10th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress in Abu Dhabi
September 19th, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE
“CISOs need to understand the strategic objectives of their organisations and the importance of data based on their roles as custodians and key stakeholders within their organisation,”
Georges Demoura, Head of Group Information Security, Risk and Compliance – Technology & Innovation at Etihad Airways
“To be successful in any organisation, the CISO should understand the organisation’s strategic business while securing the resources needed for their work,”
Abdulla Bader Al Sayari, Head of Information Security at the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi
Businesses need to change, and they need to change quickly. As Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark said recently: “Guys, there's a storm coming, and if you don't get on it and deal with it, you will perish,” Clark said in a recent interview with Business Insider. “The company of the 2050s will bear no resemblance to the company of 2018.”
Clark was talking about digital transformation – the process that tomorrow’s successful companies will manage well, and the one that may kill companies who do it badly.
But while going digital is business enhancing, it means moving moving online and into the Cloud, it means increased connectivity with customers and suppliers and so it means increased complexity and presenting a larger attack surface to cyber criminals. More and more corporate infrastructure is being exposed.
So how do companies evolve your business and remain competitive, while protecting sensitive data and retaining clients’ trust?
This event will look at the key cybersecurity issues that arise from a digital transformation strategy in the context of current global cybersecurity trends and the evolution of the latest threats.
It will look at the proactive defensive steps companies must take now if they are to protect their digital transformation processes. It will address the continuing impact of compliance mandates such as GDPR and other legislation on organisations.
And it will examine how innovation combined with strong cybersecurity is a strategic business opportunity to differentiate organisations and add tangible benefit to the bottom line and customer experience.