The global marketplace of the present is based on seamless connectivity due to the adoption of advanced technologies, and businesses have transformed to reap maximum benefits by building a cohesive and interconnected operational ecosystem. While nature reboots, businesses too are revamping their processes and workforce functionality to be future-proof, and with the right minds leading the execution of innovative cyber security strategies, we are destined to emerge VICTORIOUS!

Focal point – Middle East

As one of the top global trade markets, the Middle East has been quick to embrace future technologies and comprehensive countermeasures to fortify cybersecurity across the region. The current pandemic has led to the initiation of Work From Home protocols, which now pose a new and highly vulnerable threat of securing critical business data and networks – attributed to distributed remote working.

While businesses in the region are currently addressing the immediate apprehension of cash flow and liquidity, there also needs to be a heightened focus towardsprivacy and cyber security. New and evolving threats are on the rise and organizations need to be constantly vigilant to ensure continuity as well as positive scalability.

The Middle East CISO Forum

While global markets revive from the unforeseen implications of the pandemic, we at EC COUNCIL pride ourselves as forerunners enabling strategic upskilling and knowledge sharing initiatives to safeguard the future of the dynamic virtual space we coexist in today

This virtual initiation has been specifically conceptualised to create more awareness on the need for cybersecurity and its related implications within the region during these testing times. The Middle East CISO Forum will bring forth a dynamic mix of senior cyber security experts who are innovating and leading the way, to deliver realistic insights on how to redefine security frameworks and efficiently mitigate cyber threats.

Our Eminent Speakers

Dr. Sohail Munir

Advisor Emerging Technologies And Digital Innovation, Smart Dubai Government

Eng. Meshal Abdulla BinHussain

Information Technology Director, Ministry of Finance, UAE

Sultan Altukhaim

Director, Information Security Department (CISO), Risk Management, Capital Market Authority (CMA)

Dr. Moataz Binali

Vice President, Trend Micro Middle East & North Africa

Dr.Erdal Ozkaya

Managing Director & Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (UAE)

Piyush Kumar Chowhan

Group CIO, Lulu International

Ray Kafity

Vice President - Middle East Turkey and Africa (META), Attivo Networks

Abdullah Biary

Chief Information Security Officer, Salama Cooperative Insurance Company

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products EMEA, Darktrace

Mohamed Saad Mousa

Chief Information Security Officer, IKEA

Ali Abdulla Alsadadi

Head of IT, National Oil and Gas Authority (Bahrain)

Mohannad Alkalash

Founder, CyberX

Rani Hmayssi

Regional Manager, Google Cloud MENA

Thomas Heuckeroth

Group CyberSecurity Lead, Emirates Group


Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Majd Sinan

Country Manager - UAE, Trend Micro

Piergiorgio Di Giacomo

Chronicle Security Lead, Google Cloud

Why attend?

Global connectivity and wider expert reach

Dynamic mix of strategic and real time insights

Emphasis on implication of ongoing pandemic (COVID – 19)

Comprehensive to enable Any-time and any-where access

Industry Focus

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conference-nigeria Energy & Utilities
conference-nigeria Manufacturing
conference-nigeria Logistics
conference-nigeria Health Care
conference-nigeria Hospitality
conference-nigeria Retail
conference-nigeria Entertainment
conference-nigeria Public Sector






Product Companies
& Academia

Attendee Profile

  • SVP, VP, Directors
  • IT Director/ HoDs
  • Cyber Security
  • Ethical Hackers
  • IT Security Advisor/ Heads/ lead/Specialist
  • IT Auditors
  • IT Consultants
  • Information Security Manager
  • Head of Planning, Governance, Risk
  • Head of SCADA
  • Head of Automation/Smart Grids/Digital Oilfields/ICT

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