Readiness Against Cyber Security Threats In The New Normal

Event Overview

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program are accelerating primary and digital infrastructure projects intending to raise living standards, and boost investments in the country. The existence of a secure and trusted national cyberspace is a key enabler for growth and prosperity.

In today’s digital-first age, expansion in the use of technology opens new horizons for cyber threats, which requires enhancing cybersecurity to providing a secure and trusted infrastructure that enables digital transformation, protect networks, information technology systems, Industrial Control Systems, and operational technologies and their hardware and software components.


Join over 100 leading cybersecurity experts from 4th - 5th October 2021 for two-days of insightful and cutting-edge discussions on latest cybersecurity trends in Saudi Arabia, current initiatives, opportunities, and challenges, and innovation in cybersecurity technologies.

Featured Discussions

The ‘New Normal’ for Cybersecurity: Mapping trends, and Unlocking Challenges, Opportunities, and Implications

Boosting cyber-resilience and building capacity at a national and global level.

Balancing security and innovation.

Enhancing public- Mapping cyber threats, and modernising cybersecurity infrastructure.

Modernising cybersecurity infrastructure to protect our digital future.

Building the workforce of the future: Managing talent pipeline, and supporting upskilling and innovation.

Getting future-ready: What’s next, and how do we prepare?

Conference Chairman

Majed Alshodari

Chief Cyber Security Officer

SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Co.

Majed is the Co-Founder of the first Saudi Association for Shared Services in the region and MENA, Founder of MAITTC Consultancy, and the CISO of SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Company. Also, he is a Certified Digital Business Transformation Officer. Moreover, licensed MCI IT Consultant No.13525 has over 20 years of international professional at both the senior management and technical hands-on in holding, contracting, banking, supply chain, Oil & Gas, real estate, construction, insurance, automotive, and investment services industries in addition to real-time systems and digital transformation once come to the shared services along with other business depts.


His main aim is providing companies with IT insight, enabling businesses, guidance securely and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.


His solid experiences and strong qualifications give him an excellent opportunity to be a great executive leader for the following roles: Information Security, Information Technology, Digital Business Transformation, and Industrial Technology.



Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Tas'heel Finance


Cybersecurity Section Head

Advanced Petrochemical Company


Head Of Cyber Security, ISMS And IT Compliance


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  • 11:00Keynote Presentation: Smartcities-Security, Privacy and Risks.

    In the current landscape, smart cities are a fertile ground for new types of attacks. New services and critical systems will create new attack vectors, vulnerabilities, and new types of exploitations. In this presentation, we delve deeper into potential security risks that arise when building smart cities, data and privacy issues linked to building critical infrastructure of scale, and shifting to proactive, behavior-centric approach when formulating cybersecurity strategies for smart cities.

  • 11:30Industry Focus Presentation- Banking & Finance Building a stronger, resilient banking & Financial Institution in postpandemic era.
    • Mitigating unintentional insider vulnerabilities: securing your critical infrastructure, educating teams, bridging gaps in technology, and protecting operations and customers’ PII from ransomware, phishing scams, DDoS and other cyber-attacks .

    • Managing supplier risk: ensure operational flexibility without compromising security.

    • Establishing Zero-Trust Security framework to protect enterprise data and prevent unauthorized access.

    • Assessing and addressing risks of open banking, and mitigating threats before they arise .

    • Future of Money: How digital banking, decentralised finance, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies are reshaping cyber threat landscape.

  • 12:00INDUSTRY FOCUS PRESENTATION: Energy cyber security for critical assets and critical infrastructure in the energy sector.
    • What makes the energy industry a target for attacks and why is it vulnerable? A deep dive into recent cyberattacks and what we have learnt.

    • Resilience by design: integrating cybersecurity as a part of organisational culture.

    • Adopting a holistic risk management approach and mitigating risks across the entire value chain.

    • Implementing robust strategies to secure HMI/SCADA architecture .

    • Developing a roadmap for operational coordination, disaster prevention, and recovery planning.

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Cutting Edge Discussions:

Two-days of industry-driven dialogue featuring over 25 Cybersecurity Leaders from Saudi Arabia, GCC, and the globe,discussing the latest opportunities and solutions for the cybersecurity industry across sectors.


Tech Demo Drive:

Dedicated Tech Zone to explore new ideas and solutions, and map your cybersecurity needs


Network & Connect:

Meet key decisionmakers from the public and private sector to learn about cutting-edge cybersecurity products and solutions


Join the discussions:

Take advantage of peer-to-peer discussions to develop new ideas and get insights.

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Thought Leadership

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Network with Decision-makers

Meet pre-qualified 100+ cybersecurity leaders and with limited suppliers to reinforce and position your brand as a thought leader fostering collaboration.

Connect Collaborate Drive

CyberX Saudi provides an ideal environment to showcase yourself virtually and participate in one-to-one conversations during scheduled networking breaks.

Unmatched Networking & One to One Meeting

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