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About the Symposium
17th May 2022 | Conrad Hotel Dubai, UAE

The cyber security threat environment is aggressive, well organised and constantly changing. We all have a role to play when it comes to cyber security – attackers are increasingly circumventing technical controls and targeting account holders who inadvertently ‘open the door’ to attackers. Experts predict that In the next three years IT will continue to prioritise cyber security by taking an economically sustainable, risk-based approach. Governments are also playing a greater role facilitating collaborations and intelligence and knowledge sharing to increase the cyber security capabilities of organisations. The GCC Security Symposium will include these and many more learning points in its 2022 edition.

Global CISO Forum  Dark Room Briefings

Global CISO Forum Dark Room Briefings

A group of 8 to 10 CISOs gets together in the Dark Room to determine the hidden risks, threats and vulnerabilities of the 2022 organizations

Keynote Sessions

Keynote Sessions

Ice-breaking and thought provoking keynotes on current threat landscapes. Hear from renowned experts and practitioners what they think will secure the perimeters of 2022.

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Increase of budget in cyber security spendings *Findings of GCF Outlook Survey
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CISOs\CIOs are in the lookout for Cloud Security Solutions for 2022 *Findings of BOTS 2021-22
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CISOs, CIOs are identifying secured automation functionalities *Findings of BOTS 2021-22
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organizations identify Risk management and BCM as a top Priority for 2022 *Findings of GCF Outlook Survey
Event Snaps
CISO Awards 2022
Future Security Leaders 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.

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 2022 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.

Expert Security Speakers
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Expert Security Speakers
Leading Organizations
Leading Organizations
Top CISO Recognition
Top CISO Recognition
Vertical Driven Segments
Vertical Driven Segments
Decisive Panels
Decisive Panels
Critical Side-Tracks
Critical Side-Tracks
Top Security Players Recognition
Top Security Players Recognition
Keynote Speaker

Hesham Saad Aly

Sr. Regional Cybersecurity Specialist, Microsoft

Hanadi Al Yafei

Director of Child Safety Department, Child Safety Department – Sharjah

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

Director of Information Services Department, Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), UAE

Brigadier Barakat Alkindi

Digital Transformation and Information Security Specialist

Ian Mckay

Vice President of Global Security Transformation, People 2.0

Shaytel Patel

VP Technology Audit, DP World

Robert John Lourenco

Senior Sales Engineer, Cybereason

Amit Roy

General Manager & Head of Cybersecurity, Middle East Turkey and Africa, Atos

Rahul Sasi

Executive Chairman and Founder, CloudSEK

Arun Tewary

Strategic Advisor & Director, Finesse

Hafiz Sheikh Adnan Ahmed

Chief Information Security & Data Privacy Advisor, Premier Real Estate Group

Dr Fene Osakwe

Information Technology and Business Advisory professional

Shahab Uddin

Group IT Infrastructure & Security Manager, Ittihad International Investment LLC

Amit Bhatia

Head of Information Security-Middle East, Asia & Continental Europe, Maximus Gulf

Sivakumar V

CDO Lockton (MENA) Limited

Jeevan Badigari

Director of Information Security (CISO) DAMAC Properties

Hariprasad Chede

CISO, National Bank of Fujairah

Hussein Shafik Bahgat

Regional Information Security Risk Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

Srihari Upadhya

Assitant General Manager, IT Risk and Compliance, Aster DM Healthcare
Industry Speaker

Vijender Yadav

CEO, CTO & Co-Founder, Accops Systems Pvt Ltd

Rajeev Dutt

General Manager – EMEA & APAC Infinite Blue

Shabir Bhat

Regional Sales Director, Middle East Checkmarx

Gregg Petersen

Regional Director Middle East & Africa, Cohesity

Mark Phillips

Vice President, Solution Architecture, International Markets, HUMAN Security, Inc
Exclusive Boardroom Speakers

Mohammad Hassan Abdullah

Business Continuity, IT Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Technology Risk and IT Governance, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Sanchay Raj

Global Account Manager, Cloudesk

Jean Benoit Nonque

EMEA LATAM BigFix Leader

José Luis Berrocal

South Europe & MEA BigFix Sales Specialist

Yazan Salti

Regional Director, Commercial Group iMEA, BeyondTrust

Michael Byrnes

Director of Solutions Engineering iMEA, BeyondTrust

Nicolai Solling

Chief Technology Officer, Help AG

Kuldeep Bhatnagar

Former CISO, EAD, Abu Dhabi Government

Alessandro Bassano

Principal Cyber Security Researcher, Technology Innovation Institute


What our client says

Thank you very much for organizing this amazing event and cannot wait for the 2022 edition

Senior Information Security Specialist The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

"We need to Invest our energy into something that is going to contribute to our organization’s growth. This prestigious event and recognition are a testimonial to that”

Information & Cyber-Security Professional & GRC Officer, WASL Group

“It is always a pleasure to be associated with The GEC Security Symposium. The team brings fascinating new elements to the show every year. We have always had a very fruitful participation.”

Spire Solutions

“We are delighted to be a part of the GECSS 2021. Security is an ongoing focus for us, and this event and recognition provides added motivation for us to continue in our organisation’s security journey.”

VP, Information Security, GEMS Education

" Integrating business Excellence principles into information security is the best approach to design a world class Information Security program. This event is a wonderful testament of that. Great Going!”

CISO Municipality and Planning Dept, Ajman

“A very well organized event. The attendance was of top quality and it was a great platform to network with some leading CISOs.”


“It is always a delight to associate with GEC Media group and their events. The GECSS symposium was a very well organized events and the CISO networking and roundtable was extremely high quality.”


“In order to have safe digital, and accelerating the future we should be cyber resilience since it’s the readiness to act on any situation and recover on sufficient manner. GECSS is a great platfor, to reflect this thought”

CISO, Abu Dhabi Federal Government

“Feeling proud to be part of this incredible association. I am thankful to GEC Media team for organizing such an wonderful events in this pandemic time”

Director IT, Zulekha Hospital

“It brings me immense joy to be associated The GEC Security Symposium which brings world leaders to a common platform that allows collaboration between those working in the IT security industry and those providing futuristic solutions and services in various sectors.”

Acting Chief Information and Security Officer, TAWAZUN
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