Organized by Market Solutions Events Management and endorsed by the UAE Cyber Security Council, Cybersecurity Innovation Series (CSIS) – 2022 took place on 6– 7 September 2022 at Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
The forum included working sessions with the participation of 35 experts in the cybersecurity sector and the attendance of more than two hundred people interested in the digital economy, during which they shed light during 25 sessions on the latest innovations and discuss the measures taken by the government and private institutions to , and ways to develop information infrastructure and expand and improve them in the ever-evolving world of the Internet.
The summit hosted dignitaries such as Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, from the UAE Cyber Security Council, Aloysius Cheang & Hulk Zhang from Huawei, Sultan Al-Owais from Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, Nicholas Charnley from TAQA – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, Dr. Srijith Nair from Careem, Dr Richard Uhunmwagho from Standard Chartered Bank, Dan Caban from Mandiant, Emad Haffar from Kaspersky, Imran Shaikh from Virgin Mobile UAE, Laurence Elbana from PICUS Security, Jeevan Badigiri from DAMAC Group, Shafiullah Ismail from Mubadala Capital, Adam Docrat from Aster Retail GCC, El Bachir El Alaoui from Engie and many more.
Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE, said, “We at Huawei believe that addressing cybersecurity challenges is a shared responsibility that calls for broad collaboration, hence we are glad to have participated in the Cyber Security Innovation Series, a great platform where we had the chance to share our global expertise in an open and transparent approach and also had honor to be recognized by 2 awards. At Huawei we remain committed to deliver solutions that are secure by-design principles, help strengthen existing partnerships with stakeholders such as the UAE’s Cybersecurity Council and forge new ones, and support to establish the UAE as a globally trusted and safe digital oasis, hence realize our vision of building a fully connected, intelligent world.
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Murat Gazi, Senior Filed Marketing Specialist said “The evolving threat landscape means that the cyber security industry must never stay still. Picus Security is proud to have attended this year’s Cybersecurity Innovation Series, joining thought leaders from across the industry to discuss the latest approaches to cyber and how they are enabling security teams across the UAE to enhance operational resilience like never before.
Emad Haffar, Head of Technical Experts at Kaspersky commented “Targeted cyberattacks are becoming more complex and threat actors are continuously looking for new techniques to infiltrate organizations. Today’s cybersecurity landscape requires organizations to be well equipped and have access to actionable insights that can inform and guide effective prevention tactics, a timely response to attacks, as well as proactively hunting for potential threats. This is exactly what our Threat Intelligence is built to do – it extends the organization’s reach and knowledge of active threats and allows them to pre-emptively neutralize them before they cause any harm. The aim is to be well-defended by making smarter cyber investments.”
In addition to that, the summit hosted the Cybersecurity Innovation Series Awards where Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti won an award for the “Cyber-Influencer of the Year”. Huawei won two awards under the categories of “Cybersecurity Company of the Year” and “Best Enterprise Security Solution of the Year”, “Cyber-Personality of the Year” was won by Sultan Al Owais, Dr. Fene Osakwe won the “Cybersecurity Youth Mentor-2022”, Mr. Shafiullah Ismail from Mubadala Capital won in the categoryof “Cybersecurity Deployment of the Year” and last but not the least Inspira bagged an award in the category of “Secure Digital Transformation & Supply Chain”.