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Saudi Cybersec Summit

28th November 2018

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly developing and diversifying its economy and preparing to achieve the milestones of Vision 2030. A key factor to achieve this new economic plan is leveraging information and communications technology (ICT). The Kingdom has prioritized technological development as one of the key pillars of strategy to diversify the economy and create new jobs. Having said that, security cannot be an afterthought anymore.

Creating further education and awareness amongst cyber security stakeholders is the need of the hour. This program illustrates the Kingdom’s commitment to becoming a regional and global leader in technical innovation, developing both an environment and infrastructure that benefits the nation.

EC Council’s Kingdom CyberSec Summit scheduled for the 13th November brings to you the best in the industry from the Middle East and globally to discuss the burning issues in cyber security. Some of the concerns you can expect to find answers to are cyber security in the digital age, IoT in Oil & Gas, skill upgradation to create new jobs, compliance, ransomware, malware and cloud technologies.

The summit is being hosted alongside our best skills development programs, namely Certified Chief Information Security Officer and Certified Ethical Hacker between 7th – 11th October 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Be a part of this program to hear about the above-mentioned concerns from senior security stakeholders from the public and the private sector.

Why Attend the summit

  • Meet the key Middle East security leadership
  • Understand the role of fintech in Vision 2030 to achieve digital transformation
  • To address outdated technologies and shortage of skills
  • To learn key aspects of mitigating risks using latest technologies

Facts & Figures

  • Cybercrime attacks could double over the next two years and cost Saudi Arabia’s economy up to SR30 billion ($8 billion) by 2020
  • Cyber-attacks in 48% of the Middle East and Africa companies resulted in damage of more than $500,000
  • Saudi Arabia is ranked first in the Middle East for cryptominers looking to make a quick buck through cryptomining
  • Public cloud spending is expected to cross $1 billion (Dh3.67bn) by the end of the year, while the big data and analytics market is estimated to reach $2.4bn, according to the International Data Corporation.



  • Heads of Information Security
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Cyber Security Experts
  • Security & Privacy Analysts
  • Security Architects
  • Privacy Data Officer
  • Forensics Experts


  • Public Policy Makers
  • Regulators
  • Government Officers


  • Solution Architects
  • IT Administrators
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Data Scientists


  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Telecommunication
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare



  • Abdullah Alswaha, Minister, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
  • Saud Alqahtani, President, Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation
  • Saleh Ibrahim Al-Motairi, Director-General, Saudi National Cyber Security Centre (SNCSC)
  • Dr. Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi, Vice Chairman, Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation
  • Ahmed Altheneyan, Deputy Minister for Technology Industry and Digital Capacities, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Wael Alsaggaf, Assistant General Manager (CIO), Ministry of Health Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Simone Vernacchia, Partner in Digital, CyberSecurity, Resilience and Infrastructure, PWC Middle East.
  • Faisal M. Sibai, Sr. VP and CISO – Head of Information Security, Major Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Tamer Gamali, CISO, Mashreq Bank
  • Mohammed Al-Fraih, Chief Information Officer, The Saudi Investment Bank
  • Saleh Saleh, CIO, The National Commercial Bank
  • Eng. Basmah M. ALJedia, Cyber Security Advisor, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
  • Essam Al-Thukair, Deputy Governor, Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat)
  • Mohamed Mousa, CISO, IKEA, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmad Mohawish,CISSP,CRISC, Head of Info Sec Risk Monitoring, Saudi Aramco
  • Mohammed Bamaga, EVP & CIO, Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Eng. Naveed Shafeek Ahmed, Information Security & IT Governance Consultant, KSA, General Department for Security Control National Information Centre Presidency of State Security, Saudi Arabia
  • Rashed Al-Qaood, CIO, Crown Prince Private Affairs
  • Ibrahim Alrashid, Director General, Social Development Bank (SDB)
  • Craig Walker, VP and CIO Shell Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Company
  • Sultan D. AbuKoshaim, CIO and Governor’s Advisor, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality, Organization, Saudi Arabia
  • Adeel Ashraf, Director of ICT, KSA, Abunayyan Holding, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Motrif, Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Educational Computing, King Saud University & CEO, Saudi Health Information Systems, Saudi Arabia


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Sultan Omran Al-Owais
Director of Information Technology
Prime Minister’s Office – UAE

Anas Eltahir - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Anas Eltahir
Chief Information Security Officer
Legal Affairs – Dubai Government

Adnan Mustafa AlBar - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Adnan Mustafa AlBar
Vice Chairman
Jeddah City Council

Ahmed Kajoor - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Ahmed Kajoor
Chief Information Officer
Dubai Municipality

Mohamed Roushdy - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Mohamed Roushdy
Experienced CIO and Founder of
FinTech Bazaar

Anshul Srivastav - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Anshul Srivastav
Chief Information Officer and Digital Officer
Union Insurance, UAE

Utpal Nath - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Utpal Nath
President – Dubai Chapter
Government Blockchain Association

Hariprasad Chede - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Hariprasad Chede
Chief Information Security Officer
National Bank of Fujairah President at

Illyas Kooliyankal - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Illyas Kooliyankal
Group CISO
Prominent Abu Dhabi Bank &
Vice President – UAE Chapter – ISC2

Saleem Ahmed - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Saleem Ahmed
Senior Vice President – Head of
Information Technology
Sharjah Islamic Bank

Jayakaran Paul - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Jayakaran Paul
SVP & Head of Information Security &
First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mohammad Shaheed Khan - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Mohammad Shaheed Khan
Vice President – Shariah Compliant Banking
Gulf International Bank, Bahrain

Rajesh Kumar - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Rajesh Kumar
Director, Compliance Risk Control – AME
Standard Chartered Bank, UAE

Venkat Sarma - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Venkat Sarma
Head of Franchise Integrity &
Risk Lead – Middle East & Africa

Biju Hameed - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Biju Hameed
Head of Cybersecurity & Resilience
Dubai Airports

Venu Sriraj - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Venu Sriraj
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Sultan Altukhaim - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Sultan Altukhaim
Capital Market Authority, Saudi Arabia

Tamer Gamali - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Tamer Gamali
Chief Information Security Officer
Mashreq Bank

George Eapen - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

George Eapen
Chief Information Security Officer – MENAT
General Electric

Saqib Chaudhry - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Saqib Chaudhry
Chief Information Security Officer
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Nasser Sami Zagha - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Nasser Sami Zagha
Chief Information Officer
Bank of Jordan, Jordan

Bruno Fonseca - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Bruno Fonseca
Chief Information Security Officer

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Charles (Chuck) L. McGann
McGann Consulting Group, USA

Heba Bilal Al Shehhi - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Heba Bilal Al-Shehhi
Head of User Support Section –
Information Technology Department
Dubai Municipality

Abdullah Mutawi - Saudi Arabia Cybersec Summit 2018

Abdullah Mutawi
Baker Botts, UAE

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Ravi Mishra
Co-founder, Head of Products



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Excellent insight into an alternate definition on risk and how to answer the question "Are we secure?"
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Very well organized with a good mix of talent from diverse industries. The topics were excellent and targeted to the need of the industry today.

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