The Cyber Defence Summit is gathering the key regional stakeholders in Muscat, Oman to discuss and explore the heightened importance of cyber security in the region. Under the theme ‘Defending your virtual borders’ – the invitation-only initiative is focused on protecting the virtual boundaries of the Middle East. It enables C-level cyber security experts from Government authorities, plus the banking, oil and gas and defence sectors to identify and resolve online security challenges.

As GCC 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, energy and utilities, can have an immense impact on a country’s economic prosperity and undermine its sovereignty. Sufficient regulations and legislation are not currently in place in the Gulf – making it an easier target for cyber criminals. As the region continues to expand its virtual borders, the risk of an attack increases.

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