major goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, and new customer demands and heightened expectations of agility are compelling Saudi organizations to become digital enterprises.

However, technological gaps are constantly being exposed, and security professionals are scrambling to manage risk as the organizations they work for must both comply with regulations and counter adversaries seeking to exploit their IT systems. And as the challenges mount, security professionals are being called on to do more in an environment of limited resources and dynamically evolving IT architectures.

Security is the hot topic from boardrooms to datacenters — and while many experts claim to have answers, nobody has the answer. Saudi organizations have increased their IT security awareness in recent years, but protecting assets remains a complex challenge for organizations that must find a balance between existing and new technology deployments and the ever-evolving malicious threat landscape.

During this executive event, we will examine the Saudi Arabia's security landscape and explore the challenges that organizations are likely to encounter as they embark on digital transformation. The event will highlight the latest security trends and reevaluate the conventional wisdom that underlies IT security strategies.


Time Event Speakers

Registration & Networking


Welcome address


Securing Your Enterprise in Transformative Times: An Update from the Kingdom

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa
Saudi organizations have been increasing their efforts to improve IT security awareness over the past years. They have also invested heavily in advanced security solutions. However, IT security complexity remains a challenge for organizations as they try to achieve a balance between existing and new technology deployments and the ever-evolving and malicious threat landscape. Saudi IT leaders must address how they can sustain security as a business enabler and ensure that their operations remain secure at the same time. This presentation will provide an update on the emerging security trends within the kingdom while touching upon the key security related challenges and priorities.


AI, Big Data and Automation vs. Cybercrime

Hatem Hariri
MEA Vice President, Juniper Networks - ME

Tea/Coffee Break


Summary & Close, Lunch & Networking


Panel Discussion: Securing your Digital Journey

This open discussion will examine how Saudi organizations are addressing the new set of security threats and dynamics associated with the increasing uptake of digitization. The discussion will provide valuable insights into the best practices that Saudi organizations have incorporated within their own organizations.


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