IDC IT Security Roadshow 2021

A New Security Paradigm in the Face of Uncertainty

Digital Event | Qatar, April 1, 2021


As the region continues to find its footing in the aftermath of COVID-19, cybersecurity has taken center stage. Threats have increased considerably as bad actors exploit the vulnerabilities presented as an unintended outcome of the pandemic. Since early 2020, cybersecurity professionals have become even more instrumental in driving organizational strategy, taking on leadership roles, and securing digital transformation initiatives.

The IDC Security Roadshow, Qatar is one of the year’s most eagerly awaited events & is the platform of choice for security professionals as they battle to keep pace with a threat landscape that’s evolving at a never-before-seen rate. The 2021 edition will bring together the region’s pre-eminent technology experts, providers, analysts, and speakers for a fully immersive experience. 

Join us for a detailed look into the post-COVID-19 security market and the biggest challenges facing the region’s governments and businesses. We will explore innovative, up-to-the-minute use cases and outline the key focus areas for organizations looking to minimize their cyber-risk exposure.

CIO Masterclass


Time Event & Speakers


The New Normal Requires Trust

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation as companies look to inject technology into business processes to gain efficiencies, deliver empathy at scale to customers or produce other positive outcomes. The entire architecture of IT has changed with new participants as half of IT spend now comes from line of business buyers. In this presentation, Frank Dickson will address the implications that today’s digital transformation is having on security, privacy, and trust overall.


Harness the power of Data, Overcoming the Cybersecurity Operational Challenges

Elie Saliby

Cyber Security Consultant, Trendmicro

Networking Break! Meet the Partners in the Exhibit Hall to increase your scores!


Ransomware as APT

Sam Curry

CSO, Cybereason



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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to VPNs: The Advantages of Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Majid Wani

Cybersecurity Consultant, Fortinet

The recent rise in remote working has put a spotlight on the limitations of virtual private networks (VPNs). Although traditional VPNs have been a mainstay for decades, many organizations are now looking for alternatives that better meet their plans and objectives. With better security, more granular control, and a better user experience, zero-trust network access (ZTNA) can be a smarter choice for securely connecting a remote workforce.

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TAKEN With a Vengeance

Thom Langford

Security Advocate, SentinelOne

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Cyber Security Threats

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

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Networking Break! Meet the Partners in the Exhibit Hall to increase your scores!


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