IDC IT Security Summit 2018

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IDC IT Security Summit 2018

Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era

Amman, May 9, 2018


Digital transformation is becoming increasingly mainstream, with the majority of organizations in the region either planning or already starting their journey. To assist this process, they have started using innovative technologies such as cognitive systems, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and the Internet of Things to streamline their operations and improve their customer experience. Running alongside 3rd Platform solutions like cloud, mobile, social, and big data, these new innovation-accelerating technologies are creating a complex ecosystem that is introducing a new series of IT security challenges.

As such, security incidents are becoming far more complex and persistent than ever before. Recent high-profile breaches showcase that a new breed of stealthy attackers are using vulnerabilities in systems and even the Internet of Things to bring down services. With digital transformation, security needs to become more pervasive; it needs to be embedded into the vision of the organization and treated as a core metric. Organizations can no longer settle for standard security solutions; they must move forward by embracing a proactive approach to the issues of defense, protection, mitigation, compliance, trust, and risk.

Against this backdrop, IDC’s Security Summit 2018 will equip you with expert insights into the security metrics, threat vectors, and solutions that you should keep in mind as you work to develop a sustainable security roadmap for your organization.



Time Event Speakers

Registrations, Networking & Welcome Tea & Coffee


Early Bird Raffle


Welcome Address


Keynote: Security Metrics for the Digital Era


Building a Robust Organization with the Right Credentials

Digital transformation leads to open ecosystems and a world where users engage with services, anytime and anywhere. It is crucial for organizations to have strong identity and access management solutions in place. This is not just about passwords but incorporating solutions such as multi-factor authentication coupled with biometrics. This session covers strategies for organizations to ensure strong and robust policy to cover credentials.


Strategies to Meet Compliance Demands

The following session addresses how organizations can deal with new regulations such as GDPR or industry or local regulations


End User Presentation


Tea & Coffee Break


Trusted Transactions with Blockchain

Blockchains are distributed ledger technologies that allow for secure and trusted transactions. As new use cases arise organizations need to evaluate which use case with me be critical for them. This session looks what are blockchains, why they are needed and on-going challenges.


Realities of Ransomware

The rise in ransomware, brings to the light the fact that despite security investments, many threats go undetected. Upon execution, these threats hold organizations at ransom. The following presentation provides guidance on how to detect ransomware and mitigate the incident.


Panel Discussion : New Age Security Strategies


Threat Intelligence

Cyber defense thus requires a holistic security approach that includes broader process and technology strategies. To be better prepared and to decrease the probability of targeted breaches, future and potential threats need to be considered as well. This session looks at how threat intelligence will help organizations identify ongoing security threats and take precautions against future dangers.


Panel Discussion: Building Out Security In Your Organizations


Roadmap for 2018


Raffle Draw from meeting vouchers


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Monday, May 9, 2018



Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)


For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 /


Platinum Partner(s)

Silver Partner(s)

Exhibit Partner(s)

Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Security 2018?

  • 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


Le Grand Amman


Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 4 375 7019

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