IDC IT Security Summit 2018

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IDC IT Security Summit 2018

Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era

Abu Dhabi, April 19, 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

Registration, Networking & Welcome Coffee & Tea


Welcome Address


Keynote: Security Metrics for the Digital Era

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

The following presentation will provide an overview on the complexity of the security landscape in the region. It will cover the uptake of digital transformation and the rising security risks. It will cover the security metrics organizations need to consider as a part of the security strategy.


Platinum Partner 1 Presentation: 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.


Platinum Partner 2 presentation: 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: Securing Smart Cities


Tea/Coffee Break


Gold Track (Parallel Sessions)

Please use the select box below to browse through the sessions.

11:20 - 11:25

Raffle Draw from Raffle coupon A

11:25 - 11:40

The Cost Of Our Connected World

Dimitris Raekos
General Manager , ESET Middle East
11:40 - 12:05

Gold Partner 2 presentation: Trusted Transactions with Blockchain

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Disscusion : New Age Security Strategies

11:20 - 11:25

Raffle Draw from Raffle coupon B

11:25 - 11:40

Gold Partner 3 presentation: Realities of Ransomware

11:40 - 12:05

Gold Partner 4 presentation: Insider Risk – Achilles Heel of Security Strategies

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Disscusion :Best Practices for Data Security

12:45 - 12:50

Raffle Draw from meeting vouchers


Lunch & Networking


Silver Track (Parallel Sessions)

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13:30 - 13:35

Raffle Draw from Raffle coupon A

13:35 - 13:50

Silver Partner 1 presentation: Cloud Security

13:50 - 14:05

Silver Partner 2 presentation: Securing the Internet of Things

14:05 - 14:45

Panel Disscusion: Building Out Security In Your Organizations.

14:45 - 14:50

Summary & Close

14:50 - 14:55

Final Raffle Draw from feedback forms

13:30 - 13:35

Raffle Draw from Raffle coupon B

13:35 - 13:50

Sliver Partner 3 presentation: Threat Intelligence

13:50 - 14:05

Sliver Partner 4 presentation: Building a Robust Organization with the Right Credentials

14:05 - 14:45

Panel Disscusion: Critical Infrastructure Security

14:45 - 14:50

Summary & Close

14:50 - 14:55

Final Raffle Draw from Feedback Forms

General Information

Date and Time

Thursday, April 19, 2018



Registration Fee

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


For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 /


CISO Roundtable Partner(s)

Gold 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


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Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

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