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Human-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity

Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2018


Security decision makers acknowledge that many data breaches arise from a user's lack of awareness or inability to follow the security or data policies in place. Organizations must therefore take a "risk-based" approach and focus on protecting critical data and processes. Indeed, in today's digital era, organizations need to ensure the security of data at rest or in transit. This necessity requires organizations to have properly defined data access and security policies that identify users and their roles within the enterprise environment. This event will provide insights that will help organizations address security at the "human point" and define how users engage within internal ecosystems.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Networking Coffee & Tea


Welcome Address

Nico Fischbach
Global CTO, Forcepoint- Dubai

Addressing Data Security with a Risk-based Approach

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Security takes on an omnipresent role in the digital era as data is created, accessed, and processed at various points within organizations. There is thus immense pressure on IT to protect data along its life cycle within the organization. This clearly requires organizations to take a risk-based approach to data security. This presentation looks at the vulnerabilities within organizations as they adopt digital technologies and strategies. It also examines the various risks that organizations will need to address while building out their security strategies.


How to Build Risk-Adaptive Security in a Zero-Perimeter World

Nico Fischbach
Global CTO, Forcepoint- Dubai

Trust is not absolute. The binary choice of blocking all perceived threats or trusting everyone does not work in an anonymous digital world. A better way is to provide automated response to risky behavior and compromised credentials while freeing legitimate users to do their jobs. This presentation will show how risk-adaptive security dynamically protects critical data through situational context and real-time enforcement and restores trust in cybersecurity.


Networking Tea & Coffee break


Data Loss Prevention - What are we really protecting?

Bharat Gautam
Head of Information Security, DAMAC Group

Open Discussion: Building Security Strategies Around Risk and Trust

The following panel discussion will provide insights as to how organizations need to address risk and trust as they implement strategies to secure their data.


Summary & Close


Final Raffle Draw (An Apple Watch)


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Venue, Date & Time

Emirates Palace Hotel, Tuesday, 18th September 2018



Registration Fee

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


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Venue: Emirates Palace, Meeting Room31

Date: 18th September, 2018 Tuesday

Contact Us

Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

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