Dammam, Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the second most targeted country in the Middle East for cyber-attacks. Research shows that critical infrastructure industries like oil and mining, manufacturing and chemicals were increasingly targeted for attacks.
61% of businesses in Saudi Arabia reported problems with data protection to be the most challenging: they experienced loss or exposure of corporate or customer data.
With major security challenges, arising from the integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) as part of digital transformation, Saudi Arabia is committed to bolstering cybersecurity, safeguarding national security, critical infrastructure, high-priority sectors, and government services.
Recognizing the evolving threat landscape, particularly in the realm of Industrial Control Systems (ICS), OT and IT sector, Saudi Arabia's most exclusive cyber security summit - CYSEC Saudi Summit & Awards 2023 serves as a vital platform to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, and explore innovative cyber synergies to safeguard the Kingdom's Critical Infrastructure.
The highly anticipated gathering is set to take place in Dammam on 13 - 14 June 2023 at Sheraton, Dammam with an aligned theme of “Building Saudi Arabia’s Cyber Resilience for Critical Infrastructure Protection” which will address the pressing challenges and emerging trends in cybersecurity.
The two days event will feature a comprehensive program encompassing keynote speeches, panel discussions, case study presentations, and networking opportunities with 150+ IT & OT security leaders, 30+ speakers & thought leaders and Government policymakers.
CYSEC Saudi Summit & Awards 2023 will draw a diverse set of C-suite ranging from CXOs, SCADA Engineers, VPs CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, and Directors from industries like oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals & mining and healthcare among others.
Renowned speakers and thought leaders such as Mohammed Alghamdi, Cybersecurity Sector Manager, The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming (SAFCSP) and Dr. Hussain Al Dawood, Director of Cybersecurity Innovation, NEOM among others will share their insights and expertise on critical cybersecurity topics involving the integration of IT & OT security and challenges, evolving threat landscapes and modern cybersecurity threats among others.
In addition to the informative sessions, the summit will feature a spectacular exhibition of cutting-edge and latest cyber technologies by leading companies such as Huawei, Kaspersky, ColorTokens, Resilience, Cipher, Cyberknight, Solarwinds, Netwitness, Honeywell, and Mimecast among others.
In a segmented awards ceremony, the summit & committee members will honour extraordinary individuals and organizations for their remarkable contributions to cybersecurity. Their exceptional achievements will be recognized on a global stage and distinguished accolades will be offered, igniting inspiration and setting new benchmarks for the industry.
For more information, including sponsorship & attending registration details, speaker lineup, and schedule, please visit the event website: https://saudi.cysecglobal.com/
CYSEC Saudi Summit & Awards 2023 is organized by MAK Conferences facilitating a gathering of key stakeholders dedicated to safeguarding the critical infrastructures in the Kingdom.