Delivering security without disruption

11th Annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress in Abu Dhabi
September 17th, 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Time for a new approach?


There has been no let-up in the intensity of cyber threats in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. According to the latest research from Kaspersky Lab, the number of malware attacks in the region in Q1 2019 has increased by 108% over the same period last year.

Ransomware attacks were down despite other research showing that globally, ransomware aimed at businesses has increased by over 500% compared to Q1 2018.

But malware is on the rise: there were more than 150 million malware attacks in the region over Q1 of this year, an average of 1.6 million attacks a day. Mobile malware attacks are on the increase, up 118% on Q1 2018. Cryptomining malware was also up, with a 146% increase over the same time last year.

In addition, 5.8 million phishing attacks were reported in Q1 of this year: a 334% increase compared to Q1 2018. And over a quarter of all users in the META region were affected by web threat incidents during Q1 2019.

People are still the key vector targeted by the criminals.

The UAE is at the centre of this continuing cyber storm. Despite having a population of only 9 million, the UAE experience 1.1 million phishing attacks and 23 million malware attacks.

According to recent research by DarkMatter, the key damage done by these attacks can in many cases be mitigated reasonably simply. UAE companies still need to focus on addressing 'basic' vulnerabilities, including outdated and unsupported software, weak passwords, unpatched systems and configuration management weaknesses.

93% of DarkMatter's assessments found systems with outdated software, and 83% found systems with unsupported software. Credential problems were also widespread, and more than half the companies assessed had inadequate network segregation and used insecure protocols.

And worryingly, key technologies such as Microsoft Windows OS, Active Directory and other environments were not well configured, creating significant internal risks for organisations.

So is this a question of resources? Or is a new approach needed?

The 11th e-Crime Congress in Abu Dhabi will look at the latest in the processes and technologies used to protect data, identity and digital transformation. There will be real-life case studies, strategic talks and technical break-out sessions from the security and privacy teams behind some of the world's most admired brands, who know, just like you, that security is now more important to business than ever.

  • Dealing with nation state actors and exploits

    • Just a few years ago, most firms were told they weren't targets for nation states: how times have changed!
    • Hostile state entities as well as 'escaped' state-developed exploits are a threat to everyone.
    • How can companies protect honest employees against increasingly sophisticated threats?
  • Compliance with new regulations

    • Cybersecurity is going mandatory: voluntary commercial codes are not enough
    • Regulators want companies to demonstrate true cybersecurity as well as basic compliance
    • What does this mean for the CISO and what is the future of security regulation?
  • Innovation + security: friends or foes?

    • In a world of rapid digitalization, companies need constant product iteration and innovation to stay competitive.
    • Rapid application development can compromise security and damage the business: how do you ensure security is embedded?
    • How can new technologies such as AI help security efforts?
  • Coping with a runaway threatscape

    • FUD isn't useful, but nor is hiding from reality
    • Hyperconnectivity and wholesale migration to the Cloud mean the attack surface is growing far more quickly than defence capabilities or cybersecurity budgets
    • How can you map the threatscape to your specific vulnerabilities and invest appropriately?
  • Who's who? Improving identity analytics

    • Adopting analytics for identity governance and administration, as well as authentication, can reduce organisational risk
    • At the same time, it can improve user experience and reduce administrative efforts and overhead
    • What do you need to be on the lookout for?
  • In or out?

    • Many organisations cannot afford in-house SOCs, or security teams big enough to counter cyber threats effectively.
    • Likewise, accessing the latest testing and simulation environments is difficult, making it hard to judge how secure you really are.
    • What can you outsource, and how do you evaluate providers?
    • Does outsourcing really solve the underlying risk problem?

Who attends

Job titles

CISO
Chief Information Officer
Sr. VP - Operational Risk, Fraud, BCP & Technology Risk
Senior Fraud Investigator
Chief Risk Officer
Regional Head of Information Security & Risk - Middle East
Senior IT Security Manager
Director of Information Security
Group CIO
Associate Director - PCI Compliance
Senior Exec IT Infrastructure
CISO & Information Security Head
Director - Information Security
Head of Information Security & IT Compliance
Senior Specialist - Critical Infrastructure Security
Group Head of Risk Management & Internal Audit
Manager, Security Operation Center
Director, Digital Transformation & Technology
Chief Technology Officer
Head of IT Security
Manager, Cyber Defence Centre
Fraud Operations Manager
CISO
Manager, Information Security Risk
Manager, Operational Risk
Director of IT Security
Head of IT
Manager, IT Security and Controls Assurance
Head of Information Security & Technology Risk
Director of Cybercrime Dept
CISO
Manager, Security Architecture & Compliance
Head of I.T. Security
Senior Manager, IT Security Operations
Head of IT Security Operations
Head of Regional Security & Fraud Risk
Group Information Security Officer
Head - Information Technology Risk Management & CISO
Senior IT Risk & Security Officer
Regional Fraud Prevention Manager
Group I.T. Compliance Manager
I.T. Security Manager
I.T. Manager - Network & Security
Head of Information Security
SVP - Head of Information & Physical Security
CISO/ IT Manager
Head of Information Technology
Director of Information Security Department
ICS Head of Security
CIO
Head Enterprise Risk Management
Director of IT Security and Infrastructure
ICT Director
Group Chief Security Officer
Manager SOC Operations
Head of Information Security Risk and Governance
Regional Compliance Head - MENA
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy
Head of Fraud Prevention
Group IT Security Manager
VP - Operational Security Group Head
Director of Information Technology
Head of Cyber Security
Head of IT Solutions & Delivery
Senior Computer Security Officer
National Head - Fraud & Operational Risk
CIO
Group ICT Manager
IT Compliance, Security and Architecture
Special Agent
Security Solutions Architect
PCI Project Manager
Group Chief Information Officer
Senior Manager, Enterprise Security
Head of Technology
Cyber-Crime and Digital Forensics Specialist
Regional Head Fraud Risk
Group Head of Systems and Monitoring
Director of IT Security Governance
IT Project Manager - Special Projects
IT Infrastructure Manager
Manager, IT Security and Networks
Vice President - Security Architecture
Group IT Infrastructure Manager
Zone CISO
Head of ICT Technical Security Services
Senior IT Security Architect
Chief Compliance and Information Security Head
Manager Security Operations Center
Manager I.T. Governance Risk Management
Associate Vice President – IT Security, Risk & Business Resilience
Chief Compliance Officer
Head of Information Security & Compliance
Group Head of IT
Application Security Officer
Project Manager, Cards & Channels, MENAP and AFRICA
Head of ICT
Chief Security Officer
AVP and Audit Manager - Technology
Senior Information Security Manager
Head of Compliance
IT Security Officer
Senior Director - Security Risk Management
Head of Fraud Risk Management
CISO
Vice President & Manager, IT Network
Head Fraud Investigations
Threat Intelligence Program Lead and Senior Manager Information Security Risk Team
Group Director of Information Security
Head of Business Information Security
Technology Deployment Manager
Senior Manager, Security Architect & IT Governance
Senior Manager Information Security
Regional IT/IS Manager - Middle East & Asia
Manager, Security Architecture
Senior I.T. Security Engineer
CTO
Head of IT Compliance & Security Architecture
VP & Head of Audit - Applications
Manager – Technology Risk & Security
Head of Threats and Intelligence
IT Manager Network and Security
VP - Risk & Governance and Information Risk
Manager of Information & Physical Security Governance
Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Senior Information Security Officer
Regional Head, Strategic Security Threats
Senior Network & Security Engineer
Group Leader - Vulnerability Management
Director, Information Security & Architecture
Manager - Information Security
Manager – IT Security,Group Risk Management
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
IT Security Manager
IS Manager
Regional Director Information Technology Middle East
CISO
Head Operational Risk MENA
Group Head of I.T. & CISO
Head of SOC
SVP Specialist, Security Threat Intelligence
Group Chief Information Security Officer
CISO
Head of Information Security, UAE, Africa, Middle East & Pakistan
Head of e-Crime Unit
Security and Network Officer
Senior IT Security Engineer
Deputy CIO / CISO

Companies

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
Barclays
Emirates Palace
Nokia
Daman Health
Abu Dhabi Police
AXA Insurance Gulf
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Atlantis the Palm
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
Ministry of Economy UAE
GE Capital
Burjeel Hospital
Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company
Mashreq Bank
Hospitality Management Holdings
RAK Bank
Munich Re Syndicate
Merck Group
Statistics Department Abu Dhabi
Mobily
Du
United Arab Emirates Ministry of Labour
Union National Bank
Rotana Hotel Management Corporation
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
United Arab Shipping Co
Etihad Airways
Standard Chartered Bank
Royal Jet Group
The Petroleum Institute
Al Tamimi & Co
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Nakheel
Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC)
TIME Hotels
Wall Street Exchange
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Prestige Jet
Schlumberger
Ecobank
British American Tobacco
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
American Express
Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority
Air Liquide
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
RSA Insurance Group
Mubadala Development Company
MIG Holding
Sport360
Emirates Airlines
Honeywell
Petrofac Ltd
Citigroup
Tamweel
Abu Dhabi Finance
Department of Finance Abu Dhabi
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Mafraq Hospital
Emirates Investment Authority
Health Authority Abu Dhabi
Ajman Bank
Al Ghurair Group
Emarat - Emirates General Petroleum Corporation
Emirates NBD
Zayed University
Gulf Agency Company
Abu Dhabi Aviation
Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Abu Dhabi General Secretariat of the Executive Council
UAE Armed Forces
Intrum
Tatweer Petroleum
Network International
Crowne Plaza
Al Najah Education LLC
Al Masraf Bank
Emirates Group
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Panasonic
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Gulf International Bank
Deyaar Development Co.
Ericsson
National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain
Sky News Arabia
Emirates Islamic
Budenberg Middle East
ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Abu Dhabi Terminals
Dunia Finance
ADNOC Gas Processing
Al Futtaim Group
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Damac Holding Company
Orient Exchange
National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels
Belhasa International
Moneygram International
Abu Dhabi Media
Arab Bank
Medtronic
Lulu Group International
Al Ansari Exchange
Aramex
Al Fardan Group
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Emirates Investment Bank
National Bank of Fujairah
Central Bank of the UAE
Jumeirah Group
VPS Healthcare
DBA - Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons
Global Development Group - GDG
LandMark Group
UAE Government
Al Ahalia Money Exchange Bureau
Baker Hughes
Commercial Bank International
Al Fahim Group
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Muthoot Exchange
Dolphin Energy
Majid Al Futtaim Group
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - UAE
HSBC
UAE Exchange Centre
Habib Bank AG Zurich
Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
LUKOIL
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
Sharjah Islamic Bank
MAN Truck & Bus Middle East
Federal Transport Authority UAE
Al Rostamani Group
Emaar Industries & Investments
Al Hilal Bank
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Bird & Bird LLP
Watania
Etisalat Group
Western Union
Ministry of Interior UAE
DHL
Noor Bank
Vodafone
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Union Insurance

Industries

Banking
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Oil/Gas
Telecommunications
Banking
Banking
Banking
Media
Retail
Oil/Gas
Retail
National Law Enforcement
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Telecommunications
Retail
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Insurance
Central Government
Banking
Healthcare
National Law Enforcement
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Media
Banking
Aerospace/Defence
Media
Insurance
Banking
Casinos/Gaming
Banking
Mining/Metals
Banking
Retail
Electronic/Electrical Equipment
Banking
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Banking
Insurance
Banking
Household/Personal Products
Retail
Retail
Retail
Legal
Media
Banking
Charity
Casinos/Gaming
Software
Retail
Media
Retail
Banking
Automobiles/Parts
Banking
Banking
Central Government
Insurance
Central Government
Oil/Gas
Banking
Banking
Banking
Insurance
Banking
Media
Central Government
Retail
Media
Central Government
Healthcare Services
Banking
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Insurance
Transportation/Shipping
Retail
National CERT
Transportation/Shipping
Legal
Insurance
Banking
Education
Banking
Retail
Transportation/Shipping
Charity
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Regional Law Enforcement
Transportation/Shipping
Transportation/Shipping
Telecommunications
Media
Transportation/Shipping
Banking


Venue

The St. Regis, Abu Dhabi

Regis

Location:

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Nation Tower, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: + 971 (2) 694 4444

Coordinates:

24.464006°N
54.328015°E


Description:

Boasting a landmark address on the Corniche, in the iconic Nation Towers, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers worldly refinement and timeless traditions just steps from the Federal National Council, Supreme Court, and prestigious corporate headquarters. Dedicated to uncompromised living, the hotel features 1,700 square meters of meeting space along with a pool and Rémede Spa.

Accommodation:

Please contact the venue for further information.


Directions:

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