Cyber Security is one of the hottest technology topics across verticals right now, especially for the government. It is expected that Saudi Arabia will continue to be a major target for cyber attacks. While end users continue to face threats, it will become imperative for the local supply side to adopt a consultative approach in positioning solutions and approaches for government to better protect its digital assets, networks, data, and devices, while boosting their internal capabilities to address the ever-evolving demand-side needs.
The government itself has become quite active in streamlining the security landscape in Saudi Arabia. Initiatives such as the establishment of National Cyber Security Commission is expected to completely change the security posture of the kingdom and is expected to create significant opportunities for investments in expanding the technology infrastructure from mobile devices to threat intelligence to behavioral analytics.
Innovations in technology such as the rise of IoT and M2M will significantly put additional stress on security investments as adopting such solutions will considerably expand the attack surface of organizations. This will also necessitate looking at digital transformation within government and other vital industries such as energy, utilities, and financial services to re-think their digital transformation strategies and start building initiatives with maintaining security at the core of these initiatives.
Then there is the story of 2018, the year that brought with it data breach after data breach, affecting millions of customers across industries, including customers of household names like Reddit, Facebook, Uber, British Airways and the Marriott hotel chain.
Whilst, the majority of attackers are still going for the low-hanging fruit, there are methods of attack that are becoming increasingly more sophisticated.
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Director of Sales, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
HPE Aruba EMEA Senior Director Security
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Country Manager – Saudi Arabia & Bahrain
Country Manager – Saudi Arabia & Bahrain
IDC Saudi Arabia
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Fateh joined FireEye in January 2015 as an account manager for the defense and intelligence sector, In 2016, he got promoted to a regional sales manager for government in Saudi, and in 2017 his role was extended to cover the government sector in GCC.
In 2018, Fateh was promoted as senior manager covering Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and recently he has been appointed Regional Director.
With a degree in computer science, Fateh started his career at IBM in May of 1998 – spending nine years there before moving on to Cisco for three years as territory manager for financial sector, followed by three more years at EMC as territory manager for the financial sector and education sector, and two years in VCE as sales manager for the government sector before joining FireEye in January 2015.
Justin is an Evangelist in the Cyber Security field, having spoken at many keynote industry events across EMEA. Justin has 26 years of software sales and management experience with the last 20 years spent in enterprise IT security management. Prior to joining Skybox Security in 2005, Justin managed Symantec's UK Retail Finance Sector. Justin Coker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies.
Frederic Saint-Joigny is Senior Director of Security for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Since November 2017 Fred has assumed this new role within the organization covering Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Prior to this Fred was a Senior Director of Channel & Alliances for 7 years within Aruba EMEA. His expertise saw him build, grow and lead his Team who were responsible for driving the indirect business which comprised of distribution, channel partners, Telco/Service Providers and System Integrators.
Fred has over 25 years’ experience within the Security Software and Network Hardware industries, having worked within Channel at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company since 2010 and prior to that holding senior positions at Exaprotect, Check Point Software, F-Secure, Racal Datacom and Alcatel.
Fred has a proven management and leadership international track record, with expertise ranging from sales direct and indirect, operation responsibility in a multicultural business environment.
Fred holds a BA in Computer Sciences from Paris West University Nanterre.
Mohammad has been in the IT industry for the past 15 years, witnessed & participated in major IT transformations. Joined Nutanix as the country manager for Saudi & Bahrain A year ago, to lead the Datacenter transformation toward simpler, agile and much more cost effective choices.
Ahmed Ali El-kosairy is an InfoSec Engineer with over 10 Years' experience. His expertise includes Network and Application Security Consultant, Sales, and also hacker attacks and defenses. Ahmed has performed numerous Deals-POC and security assessments, pen-testing, malware analyst, reverse engineering and responses to computer attacks for clients.
Proofpoint Inc is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks.
Leading organisations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100, rely on Proofpoint to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. No one protects people, the data they create, and the digital channels they use more effectively than Proofpoint.
Learn more at www.proofpoint.com
Skybox provides the industry’s broadest cybersecurity management platform to address security challenges within large, complex networks. By integrating with 120 networking and security technologies, the Skybox® Security Suite gives comprehensive attack surface visibility and the context needed for informed action. Our analytics, automation and intelligence improve the efficiency and performance of security operations in vulnerability and threat management and firewall and security policy management for the world’s largest organizations.
Learn more at www.skyboxsecurity.com
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience.
Learn more at www.nutanix.com
Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is redefining the interlligent edge with reliable mobility and IOT solutions for organizations of all sizes. The company delivers solutions that empower organizations to serve mobile-savvy users who rely on internal and cloud- based apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.
With services offered as software from the public and private cloud, Aruba also deliver secure connectivity for mobile and IoT. An open architecture allows IT professionals to build networks that keep up with changing technology and user behavior by migrating away from expensive to operate and proprietary infrastructure which are originally designed for fixed network connections within physical locations.
Learn more at www.arubanetworks.com
Abdulrahman’s professional experience covers most areas of IT, including: IT Audit, Information Security, Networking, Software Development, Systems and Networking Administration, IT Project Management and Training. Has solid background in e-Banking Security, Security Assessment and Computer Fraud with high achievements in Academic Diplomas and professional certifications.
Abdulrahman has worked for MIS as Information Security Division Manager, Information Security Services Manager for Al-Elm and IT Supervision Unit Head with SAMA, in Saudi Arabia. Abdulrahman holds M.Sc. in Computer Science from San Diego State University (USA) and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from King Saud University (KSA).
Mohammed is a Saudi leader in Cyber Security and Digital Transformation. During his career, he lead teams that developed KSA's ICT sector strategy, implemented national Cyber Security projects, and managed transformation in a number of government entities. Internationally, he worked on enhancing the security of the Chrome browser at Google, developing security features currently being used by more than 1 billion users globally. Furthermore, he is the first Saudi professional to receive the prestigious ACSAC Scientific Security Award during its 31st year.
As country manager for IDC Saudi Arabia, Mr. Hamza Naqshbandi is responsible for the leadership and overall strategy of IDC in Saudi Arabia. He oversees IDC's portfolio of research, consulting, and conference activities in Saudi Arabia. Previously, as IDC’s principal analyst for Saudi Arabia, he spearheaded the entire spectrum of IDC’s syndicated research, custom consulting, and advisory services in hardware, enterprise software, IT and cloud services, and telecommunications services in the kingdom. Prior to that, he was responsible for the leadership and general management of IDC’s IT services research, advisory, and consulting practice in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region, where he led a team of regional research analysts and managed the delivery of custom and syndicated research activities.
Hamza is widely quoted in the local and global media as a thought leader for emerging technologies, digital transformation, and nationwide ICT strategies. He is a regular keynote presenter at ICT forums, events, and roadshows across the region and has led numerous executive workshops and roundtable discussions. Naqshbandi has more than 16 years of experience across sectors including information technology, oil & gas, investment research, and financial services. Prior to rejoining IDC, he was the CTO for a leading Saudi IT services company.
Uzair Mujtaba's responsibilities as a program manager with IDC Saudi Arabia mainly revolve around overseeing the end-to-end IT services syndicated research and custom consulting engagements. Prior to this, Uzair worked towards building IDC's Saudi Arabia Software & IT Services syndicated portfolio, tracking market developments, and contributing to consulting engagements both locally and across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. He also features as a thought leader and a frequent speaker in local and regional technology forums that focus on digital transformation, cloud, mobility, analytics, security, ecommerce, fintech, and digital payments, among others. Uzair has over 12 years of experience in multiple roles across various regions and sectors, including retail, financial services, energy & utilities, and industrial services. Having contributed to marketing and market research functions in his previous roles within the kingdom, he has extensive knowledge of the local and regional market dynamics. Before joining IDC, Uzair worked in a marketing role with GEMS, a leading environmental consultancy, primarily engaged by Saudi Aramco, and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and its affiliates. Prior to that, he was managing and leading the operations of the Business Solutions wing of HSBC in India.
Uzair Mujtaba is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Lean certified professional, who specializes in leading and managing strategic research and advisory engagements, data and trend analysis, market and competitive research, and pricing strategies.
Ibrahim Alshamrani, a Senior Management and Leadership Executive, internationally renowned subject matter expert on matters of cybersecurity, has over ten years of intensive information security experience, including as Assistant Director General for Cybersecurity Operations at the National Cyber Security Center. With a history of leading joint projects with government agencies and multinational corporations.
Alshamrani holds a Master’s Degree in Information Security from the Georgia Tech, coupled with MBA from King Abdul-Aziz University and Bachelor of Computer Engineering from King Saud University . He has built and manage complex systems, including those trusted by very secure originations. Fluent in both English and Arabic.
Ibrahim Alshamrani holds Cloud Security Certification (CCSP),CISM, CISSP, PMI-SP, ITIL, PMI-RMP, and PMP certifications. He is a member of the Saudi Smart Grid Committee, ISACA Member, multiple Cyber Security and Academia Committees.
Dr Loai Alomari joined Innovative Solutions in 2016 as the Vice President, Cyber Security Services. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Innovative Solution’s professional services, managed security services, product development and vendor management with the primary objective of servicing the Information and Cybersecurity market, specifically for the Corporate, Enterprise and Government sectors in the GCC region.
During his tenure with the company, Dr Loai has successfully grown the technical team and has been heavily involved in the design, deployment and operation of some of the most challenging cybersecurity projects for some of the largest enterprise customers in various industry sectors.
Dr Loai has been in the IT industry for more than 17 years. Prior to joining Innovative Solutions, he held senior and executive roles across Australian and British government organisations and the Middle East leading teams of highly qualified pre-sales, consultants and support engineers.
Dr Loai studied Computer Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)- Australia, and holds a PhD in Enterprise Governance of IT. He served on the ISACA Board of Directors for 6 years in various positions including the Vice Present role for 3 years.
Basmah ALJedia, has more than 11 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Currently, ALJedia is an adviser for cybersecurity at the Ministry of Communication & IT building strategies for the cybersecurity ecosystem and ICT sector including cyber resilience , Cyber industry, GRC, capability building and awareness in alignment with national digitization vision. ALJedia worked at the Saudi Stock Exchange and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the director of cybersecurity strategy & architecture.
ALJedia graduated from KSU with 1st degree of honor in Computer Science. She holds a master degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Security and holds professional certification in the field (CISM, CRISC and others).
Fatimah Alakeel is an Assistant Professor at King Saud University teaching and holding several administration roles. She is also the founder and CEO of CIAG, a non-profit organisation focused on building capacity in information security. In 2017, Fatimah completed her doctoral degree in Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research focused primarily on the security of data integration systems. She also holds an MSc in Computer Science from DePaul university, USA. Fatimah’s research interests fall into the intersection between software engineering and information security, including formal methods in information security, secure development, security and privacy in data integration, threat analysis and IOT security. In the domain of training and public peaking, Fatimah conducted several training courses at KSU and PNU and was invited as panellist and speaker to number of events. Overall, Fatimah is an advocate for the cultural change focused on promoting female leadership roles in Saudi Arabia, where opportunities for them to thrive are becoming more readily available.
Fahad leads Sales and Marketing department for IS, he is responsible for sales operations, Marketing operation and Strategy. He Has Experience more than 17 years. Few pertinent names where he has worked previously are Mobily as Government Sector Sales Manager, STC as an Infrastructure project manager, HP as an Account Manager , and SAS as a Senior Account manager.
Fahad has earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from King Saud University, he is an expert in Sales, Account management, project management, strategy plan and business Development. He has been on both the customer and vendor side, having an excellent skill of mediating complex communication situations.
Experienced professional & accomplished leader with more than 15 years of experience applied in Information Security and Information Technology, Yasser currently leads a team of Cyber Security professionals responsible for protecting STC Group infrastructure, networks and services to secure and enable the digital transformation journey in KSA.
Yasser has cross-industrial exposure to organizations in different verticals and countries, including defense, law enforcement, telecom, financial services, and government. Having proven record of accomplishment of professional experience in the areas of Information security management program, Security audit, Security education, Incident handling & forensics investigation. Holding a broad range of professional certifications including CISSP, CISM, C|EH, Security+, C|HFI, ITIL, SCSP, EnCE, ACE, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor & Implementer.
Through his career; Yasser had successfully established number of cyber security operation centers including building advance forensics investigations labs, threat intelligence and management practices for organizations within the GCC region, this includes (but not limited to) technical architecture , design, implementation, operation and training. He also was one of the senior members participating in building the 1st Managed Security Service center (Raqeeb) in Saudi & GCC in 2007. Yasser also worked as a technical lead member in designing and building large Cyber Security talents development program for number of Security & Defense organizations in KSA.
Internationally recognized System engineering leader with over than 25 years of management , Information’s Systems and Security experience, led System Engineers for multiple well know vendors building a business and technology plans for teams such as Netscreen ,Infoblox ,PaloAlto , Nutanix and Avinetworks ,Fluent in English , Dutch ,French ,German and Spanish.
Sultan leads and oversees all activities aimed at developing Cybersecurity measures in CMA, providing business stakeholders with information assurance services, including defining business and security requirements, integrating cybersecurity solutions, crafting security plans and strategies, and implementing effective risk management.
Sultan has an extensive IT and Information Security professional experience locally and internationally. Sultan has worked in the past for Saudi Airlines, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Florida Tech (USA), Boeing (USA), and Innovative Solutions (IS). Sultan has earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from King Saud University, and his second M.Sc. in Engineering Management, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology. He holds more than 25 specialized training certificates in Information Security and IT.
Rasha Abu AlSaud is Chief Information Security Officer at the National Commercial Bank (NCB). Prior to that, AlSaud was Vice President of IT Risk Management. In this role, she led both the establishment and implementation of NCB’s IT Risk Management Framework, in addition to the management of a two-year IT risk remediation program to improve the IT controls environment at NCB.
Abdullah Al-Omari serves as Executive General Manager of Security and Privacy with Mobily. He is responsible for managing all business and technology aspects of security operations, continuous monitoring, cyber defence activities, and security programs across Mobily’s networks and systems.
Prior to joining Mobily, he took on several leadership positions covering information security architectures, implementation, operations and programs. For the past 16 years, he has been developing and delivering large-scale technology and security projects leveraging best practices, proven architectures, and pioneering technologies. Abdullah also provides consultation and guidance related to the design and implementation of major systems and solutions. Abdullah has also international experience as he worked for 1 year with Technology Solution Provider in USA.
Abdullah has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from king Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals with First Honor. He also has Master Degree in Information Security from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA with perfect score. He is Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and also holds PMP, CISSP, GSEC, GPEN, GSNA, CEH, ITIL V3 and COBIT certifications.
Abdullah Al-Omari serves as Executive General Manager of Security and Privacy with Mobily. He is responsible for managing all business and technology aspects of security operations, continuous monitoring, cyber defence activities, and security programs across Mobily’s networks and systems.
Mohammed ELAffendi is a Professor of Computer Science at Prince Sultan University. Currently he is AIDE to the Rector, Director of CCIS Research, Director of CCIS Graduate Programs. He is also the founder and leader of EIAS Research lab (Emerging Intelligent Autonomous Systems & Blockchain.) Current active research projects in the areas of NLP, Blockchain and Security.
Former positions include Dean of the College of Computer & Information Sciences, Director of the Teaching & Learning Center, Director of PSU Research & Translation Center.
Research interests include Distributed Systems, Computational Linguistics, Bioinformatics, Blockchain and Autonomous Intelligent Systems. He has been conducting applied research in a wide range of areas, including natural language processing, speech recognition, digital watermarking, security and text mining.
Amir is the Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky Lab. In his new role, Amir is responsible for strengthening Kaspersky Lab’s leadership in the region by strategically promoting the company’s vision of spreading cybersecurity awareness on a national level. While also promoting Kaspersky Lab’s award winning business and consumer products as well as the company’s Threat Intelligence services.
Amir previously held the General Manager position for the Middle East at Kaspersky Lab from 2016 to 2018; in which he played a vital role in positioning Kaspersky Lab as a market leader in its industry and have contributed greatly to the company’s growth in the region.
Amir has more than 17 years of managerial and sales experience in the field of IT Security. He subsequently headed sales departments in large IT companies such as Emirates Computers, Trend Micro and Bluecoat. Amir holds a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
Riku Valpas leads the Fortinet pre-sales engineer team in Saudi Arabia.
He has 20 years of experience in the network and network security space. The past 17 years Riku has worked in the Middle East in various roles, both technical and management. His past employers are Juniper Networks, Nixu Ltd and Fortum Ltd.
Riku has a master's degree in engineering physics from Helsinki University of Technology majoring in nuclear and renewable energy technologies.
Alanood is leading Cybersecurity Strategy and Policy in Saudi Aramco, and a Board Member of the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity and Programming. She specializes in cybersecurity governance, as her experience include managing cybersecurity strategy, policies, data classification, and data leakage prevention, and multidisciplinary projects. She is holding a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems with honors from Prince Mohamed Bin Fahd University. In addition to her organizational duties, Alanood participates in delivering presentations to undergraduates under the objective of raising the level of cybersecurity awareness, and help guide undergraduates who are about to join the workforce, acting as an example of a young professional who has embarked on her journey in the field of cybersecurity.
Roman Bezhan is a security researcher at ERPScan. He is responsible for performing various security assessments in the ERP security field. Roman has extensive security experience with such global vendors as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM; cooperated successfully with largest enterprise customers in various industry sectors all around the world.
Roman's research interests include Windows/*NIX security, cryptocurrency, and exploit development.
Dr. Basil AsSadhan is an assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at King Saud University, where he currently serves as the dean of admission and registration of the university. He also works as a cyber security consultant at Taqnia Cyber. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Dr. AsSadhan's research interests are in the areas of: cyber security, network security, network traffic analysis, anomaly detection, and pattern recognition with a focus on the detection of C&C communication channels in botnet traffic. He is the author of a book and has published his research work in several journals and conferences. He has been certified by GIAC as an intrusion analyst (GCIA), and is the recipient of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholar Award.
Shalik Aboo currently works as Tripwire’s Technical Manager (Middle East & Africa) having more than 10 years of experience in Network & Information security. He brings a unique mix of Security, Compliance and Consulting and guide different verticals of organizations including military, banking, governments, oil and gas to address the cyber threat gap. His primary focus is to guide organizations to proactively defend cyber-attacks in both Operational Technology and IT.
Vibin Shaju is responsible for the Pre-Sales team for McAfee for Southern Europe, Middle East & Turkey. He assists customers to choose the right solutions to meet their security and business needs in an optimal way that balances cost of ownership with security posture. Like other IT functions, the security market is maturing, going through consolidation reflecting customers’ desire for trusted partnership with fewer suppliers.
Vibin has a 15+ years of IT Security experience in the region revolves around local and international IT security solution providers. He lives in Dubai holding a CISSP, CISM along with his Bachelors in Computer Applications and Masters in Business Administration.
Basel Alomair is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity Technologies (C4C) at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), an Affiliate Professor and co-director of the Network Security Lab (NSL) at the University of Washington-Seattle, an Affiliate Professor at King Saud University (KSU), and a cryptology consultant at various agencies. He received his Bachelor, Masters, and PhD degrees from King Saud University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Washington-Seattle, respectively. He was recognized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing (TC-FTC) and the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (WG 10.4) with the 2010 IEEE/IFIP William Carter Award for his significant contributions to the area of dependable computing.
His research in information security was recognized with the 2011 Outstanding Research Award from the University of Washington. He was also the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington (UW CIAC). He was awarded the 2015 Early Career Award in Cybersecurity by the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research for his contributions to Modern Cryptographic Systems and Visionary Leadership. He authored/co-authored over 80 papers in the last decade, with multiple best paper awards, and he is a senior member of the IEEE.
Peter serves as VP EMEA - UEBA (User & Entity Behavioral Analytics) for Forcepoint, having been acquired when Forcepoint purchased RedOwl , the next generation Human Behavioral analytics firm focused on both Security & Compliance related to the insider threat, where he is responsible for driving and implementing the EMEA growth strategy of the company.
Forcepoint UEBA offers a cutting-edge analytical solution to security, compliance, and investigative use cases related to the challenges of monitoring and identifying insider risk. Forcepoint UEBA provides immediate value to mature organisations that understand the massive potential of their untapped internal data sources in improving oversight and reducing risk.
A business leader with extensive International sales and management experience. Experienced cyber security professional with over 20 years in the Cyber security market, and 25 years in security.IT security background with rounded leadership experience across Sales, Marketing, Professional Services and Operations. Used to working in complex internal and external environments and leading the organisation in the attainment of both annual business performance targets and longer term strategic objectives. Extensive knowledge of Security services and solutions including MSS, SIEM, IAM, Threat Intelligence and Security Risk consulting, including both software/hardware based solutions and integrated solutions.
Aidmar is Senior Systems Engineer at FireEye covering Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. In his current, he works closely with clients to keep them one step ahead of evolving Advanced cyber threats.
Aidmar possesses over 15 years of experience gained by joining leading ICT organizations in the Middle East region and engaging in Cyber Security operations and projects across divers sector including Defense, Government and Enterprise. Along with Bachelor degree in Computer Science he holds a string of reputable Security certifications.
Mr. Haider Pasha is Chief Technology Officer & Systems Engineering Director for Emerging Markets at Symantec. Since joining Symantec in 2014, Mr. Pasha has been partnering with CIOs across the industry, executing together on a multi-year architecture strategy for the geography including Cloud, Big Data, and BYOD. He is a trusted advisor to Symantec’s strategic customers and partners, helping them become more competitive and innovative while influencing and strategically guiding them in addressing security issues. A key area of specialty for Mr. Pasha is around architecting Security Operations Centers and helping customers understand and prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Pasha spent 14 years at Cisco Systems covering various senior positions. He initially worked in Silicon Valley, California for 8 years and more recently in Dubai as CTO for Cisco Africa.
Mr. Pasha completed his MBA from Manchester Business School, UK and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA. Over the course of his 20 year IT career, Mr. Pasha has held various certifications, including CCNP, CCSP, CISSP, CCIE (Security) and CEH. Mr. Pasha’s successes come from being able to bind advanced technical concepts to commercial, people and process requirements, while maintaining a balanced perspective with the business objective in mind. He is also Symantec’s go-to public Security spokesperson in the region.
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company celebrating operating in the market for over 20 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting.
With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 6,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security features without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 330,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
Avi Networks completes enterprises’ digital transformation with its smart load balancer and modern application services. The Avi Vantage Platform is deployed across data centers and clouds, delivering better elasticity, intelligence, and cost savings by providing granular per-tenant and per-app services. Customers enjoy 5X faster application rollouts, actionable analytics, and 70% lower cost.
Avi is backed by leading investors including Greylock, Lightspeed, Menlo, and DAG Ventures.
McAfee is the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make our world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies’ products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all. www.mcafee.com
ERPScan is a leading provider of security solutions and services for ERP Systems. ERPScan operates internationally and helps Fortune Global 2000 companies build more comprehensive security plans by securing their mission-critical processes and maintaining compliance with GLBA, PCI, SOX, and even the stringent data protection requirements of the GDPR. Our software is certified by SAP SE. It covers all areas of security and protects business applications from cyber attacks and internal fraud. Our professional services, Penetration Testing and Security Audit, help to evaluate the overall security of enterprise systems. Find out more at erpscan.com
Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK) is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud. Leveraging its big data and analytics cloud platform – the Cb Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black consolidates prevention, detection, response, threat hunting and managed services into a single platform with a single agent and single console, making it easier for organizations to consolidate security stacks and achieve better protection.
As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) enabling customers to defend against the most advanced threats. More than 4,600 global customers, including one third of the Fortune 100, trust Carbon Black to keep their organizations safe.
For more information, please visit www.carbonblack.com
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
Tripwire is a leading provider of security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprise and public sector organizations. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and endpoint intelligence combined with business context. Tripwire’s solutions include configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, reporting and analytics.
LogRhythm is introducing CloudAI, a holistic artificial intelligence (AI) technology intended to facilitate the “AI-enabled SOC.” CloudAI will enable unparalleled SOC effectiveness and efficiency, ultimately delivering autonomous automation of tasks throughout the Threat Lifecycle Management process. The technology is delivered on a modern cloud delivery platform and is powered by LogRhythm’s uniquely curated Machine Data Intelligence Fabric. CloudAI self-evolves with unsupervised learning, allowing continuous improvement in accuracy without manual intervention. The technology is architected to learn from the whole of your activity and the technology’s extended customer footprint, which will allow it to become the smartest AI in cybersecurity.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com.
Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception for cyber security defense. Founded in 2011, Attivo Networks provides a comprehensive deception platform that in real-time detects inside-the-network intrusions in networks, public and private data centers, and specialized environments such as Industrial Control System (ICS) SCADA, Internet of Things (IoT), and Point of Sale (POS) environments. Founded on the premise that even the best security systems cannot prevent all attacks, Attivo provides the required visibility and actionable, substantiated alerts to detect, isolate, and defend against cyber attacks. Unlike prevention systems, Attivo assumes the attacker is inside the network and uses high-interaction decoys and endpoint, server, and application deception lures placed ubiquitously across the network to deceive threat actors into revealing themselves. With no dependencies on signatures or attack pattern matching, the BOTsink deception server is designed to accurately and efficiently detect the reconnaissance and lateral movement of advanced threats, stolen credential, ransomware, man-in-the-middle, and phishing attacks. The Attivo Multi-Correlation Detection Engine (MCDE) captures and analyzes attacker IPs, methods, and actions that can then be viewed in the Attivo Threat Intelligence Dashboard, exported for forensic reporting in IOC, PCAP, STIX, CSV formats or can be used to automatically update SIEM and prevention systems for blocking, isolation, and threat hunting. The ThreatOps offering simplifies incident response through information sharing, incident response automation, and the creation of repeatable playbooks.
ISACA is a professional, supplier-independent and nonprofit organization enjoying a global leadership in IT governance, Security, Risk, Control and Assurance. It was started in 1967 by a small group of individuals who recognized a need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the growing field of auditing controls for computer systems. As of November 2017, ISACA has more than 139,000+ members in more than 188 countries worldwide.
ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, risk, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. The COBIT5 Governance Framework (500+), the CISA (129,000+), CISM (34,000+), CGEIT (7,000+) and CRISC (20,000+) certifications are ISACA brands respected and used by these professionals for the benefit of their enterprises.
ISACA has a global membership with professionals associated with more than 215 Chapters worldwide. These chapters offer an opportunity to share a broad range of professional expertise from diverse business communities. Chapters sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, engage in IT research projects, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security professional.