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IDC Security Roadshow 2024

Evolving Threats, Advanced Defenses: Cybersecurity in the Next Era

Mövenpick Hotel and Residences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Today’s organizations face challenges from multiple directions, including threats to the business from state-sponsored cyberattacks, geopolitical turmoil, inflation, and a shortage of security skills. For CISOs to succeed in this unprecedented security landscape, they must balance these threats with new approaches by performing continuous risk assessments, protecting digital assets, and managing the rapid pace of innovation in security technologies.

Whether it is the massive shift to cloud, the increasing automation of IT processes, or the flexibilization of the way employees work, CISOs are faced with more complex networks and an expanded attack surface, making their jobs even more difficult. However, new technology capabilities powered by AI/ML-enabled automation and better orchestration tools provide options to shore up resilience in the face of disruption. Put to their optimal use, they can protect critical business assets from breaches and attacks from cybercriminals, creating trust and ensuring compliance with new digital sovereignty rules.

The 2024 edition of the IDC Security Roadshow will explore the region's security landscape, showcase the latest in security innovation, and bring together some of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts. Join us as we discuss a myriad of topics, trends, and issues at the forefront the CISO agenda and share essential guidance on how to keep up with — and stay ahead of — the rapid pace of change and digital acceleration.



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Tuesday June 4, 2024

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address


IDC Keynote: Why the AI-Everywhere Era Needs an AI-Infused Cyber Defense Strategy?


Redefining Security Beyond Limits - If it’s connected, you're protected


All Together NOW – Adopting Effective Security Strategies


Securing New Limits: Protecting the Pathway for AI Innovation


Platinum Partners (Parallel Sessions)


Tea/Coffee & Networking


Gold Partners (Parallel Sessions)


REvil Ransomware: Navigation and Remediation Practices for One of the World's Most Dangerous Ransomware Threats


CSO30 Awards (Saudi Arabia) by Foundry


Mega Raffle


Lunch & Networking


End of Conference



Shahin Hashim

Associate Research Director (META), IDC

Fady Younes

Managing Director Cybersecurity, MEA, Romania and CIS – Cisco

Shakeel Baig

Specialised Solutions Lead, ServiceNow

Frida Kleimert

Director of Security, IBM Middle East and Africa

Ahmed Shawki

Head of Technology & Solutions, CEMEA, SUSE

Abdulrahman Safwat

Solutions Engineer, Cloudflare

Amr Hussien

Sr. Cybersecurity Advisor, Technical BDM for SELL region, Dell Technologies

Fahad Aloraini

Digital Trust Technical Leader, IBM Saudi Arabia

Jawad Khalil

Senior Research Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC

Ezzeldin Hussein

Regional Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, SentinelOne

Omar Mohammed Hassan

Senior Presales Consultant, Thales

Rami Gherbal

Principal Sales Engineer MENA, Exabeam

Rob Standing

Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Rubrik

Ahmed Samy

Senior Sales Engineer, Rubrik

Charbel Chekie

Sales Engineer, Delinea

Eng. Yaser Mohammed Aljohani

Cybersecurity Defense Center Manager, Jeddah Airports Company (JEDCO)

Abdulrahman K. Almazroua

Cybersecurity GRC Manager, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Jad H. Abdulsalam

Vice President, Cybersecurity, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden)

Arwa Albuolayan

Cybersecurity Governance Sr Director, Saudi Payments

Majid Bin Sawad

Cybersecurity Director, MODON

Mazen Qasim

Chief Information Security Officer, Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling Company

Dr. Waleed Alfehaid

Chief Information Security Officer, Semi-Government Agency

Fahad Albaz

CISO, Confidential

Majid Al-Ali

Head of Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance, The Saudi National Bank (SNB)

Ghada G. Alshammari

Chief Information Security Officer, AlRaedah Finance

Fatimah Aljulaih

Head of Cybersecurity , AlUla Development Company

Muhanned Alaqili

Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Government Agency

Raed Ahsan

Youngest Ethical Hacker in Saudi Arabia

Yogesh Gupta

Editorial Director - Events, India & META, Foundry

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Andrea Benito

Editor, CIO Middle East, Foundry

Hamza Naqshbandi

Vice President, Custom Solutions (Middle East, Türkiye and Africa), Country Lead ( Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

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