Regional Cybersecurity Week 2024


The Largest Cybersecurity Event in the Region


📍 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

📅 27 – 30 October 2024




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Cybersecurity as an enabler for Digital Economy”


The Regional Cybersecurity Week is one of the key strategic annual initiatives of the ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center in Oman established in 2013 and comes under the capacity building pillar of the Center. A reference to the continued successes achieved by the Regional Cyber Security Week that was widely praised by local and international participants. Given the importance of the topics addressed in the conference, in addition to the participation of a group of international experts and speakers as well as international cyber security companies and organizations that participated in the accompanying exhibition and presented a range of cyber security solutions and technologies, such continued success of the cyber security week resulted in being awarded 5 World Guinness Record Awards in the 2023 edition, breaking records for the largest global gathering attended by over 1600 participants from more than 70 countries around the world, including Arab and Islamic countries, African nations, and East Europe as well as central Asia, which made the regional cybersecurity week to be the largest cross regional cybersecurity event. This year the Regional Cyber Security Week will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 27 - 30 October 2024, in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).


The Week includes several events with objectives:

  • Enhancing the role of the Sultanate as a regional center in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Attracting international experts and speakers to learn about countries’ experiences in the field of cybersecurity industry development.
  • Identifying opportunities and strategic potentials in the field of cybersecurity industry development and innovation to enhance the digital economy at the regional and global levels.
  • Highlight the procedures for assessing necessary measures to reduce risks in integrated systems Highlight the most important developments in the field of cybersecurity and the threats to reduce risks in integrated systems especially governments and critical sector.
  • Enhancing cooperation between local and international entities and organizations specialized in the field of cybersecurity.

Regional Cybersecurity Week Events

The 12th Regional and OIC-CERT Cyber Drill
29-30 October 2024

The Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ITU-ARCC) organizes the 12th regional cybers drill for Arab states and member states under the title "The Impact of Cybersecurity Threats on the Digital Economy" for national cybersecurity centers in the Arab region. The exercise aims to enhance communication and build the capabilities of emergency response teams to ensure continuous efforts to combat cyber threats (simulated attacks) by engaging national cybersecurity centers in the Arab region and member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The exercise targets national and Arab emergency response teams, specialized teams, and information security centers in critical sectors. It aims to increase communication between participating teams and reduce response time to incidents, in addition to clarifying the importance of unifying efforts between regional teams and their role in reducing security risks.

The 12th Regional Cybersecurity Conference "Cybersecurity as an enabler for Digital Economy"
27-28 October 2024

The conference aims to review the best opportunities and strategies in the field of cybersecurity industry and innovation to enhance the digital economy in the Arab and international regions. The conference will address aspects of cooperation and innovation in the cybersecurity industry at the local, regional, and international levels, showcasing several global experiences in the cybersecurity industry and cooperation between local and international specialized entities to highlight the procedures for assessing necessary measures to reduce risks in integrated systems. It will also discuss best practices to identify national and organizational cybersecurity policies, present achievements in reducing risks.

FIRST Organization Seminar
28 October 2024

This seminar provides a suitable platform for senior technical officials and cybersecurity officials from Africa and the Arab region to discuss and formulate the necessary policies to address cybersecurity risks. It is one of the initiatives in partnership with the international organization for security teams and incident response "FIRST." This event provides an opportunity for cooperation and partnership between specialized entities in cybersecurity to maintain flexible integration in this field. It also provides a suitable venue for sharing information and problems related to cybersecurity, improving the effectiveness of members, and increasing their impact by enhancing administrative and technical capacities in responding to security incidents. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity to discuss strategic trends and future challenges.

Key Highlight

  • Cybersecurity risk and Exposure - A Key Factor in Partnership Decisions
  • The Rising Threat Horizon and Creation of Digital Trust
  • Competitive Security Market Dynamics for Product Leaders
  • AI-Powered Cybersecurity
  • The GCC Approach for a Secure and Resilient Digital Economy
  • Growth of Cybersecurity Industry Creates New Jobs
  • Emerging Technologies Responsible for the Cybersecurity Industry’s Production of Innovative Developments
  • A Modernized Framework to Secure the Digital and Interconnected Economy
  • The Role of Cybersecurity and Data Security in the Digital Economy
  • Behavioral Analytics Became an Integral Part of Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Cybersecurity and Future Technologies
  • Cybersecurity as an Economic Enabler
  • The Emergent Cyber Response to Support Cyber Innovation
  • Enhancing GCC and International Cooperation to respond to Cyber Threats and promote a Global, Stable and Open Cyberspace

Regional Cybersecurity Summit 2023

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Why Attend?

  • Identify limitations in your current cyber security framework.
  • Develop state-of-the-art cybersecurity management systems to mitigate threats.
  • Identify and analyze scope, challenges and benefits of an efficient cyber security infrastructure
  • FIntegrate early warning systems to identify potential threats and optimize effective monitoring and system integrity
  • Learn of advancements in cybersecurity structures, operational policies, data protection and legal regulations.
  • Discover innovative methods to keep your organization safe from cybercrime and data theft.
  • Overcome current and future challenges in the field of cybersecurity through case studies and success stories.
  • Learn how to integrate cyber risk management practices, latest cybersecurity techniques, disaster recovery patterns and methods of securing critical data.

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Why Sponsor?

  • One on One Interactions
  • Keynote Addresses and Panel Discussions
  • Dedicated Networking Spaces
  • Technology Demos and Presentations
  • Exhibitions and Demonstrations
  • Open Debates and Interactive Dialogues

Steering Committee 2024

Eng. Badar Alsalehi

Director General – Oman National CERT & Head of ITU Arab Regi ...

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Mr. Marco Obiso

Chief, Digital Network and Society Department at International ...

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Mr. Adel Mohamed Darwish

DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION (ITU), EGYPT ...

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Mrs. Tracy A. Bills, CISSP

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Incident Respon ...

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Dr. Sherif Hashem

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at George Maso ...

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Dr. Ahmed Ali Abdel-Hafez

Vice President for Cyber Security Affairs, National Telecommu ...

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Dr. Haji Amirudin

Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia ...

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Technical Committee 2024

Mrs. Aziza Al Rashdi

Director general assistant Oman National CERT ...

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Mrs. Iman Mahmoud Odeh

Director of cybersecurity development, Oman National CERT ...

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Dr. Haitham Al Hajri

Executive Cyber Security Specialist, Oman National CERT ...

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Mr. Ahmed ElRaghy

Senior Advisor, ITU Arab Regional Office, Egypt ...

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Mr. Marwan Ben Rached

Cybersecurity Coordinator at the International Telecommunicatio ...

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Mr. Maher AlSaleh

Director of Telecommunication and E-Government, The Cooperation ...

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Summit 2024 Speakers

Eng. Badar Alsalehi

Director General – Oman National CERT & Head of ITU Arab Regi ...

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Mrs. Iman Mahmoud Odeh

Director of cybersecurity development, Oman National CERT ...

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Dr. Haitham Al Hajri

Executive Cyber Security Specialist, Oman National CERT ...

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H.E Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security Council , United Arab Emirates Governmen ...

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Mr. Marco Obiso

Chief, Digital Network and Society Department at International ...

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Mr. Adel Mohamed Darwish

DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION (ITU), EGYPT ...

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Dr. Ahmed Ali Abdel-Hafez

Vice President for Cyber Security Affairs, National Telecommu ...

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H.E Bassam Maharma

President at National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) ...

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Shaikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Khalifa

Deputy CEO for Cyber Operations at the National Cyber Security ...

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Major General (Rtd) Eng. Mohammad A. Boarki

Chief of Kuwait National Cyber Security Center ...

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Dr. Haji Amirudin

Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia ...

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Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor

Secretary-General of the Arab Information and Communication Tec ...

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Mr. Ahmed ElRaghy

Senior Advisor, ITU Arab Regional Office, Egypt ...

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Dr. Feras Bakkour

Co-founder and Chairman of the Arab Internet and Telecom Union ...

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Mr. Khaled Mahmoud Wali

Director for ICT Development -Arab League ...

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Dr. Mohamad Nawar Al-Awa

Regional Advisor on Technology for Development in UN-ESCWA ...

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