Demand for cyber security in Qatar has grown multifold after the most recent cyber attacks and the approved penalty of 1.37 million USD.
Critical sectors in Qatar – including but not limited to finance and energy – have increased their dependency on technology and state-of-the-art ICT solutions to deliver high-quality, efficient, and effective services. Qatar’s Advisory (Shura) Council has approved the draft of a landmark new data privacy law, requiring companies to increase their level of data security and protection against cyber threats. Failure to do so could result in hefty fines of up to 1.37 million USD (5 million QAR).
Naseba’s 9th Cyber Defence Summit will address the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and sensitive information, help companies procure cyber security solutions and services, and create further awareness of cyber security among the youth of Qatar.
The summit’s two-day agenda will have two different target audiences, with complementary objectives.
Day 1: Over 120 CIOs, CISOs and Heads of IT and Security will participate on a private and complimentary basis. Primarily representing organisations with critical infrastructure and sensitive information, they will discuss current and future challenges along with associated solutions, benchmark standards and strategies with peers, and procure solutions for their ongoing and upcoming projects.
Day 2: As developing sustainable talent is a key recommendation of Qatar’s National Cyber Security Strategy and National Vision 2030, the second day of the summit will consist of a youth empowerment program named “CyQ” (Cyber youth Qatar). Qatar’s platform for developing local cyber security talent, CyQ will gather over 50 University students and young security enthusiasts to create further awareness and test their skills in a variety of “white hat” security areas. Visit the CyQ website here.
Majority of the attendees were decision makers and key influencers. We are confident of doing business with them soon.Associate Vice President, Spire Solutions
Meet buyers who have already expressed an interest in your type of solutions. These private sessions are designed to create deal-flow opportunities and new business relationships.
Highlight your expertise and position your organisation as an industry leader by delivering a keynote or leading a panel discussion to the entire audience.
Participate in more than 8 hours of networking that help you build and cement business relationships and explore new ventures.
The summit’s dedicated corporate space gives you the opportunity to showcase your range of products and services to all attending pre-qualified decision makers.
Eng. Khalid Al-HashmiAssistant Undersecretary of Cyber Security, Ministry of Transport & Communications
He has been instrumental in the development of a national strategy for cyber security, focusing first on critical sector services within the country. He has also played an imperative role to establish GCC CERT Committee and was appointed Chairman for the first year. The committee addresses cyber security threats in the Gulf region.
Prior to joining the Ministry, he managed the overall planning and execution of IT operations for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. He was an active member of the Qatar Armed Forces and served as an IT Manager for the Armed Forces before retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel (Air/Eng.)
Eng. Al-Hashmi holds an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Ohio and domain certifications such as CISSP, CISM and ITIL.
SAMI AL SHAMMARIIT Director, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
Some of his previous roles include IT and Telecommunications Manager at ORYX GTL, Head of Applications Support Section in the Information Systems Department of RasGas and Financial Applications Manager at the Doha Securities Market.
He was awarded the title of one of the Top 50 CIOs in 2014 by CPI and the Security Best Practice Adoption in Qatar in 2013 by Symantec. He holds a MBA from HEC and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Qatar.
Shaikh AbdulkhaderChief Technology Security Officer (CTSO/CISO), Vodafone Qatar
He specialises in areas of information security governance, risk and compliance (GRC), has undertaken a wide range of leadership and technical roles with proven experience in managing and delivering business and technology projects in most challenging environments, and strives to achieve technology and management excellence in IT.
He is a performance-centred information security professional with over 20 years of international experience in multinational telecommunications and banking institutions in India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia and the US. He holds security certifications such as CISSP and CISM, and a Diploma in Cyber Law.
Edward GanomCISO, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Amongst other initiatives, he participated in drafting cyber crime legislation and national cyber security strategies. Previously, he held several key technology management positions in the financial and public sectors in the US and the Middle East.
He holds two Bachelor’s degrees – one in Electronics Engineering and one in Political Science – from two American universities, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
DR. MARC DACIERResearch Director, Cyber Security, Qatar Computing Research Institute
He has made seminal contributions in quantitative evaluation of operational security, intrusion detection, intrusion tolerance, honeytokens, honeypots, analysis of real world malicious cyber campaigns (spam, botnets, web security, etc.) and, most recently, BGP security.
Prior to QCRI, he worked as a security consultant, created the Global Security Analysis Laboratory at IBM Research, was a professor at Eurecom, and built the European Research Labs at Symantec and managed all the ongoing collaborative research projects.
He holds a PhD from the INPT in France, and has served on more than 60 program committees of all major security and dependability conferences and as a member of the editorial board of several technical journals.
Peter BaurichterHead of Information Security, Maersk Oil Qatar
Dr. Zaki QuresheyFounder and Chairman, E2 Labs
As an avid cyber security expert, he has done extensive research on network security, concentrating on social engineering to detect hackers. His career has been enriched with key assignments at prominent national and international organizations, such as Union Carbide. In the last few years, Qureshey has been conducting workshops and guest lecturing for educational and governmental institutions, IT giants, and business leaders.
Zaki Qureshey has done BCA and MCA with numerous international certifications to his credit, that include CCSA, CCNA, MCSE, NCQE, CNS and CFE (U.S) to name a few.
In recognition of his technical expertise and E2-Lab’s laurels , Zaki Qureshey has received many awards and accolades, including one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs of India, numerous “Best Speaker” awards, the TIECON Top 50 Special Award in Silicon Valley, and E2-Labs was named one of the Top 100 Companies in Asia by Red Herring in 2006.
ENG. GILLES LORIDONChief Executive Officer Global Security Network
He started his career as a Software Developer and worked first in Canada, then in France and in the US. In 1999, he joined CEIS, the European leader in strategic security, as a Senior Security Consultant and later on, took the position of CEO of Global Security Network, its Middle Eastern sister company. He has been leading and implementing successful infosec projects for security agencies, military departments, oil and gas companies and international corporations in Europe and Africa, as well as in the Middle East.
He has conducted infosec audits, VA/PT, ISO/ISF/ADISC ISMS implementations and Information Security Awareness Training in the energy, finance and government sectors.
Lynel D’SouzaMajor Accounts Manager, Akamai Technologies
MUSTAPHA HUNEYDHead of Corporate Information Security Ooredoo Qatar
As a previous member of the ISACA UAE Chapter, he has been instrumental in enhancing awareness among UAE ISACA members while leading the CPE event program and organizing the ISACA UAE ISAFE Conference.
He holds numerous industry-recognized certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, AMBCI, BCCE and CWNA, in addition to being a certified Lead Auditor for the ISO 22301 & ISO 27001 standards.
Sameh SabryAVP – Professional Services, Spire Solutions
Majid WaniSystems Engineer- Qatar, Fortinet
Prior to joining Fortinet, he was working with Diyar United Co. (Kuwait and Qatar) as their network and security solutions specialist with extensive experience in designing and delivering secure IP networks.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology along with many other industry certifications. His major achievements include acquiring the prestigious Cisco CCIE Certification.
Raviraj DoshiCTO, Smokescreen Technologies
He has been closely associated with the law enforcement authorities for cyber-crime and has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences like InterOp, ISEA at Indian Institute of Technology, Ground Zero and ISACA. He has also delivered highly technical training for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Eng. Ahmad Yasine AlkhiaryCEO, IT Security Training & Solutions (ITS2)
He previously served as the Deputy Director General and CTO of Yesser e-Government Program for 5 years. Prior to that, Eng. Alkhiary worked for 12 years each at Arcom (technical solutions and systems interface technology) and the Ministry of Defence, where he established and managed research centers.
Eng. Alkhiary’s key skills and achievements are in the following domains: e-Government, Value Management, Change Management, Knowledge Management, Business and Technology Consulting and Information Security.
He graduated from the College of Computer Science and Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Dana Al-AbdullaHead of Cyber Security Resiliency Section, Q-CERT Ministry of Transport and Communications
She has always been keen to improve information security posture in Qatar. She has participated in different activities, workshops and conferences to raise awareness in information security. Apart from her job responsibilities, she is the Chapter leader of OWASP Qatar. Through OWASP Qatar, she aims to create an active community that gathers many professionals as well as students to share knowledge and expertise about different security topics. As part of her pursuit of social responsibility, she participates in cyber security and safety awareness for children, schools and parents.
She holds an MS degree in Strategic Business Unit Management from HEC-Paris in Qatar. She is also GIAC certified in Security Leadership (GSLC), and was named a top Government Security Leader 2016 at MESA-CISO 100.
Dr. Spiros BakirasAssociate professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
He holds a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Amine BermakProfessor and ICT Coordinator, CSE, Hamad bin Khalifa University
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