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Timings Agenda
11:00amVirtual room opens and all attendees log in
11:05amOpening Keynote Address
– His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, UAE Government
11:15 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Just another jargon, or something different? Demystifying Adaptive Cybersecurity

  • What is adaptive security and how to define a ‘smart’ cybersecurity tool/practice
  • How smart security is shaping the new age of threat prevention and securing infrastructures
  • The shift to being smarter and more adaptive– How can we create the needed ecosystem for infrastructures to become smarter
  • Adapting to ever evolving threat landscapes and using smart and resilient mechanisms
  • Why smart security is no more a technology decision but a business decision
Moderator: Werno Gevers, Regional Manager Middle East, Mimecast

Pillairkulam Parthasarathy, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), First Abu Dhabi Bank
Javed Jabbar, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Samba Bank Pakistan
Srinivas Mathala, Head of Cybersecurity, OSN
Jawad Alalawi, Director of Information Technology, Al Yousuf Exchanges & Money Transfers
Jawad Khalid Mirza, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Askari Bank


TECH TALKS: Scale up security with Cloud IT Management and Future Trends

Growing trends in IT add much to the woes of Administrators in terms of security and management. Cloud IT Management has already gained momentum and organizations look to move towards cloud IT management to reduce on imperative IT costs and maintenance. A security loophole like a configuration mismatch or missing security patch or unapproved data access or excessive privileges to users etc, can dearly cost you much on IT and your business. In this session, we are going to look at ways to scale up security of your cloud IT Management infrastructure. These security tips are applicable to the Future trends in IT as well.

Karthik Ananda Rao, Chief Technical Evangelist EA, Manage Engine, Zoho


PANEL DISCUSSION: Smart Cybersecurity and ROI – How smart cybersecurity investments can be sold to management and ensure buy-in

  • Creating tangible business value from smart, autonomous, automated, and 24/7 resilience and response
  • More security – more stability – more efficiency = more financial health
  • Reducing resolving times by having real-time platforms in place


Eng. Abdullah Biary, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), United Cooperative Assurance


Mohammed Al-Doseri, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Tas’heel Finance

Hisham Mohamed, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Emirates NBD Egypt

Eng. Majed Mohammad Alshodari, Chief Cyber Security Officer, SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Company


TECH TALKS: Leveraging public cloud to improve your security posture

  • Democratising security services
Louay Shaat, Senior Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

PANEL DISCUSSION: Integrating smart and adaptive security technologies within your architecture

  • How to go about integrating smart security practices
  • Integrating tools and smart solutions to secure your cloud
  • Breaking technological silos


Kiran Kumar PG, Head of Security Advisory, Digital14


Syed Murtuza, Information Security Manager, Al Fanar

Mohammed Alobaid, Cybersecurity Section Head, Advanced Petrochemical Company

Eng. Hashem Al-Azizi, Cybersecurity GRC Manager, TAQA

13:30pmClosing remarks and end of the online event

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