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5 Sessions That You Can’t Miss @ GISEC Global 2022

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GISEC 2022 has multiple tracks… So we have put together a list of 5 talks that you cannot miss!

1. DDoS Attacks Against Telecom; Who Takes The Blame?

Monday, March 21, 13:40 – 14:10 GST (Meeting Room)

Francisco Z. Gaspar,
Lead Cybersecurity, Telefónica, Germany
Shaju Bhaskaran,
Information Security Officer & Head of SOC - SMART QATAR, Ooredoo Qatar
Moiz Baig,
Cybersecurity Advisor, Nokia
  • VOIP and the urgent need for DDoS protection
  • Can we put a stop? Application layer attacks on the rise
  • Players v/s the hackers: Emerging Threats targeting App Devs & Gamers

2. Panel: Recap 2021: The Year That Was! Shedding Light On The Dark Side Of A Ransomware Attack

Wednesday, March 23, 13:20 – 14:00 GST (Meeting Room)

Dr. Yask Sharma,
CISO, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India
Malek Abutayeh,
IT/OT Manager – Middle East & Central Asia, Confidential
Biju Hameed,
Head- Technology Infrastructure Operations, Dubai Airports, UAE
Jad H. Abdulsalam,
CISO, Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden)

Colonial Pipeline suffered a ransomware attack, IT/OT systems & critical infrastructure were put at risk, the company paid $4.4 million in bitcoin to hackers, how threat actors exploited vulnerabilities, what can be done to combat threats?

  • Securing your critical assets and safeguarding OT environment
  • Ensuring one weak link does not bring production to a halt
  • Weaving a web of protection and a structured security approach
  • Deploying communication, organizational, process frameworks to reduce cyber risks

3. Hacker CISO Dialogue: Matching Up To The Hacker’s Speed

Wednesday, March 23, 11:00 – 11:40 GST (Main Stage – Hall 5)

Ben Halpret,
CISO, Groupon, US
Abhishek Pratap Singh,
Head of Information Security Governance and Risk, Bank Muscat, Oman
Gal Nagli,
Bug Bounty Hunter, Top 5 in HackerOne leaderboards
Ahmed Al Zarouni,
Vice President, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
Hussain AlKhalsan,
CISO, Zand

With threat actors continuing to weaponize new attack vectors, CISO’s need to understand their risk tolerance andreinvent cyber security to defend this expanded threat surface

  • Comprehensive threat visibility is critical
  • Banking on the lessons learnt
  • What we had to do to survive
  • Are we doing it the right way?
  • How do we plan for five years down the road?

4. CISO Panel Discussion: Staying Ahead Of The Hacker

Monday, March 21, 15:35 – 16:05 GST (Main Stage – Hall 5)

Ashish Khanna,
Shadow CISO & Cybersecurity Advisor, Dubai Government entity
Mohamed G. Abdalmksoud,
Director of Information Technology, United Eastern Medical Services, Mubadala Health
Veneeth Purushotaman,
Group CIO, Aster DM healthcare
Ramakrishnan Natarajan,
VP IT, Emirates Hospital

According to a recent report, 73% of CIOs and CISOs are highly confident they will not suffer an IT/OT breach in 2022. This session will navigate the cyber minefield and why it’s the need of the hour to bind in cyber security into all conversations

  • Know thy enemy; know your data & how to recover it
  • How hospitals are adapting to ransomware strikes & continue care despite EHRs on lockdown?
  • Getting started with ZTNA frameworks, improving endpoint security and achieving broader cybersecurity readiness

5. Usd 6 Trillion Is The Annual Cost Of Cybercrime To The Global Economy: How Are Healthcare Organizations Strengthening Their Cyber Security Defenses?

Monday, March 21, 16:35 – 16:55 GST (Main Stage – Hall 5)

Nikolaos Thymianis,
CISO @ Caresocius, Exception Managemnt/Risk Management-Exception Management Associate, Pfizer
Abdullah Marghalany,
Cybersecurity Chief Officer, Ministry of Health General Directorate of Health Affairs in Medina, Saudi Arabia
Omar Khawaja,
CISO, Highmark Health, US

Time to throw away your old security playbook: How are healthcare organizations strengthening their cyber security defenses?

Adapting and enhancing existing security practices to combat ongoing cyber threats.
Enabling encryption at very point, using threat intelligence to stay secure Testing the ability to recover from a cyberattack

Meet FireCompass @ GISEC 2022