The Increasingly Critical Role of Identity Governance in Cybersecurity and the New Reality

August 16, 2021


Technology continues to bring more users, applications, and data together. Yet, these connections also introduce new vulnerabilities. Organizations thus need to take a security-centric approach to their digital transformation journeys, particularly in light of the post-pandemic mass shift toward remote working models. They especially need to gauge security in terms of identity management and governance.

Enterprises need to protect themselves against the potential cybersecurity risks that target digital identities. With emerging technologies playing a larger role in today’s market, organizations are now replacing manual processes with automated workflows to better deliver, manage, and secure access to essential resources. AI-enhanced visibility, detection, and remediation measures that adapt as the organization evolves are increasingly being utilized.

At this event, experts from IDC, Secure Networks, and Sailpoint will take a deep dive into the Middle East’s security market and showcase some of the latest solutions and use cases in today’s evolving threat landscape. Participants will discover how unmatched visibility, automation, and intelligence are converging to enable user access and protect organizations.


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Keynote: Building Digital Trust and Cyber Resiliency Through Governance

Enas Ashraf

Senior Consultant, IDC Egypt

The prevalence of remote work as well as the rapid pace of digital transformation and the movement to public cloud services have brought new challenges to the business scene. As a result, threats have increased considerably as bad players exploit the vulnerabilities that have emerged as an unintentional consequence of digital transformation. This session will explore the reasons why security products and services are gaining more traction and stepping into the center stage of business priorities.


Cybersecurity in the Era of Digital Transformation

Eng. Ahmed Mohie Eddin Sayed

Regional Manager, Secure Networks

We are at a critical point in cybersecurity evolution. Businesses are facing threats that are more sophisticated and harder to prevent. While the level of risk is growing constantly, numerous organizations are not paying attention to the rapidly changing landscape. This presentation will highlight the most critical risk factors in today's world and discuss the latest trends in identity governance. It will further delve into how organizations can appropriately engage and embed security solutions to protect their data.


What Pablo Escobar’s Downfall Can Teach Us About Identity

Ben Bulpett

Marketing Platform Director, SailPoint

With insider threats growing by almost a third in the last two years, enterprises must step up their identity security protections and grant access to users only on a need-to-know basis. Protection against insider threats requires a shift in priorities. Identity must move from being a 'tick-box' solution in the IT function to being a strategic imperative for management and governance functions. Identity, especially when viewed from inside the organization, must be provisioned properly with the strictest methods of gatekeeping possible for every user, application, and dataset. This presentation will consequently illustrate how the lack of a proper identity program brought down one of the world's biggest banks and drug cartels.


Open Discussion: Innovative Security Strategies for a Rapidly Evolving Threat Landscape

Enas Ashraf

Senior Consultant, IDC Egypt

Eng. Ahmed Mohie Eddin Sayed

Regional Manager, Secure Networks

Ben Bulpett

Marketing Platform Director, SailPoint

Khaled Osama

Domain Infrastructure & Messaging System Manager, QNB ALAHLI

Summary & Close

Enas Ashraf

Senior Consultant, IDC Egypt


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Monday, August 16, 2021



11:00 AM (Egypt)




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