Agenda - IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017 | Events | IDC CEMA

08:30 – 09:20

Registrations, Networking & Welcome Tea & Coffee

09:20 – 09:30

Early Bird Raffle Draw (Win a couple stay at InterContinental Muscat)

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa

09:35 – 10:00

Building The New Security Roadmap

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa

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Organizations are striving to execute digital transformation processes and bring innovation to the forefront. Organizations are further aiming to transform their processes, operations, and leadership to become digital enterprises. Specifically, companies are investing in 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators to meet their targets within given timelines. However, organizations have to deal with the rapidly changing demands of their customers as well as a threat landscape that is getting increasingly complex. Organizations also have to contend with new vulnerabilities and technologies, meet customer demand for a seamless experience, and increasingly address issues relating to risk and trust.

10:00 – 10:30

Building You Cloud Security Strategy

Waseem Halim
Senior Security Consultant - GULF, Palo Alto Networks

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Not too long ago, the core of the traditional data centers was on premises servers running all manner of apps. With the maturing of virtualization technology and the need to standardize infrastructure and be more agile/flexible, private clouds are widely adopted by customers. Almost as rapidly as private cloud adoption occurred, organizations are moving workloads to public cloud environments such as amazon or azure.

In this keynote, Waseem Halim will look at the trends of both private and public cloud adoption impacting the security landscape and how Palo Alto Networks platform help in securing such deployments.

10:30 – 10:50

It’s Time To Change the Way We Think About Cyber Security

Hadi Tannous
Systems Engineer, Fortinet

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It’s harder than ever to secure the enterprise network, confirmed by the continuing string of high profile data breaches. While being attacked and possibly breached is not going to change, what can change is how we perceive cyber security and how to defend your organization’s network. This session will focus on some of the key contributors to successful data breaches and what an enterprise can do to break the cycle of attack, breach and spend.
10:50 – 11:15

Tea & Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:35

Threat Intelligence

Akram Al Raisi
Head of Application and System Security, Information Technology Authority (ITA)

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Cybersecurity is one of the top IT topics due to the continuous hacks, data thefts, and high profile breaches taking place. Cyber defense thus requires a holistic security approach that includes broader process and technology strategies. To be better prepared and to decrease the probability of targeted breaches, future and potential threats need to be considered as well. This session looks at how threat intelligence will help organizations identify ongoing security threats and take precautions against future dangers.

11:35 – 11:50

DNS Security – The Lost Conversation

Ahmad Mubarak
Sr. Pre-Sales Manager - Infoblox Middle East, Infoblox

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11:50 – 12:05

Protection against the Unknown

Hakam Kayed
Sales Director MEA - APAC, Stormsheild

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12:05 – 12:20

End-Users Threats & Analytics

Ghassan Alkahlout
Regional Director, Nexthink


12:20 – 12:50

Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst, IT Services, Middle East & Africa

Akram Al Raisi
Head of Application and System Security, Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Chandra Shekar Jajware
CIO – Khimji Ramdas Group

Shino Thomas Philip
Head of PMO, National Bank of Oman

This panel discussion will examine how organizations are addressing the new set of security channels and dynamics associated with the drive for digital transformation. The panel will provide valuable insights into the practices and protocols they have incorporated within their own organizations.

12:40 – 12:50

Mega Raffle Draw

12:50 – 13:00

Roadmap for 2017

13:00 – 13:05

Raffle Draw – win a Samsung Tab A

13:05 – 14:00


Please note that the topics identified above are representative only. The conference agenda will be kept up to date.