updated on, 11 September 2011 Sept 20th - 21st 2011
Tariq  Al Hawi
Philip Victor
Director Centre for Policy & International Cooperation
Paul Kurtz
Board Member
Cloud Security Alliance

The Cyber Defence Summit gathers key regional stakeholders in Abu Dhabi for two days - to explore the importance and increased demand for cyber security services and solutions in the GCC. This is the first initiative of its kind in the Middle East. It enables Government authorities, public and private sector businesses and information security experts and specialists to identify, investigate and resolve security challenges in the region.

As Middle Eastern countries continue to develop their IT infrastructure and heavy reliance on information and communications technology, Governments must ensure they protect their critical assets. The repercussions of a cyber-attack against important institutions and sectors such as: banks, telecoms, oil and gas, and energy and utilities, can have an immense impact. It can undermine a country’s sovereignty and affect economic prosperity – and the lives of millions of people.

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Why Attend
  • Access the interactive panel discussions highlighting the challenges in cyber defence
  • Learn how to overcome the emerging cyber challenges faced by the public and private sectors in the Middle East
  • Learn about the economic repercussions to the country as well as the region of not protecting critical infrastructures
  • Network with the solution providers, summit speakers, government VIP representatives and other delegates
  • Focus on prevention rather than cure
  • Gaining a better understanding of the security solutions available today
  • Access to workshops set up by solution providers  to educate on latest technological innovations

Event Highlights

Focused one-to-one business meetings
One-to-one business meetings are arranged with your choice of pre-qualified delegates at the summit. Meetings take place in a private, five-star networking environment. 
Keynote presentations
Keynote presentations and sessions are delivered by experts who have planned and successfully executed cyber defence projects internationally. 

Interactive panel discussions
Carefully selected industry experts are invited to lead panel discussions on the latest developments and future of cyber security.

Interactive workshops and executive networking
Educational workshops are led by specialised cyber security consultants, amongst others, to provide a tailored training session to a selected audience.

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For speaker opportunities, please contact:

Anna Atabekian, Event Producer 
[email protected] | Tel +971 4367 1376 | Fax: +971 4367 2764

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Robin Titus, Sales Director
[email protected]  | Tel: +971 4367 1376

To attend as a delegate and for other enquiries, please contact:

Ali Rana, Marketing Manager 
register@cyberdefencesummit.com | Tel: +971 4367 1376 | Fax: +971 4367 2764

This document is for promotional purposes only and shall not be considered contractually binding.
The content of the event, its dates, venue, agenda or speakers may be subject to change during the course of the event’s preparation.