IDC Security Webinar

Elevating Security for Digital Trust & Risk Management

United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2020


The security industry has passed an inflection point, security operational excellence now a prerequisite for every organization to function securely, efficiently, and effectively. Risk management goes hand in hand with that, quantifying security measures in the context of the business to demonstrate the business value of security.

IDC views the achievement of lasting "digital trust" as the apex — the realization of full alignment between security and business, providing a fundamental basis of trust that connects the organization, employees, partners, and customers

IDC's IT Security Webinar will provide participants from UAE a vision to navigate the security landscape of the new digital business environment.




Key Topics


Security Operational Excellence

Enterprises need to build "security by design" into company culture and outsource to fill any gaps around scale and capability.


Risk Management

A risk-driven security strategy will have greater impact and justify security investment.


Security Governance

Setting a governance model that links business objectives and security goals is key to sustaining enterprise performance.


Digital Trust

Trust is the outcome of full alignment between security and business throughout the organization, enhancing governance, transactions, and supply ecosystems.


Building Resilience

A resilient infrastructure is crucial for maintaining operations despite attacks or outages, thus minimizing risk and losses.


AI, ML, and Security Automation

Harnessing ML and AI for security automation empowers analysts to build security seamlessly into business processes.

Who Is It For?

The IDC UAE Security Webinar has been designed as an information-sharing forum and networking platform for select groups of 70–150 senior security decision makers from the most prominent enterprises in each country.
Every year, IDC conducts surveys and collects feedback from our event audiences. As such, the agenda is guaranteed to reflect the most pressing global security challenges, while also addressing the current needs of the local market and providing ample scope for in-depth and engaging discussions.

Why Attend


Explore key trends shaping security decisions across the region


Learn about proven best practices through real-life case studies


Get inspired by the professional stories shared by industry pioneers and IDC analysts


Gain a clearer understanding of current security challenges


Engage Digitaly 1-2-1 with the region's foremost ICT pioneers


Time Event & Speakers

First 100 logins – Your lunch is on us!


Elevating Security for Digital Trust & Risk Management

David Reinsel

Sr. Vice President, Global Datasphere, IoT, Mobility, Security, Consumer, Semiconductors, Telecom, Client Computing and Imaging/Print/Document Solutions, IDC

The changing face of technology, brought about by digital transformation (DX) and the leaps in how business is done, necessitates a shift in the perception of enterprise-wide IT security. If the past decade has shown us anything, it's that no organization is immune to cyberattacks. The proliferation of handheld devices, cloud-based platforms, and remote access points has significantly increased the vulnerability of organizations to such attacks. Indeed, experience has proven that enacting a radical shift in an organization’s approach to cybersecurity is the only way to evolve at speed to preempt these risks. Deploying emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT, and big data analytics for an advanced behavioral analytics framework that is both proactive and predictive.


Designing Security for a Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environment

Bhavin Gandhi

Senior Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

As public cloud adoption increases, many organizations are shifting towards a hybrid multi-cloud environment. Addressing security for such an environment is challenging and requires a holistic approach. Securing private clouds, validating the security of public cloud services, and ensuring compliance with data sovereignty models are just some of the key elements that must be considered when pursuing a multi-cloud strategy.


Discussion & Insights

Saqib Chaudhry

CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Bhavin Gandhi

Senior Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

The Threat Hunting Challenge: Detect, Prevent, Respond and Hunt - Every Second, Every Day

Jan Tietze

Director Security Strategy (EMEA), SentinelOne

Antivirus is dead and EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) technologies pick up where antivirus technologies leave off.In this session you will learn how EDR provides rich forensic data, mitigates threats, performs network isolation, and auto-immunizes the endpoints against newly discovered threats. You will understand why EDR should be an essential part in every Endpoint Security Strategy.


Discussion & Insights

Jan Tietze

Director Security Strategy (EMEA), SentinelOne

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Regional CISO & Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank

Tackling Todays Threat Landscape : Next Generation Security Operations

Çağlar Doğan

Security Specialist (EMEA), Splunk

The use of legacy security solutions and the hiring of more security experts are now inadequate as attackers act and evolve much master than ever before. Given that digital trust has become essential for organizational survival, the utilization of SOCs has now come under the spotlight. This session will explore how organizations can monitor threats in real time and respond quickly to incidents by giving security teams the power to use sophisticated quantitative methods to gain insights and prioritize efforts. Such analytic-driven methods and solutions enable organizations to shift from reactive to proactive and predictive security postures.


Winning the War on Cyberattacks: Backup is Part of Your Defense!

Mohamad Rizk

Technical Sales Director (Middle East), Veeam Software
Although digital transformation has delivered numerous benefits to companies and end users, it nonetheless has its own set of challenges. Information security is a major concern for any company undertaking the digital transformation journey. Because organizations are constantly battling against cyberattacks, backup should be part of their defense strategies. This session will reveal how you can win cyberwarfare by having backup as the last line of defense.

Cyber Resilience Strategies for Email, Web & Brand Protection

Anoop Das

Enterprise Manager, Mimecast

As regulatory oversight increases globally, the pressure on organizations to improve compliance and governance is rising. Security is an integral part of many regulations, and with regulatory bodies setting strict guidelines that preserve information integrity on a national level, security teams must now sharpen their focus on ensuring compliance. With the wider proliferation of digital transformation, the regulatory environment can be expected to increase in complexity. While security strategies need to account for greater management of compliance, they also need to go further.


Evolving Threat Landscape: Understanding Threat Vectors, Risks and How do we respond with AI?

Varun Kukreja

Senior Program Manager, Senior Program Manager - IT Security MEA, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Dr. Humaid Alshamsi

Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Abu Dhabi Police

Hessa Al Nahdi

CISO, Department of Culture & Tourism, Abu Dhabi

Venu Sriraj

CISO, UAE Exchange

It's safe to say that over the past decade, malicious actors, the tools at their disposal, and their breach tactics have evolved significantly. But what exactly happened to bring about this quantum leap in cybercrime and how are progressive organizations responding to the new threat landscape?


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General Information

Date: Wednesday, 15th April, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Language: English

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

For More Information, contact: Rania Mustafa Hanafi - +971 4 361 3351 / +971 52 9125993 /  or Sughand Tolani +971 564145987 /


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