IDC Security Webinar

Elevating Security for Digital Trust & Risk Management

Egypt, Jordan & Lebanon, May 6, 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 Security Webinar will provide participants 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 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


Time Event & Speakers

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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.

Digital Identity and Data Protection: Keeping Your Most Valuable Assets Safe

Ahmad Alagha

Security and Manageability Solutions Manager, Oracle
As more customer, partner, and employee interactions happen over internet-connected digital channels, the threat landscape becomes more complex and varied. Join this session to be inspired by the latest advancements in digital identity and find out how these developments are empowering organizations to securely enable employees, clients, and partners to strengthen security, simplify compliance, and capture business opportunities around mobile and social access. Understand how a comprehensive core-to-edge security strategy protects you and your organization from a variety of external and internal threats.

Unforeseen Consequences of Digital Transformation

Oleg Gorobets

Senior Global Product Marketing Manager, Kaspersky

Enterprise-wide breaches and corporate hacks, particularly those that lead to personal information being compromised, have become a very real threat that organizations must prepare for. With the rapid digitalization of products, services, and channels, ensuring trust in the digital estate among customers, employees, partners, and other stakeholders is becoming increasingly critical to securing a brand's reputation.


Limiting the Damage When, not if, You Get Hacked

Peter Grant

Systems Engineering Manager (Middle East), Nutanix

In today’s world there are thousands of new malware being created daily and the news is full or companies in recent history that have experienced catastrophic hacking attacks, costing millions. Hackers themselves consider the traditional approach of firewalls and antivirus to be insufficient to protect organizations. In this Webinar you’ll learn how microsegmentation, using Nutanix Flow, can dramatically limit the damage caused by a hack without increasing the administrative burden.


Panel Discussion: Designing Security for a Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environment

Varun Kukreja

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

Dr. Cherif Sleiman

Senior Vice President of International Business, Infoblox

Mohamad Rizk

Technical Sales Director (Middle East), Veeam Software

Ghassan Jumblat

Head of IT, AM Bank SAL

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.


Panel Discussion: Evolving Threat Landscape: What’s changed, Why and How?

Varun Kukreja

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

Ahmed El Sobky

Secretary General for The Supreme Council of Cyber Security

Abeer Khedr

Information Security Director, National Bank of Egypt

Ayman Saleh Qadoumi

Assistant Deputy General Manager – Information Technology and security, ARAB Jordan Investment Bank
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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Wednesday, May 06, 2020



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