Cyber threats are constantly evolving and threatening to affect global organizations in their day to day activities. In a view of tackling such threats, the cost of implementing IT security solutions has significantly increased and expected to reach USD 101 billion in 2018 globally (Gartner). Middle East and North Africa (MENA) spending on cyber security technology and services is on pace to reach $13.43 billion by 2019, with an expected CAGR of 13.7% for the period 2013-2019. By 2019, 30% of large enterprises will increase their security consulting services spending as they transition into digital business.
With the advent of digitization among the countries of the Middle East and growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks, governments in the middle east have now directed their focus more on cybersecurity, releasing cybersecurity frameworks and mandating country-specific regulatory policies emphasizing on the need to have efficient monitoring and detection in place.
Considering cyber resilience as the key, and continuing the success of the previous editions, ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity is organizing “ The 6th Annual Regional Cybersecurity Summit ” which will be hosting by ITA Oman represented by Oman National CERT in collaboration with White Paper Summits (WPS) and Nispana Innovative Platforms. The 6th edition will cover a range of topics, highlighting the current trends and future threats, which are affecting the organizations & business effectiveness.
RCS Summit will bring over 350+ attendees from across the Middle East to form new partnerships, discuss new policies and identify latest technologies to combat cyber threats. The premium 2-day summit will also, host and engage the most promising and emerging regional & global firms, from critical national Infrastructure sectors including: Energy & Utilities, Defense & Aviation, Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Government Institutions. The event format will feature Keynote Presentations, Case Studies, Panel Discussions and Technology Showcase & Demos.
We look forward to meeting you at the 6th Regional Cybersecurity Summit 2017
Director General of the National Agency for Computer Security, Tunis CERT, Tunis
It was a very good experience & it had a wealth of expertise in the room...on my side I had a great opportunity to be here & deliver the message on identity management, where we are going within the United Nations & ITU in particular. We really appreciate the opportunity & thank the organizers of this wonderful event.
Mr.Drew Donovan Head Protocol & Security, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
It was a pleasure to be involved at the 5th Regional Cyber Security Summit organized by ITU-ARCC and Nispana and the EY team enjoyed the conference very much. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Mr.Clinton Firth Partner, Advisory Services – Cyber MENA, Ernst & Young
We have seen so far elite deligates/ guests coming in walking to our booths, we have met them seems good, excellent interaction with them and they have been open enough to discuss their concerns in their companies or in the region aspects and we are pretty happy to be here.
Mr.Chinmay Pradhan Director Sales, Checkmarx
The regional summit is our go to event to meet leaders in governments and technology sectors. The presentations and discussions are all on hot topics by industry experts with regional insight. I highly recommend it and it's a must to attend event by all governments officials, private sectors and technology providers.
Mr.Ahmed Husain Managing Director, Reload IT Services L.L.C
Very informative and strong group of participants and excellent dialogue. We have seen a very good conversation on cyber security regarding not just Oman but the entire region.
Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President
Speakers are enthralling; format is new, different and really good. The team behind it has been really helpful and efficient.
Adrian Davis Head of Corporate Business and Market Development (ISC)2
We had discussions with all attendees, with a good representation from banks, government, ministries and corporations. The summit was really useful.