13:00 - 14:00

13:15 – 13:20
5 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Moderator Opening Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

Former Senior Security Advisor to the U.K. Government, CISO MENA region

Binance

13:20 – 13:25
5 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

OPENING KEYNOTE

Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security United Arab Emirates Government

United Arab Emirates Government

13:25 – 13:30
5 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Felicitation

13:30 – 14:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

FIRESIDE CHAT : How to build an organizational culture that is cybersecurity ready .

Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security United Arab Emirates Government

United Arab Emirates Government

H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

Jae Kyung Park

Security Advisory Committee Chairman, Chairman,

the National Cyber Safety Association of Korea, Social Security Intelligence Service, South Korea

Lessie Longstreet

Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement

Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI)

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:15
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Hard resetting role of the CISO

We have already seen a need to go back to basics amidst the rapid changing business environment as we move into the digital era where there is a myriad of nomenclature that keeps on evolving as we speak. However, one thing for sure – digital transformation moved faster due to the pandemic have change the perception people have of digital transformation from buzzwords to imperative. Digital data is the new oil, and as the key value creation asset for most if not all companies today, risk brought about by the adoption of data and the increased reliance on these data have basically change the role and the priority of CISOs today, hurling the CISOs into the unknown cyberspace of tomorrow. This session shall explore the evolution of the role of CISO and reframe the key skillsets, qualities and corresponding responsibilities that will unlock value in the enterprises and therefore defining what it takes to be a successful CISO reining in the cyber tsunami.

Speakers

Aloysius Cheang

Chief Security Officer

Huawei UAE

14:15 – 14:30
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

TII INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Speakers

Dr Shreekant Thakkar

Chief Research Officer, Secure Systems Research Centre

Technology Innovation Institute

14:30 – 14:50
20 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Special Address

Speakers

Major Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel

Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security,

Tel Aviv University

14:50 – 15:05
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

SPIRE INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Speakers

James Spiteri

Product Marketing Director - Security

Elastic

15:00 - 16:00

15:05 – 15:30
25 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

IN CONVERSATION: Face to face with the VP CISO of John Hopkins

Network security breaches wreak havoc on healthcare organizations. Is compliance enough?

Speakers

Darren Lacey, J.D.

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer,

Johns Hopkins Medicine, US

15:30 – 16:00
30 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

ON STAGE INTERVIEW : Cryptocrime are predicted to exceed $30 billion in 2025, bad actors want to own your bitcoin

Moving towards a tokenized future

Speakers

Kevin Murcko

Founder & CEO,

Coinmetro

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 16:40
40 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

LEADERS PANEL : Front-runners in digital innovation: Are we cyber resilient?

New technologies like 5G, IoT and AI open a variety of chances for our societies, but also entail new risks. Inconsistent IT infrastructure and uncoordinated resilience strategies are a hotbed for cyber threats. GCC states are therefore prioritizing cooperation across borders. The panel discusses the comprehensive approach to cyber resilience with the potential to preserve and amplify the laurels of digital innovation within the region and beyond.

Speakers

Anett Numa

Cyber Policy Adviser

Ministry of Defence, Estonia

Dr. Bernd Pichlmayer

Policy Advisor for Cybersecurity

Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria

Amer Sharaf

Director of Compliance Support and Alliances

Dubai Electronic Security Center

Rasha Abu AlSaud

EVP- Chief Information Security Officer

Saudi National Bank

Kamal Zain

Chief Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer,

Huawei Gulf North, Qatar

16:40 – 17:00
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Close

10:00 - 11:00

10:50 – 11:00
10 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Moderator Opening Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

Former Senior Security Advisor to the U.K. Government, CISO MENA region

Binance

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:45
45 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

CISO Panel: Building resilience: Response Strategy to Advanced Threats

The SolarWinds attack brought security leaders to answer tough questions; how an adversary evaded defenses and stayed hidden? This session discusses strategies about existing mental models and incident response processes.

Speakers

Peeyush Patel

CISO

Careem (Uber Company)

Robson Albuquerque

R&D Cyber Security Specialist

Nubank

Abiodun Morolari

CISO

Canada

City of Toronto

dr. Ernesto Damiani

Director, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Khalifa University Center for Cyber Physical Systems (C2PS)

11:45 – 12:00
15 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

20 years of trust: Building Cybersecurity together in Saudi Arabia

Speakers

Ibrahim Mohammed Alshmranie

Chief Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer,

Huawei Saudi Arabia

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:15
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

TII INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Speakers

Bassem Ouni

Lead Security Researcher, AI and Digital Science Research Center

Technology Innovation Institute

12:15 – 12:35
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Challenges in cybersecurity for agribusiness

Speakers

Robson Albuquerque

R&D Cyber Security Specialist

Nubank

12:35 – 13:15
40 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

PANEL Combatting Cyberwarfare: A clear & present danger

Top 5 cyber warfare and cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2022.
The modern internet offers criminals and political activists a perfect platform for furthering their cause. This panel discusses the top 5 cyber warfare and cybersecurity threats to watch out for in 2022.

Speakers

Rajesh Ganesan

President

Zoho Corporation (ManageEngine)

Syed Ubaid Ali Jafri

Head of Cyber Defense and Offensive Security, Information Security

Pakistan

Habib Bank Limited

Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar

Founder,

Metaverse Kuwait Company

Mhd Wail Khachfa

Chief Information Security Officer,

Department of Digital Ajman

Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

CISO

Department of Health, Abu Dhabi

13:00 - 14:00

13:15 – 14:00
45 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

BREAK

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:20
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

CyberSecurity Excellence - a product of coincidence!

Sustainable Structures for cybersecurity excellence growth

Speakers

Joe Pichlmayr

Cyber Security Austria President,

Vienna, Austria

14:20 – 14:35
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Cybercriminals Selling Access in the Middle East

Speakers

James Chappell

Founder & CIO

Digital Shadows, UK

14:35 – 14:50
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

TII INNOVATION SHOWCASE In conversation: Are you ready for the Q- Day?

While quantum computing is expected to positively impact many industries and the global economy, its cybersecurity threats are significant. Ironically, one of the most significant applications of quantum computing is its theoretical ability to crack the encryption schemes that secure most of the world’s sensitive information. To mitigate this risk, researchers have started developing post-quantum cryptographic algorithms to prepare for the Q-Day. The WEF predicts that over 20 billion digital devices around the world will need to be upgraded or replaced globally to incorporate PQC, will we be ready in time?
14:50 – 15:05
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Spies, Saboteurs & Scoundrels: How Nefarious Actors Are Hacking Your xIoT Devices

This presentation details multiple real-life xIoT attacks, outlines your most vulnerable devices and shares statistics, use cases and methods for remediation.

Speakers

Brian Contos

Chief Security Officer,

Phosphorus

15:00 - 16:00

15:05 – 15:25
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Visibility - You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Speakers

Rik Ferguson

Vice President Security Intelligence

Forescout, Poland

15:25 – 16:00
35 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Close

10:00 - 11:00

10:50 – 11:00
10 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Moderator Opening Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

Former Senior Security Advisor to the U.K. Government, CISO MENA region

Binance

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:20
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

IN CONVERSATION INCD & UAE Cybersecurity Council

  Senior Representative, Israel National Cyber Directorate

Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security United Arab Emirates Government

United Arab Emirates Government

11:20 – 11:35
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Breaking the Disconnect in Cyber Security

Speakers

Mike Heredia

Vice President EMEA & APAC

XM Cyber

11:35 – 12:00
25 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

IN CONVERSATION Cybersecurity journey at region’s everyday Super App

Securing the region’s everyday Super App that is operational in 13 countries and over 100 cities Stopping advanced threats and protecting client data is paramount in regulated industries like financial services. In conversation with Peeyush Patel, charting a proactive strategy to implement a cloud-first zero trust architecture model to achieve scale and accelerate time to market. 

Speakers

Peeyush Patel

CISO

Careem (Uber Company)

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:15
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Defeat your Adversary: Combat Modern Advanced Attacks

Organizations are facing challenges when it comes to protecting their environments. Join our session to, Identify the critical capabilities you need against the evolution of sophisticated attacks, Learn why taking an adversary-focused approach helps security teams to proactively apply defences.

Speakers

Michel TANNOUS

Channel Sales Engineer,

META, CrowdStrike, UAE

12:15 – 12:30
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Cybersecurity trends and fighting against the latest threat actors – APTs & Campaigns

Speakers

Hesham Saad

Sr. Global Cybersecurity Technical Specialist,

Microsoft – EMEA, UAE

12:30 – 12:45
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Cybersecurity in the Age of Hybrid Work

Speakers

Nima Baiati

Executive Director and General Manager,

Cybersecurity Solutions - Lenovo

12:45 – 13:15
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

IN CONVERSATION WITH CISO CITY OF TORONTO

Speakers

Abiodun Morolari

CISO

Canada

City of Toronto

13:00 - 14:00

13:15 – 13:30
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

SPECIAL ADDRESS

Speakers

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Hafez

Vice President ,Cybersecurity Affairs

National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority NTRA

13:30 – 13:45
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

BREAK

13:45 – 14:25
40 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

CISO Panel : Critical Infrastructure’s expanding digital threat landscape

Addressing the cybersecurity oversight and implementation for IT and OT is imperative. The digital revolution and the energy transition have jointly transformed the oil and gas industry’s decades-old business model. Also, smart buildings become an important tool in reducing energy use, but they may use technology that is vulnerable to cyberattacks. What are the utility sector’s cybersecurity challenges and opportunities. How are the experts devising an efficient, resilient, and lower-carbon operating model for the energy and smart building sectors?  

Speakers

Dr. Paul de Souza

Cyber Security Forum Initiative/ President/Founder

Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) Advisor

Abiodun Morolari

CISO

Canada

City of Toronto

Dr. Hussain Aldawood

Chief Information Security Officer

Arabian Drilling Co.

Sherry Warsi

Cybersecurity Program Manager Sweden

Sweden

Nordic Smart Government

Gary Brantley

CIO

United States of America

Beazer Homes

Dr. Alina Matyukhina

Head of Cybersecurity, Building Automation

Siemens

14:00 - 15:00

14:25 – 14:40
15 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Building Cyber-resilience in Critical infrastructure

The adoption of Industry 4.0 is driving the integration of IT & OT into a hyper-converged environment. For Critical Infrastructure this is creating new attack vectors for cyber criminals. In this session we will look at how we can use existing and new cyber-security frameworks and technologies to provide visibility across the whole infrastructure to better understand risk and develop appropriate security policies.

Speakers

Trevor Dearing

Industry Solutions Marketing Director, EMEA,

Illumio, UK

14:40 – 15:00
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

PRACTICAL VIEW POINT Cyberattacks and Risk of Bank Failures

Hear from the front, Syed Ubaid, a talented motivational speaker who weaves real-life experiences into a presentation that is both entertaining and rewarding, Ubaid Jafri provides practical insights into real work situations relevant to many industries. He brings a practical, proactive approach to the digital era inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.

Speakers

Syed Ubaid Ali Jafri

Head of Cyber Defense and Offensive Security, Information Security

Pakistan

Habib Bank Limited

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:20
20 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

What are the steps to develop a secure IoT device

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work. It is an enabler of a new industrial revolution and key in the digital transformation of companies. The total amount of Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide is projected to be 30.9 billion units by 2025. Many IoT devices are not designed or maintained with security as a priority.  Studies have shown that 57% of IoT devices are vulnerable to medium or high-severity attacks. Cyberattacks have already harmed several businesses, including critical infrastructures such as hospitals, data centers, and hotels. How can companies prevent cybercrime that could disrupt the system and take it down when everyone’s connected?

Speakers

Dr. Alina Matyukhina

Head of Cybersecurity, Building Automation

Siemens

15:20 – 16:00
40 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

ESG PANEL: We need to start looking at cybersecurity as a part of ESG

Failing to implement good governance on cybersecurity will be less resilient and less sustainable.
The panel discusses building the standard framework towards building ESG Strategy by measuring cyber risk that would help organizations and regulators.

Speakers

George Michaelides

Commissioner,

Office of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulations (OCECPR), Republic of Cyprus

Dr. Ammar Alhusaini

Deputy Director General

Central Agency for Information Technology

Moaiyed Albargan

Head of Cyber Security

King Fahd Causeway Authority

Sherry Warsi

Cybersecurity Program Manager Sweden

Sweden

Nordic Smart Government

Daniel Lattimer

Director

Government & Defence EMEA, CyberArk, UK

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 16:00
0 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Close

10:00 - 11:00

10:50 – 11:00
10 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Moderator Opening Remarks

Speakers

Nathan Swain

Former Senior Security Advisor to the U.K. Government, CISO MENA region

Binance

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:30
30 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

GITEX Global Cybersecurity Recognition

11:30 – 12:30
60 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Workshop: Fostering International Cyber Security Awareness across Different Cultures and Countries

Enhancing international cyber security awareness can improve understanding of cyber threats and empower the international community to be more secure in cyberspace. Cybersecurity is a team sport. At the end of this workshop, the audience should walk away with the following:       

  • Strategic knowledge of creating cyber security awareness across different cultures
  • Analysis of the current state of international cyber security awareness
  • Power to evaluate the international community''s current innovation steps to foster cyber security awareness
  • The audience will be able to have more creative ideas when developing cyber awareness programs
  • The audience can apply practical ideas in their organizations to create more robust cyber awareness programs
  • This workshop is ideal for cyber security leaders and decision-makers responsible for the safety of their employees, data, and international reputation. 

Speakers

Dr. Paul de Souza

Cyber Security Forum Initiative/ President/Founder

Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) Advisor

12:00 - 13:00

12:30 – 13:30
60 Minutes
Paid
  • Gitex Global
  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

Crisis Innovation - Cybersecurity as catalyst for transformation

This session will cover how to leverage cyber security and risk management as a driver for modernization, innovation, and transformation. Best practices for Transformation in Crisis, How to manage risk through change, Navigating Politics, Leveraging your current environment, Governance framework for change.

Speakers

Gary Brantley

CIO

United States of America

Beazer Homes

13:00 - 14:00

13:30 – 13:30
0 Minutes
Paid
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  • Track: Cybersecurity
  • Hall 1

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