In 2016, the financial cost of cybercrime has totalled $1.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

Critical sectors in the UAE – 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. In 2017, the financial cost of cybercrime totalled $1.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

In 2017, Naseba’s Cyber Defence Summit was endorsed by the Dubai Municipality. The summit addresses the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and sensitive information, helps companies procure cyber security solutions and services, and creates further awareness of cyber security among the youth of the UAE.

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.

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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.

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Confirmed  Speakers

Ahmed Kajoor

Ahmed Kajoor

Dubai Municipality
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Ahmad Alemadi

Ahmad Alemadi

CISO, Dubai Municipality View Profile
Sultan Al-Owais

Sultan Al-Owais

Information and Cyber Security Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation View Profile
Meshal Abdullah Bin Hussain

Meshal Abdullah Bin Hussain

VP – Information Security, Dubai Holding View Profile
Rajesh Gopinath

Rajesh Gopinath

Director – Technical, Paladion Networks View Profile
Enrique Duvos

Enrique Duvos

EMEA Director, Product- Marketing, Akamai Technologies View Profile
Ahmed Kajoor
The 2016 CIO100 winner Ahmed Kajoor is a Computer Science graduate, started his first government job in Dubai Water department back in 1987 as an IT Specialist where by in 2 months he was promoted to be a head of Computer department, where Ahmed Was the first to right an Arabic program on mac platform, Ahmed then appointed as IT Manager along with being Chairman of Social Aid Fund of G.P.A for 8 years. Then and there, Ahmed joined the labour ministry where, he pursed a successful career path, by which he was appointed as CEO of labour office in 2008, Dubai Municipality was Ahmed next destination in 2012 and now appointed as Dubai Municipality IT Director, bringing over 30 years of experience in IT, Information Security, Management, Transformation, Virtualization, and Strategy by which Ahmed attained several awards for Dubai Municipality, Best Government Infrastructure Project- Gynesis 2017, First Varmour Project Middleast 2016, and Excellence in Digital Infrastructure Transformation -2017, First Bigswitch SDN Project Middle East - DM - 2016
Ahmad Alemadi
Sultan Al-Owais
Meshal Abdullah Bin Hussain
Rajesh Gopinath
Enrique Duvos
Enrique Duvos is a 20 year professional in the IT/Software industry, having joined Akamai in 2014 with strong expertise in Web and Mobile content creation and delivery. Prior to working for Akamai, Enrique managed several Global evangelism teams at Adobe Systems, helping customers design and develop the most advanced and unique web experiences across devices.
Dr. Sohail Munir
Eng. Nasser Al-Bloushi
Tony Joseph
Tony Chacko Joseph is the CISO of eDirhams at the Ministry of Finance, UAE. He heads the Infrastructure Management and policies of eDirham Payment Infrastructure,Program Modules- Payment Gateway-Web/EPOS. Tony holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Calicut, India.
Dr. Bushra Alblooshi
Parthasarathy P
Alister Shepherd
Rama Vedashree
Jacob Kuriyan
Furqan Hashmi
Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi
Saqib Choudhury
Venu Sriraj
Anas Eltahir


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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.
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 825 of the Forbes Global 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! is the leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market.
Embedded Security News (ESN) is an independent news property that publishes breaking news, analysis and research about the global Smart Card market. ESN focus on Smart Card applications, projects, exclusive interviews to key players of the industry and educational material for consumers. ESN publish the Card Industry Directory, industry’s most comprehensive database of companies involved into the smart card business and the Card Events Calendar featuring events, conferences, trade exhibitions and congresses. Topics covered by ESN includes ePassports, Wearables, IoT and M2M. ESN website access is free and does not require subscription.
Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database

“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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