New regulations for a newly digital world

26th e-Crime & Cybersecurity Middle East Summit
October 5 2021 - Online

Good news: the regulators are coming
Mandatory requirements on data privacy are yesterday’s news, but new cybersecurity regulations will finally force Boards to resource security appropriately for the long term


The lack of a formal set of regulations around cybersecurity has always been a challenge for CISOs. Unable to quantify cyber-risk, and lacking a mandatory set of standards, security budgets have tended to rise after incidents and then fall as the memory of problems recedes.

So, it matters that Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has just announced the implementation of a regulatory framework for service providers in the communications, IT, and postal services sectors.

The framework, in the region’s largest economy, contains a comprehensive set of cybersecurity requirements and controls and seeks to ensure the implementation of adequate cybersecurity measures following the best international practices. It also requires the adoption of a risk management methodology and the fulfilment of all cybersecurity requirements by service providers to enable them to deal with cyber threats effectively.

This initiative mirrors other global developments. An updated EU Cybersecurity Act introduces an EU-wide cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, services and processes. The UK has announced a new law to make sure virtually all smart devices meet new requirements. And banking regulators in the UK, Europe and US are targeting cybersecurity as part of the broader drive for operational resilience. Middle Eastern regulators are following suit.

This regulation is coming just in time. While many cyber attacks in the Middle East have been connected to political actors, digitalisation and the expansion of the IoT have opened up the region’s companies and public sector entities to a much broader range of potential attackers.

According to Mohamed al-Kuwaiti, head of UAE Government Cyber Security, the Middle East region is facing a “cyber pandemic” as hackers take advantage of Covid-related digital adoption.

Banks, universities and healthcare companies have seen huge increases in attacks, with ransomware and phishing attacks becoming ever more sophisticated. Companies and CISOs must act now.
 

The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress for the Middle East will take place online and will look at how accelerated digitalisation requires a new kind of security. Join our real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams at some of the world’s most admired brands

  • Building-in security: from DevOps to SecDevOps?

    • As companies ramp up digital business models it is crucial that they build security in from the start
    • Given the pace at which change is happening, this is a big ask – even before COVID-19 many companies prioritised speed over security
    • What can cybersecurity teams do to change this? Is this a CIO vs CISO battle?
  • Are criminals winning the ransomware war?

    • Ransomware tests every part of your infrastructure, from awareness to endpoint protection to patching to phishing defences
    • Some attacks are sophisticated, but most rely on traditional methods and vectors
    • So why is it so hard to beat them? Is AI or zero trust or something else the answer?
  • Securing digital currencies

    • The move towards cashless payment methods during the crisis has been extreme, and looks like it may be irreversible
    • Many more governments are now looking at developing their own digital currencies
    • How do we go about securing a world in which most - perhaps all - payments are digital?
  • Securing the citizen

    • The COVID era demands unprecendented levels of citizen engagement
    • The systems required to provide safety create a huge data security and privacy challenge for both governments and employers
    • Are compromises inevitable? How can this critical data best be kept safe?
  • Moving to Cloud Native?

    • Applications have become increasingly complex, with users demanding more and more
    • They expect rapid responsiveness, innovative features, and zero downtime
    • Performance problems are no longer acceptable - they'll easily move to your competitor
    • Should you go Cloud Native?
  • Re-engineering the SOC: from logs to automated XDR

    • Does anybody really look at all their logs?
    • Data and alert overload have been the Achilles Heel of the SOC team and they constitute a broader failing in many security architectures
    • What companies need is systems that can process this data into actionable insights. But how?
  • From smart machines to smart cities - securing the IoT

    • How long will it be before every significant device and location is part of an ecosystem of sensors connected to public and private networks?
    • Driving apps tell insurers what premiums to charge. Packaging machines report their own breakdowns.
    • But are these devices visible on your network and how are you securing them?
  • Cybersecurity for business resilience

    • Forced, rapid digitalisation has revealed the fragmented nature of many security programmes
    • Protecting the business while enabling innovation and flexibility requires new models and approaches for cyber
    • Are automation and orchestration the answer?
  • Building better Cloud governance

    • Migrating to the Cloud is a priority
    • But, if not properly managed, cloud migrations result in extra complexity and risk
    • How can firms efficiently assess cloud readiness, plan and execute migrations, and establish comprehensive cloud governance?
  • Closing the cybersecurity skills gap

    • Increased regulation and a sharp rise in attacks and incidents mean security budgets in the Middle East are on the increase
    • However, CISOs may find themselves struggling to buy the resource they need most: skilled cybersecurity staff
    • So, how are companies hiring and retaining talent? And which technologies can bridge the gaps?
  • Too little time for implementation?

    • As cyber threats have multiplied, the time CISOs have to choose, buy and implement security solutions has fallen sharply
    • But it has never been more critical to make the right choice
    • So how can cybersecurity professionals change their RFP and POC processes while maintaining quality?

Who attends

Job titles

CISO
Head of IT
Director of IT
Director of IT Operations
Head of Information Security & Technology Risk
I.T. Manager - Network & Security
Group Risk & Internal Audit Manager
Chief Security Officer
Director of IT Security and Infrastructure
Chief Internal Audit Officer
Regional Fraud Prevention Manager
Head of IT
Group I.T. Manager
Director / Business Technology
SVP - Head of Information & Physical Security
Chief Internal Audit
Head of Information Security
Group Chief Security Officer
Head of IT Strategy
Head of Internal Audit
Head of I.T. & Data Services
Chief IT Auditor
Chief Compliance and Information Security Head
Head of Fraud Risk Management
Head of Information Technology
Regional Head Fraud Risk
Manager, IT Security and Networks
Director of Financial Affairs
Head Operations Risk Management UAE
Head of Information Security & Technology Risk
Director of Centralized IT Services
CIO
Senior IT Risk & Security Officer
Director - Compliance & I.T. Risk
Manager – IT Security,Group Risk Management
Manager, Operational Risk
CISO
National Head - Fraud & Operational Risk
Group Head of IT
Head Fraud Investigations
Vice President - Security Architecture
Head of Information Security
Head of I.T.
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of ICT
Chief I.T. Planning
Group CISO
Group Head of Risk Management & Internal Audit
Manager Security Operations Center
CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
CISO
Group Information Security Officer
Chief Information Officer
Head of Technology & Projects
Head of Business Information Security
Senior Information Security Manager
Head of Threats and Intelligence
CIO
VP - Operational Security Group Head
Director of Information Security
Regional Head of Information Security & Risk - Middle East
Director Security Risk
Group Director of Information Security
Director of Internal Audit
Senior Manager, Enterprise Security
Chief Auditor
Regional Head, Cyber Intelligence
PCI Project Manager
Director - Risk Management
Director of IT Security
ICS Head of Security
Director of Technology Services
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Application Development
IS Manager
Regional Head of Investigations - MEPA
Head of I.T. Infrastructure
Group Chief Information Security Officer
Senior Specialist - Critical Infrastructure Security
Chief Information Officer
CISO
Senior Information Security Manager
Director - IT Audit
CISO
Head of ICT Technical Security Services
Head of Regional Security & Fraud Risk
Director - IT
Regional Head of Information Security
Chief of Internal Audit
Group ICT Manager
Head - Strategy, Risk & Excellence
Regional IT/IS Manager - Middle East & Asia
Director of Information Security
Senior Manager Information Security
Director - Information Security
Head of Information Security
Head of IT
Head of Information Security
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
CISO
Head of Digital Forensic Lab
I.T. Security Manager
Head of Operations
Head - AML Compliance
Director - Information Security
Head AML Compliance
Head of Information Security Section
Head of I.T.
IT Infrastructure Manager
Head of I.T.
Head of Infrastructure
Group IT Security Manager
Head of I.T. Risk & Compliance
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of I.T.
Manager, IT Security and Controls Assurance
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Fraud Management
CIO
Senior Information Security Officer
Regional Head of Information Security
Application Security Officer
Group Head of I.T.
Head of Systems & Networking
Head of Information Security
Group Head of IT
Manager - Information Security
Head of IT Security
Head of Technology
Head - Fraud Risk Management
Director - IT
Head of IT
CISO
Manager, Information Security Risk
Regional Head, Strategic Security Threats
Head of Operational Risk
Group Head of IT
Regional Director Information Technology Middle East
Head Operational Risk MENA
Associate Director - PCI Compliance
Director Security Planning
Regional Head Fraud Prevention
Head of Audit & Compliance
Senior Manager, Security Architect & IT Governance
VP & Head of Audit - Applications
Director of I.T.
Chief Compliance Officer
Group CISO
Head IT Security
Director Cloud
CIO
Head of Cyber Security
CISO
Head of I.T. Security
Director of Cybercrime Dept
Group Head of I.T. & CISO
Chief Internal Auditor
Associate Vice President – IT Security, Risk & Business Resilience
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Auditor
Head -Information Security
Head of IT Security
Head of Monitoring & Response
Director, Information Security & Architecture
Group Head of Internal Audit
Manager, Cyber Defence Centre
Head - Electronic Payments
Head of IT Security
Director, Fraud Risk Management MEA
Chief I.T. Planning
Head of Compliance & AML
Senior Information Security Manager
Group CIO
Director of Cyber Intelligence
Head of Information Security & Compliance
CTO
Director, Information Security
Head of Information Security & IT Compliance
CIO
Group Head of IT
Head of Information Security, UAE, Africa, Middle East & Pakistan
Group Head of IT
Senior Manager, IT Security Operations
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy
Head of IT Compliance & Security Architecture
Manager SOC Operations
Manager, Security Operation Center
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Head - Risk Control
Head of Group Data Compliance
Chief Technologist
Head Enterprise Risk Management
Head of IT
Head of IS Security Section
Head of IT Solutions & Delivery
Head - Information Technology Risk Management & CISO
CIO
Head of IT Security Operations
Chief Risk Officer
Head - IT Risk and Security
CISO
Chief Internal Audit
Manager, Security Architecture & Compliance
Group Head of Risk Management & Internal Audit
IT Manager Network and Security
Chief Internal Auditor
Senior Information Security Officer
Group Chief Information Officer
Director of I.T. and AV
Head – Risk & Compliance
Director, Digital Transformation & Technology
Director of IT Security Governance
Group CIO
CISO
Director of I.T.
Chief Compliance Officer
Head of e-Crime Unit
Senior Exec IT Infrastructure
Chief Risk Officer
CISO & Information Security Head
Head of I.T. Strategy & Governance
Head of Governance and Controls
Head of Compliance
Head of I.T.
Director Security Risk
Chief Information Officer
Head of Information Security Risk and Governance
Manager, Security Architecture
Chief Compliance Officer
Head of IT Governance
Head of IT
Head of Information Technology
CISO
Head of ORM
CISO
Group I.T. Compliance Manager
CISO/ IT Manager
Group IT Infrastructure Manager
CISO
Head of Information Systems Audit
Chief Compliance Officer
Head of Network Security
Chief Information Officer
Global I.T. Manager
Head of Fraud Prevention
ICT Director
Chief Internal Audit Officer
IT Security Manager
Group CIO
CISO
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Senior IT Security Manager
Director of Information Technology
CISO
Chief Information Officer
Director - ICT
Group Leader - Vulnerability Management
Manager – Technology Risk & Security
Regional Compliance Head - MENA
Head of SOC
Fraud Operations Manager
Chief Risk Officer
Head of Security
Head of I.T. GRC & I.T. Security
AVP and Audit Manager - Technology
Head of Information Security & Risk
Head of IS&T
Chief Information Security Officer
CISO

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GE Capital
ADNOC Gas Processing
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Dubai Healthcare City Authority
Federal Transport Authority UAE
United Arab Emirates Ministry of Labour
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Roads and Transport Authority
Honeywell
Muthoot Exchange
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Central Bank of the UAE
Etihad Airways
WireCard
Gulf International Bank
Al Tamimi & Co
Al Fardan Exchange
Dubai Municipality
Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi
Standard Chartered Bank
Al Rostamani Group
Dubai Customs
UAE Exchange Centre
Nakheel
Al Ansari Exchange
Mashreq Bank
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Agthia Group
Jumeirah Group
Medtronic
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Noor Bank
First Abu Dhabi Bank
LandMark Group
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Terminals
Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC)
Abu Dhabi Police
National Bank of Fujairah
Gulf Navigation Holding
Habib Bank AG Zurich
Habtoor Hotels
Jumeirah Group
Economic Exchange Centre
Emirates Islamic
Wall Street Exchange
Abu Dhabi Aviation
Mafraq Hospital
Al Fardan Exchange
Commercial Bank International
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Department of Finance Abu Dhabi
Habib Bank AG Zurich
Burjeel Hospital
Etisalat
Petrofac Ltd
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
LandMark Group
Lulu Group International
Dubai Islamic Bank
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
GCC Exchange
The Petroleum Institute
Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Nokia
Arab National Bank
Lulu Exchange
Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship
Rotana Hotels & Resorts
Multinet Trust Exchange
Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company
Bahrain National Guard
The Petroleum Institute
Sky News Arabia
Prestige Jet
RAK Bank
Al Fardan Group
Emirates Palace
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
Gulf International Bank
Abu Dhabi General Secretariat of the Executive Council
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
Arab Link
Abu Dhabi Finance
Al Ghurair Group
First Gulf Bank
Emarat - Emirates General Petroleum Corporation
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Mubadala Development Company
Rak Bank
Al Masraf Bank
RSA Insurance Group
Orient Exchange
National Takaful Company (Watania)
Ecobank
AW Rostamani
Total Telecom
Vodafone
Salama
Dubai Islamic Bank
Emirates Driving Institute
GASCO
Wall Street Exchange Centre
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Intrum
Royal Bank of Canada
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Habib Bank AG Zurich
UAE Exchange Centre
First Gulf Bank
LUKOIL
Barclays
MAN Truck & Bus Middle East
Statistics Department Abu Dhabi
Al Tamimi & Co
Noor Islamic Bank
Abu Dhabi Police
Lulu Group International
Al Hilal Bank
Government of Dubai
Commercial Bank International
Abu Dhabi Municipality
TAQA
Etisalat
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Attorney General Office
Ericsson
Emaar Industries & Investments
Al Futtaim Group
HSBC
Emirates Islamic Bank
Emirates Investment Authority
Al Ahalia Money Exchange Bureau
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Health Authority Abu Dhabi
Moneygram International
Union Insurance
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Budenberg Middle East
Al Naboodah Group Enterprises
Union National Bank
Al Masraf Bank
Mostafa Bin Abdullatif Group LLC
TIME Hotels
Merck Group
Abu Dhabi Municipality
Visa
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Hospitality Management Holdings
Citigroup
Etihad Airways
Tamweel
Dubai Maritime City Authority
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
Emirates Group
ADCO
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Ajman Bank
Fertil
Emarat
RAK Investment Authority
Majid Al Futtaim Group
Bahrain National Guard
Al Fahim Group
Du
Joyalukkas Exchange
Gulf Agency Company
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
Fulad Trading
City Exchange
Tatweer Petroleum
Dubai Police
Standard Chartered Bank
MIG Holding
AXA Insurance Gulf
Watania
Dubai Airports Company
GE Capital
Jumeirah Group
Emirates Palace
First Gulf Bank
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Dubai International Financial Centre
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE Armed Forces
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Oman Insurance
Dubai Police
Ministry of Interior UAE
Sharjah Islamic Bank
Abu Dhabi Media
Al Safwa Financial Services
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Schlumberger
ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
American Express
UAE Exchange Centre
Munich Re Syndicate
DHL
HSBC
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
Royal Jet Group
Arab Bank
National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain
Farah Leisure Parks
Western Union
Eco Bank
Air Liquide
Union National Bank
Etisalat
Department of Economic Development
Masdar
Al Tayer Group
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - UAE
Zayed University
VFS Tasheel International
Du
VPS Healthcare
Etisalat Group
Western Union
Barclays
Barclays
Meraas Holding
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
National Bank of Fujairah
Sharaf Exchange
HSBC
Belhasa International
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
HH The Crown Prince of Dubai Office
Dunia Finance
Al Rostamani Group
Emirates Airlines
Ministry of Economy UAE
Emirates NBD
Emirates Investment Bank
Al Batha Group
Daman Health
Mubadala Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Nakheel
AW Rostamani
Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund
Mashreq Bank
UAE Government
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Aldahab Exchange
Rotana Hotel Management Corporation
Alfa Exchange
Dubai World
AIMIA
Crowne Plaza
Dubai Media Incorporated
Schlumberger
Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
Arab Bank
Dubai Financial Services Authority
Esnaad
GASCO
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange
Barclays
Du
Aramex
Damac Holding Company
Emarat
United Arab Shipping Co
Al Fahim Group

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