About GECSS

On 26th May 2021, join security industry’s leading players, solution providers and key CISOs from the UAE for a High Tea whilst engaging in critical knowledge sharing on the modern day vulnerability landscape.

Though business is gradually returning to normalcy in many parts of the world, global leaders predict that remote working and remote workplace would increasingly be a norm amongst the business and many companies are putting employee health and wellness as priority. With this new norm, the remote workplace poses unique security challenges for companies. Because employees are not physically working on-site, they’re often relying on their own Wi-Fi networks and devices to access company data. To mitigate security risks, companies must implement clear and comprehensive policies and take proactive measures to ensure the safety and integrity of company data.

The GEC Security Symposium and CISO Awards 2021, presented by Cyber Sentinels, explores the true meaning of what end-to-end security means in a digital enterprise and recognizes the leading players in the industry and the cutting edge solutions that they are bringing to the market. The event is an excellent platform for collaboration between those working in the IT security industry and those who provide the latest solutions and services in this sector.

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Dedicated Tracks and Sessions

CISO 2021 Awards

The Cyber Sentinels CISO Awards will recognize the hard taskmasters of security in the digital enterprises and felicitate their unwavering commitment towards their organization’s security infrastructure.The award recognizes the top CISOs who are using technology to secure critical business information assets and minimize risk while delivering business value. The award ceremony is a platform to showcase their achievements, share their expertise and knowledge.

Future Security Leaders Awards

As the threat landscape becomes increasingly vulnerable with each passing day, there is no end to innovation and no limit to betterment when it comes to enterprise security solutions. The Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2021 recognizes the security vendors, VADs, System Integrators and Resellers who have walked the extra mile in innovating their solutions and services for the customers and redefined the term ‘value’ in security offerings.

Other Attractions

Secret Briefings

Secret Briefings

A group of 8 to 10 CISOs get together in the Dark Room to determine the hidden risks, threats and vulnerabilities of the 2021 organizations.

Hack the Day

Hack the Day

This real-life hacking will blow you off your seat. Let us see how safe the mobile in your hand or laptop in your bag…….. or your.

  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Registration and High-Tea

  • 15:45 - 15:50

    Welcome Note

    GEC Media Group

  • 16:00

    GEC Security Symposium Opening Keynote

    Anas Elsadig Eltahir, Senior Information Security Specialist, The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

  • 16:15

    Packets Don’t Lie – Detection & Response

    Siddhartha Murthinty, Chief Solutions Architect, Spire Solutions

  • 16:30

    Transforming a Cyber Intelligence Program at The World’s Busiest International Airport

    Tareque Choudhury, Vice President - Technology Risk & Enterprise Architecture, Risk Management Architecture & Governance, Dubai Airports

  • 16:45

    Next Gen Approach to Digital Identities and Vaults

    Anil Bhandari, Chief Mentor & Thought Leader, ARCON

  • 17:00 - 17:15

    Securing the Data Highway with NextGen Visibility

    Vijay Babber, Senior Channel Manager, MEA Gigamon

  • 17:15

    Panel Discussion - Reporting to the board, has the pandemic elevated the CISO's role, position

    Bilal Ahmad, Head Information Security & Business Continuity, Union Cooperative Society
    Syed Mohammad Ali Naqvi, Head of AI, Data and Analytics, Al Hilal Bank
    Hariprasad Chede, Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Fujairah
    Rohit Bhargava, Business Unit Head, CloudBox

    Moderated by Arun Shankar, Editor, GEC Media Group

  • 17:45

    Rethinking the enterprise perimeter in the pandemic and transformation world

    Ashish Khanna, Information Security Professional, Dubai Government Entity

  • 18:15

    Rethinking the enterprise perimeter in the pandemic and transformation world

    Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi, Director of Center of Cyber Security, New York University Abu Dhabi & President, Emirates Digital Association for Women (EDAW)

  • 18:30

    Exclusive Secret Briefing - Adapting the Hacker Perspective

    Siddhartha Murthinty, Chief Solutions Architect, Spire Solutions
    Mohieddin Kharnoub, Chief Revenue Officer, Spire Solutions

  • 18:30

    Panel Discussion - Best practices to manage and administer the security organization

    Jean-Michel Briffaut, Rail OT Cybersecurity Manager, Serco Dubai Metro
    Prashant Nair, Group Head of Operational Risk and Control Network International
    Sheeba Hasnain, Head of IT Operations, Confidential
    Jacob Mathew, IT Consultant, Government of Abu Dhabi
    Wissam Saadeddine, Regional Manager - ME, Infoblox

    Moderated by - Nicolai Solling, Chief Technology Officer, Help AG

  • 19:00

    CISO AWARDS 2021

  • 19:20

    FUTURE SECURITY AWARDS 2021

Speakers 2021

Anas Elsadig Eltahir

Senior Information Security Specialist | The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

Tareque Choudhury

Vice President, Technology Risk & Enterprise Architecture | Risk Management Architecture & Governance, Dubai Airports

Mr. Anil Bhandari

Chief Mentor & Thought Leader | ARCON

Vijay Babber

Senior Channel Manager, MEA Gigamon

Bilal Ahmad

Head Information Security & Business Continuity | Union Cooperative Society

Syed Mohammad Ali Naqvi

Head of AI, Data and Analytics Al Hilal Bank

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer | National Bank of Fujairah

Shafiullah Ismail

Head Information Security & Risk | Mubadala Capital

Rohit Bhargava

Business Unit Head | CloudBox

Ashish Khanna

Information Security Professional, Dubai Government Entity

Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi

Director of Center of Cyber Security, New York University Abu Dhabi & President | Emirates Digital Association for Women (EDAW)

Jean-Michel Briffaut

Rail OT Cybersecurity Manager | Serco Dubai Metro

Prashant Nair

Group Head of Operational Risk and Control Network International

Sheeba Hasnain

Head of IT Operations, Confidential

Jacob Mathew

IT Consultant, Government of Abu Dhabi

Wissam Saadeddine

Regional Manager, ME | Infoblox

Nicolai Solling

Chief Technology Officer, Help AG

Arun Shankar

Editor, GEC Media

Exclusive Secret Briefing Speakers 2021

Siddhartha Murthinty

Chief Solutions Architect | Spire Solutions

Mohieddin Kharnoub

Chief Revenue Officer | Spire Solutions

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Speakers 2020

Abdelmajed Ahmed Saeed

Acting CISO, Medgulf The Mediterranean & Gulf Cooperative Insurance & Reinsurance Co. (S.J.S.C.) KSA

Abdul Rehman Tariq Butt

Country Director Middle East, Pulse Secure

Abdullah Al Barwani

General Manager for Corporate Security, Omantel

Abubakar Arshad

Director of Cyber Security , BNET- Bahrain Network

Ayad (Ed) Sleiman

Head of Information Security King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KSA

Vijay Babber

Senior Channel Manager, MEA Gigamon

Faizal Babu Kavungal

IT Governance and ERM Specialist Gulf Drilling International Ltd Qatar

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Executive Director Cyber Risk & Information Security, Sysinnova Infotech India

Mansoor Ahmad Mughal

Deputy Manager - Information Security Dubai Financial Market UAE

Michael Byrnes

Lead Solution Engineer, BeyondTrust

Mohammed Ishtiaq Hussain

Head of IT Infrastructure and IT Security at Doha Bank Qatar

Navaneethan M

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer(CISO) & Head of IT at PayU, a Naspers Group India

Ray Thorpe

Global CISO, eShopWorld Ireland

Syed Abdul Qadir

Director - Technology Risk and Cybersecurity Assurance A.F.Ferguson & Co. (PwC Pakistan)

Virag Thakkar

Head of IT, Risk and Governance - Agoda Thailand

Ronak Samantaray

CEO - GEC Media Group

Anushree Dixit

Global Head - Content and strategic Alliances

Arun Shankar

Editor, GEC Media

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