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11th annual e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress in Dubai
19th March 2019

Understanding the new rules of cybersecurity:

How financial markets and new technology are changing the job of the CISO


"As data and operations become increasingly digitised in the UAE... cybersecurity has become even more paramount... and collaboration with global leaders in this area is one step forward to ensure a safe environment for everyone."

- His Excellency Omar bin Sultan al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE
 

The first era of cybersecurity is over. It was an era of myths and half-truths. These obscured the business realities of providing and implementing cybersecurity and were driven partly by hype, and partly by confusion among end-users over the nature of cyber-risk and the appropriate risk management structures and staffing.

That era is being swept away by a new set of challenges. By 2030, more than 500 billion devices will be connected to the Internet and Smart Cities will be top targets for hackers.

As the region's "most innovative city" and recently ranked by McKinsey as top region for deployment of Smart applications, Dubai is forging ahead in the race for digital domination. But this virtual landscape leaves a vast and exposed attack surface.

Hyper-connectivity also means perimeters now extend outside the business. The security of third parties is now as important as the security of your own organisation: a lesson major local ride-hailing app Careem learnt the hard way when a breach compromised the data of over 14 million users held on external third-party servers.

When 80% of data breaches originate from third parties, smart CISO's are looking for trusted suppliers who understand the unique business challenges this extended network brings.

At the same time, breaches and regulatory non-compliance are now making the front pages. Customers, investors and other stakeholders want to know that the companies they deal with or own are cybersecure. The current unwillingness to disclose breach and loss data, and to detail cybersecurity precautions, is untenable as stakeholders, customers and government demand this governance information and companies begin to use cybersecurity as a competitive differentiator.

This is changing the way senior management view cybersecurity and the staff who they hire to provide it. To them, cybersecurity is just another operational risk and needs to be managed like one. Cybersecurity is a business risk and so must be evaluated like any other business proposition. Everything cannot be protected equally.

  • From bolt-on to built-in: industry and government need to stop thinking about cybersecurity and start thinking about cyber risk management: what is the difference and why does it matter so much?
  • From techie to business partner: how can today’s CISOs jump the gap from IT specialist to business risk manager? How do you implement holistic cybersecurity?
  • It's all about the money: the financial impact of a breach on the bottom line has, up until now, been small enough that companies are prepared to chance it. But now investors and fund managers are taking an interest. Even without a breach, they’re evaluating your cybersecurity. And if they don’t like it, they can hit your company where it hurts: your share prices.
  • The changing nature of the crown jewels: is today’s obsession with data and breaches the right way to think about businesses’ cyber dependencies? What are the real weak links and how to protect them?
  • Building a best practice cybersecurity team: how, how much and who?
  • How must CISOs adapt to a new environment of scrutiny? As cyber becomes part of corporate governance and social responsibility, what does this mean for the role?
  • Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage: the myth that businesses are in this together will be exposed. Over time, companies with secure apps will beat those with insecure apps. Companies with better reputation for security will beat those with a worse reputation. Management knows this and will respond. What does this mean for the CISO?


As the UAE moves forward in its 4th Industrial Revolution, the e-Crime and Cybersecurity Congress returns for its 11th anniversary edition to cover the key themes and business risks faced by those charged with protecting key assets and sensitive data. We will be facing the truths the region needs to confront to succeed through this critical hyperconnected era.

  • AI: separating the hype from the reality

    • AI attacks based on analysis of social media are the next threat. Solutions?
    • What do vendors mean by "AI" and "machine learning" and what questions should CISOs be asking about these new products?
    • AI for devops: finding the bugs before they escape
  • Cyber risk identification, measurement and management

    • Translating security vulnerabilities into realistic operational loss scenarios
    • Combining risk, cybersecurity and audit for the full picture
    • Communicating cyber risk to the business
  • Securing specialised systems

    • SAP and other ERP implementations are attractive targets: do CISOs get involved?
    • What about treasury management, cash and risk management systems?
    • Industrial, supply chain, logistics and manufacturing: identifying and securing embedded technologies
  • The nature of nation state actors

    • Just a few years ago, most firms were told they were not targets for nation states. How times have changed.
    • How can companies protect honest employees against increasingly sophisticated attacks?
    • What are the most commonly used attack strategies, and what are the best ways to defend against them?
    • Is the state doing enough to provide secure national digital infrastructure?
  • Cost-effective compliance

    • GDPR and other regulatory demands are expensive: how to reduce the cost
    • Cognitive, robotic process automation and AI solutions to compliance demands
    • Outsourcing: from Cloud, to SaaS, to virtual CISO - are off-premises solutions the answer?
  • Back to basics

    • Without the fundamentals, no amount of money or innovative technology is the answer. Why do firms still fail at the basics?
    • Security in an outsourced IT environment: dealing with cost cutting and old-fashioned attitudes to IT
    • The minimum viable cybersecurity process?

Who attends

Job titles

CISO
CISO
CISO
CISO
CISO
CISO
CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
CIO
CIO
CIO
CIO
Chief Auditor
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief I.T. Planning
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief Internal Audit
Chief Internal Audit Officer
Chief Internal Auditor
Chief Internal Auditor
Chief IT Auditor
Chief Manager
Chief of Internal Audit
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Technologist
Director - Compliance & I.T. Risk
Director, Core Technology Stratagy
Director - ICT
Director - Information Security
Director - IT Audit
Director - Risk Management
Director / Business Technology
Director Cloud
Director Security Risk
Director IT Risk, I&TS and Europe
Director of Centralized IT Services
Director of Cyber Intelligence
Director of Financial Affairs
Director of I.T.
Director of I.T. and AV
Director of Information Technology
Director of Internal Audit
Director of IT
Director of IT
Director of IT
Director of IT Operations
Director of IT Security
Director of IT Security
Director of Technology Services
Director Security Planning
Director, Fraud Risk Management MEA
Director, Information Security
Head - AML Compliance
Head - Fraud Risk Management
Head - IT Risk and Security
Head - Operations
Head Operations Risk Management UAE
Head - Electronic Payments
Head - Risk & Compliance
Head – Risk & Compliance
Head - Risk Control
Head - Strategy, Risk & Excellence
Head AML Compliance
Head -Information Security
Head IT Security
Head of Application Development
Head of Audit
Head of Audit & Compliance
Head of Internal Control
Head of Business Development
Head of Channels Projects
Head of Communication branch
Head of Compliance
Head of Compliance & AML
Head of Compliance & AML
Head of Digital Forensic Lab
Head of Dispute & Customer Service
Head of e-Crime Unit
Head of Finance
Head of Fraud Management
Head of Fraud Prevention
Head of Fraud Risk Management
Head of Governance and Controls
Head of Group Data Compliance
Head of Technical Control
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T.
Head of I.T. & Data Services
Head of I.T. Risk & Compliance
Head of I.T. GRC & I.T. Security
Head of I.T. Infrastructure
Head of I.T. Security
Head of I.T. Security
Head of I.T. Strategy & Governance
Head of ICT
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security & Risk
Head of Information Security
Head of Information Security Section
Head of Information System
Head of Information Systems Audit
Head of Information Technology
Head of Information Technology
Head of Information Technology
Head of Infrastructure
Head of Infrastructure
Head of Internal Audit
Head of Internal Audit
Head of Internal Audit
Head of Internal Control
Head of IS Security Section
Head of IS&T
Head of IT
Head of IT
Head of IT
Head of IT
Head of IT
Head of IT Governance
Head of IT Security
Head of IT Strategy
Head of Information Security
Head of Monitoring & Response
Head of Network Security
Head of Operational Risk
Head of Operations
Head of Operations
Head of ORM
Head of Technical Support
Head of Purchase
Head of Quality & Corporate Planning
Head of Security
Head Of Support Core Processing
Head of Systems & Networking
Head of Technology
Head of Technology & Projects
Head of Technology
Head of Threats and Intelligence
Head Operational Risk MENA
Head Systems
Global eBusiness Support
Global I.T. Department
Global I.T. Manager
Group Business Director
Group Chief Information Officer
Group Chief Information Security Officer
Group CIO
Group Director of Information Security
Group Head of I.T.
Group Head of I.T. & CISO
Group Head of Internal Audit
Group Head of Internal Audit
Group I.T. Manager
Group Internal Auditor
Group IT Security Manager
Group Leader - Vulnerability Management
Group Risk & Internal Audit Manager
Group Vice President- IT
Regianal Head, Cyber Intelligence
Regional Director
Regional Head
Regional Head of Information Security
Regional Head of Investigations - MEPA

Companies

Dubai Media Incorporated
Al Batha Group
First Gulf Bank
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
New Look Group
Dubai Customs
Government of Dubai
National Bank of Fujairah
Department of Economic Development
TSS Aerospace
UAE Exchange Centre
Lulu Group International
VFS Tasheel International
Dubai Maritime City Authority
Lulu Exchange
UAE Exchange Centre
Aldahab Exchange
Abu Dhabi Municipality
Red Entertainment Distribution
Wall Street Exchange Centre
Nakheel
LandMark Group
Jumeirah Group
Roads and Transport Authority
AD GAS
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
City Exchange
Dubai World
Reliance Group
Exclusive Networks
Jumeirah Group
Etisalat
ZonesCorp
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Etisalat
Du
Dubai Healthcare City Authority
Etisalat
Du
Royal Bank of Canada
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
Visa
HH The Crown Prince of Dubai Office
Hospitality Management Holdings
Emirates Palace
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Jumeirah Group
GSAD/ADNOC
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi
Farah Leisure Parks
Dubai International Financial Centre
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
Help AG
Etisalat
Western Union
GE Capital
UAE Exchange Centre
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Dunia Services
Sharaf Exchange
UAE Exchange Centre
Al Fardan Exchange
Al Rostamani Group
Arab Link
Emirates Islamic Bank
Abu Dhabi Municipality
Alfa Exchange
Oman Insurance
ADCO
Nakheel
Union National Bank
Al Masraf Bank
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Hemaya Security Services
Dubai Islamic Bank
Bahrain National Guard
Al Fardan Exchange
Habib Bank AG Zurich
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Abu Dhabi Police
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Abu Dhabi Police
Joyalukkas Exchange
Barclays
Commercial Bank of Dubai
First Gulf Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Wall Street Exchange Centre
Abu Dhabi Farmers Services Centre
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Al Ansari Exchange
GCC Exchange
Al Safwa Financial Services
AIMIA
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Fertil
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Nakheel
Masdar
Gulf International Bank
Commercial Bank International
BackOffice FZ LLC
Mashreq Bank
Union National Bank
Al Tayer Group
Rak Bank
Dubai Airports Company
Dutech - a Dubai World Company
GASCO
Dubai Police
Esnaad
Dubai Islamic Bank
Meraas Holding
National Takaful Company (Watania)
Salama
Arab Bank
The Petroleum Institute
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund
Etihad Airways
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Dubai Municipality
RAK Investment Authority
Al Fardan Exchange
DANA GAS
WireCard
Hospitality Management Holdings
Mostafa Bin Abdullatif Group LLC
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Central Bank of the UAE
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
GASCO
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Dubai Police
Arab National Bank
First Gulf Bank
Economic Exchange Centre
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Attorney General Office
Al Fardan Exchange
Emarat
Bahrain National Guard
Noor Islamic Bank
Emarat
Barclays
Multinet Trust Exchange
Al Tamimi & Co
Mubadala Development
Barclays
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange
Schlumberger
Habib Bank AG Zurich
Drydocks World
Fulad Trading
Al Naboodah Group Enterprises
Eco Bank
Emirates Driving Institute
Jumeirah Group
AW Rostamani
Cupola Plastic Cards
Al Fardan Exchange
AW Rostamani
Gulf Navigation Holding
Habtoor Hotels
Agthia Group
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Al Fahim Group
TAQA
HSBC
Total Telecom
Providian
HSBC
Standard Chartered Bank

Industries

Media
Automobiles/Parts
Banking
Water/Sewage
Retail
Central Government
Regional Government
Banking
Government
Aerospace/Defence
Banking
Retail
Consultancy
Regional Government
Manufacturer
Banking
Banking
Central Government
Media
Banking
Real Estate
Retail
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Central Government
Oil/Gas
Oil/Gas
Banking
Transportation/Shipping
Telecommunications
Software
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Telecommunications
Central Government
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Telecommunications
Telecommunications
Healthcare Services
Telecommunications
Telecommunications
Banking
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Banking
Central Government
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Education
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Media
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Banking
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Consultancy
Telecommunications
Banking
Industrial Engineering
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Automobiles/Parts
Banking
Banking
Central Government
Banking
Insurance
Oil/Gas
Real Estate
Banking
Banking
Banking
Other Industry
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Banking
Banking
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Retail
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Other Industry
Regulator
Banking
Banking
Banking
Other Industry
Banking
Banking
Banking
Oil/Gas
Banking
Real Estate
Oil/Gas
Banking
Banking
Consultancy
Banking
Banking
Retail
Banking
Transportation/Shipping
Telecommunications
Oil/Gas
National Law Enforcement
Oil/Gas
Banking
Real Estate
Insurance
Insurance
Banking
Education
Central Government
Central Government
Transportation/Shipping
Banking
Central Government
Central Government
Banking
Oil/Gas
Banking
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Real Estate
Banking
Banking
Banking
Oil/Gas
Banking
National Law Enforcement
Banking
Banking
Banking
Banking
Regional Government
Banking
Oil/Gas
National Law Enforcement
Banking
Oil/Gas
Banking
Banking
Legal
Industrial Engineering
Banking
Banking
Oil/Gas
Banking
Transportation/Shipping
Transportation/Shipping
Real Estate
Banking
Construction
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Transportation/Shipping
Manufacturer
Banking
Transportation/Shipping
Transportation/Shipping
Travel/Leisure/Hospitality
Food/Beverage/Tobacco
Banking
Automobiles/Parts
Oil/Gas
Banking
Telecommunications
Consultancy
Banking
Banking


Venue

Conrad Dubai

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Location:
Conrad Dubai
P.O. Box 115143; Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 0, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: + 971 4 444 7444


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