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IDC Security Summit 2018

Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era

Doha, April 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

Registration, Networking & Welcome Coffee & Tea


Early Bird Raffle Draw – Win a One Night Stay at Shangri La City Center Doha


Welcome Address

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Keynote: Security Metrics for the Digital Era

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

This presentation will address the complexity of the region’s security landscape, examining the uptake of digital transformation and contextualizing the rising security risks. It will also outline the security priorities that organizations need to consider while engaging in digital transformation


Deception-based Threat Detection: Myths and Realities

Nitin Jyoti
Senior Director Product Management, Attivo Networks

In today’s world where advanced threats and insiders demonstrate that they can evade security prevention systems, in-network threat visibility and detection are considered critical security infrastructure. That said, there are myths and realities about the effectiveness of deception for detecting advanced threats – and there are specific strategies for operational management efficiency and key use cases that are driving adoption. Join us for this session where you’ll hear about real-world deployment experiences, the value customers are realizing, and what pen test Red Teams are saying about deception-based threat detection.


Cyber Security As an Enabler to Business Opportunity

Scott Manson
Regional Director Emerging Markets, Cisco


Digital Transformation: Cure-all, Placebo or Poison Pill?

Majid Wani
Cyber Security consultant - Qatar, Fortinet

Tea/Coffee Break


Security in Cloud or Security through Cloud

Muhammad Yasir Khan
Head of Infrastructure - Nakilat

The primary purpose of this session is to raise confidence & subside the fear about the security of the cloud in light of MOTC Guidelines & International Standards. Presenter will also touch upon the security strengths of Cloud compared to In-Premise Infrastructure.


Complete attack surface visibility - an essential component for mature cyber security

Ben Vaux
Technical Director Middle East, Skybox Security

Cybercrime and How It Affects You!

Jordi Gascón
Senior Director, Security Presales – EMEA, CA Technologies

Cybercrime and How It Affects You!

Jordi Gascón, Senior Director, Security Presales – EMEA, CA Technology

Due to more and more successful hacking attacks as well as cybercrime, organizations need to protect their data against theft. Privileged accounts have access to the “crown jewels” of the company – and the access needs to monitored. In this presentation we will tell how you can protect your valuable assets against cybercrime.



Modern Hacking and App Security

Kostas Skenderidis
Sr. Systems Engineer ,F5 Middle East

Tea & Coffee break & Networking


Cyber Threat Hunting

Edward Ganom
CISO- Commercial Bank in Qatar

Stepping up to GEN V of Cyber Security

Saad Nizam
Security Engineer, Checkpoint

Infoblox Presentation

Luis Gomes
Senior Pre-Sales Systems Engineer, Infoblox

Roadmap 2018

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Final Raffle Draw from Meeting Vouchers – Win a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier


Lunch & Networking


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General Information

Date and Time

Monday, April 9, 2018



Registration Fee

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


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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

Photo Gallery


Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

Contact Us

Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Conferences

+971 4 391 2747

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