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 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 10th 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.

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.

Majority of the attendees were decision makers and key influencers. We are confident of doing business with them soon.

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Summit format

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.

1 week prior to the summit you are sent a complete list of delegate attendees, including their company names, job titles, solutions of interest, readiness to buy, budget and number of nodes in organisation. This allows you to tailor your presentations accordingly.

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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.

Within a limited time frame, the participants will collaborate, co-innovate and compete to win prizes such as advanced training programs, high-level internships, cyber security mentorship and more.

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Confirmed  Speakers

Kenan Begovic

Kenan Begovic

Group Director- Information Security
beIN Media Group
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Shaik Abdulkhader

Shaik Abdulkhader

Chief Technology and Security Officer
Vodafone, Qatar
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Hamad Suwaid

Hamad Suwaid

Chief Information Officer/IT Manager
Qatar Gas Transport Company
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Karmil Asgarally

Karmil Asgarally

Deputy Director - IT
Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority
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Rasha Abu AlSaud

Rasha Abu AlSaud

SVP – Head of Information Security Risk
National Commercial Bank, KSA
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Syed Asif Ali Gilani

Syed Asif Ali Gilani

Head of Network & Security Operations
Ministry of Finance, Qatar
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Kenan Begovic
Shaik Abdulkhader
Hamad Suwaid
Karmil Asgarally
Rasha Abu AlSaud
Syed Asif Ali Gilani
Saleem Ahamed
Shaju Bhaskaran

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Spire Solutions is the region’s leading distributor of information security solutions and services. The company has exclusive distributorship agreements with the world’s best-known security solutions. The key to Spire’s success is in bringing niche solutions to the market that do not create one problem while solving others. The company works with a selective range of technology partners, while leveraging its channel partnerships to help organisations build and maintain a secure, compliant and more confident operation. Spire further provides an array of services that include governance, risk and compliance, malware audits, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, web application security testing, security design and architecture review, and security operational support. Additionally, Spire provides training and education on the use of its hardware and software solutions. Spire’s strategic focus would continue to be anticipating and identifying challenges faced by organisations, and proactively providing effective solutions to help to improve their security posture and at the same time optimise their resource utilisation.
Fortinet is a global Cyber Security leader with a mission to deliver the most innovative, highest performing solutions to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. Fortinet solutions have been widely adopted in the carrier, enterprise, MSSP and SMB markets. Due to constant innovation of our custom ASIC technology, feature rich operating system – FortiOS – and management capabilities as well as industry leading threat research Fortinet has attracted a large and rapidly growing customer base including the majority of the Fortune Global 100. This dedication has resulted in a highly satisfied end user community and allows Fortinet to set the pace in the Cyber Security market. Our market position and solution effectiveness has been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and the media worldwide. Our broad product line goes beyond simple network security to help secure the extended enterprise. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the world. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is lead by a strong and seasoned management team with deep experience in network and security.
Global Security Network (GSN) is a UAE based, French-owned company with more than 16 years of experience in delivering high-end IT Security projects. GSN focuses on specialized IT Security solutions & services for the military, law enforcement, critical infrastructure and oil & gas sectors in the Middle East. GSN is the value-added distributor of Fox-IT Netherlands, in the Middle East. GSN is responsible for the distribution of the Fox Data Diode, the leading European one-way gateway solution for national security, SCADA, and ICS/DCS applications. GSN wields its hands-on knowledge of Information Security from its law enforcement and critical infrastructure engagements to develop very well received Information Security Awareness Training program. We have developed and delivered very successful IS Awareness program since 2004 reaching thousands of customers’ employees. GSN also offers the full spectrum of IS consulting services such as VA/PT, Risk Management, Auditing (ISO -27001, IEC62443, ISF) and Incident Management.
IT Security Training & Solutions, or I(TS)2 is the Middle East’s premier provider of integrated security solutions, consulting services, trainings, and certification curriculums. Established in 2003 with its headquarters in Riyadh, KSA, I(TS)2 was the first locally hosted Managed Security Services (MSS) provider in the Middle East, with a fully operational Security Operations Center onsite. The company has expanded its operations with two regional offices in Jeddah and Dammam, and a supporting office in Amman, Jordan. With over 12 years of continued growth and successful engagements with our international partners and clients, I(TS)2 is dedicated to the protection of your information and your business continuity. We leverage our highly qualified team of certified information security engineers to deliver consulting, professional services, outsourcing, and training in information security and business resilience to our clients. For I(TS)2, our message is simple: it’s all about trust!
Akamai® is the leading provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure. At the core of Akamai's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, a next-generation CDN combined with cloud services to provide extensive reach, unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai helps enterprises around the world optimize website performance and software delivery with solutions for web acceleration, mobile optimization, application delivery, streaming media and mobile video. Akamai’s Cloud Security Solutions include web application firewall (WAF) and DDoS mitigation tools for protection against web security threats such as DDoS attacks. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and helping enterprises provide a secure, high-performing web experience on any device, anywhere.
Tripwire is a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively secure their businesses. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context. They enable security automation through enterprise integration.

Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence. Together these solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, along with business context and security business intelligence necessary to protect sensitive data in extended enterprises from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats.
Based in Qatar, iBusiness Int'l Solutions consists of a team of experts working from a state-of-the-art application lab to provide innovative IT solutions to clients across the GCC. Our strong business focus, business acumen and technology expertise allow us to offer our clients powerful solutions and strategies that are closely aligned with their long-term business objectives. Our partnership involves a long-term view that sees us working closely with our clients during a project’s conception, planning and implementation. We take the time to understand the requirements of our client’s businesses and develop solutions that deliver real value to our trusted customers.
Soft lab Business Solutions (SBS) is a 100% Qatari system integrator and consulting company with a network of value-added alliances and technical partnerships.

SBS is a provider of studies, projects, solutions and application deployment, leveraging high skills in international security technology. Thanks to joint research and development, SBS can deliver solutions in banking and government, including: secure payments, BI and analytics, cyber security, prevention and surveillance. Mobile and social media are areas where SBS can provide world-class excellence.
Stormshield, a fully-owned subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, offers innovative end-to-end security solutions worldwide to protect networks (Stormshield Network Security), workstations (Stormshield Endpoint Security) and data (Stormshield Data Security).

These next-generation trusted solutions, certified at the highest level in Europe (EU RESTRICTED, NATO and ANSSI EAL4+), ensure the protection of strategic information and are deployed through a partner network of distributors, integrators and operators in businesses of all sizes, government institutions and defence organisations worldwide.
Osirium provides privileged access management, task automation and session recording, to protect privileged accounts across the enterprise. In the modern world, it can be hard to see who has access to what on your network. Add in the complexities of outsourcing and control diminishes further. Osirium readdresses this balance for end-user organisations and MSSPs, managing tens of thousands of privileged credentials, outsourcing safely and keeping compliance happy.

We enable a least privileged model, giving organisations strong control over who can do what, where and when on systems, devices and applications. Using Privileged Task Automation, help desk teams no longer need full access to privileged accounts. Pre-packaged tasks are easy to select and quick to execute; eliminating the possibility of human error.

Designed for simplicity, ease-of-use and to require minimal deployment effort. Speed to value is a key measure for all organisations; our approach enables an agile deployment across a multi-vendor estate.
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 100 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners.

Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies.

Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world’s leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.
Hadu Projects invites you to rediscover the delicate art of gifting, as corporate gifts say a lot about you and your company. Whether you are looking for the perfect piece of heritage artistry for a special client, a unique modern souvenir for your business contacts, or high-quality promotional give-aways, Hadu has the perfect corporate gift for you. With a track record of innovation and excellence in the gifting industry, Hadu brings exclusive collections and top designs for high-end corporate gifts to the Qatari market.   Since it was established in 2010 as part of the Dallah Group, Hadu Projects has built up an impressive product line of gifts and souvenirs. From inaugurations and corporate gatherings to international cultural events, private parties and local exhibitions, Hadu has arranged for unique gift items and customised solutions for many high-profile clients. Hadu Projects holds the Quality Management System certification ISO 9001:2008, as well as memberships in the international trade associations PPAI and PSI. We are actively pursuing further certifications, reflecting our ongoing ambition to provide the best service possible while maintaining our commitment to health, safety, and the environment.

“The best organised show for cyber security in the Middle East.” Chief Executive Officer, Global Security Network

“ We met with companies who had genuine needs and the one-to-one meetings allowed us to have an interactive discussion with them to see how ManTech can address their problems.” Senior Vice President – Cyber Security, ManTech International Corporation

Very well organized summit and the proactivity shown by naseba’s team in connecting us with the attendees was amazing. Country Manager, Fortinet

The way one-to-one meetings were formally organized is something I’ll definitely look at when judging future conferences. Director of Managed Security Services, BAE systems Applied Intelligence

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