IDC IT Security Roadshow 2021

A New Security Paradigm in the Face of Uncertainty

Digital Event | Egypt, April 5, 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, Egypt 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.


Time Event & Speakers


Welcome Address

Nagia El-Emary

Country Director (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

IDC Keynote: 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.



Supply Chain Security

Abdessabour Arous

Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky

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Address Risk and Accelerate Innovation with Intrinsic Security

Ahmed Abdel-Aziz

Senior Systems Engineer & CTO Ambassador, Dell Technologies

As organizations become digital and embrace cloud computing, they face new facets of risk. The pace of business change is only continuing to accelerate and requires additional security controls. Continue to approach security with traditional methods and it will continue to slow down innovation. A holistic, new approach is required – one that is resilient, intelligent, and automated with security built in. Intrinsic security.

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Simplify and Secure Your Cloud Journey

Bachir Jreich

Senior Security and Cloud Consultant (MEA),Oracle

As cloud has become more common, security concerns have become more important. The move to Cloud is a multi-step journey and strategy. Security is at the core of the planning process of this journey. In this session, we will highlight how using layers of defense around your key applications and data can work to reduce exposure to risks and cyber threats. We will discuss Oracle’s security-first approach and share some of the recommendations in protecting your workloads and users in the Cloud



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Case Studies in Integrity: Why Small Changes keep Causing Big Breaches and How to Stop it

David Meltzer

Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire

This presentation will examine how leading companies in the financial services, telecommunications, and energy sectors are managing their security programs. It will highlight the attributes of effective integrity assurance programs and describe how to evaluate the maturity of existing programs. It will also look at how organizations can get started with new integrity programs or take their current ones to the next level of maturity. The session concludes with an analysis of the security, IT operations, and compliance benefits of running an effective integrity program.

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Fireside Chat- Digital Business Demands Data Resiliency and Business Continuity

Saqib Chaudhry

Head of Digital Innovation and Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Tim Youngblood

Corporate VP & Global CISO, Global Technology Risk Management, McDonald's (USA)

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Rasha M. Abu AlSaud

Head of Information Security Risk, Leading Bank in Saudi Arabia

Securing a Borderless Enterprise

Ali Sleiman

Regional Technical Director (MEA), Infoblox

Today’s enterprise is truly borderless. The network perimeter is dissolving with digital transformations like SD-WAN, IoT, and hybrid cloud, complicating traditional security approaches. Securing evolving IT architectures is becoming one more challenge that short-staffed security teams are facing today. What’s needed is a foundational approach that is simple yet pervasive, cost-effective yet powerful and boosts the efficiency of security operations through automation. 

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Cybersecurity Threats

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

Cybersecurity threats have become a common occurrence these days. With digital transformation taking over every aspect of business, IT administrators are working around the clock to keep attacks and hackers at bay. This presentation will examine the most pressing cybersecurity threats in today's world of digital transformation and offer essential guidance on how to mitigate them with easy-to-use on-premise and on-cloud solutions.

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Case- Study Presentation- Zero Trust – What you need to know!

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Regional CISO & MD, Standard Chartered Bank

Case- Study Presentation- Why Is Enterprise Risk Management So Important for AI & ML

Thamer S. Al Hamed

General Manager of Risk Management, Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development (Saudi Arabia)

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General Information


Digital Event 


Monday, April 5, 2021



 11:00  AM



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


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