Ali Beshara, Head of Information Security and Risk Management, The Benefit Company

Mr. Ali is an Information technology professional with more than 20 years of experience. Ali holds various certifications in the cybersecurity field including: CISA, CISM, CRISC and ISO 27001. He holds an M.Sc. in Public Administration from Aix-Marseille University – France – and Bachelor of Computing from The University of Greenwich, and an associate diploma...more

Jerome Walter, CISO, Digital Venture, Standard Chartered Bank

With more than 18 years of experience, Jerome is a forward looking and innovative security executive focused on leveraging best practices in IT and development to solve today’s security and resilience challenges. Jerome recently joined Standard Chartered as the CISO for a Digital Venture. Prior to that, Jerome spent over two years accompanying the largest organisation’s...more

Graham Cluley, Security Analyst, grahamcluley.com

Graham Cluley is an award-winning independent security blogger,  researcher, podcaster, and public speaker.  He has been a well-known  figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he  worked as a programmer, writing the first ever version of Dr Solomon's  Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Since then he has been...more

Ashish Khanna, Information Security Officer, Dubai Health Authority

Ashish Khanna holds a Master’s in strategic leadership from University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is currently working as a specialist and advisor to the CISO of a prominent Dubai Government entity. Ashish’s research interests are in the Technology and AI aspects of cybersecurity – particularly in finding ways of ‘monetizing unforeseen risk’ as well as 'Data...more

Steven Brown, Director, Cybersecurity, Mastercard

Steve is Mastercard’s lead for Cyber Security. He is responsible for the implementation and integration of Mastercard's Cyber Security Framework including data breach detection and cyber risk assessment technologies and capabilities across all related stakeholders including issuers, acquirers, merchants and Governments. Steve also works to build and maintain strategic...more

Jeevan Badigari, Director of Information Security and Governance, DAMAC Properties

Jeevan is currently working as Director of Information Security and Governance at DAMAC Properties Dubai. Having over 16 years of experience in Information Security, Governance, Project Management, Risk Management, and Technology Management combined. Jeevan brings the expertise of delivering global security and compliance standards such as ISO27001 and PCI-DSS and...more

Ahmed Nabil, Regional Information Security and Risk Manager, Standard Chartered Bank

Ahmed Nabil has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology/Systems, Infrastructure, Project Management, Information Security, Application development/Automation, IT management, standard/regulations and holds several professional IT certifications from Microsoft, CISCO, ISACA, ISC2, PMI, CWNP, PECB and EC- Council. Ahmed is an industry...more

Muhammad Rizwan Khan, General Manager, Al Dhahery Exchange

Khan was recognized for his dedication to the anti-financial crime field. His journey toward becoming a professional in the field of anti-financial crime compliance began with a simple but thoughtful idea more than few years ago How could he help prevent people’s lives from being impacted by bad actors. Khan achieved maximum compliance certification from ACAMS...more

Jeremy King, VP, Regional Head for Europe, PCI Security Standards Council

Mr. King leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI Security Standards internationally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, Mastercard and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback...more

Maurits Lucas, Director of Intelligence Solutions, Intel471

Maurits Lucas is Director of Intelligence Solutions at Intel 471, where he specialises in bridging the gap between technology and business. Maurits has held various positions in Cyber Threat Intelligence and IT Security over the past 17 years and is a subject matter expert on cybercrime, presenting his research and providing his thought-leadership to distinguished...more

James Maude, Lead Cyber Security Researcher, BeyondTrust

James Maude is the Lead Cyber Security Researcher at BeyondTrust. James has broad experience in security research, conducting in-depth analysis of malware and cyber threats to identify attack vectors and trends in the evolving security landscape. His background in forensic computing and active involvement in the security research community makes him an expert voice...more

Ozgur Danisman, Vice-President of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Forcepoint

Ozgur (Oz) Danisman is the Vice-President of Sales Engineering EMEA Forcepoint. In this role, he leads the cybersecurity technology presales teams for region responsible for creating reference architecture standards to position Forcepoint’s data-first SASE solutions with enterprise customers globally. Oz and the sales engineering Forcepoint team provide security...more

Max Heinemyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace

Max is a cyber security expert with over nine years’ experience in the field, specializing in network monitoring and offensive security. At Darktrace, Max works with strategic customers to help them investigate and respond to threats, as well as overseeing the cyber security analyst team in the Cambridge UK headquarters. Prior to his current role, Max led the Threat...more

Amr El-Hatter, Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, FireMon

Amr El-Hatter is a Regional Sales Manager for Cybersecurity Vendor, FireMon. Based in Dubai, Amr is responsible for driving the awareness and growth of FireMon within the META region. In this role, Amr works closely with enterprise organisations to build out comprehensive and innovative security programmes to deliver the highest security posture available. His knowledge...more

Hamid Qureshi, Territory Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, Entrust

Hamid Qureshi is directly responsible for the Entrust Data Protection Solution business in the Middle East. Hamid’s primary focus is to cultivate existing relationships with key customers and expand into new areas leveraging the expanded data security portfolio of Entrust.  Hamid has over 20 years’ experience of helping organisations, across all industry...more

Hatem Ali Global Services and Intelligence Lead, MEA, FireEye

Hatem Ali is the regional lead for FireEye Global Services and Intelligence (GSI) division, covering Middle East and Africa. Prior to this role, Hatem held many cyber security technical and sales positions within companies like HPE, RSA, IBM-ISS, and Fortinet.  Hatem has devoted the last 20 years working with organizations across multiple industries on the...more

Mostafa Soliman, Senior Consultant, System Engineering, iMETA, LogRhythm

A cybersecurity professional with 15+ years in the industry with focus on cyber defense, security operations, threat detection, and incident response.  Mostafa has worked on building and augmenting multiple Security Operations Center (SOC) during his previous roles, he is currently working as a Senior Sales Engineer for LogRhythm in the Middle East Region. Mostafa...more

Amjad Khader, Enterprise Sales Manager, LogRhythm

Amjad Khader is a seasoned cybersecurity expert with 16+ years progressive business and technical experience. Passionate about solving todays security problems and currently Regional Sales Manager, working hard to strategize with LogRhythm customers to ensure they reach their professional goals. Experience with different security vendors and contributing in the success...more

Kurt Glazemakers, CTO, AppGate

Kurt Glazemakers is responsible for defining the strategy, development and roadmap of the next generation of Appgate's flagship Software-Defined Perimeter solution. Glazemakers was the independent technical expert within the Medina Capital investment team that exercised due diligence prior to the acquisition of Cryptzone in April 2014. Glazemakers is renowned...more

Mark Richmond, Senior Solutions Engineer EMEA, Stealthbits

Mark Richmond has over 20 years of experience in the IT field assisting companies to protect their data, infrastructure & credentials, audit critical systems and defend against cyberattacks. He has supported both local and global customers in their search for the best business-focused IT services, by enabling them to fully utilize IT infrastructure with an emphasis...more

Lonnie Benavides, Head of Infrastructure and Application Security, OneLogin

Lonnie Benavides is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with more than 20 years industry experience, and is currently the Head of Infrastructure and Application Security at OneLogin. Lonnie began his career as a communications encryption specialist in the U.S. Air Force and went on to conclude his military service as a Technical Lead of the first red team in the...more

Mr A Karthik, Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

Karthik Anandarao has over 20 years of IT experience, having started his career as a Network Administrator at Zoho. Today, He is the Chief Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine and heads the Technical Research and Marketing Team for MENA region. He has got hands-on experience on all IT Domains - vis-a-vis - IT/Enterprise Service Management, IT Operations Management,...more

Jason Steer, Principal Security Strategist, Recorded Future

Jason is a techie at heart and has built and broken computers and networks since 1996! Jason has worked at a number of successful technology companies over the past 15 years, including IronPort, Veracode & FireEye. Jason has worked as a media expert with the BBC, CNN & Al Jazeera  and has worked with both the EU and UK Governments on cybersecurity strategy.

Kamel Tamimi, Director of Engineering, META/APAC, Cofense

Kamel Tamimi is Director of Engineering, META/APAC at Cofense (formally known as PhishMe) and has over 17 years of cyber security experience. Throughout his time at Cofense, Kamel has assisted major enterprises across the region to establish effective phishing mitigation and resilience programs. With programs delivered across multiple verticals - including oil and...more

Tom McVey, Solutions Architect, Menlo Security

Tom McVey is an EMEA Solutions Architect at Menlo Security, where he works to achieve his customer’s technical requirements and architects web and email isolation deployments for organisations across many different industries. Coming from a background in UEBA & insider threat - he provides expert cybersecurity advice and strategic guidance to...more