Cybersecurity Readiness in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Title Sponsor

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems. We employ over 4,000 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA.

Diamond Sponsor

CDN is a premier, ISO 9001:2015 / ISO 14001:2015/ ISO 20000:2011 / ISO 27001:2013 certified, end-to-end ICT and Security Systems solutions provider. Our expertise include solutions and professional services in Wireless and Wired Networking, Enterprise-wide IT integration, Telecommunications, Voice/Data/Video Applications, Information and Physical Security, Outsourcing, Corporate Procurement, Professional Services and Consulting. CDN’ team includes software engineers, industry certified design and support engineers, project and program managers, customer relationship managers and domain specialists. With over 75 professionals, CDN delivers effective cross domain ICT solutions to over one thousand Government and Corporate customers. Founded in Kuwait in 1983, we have grown rapidly into a diversified solutions provider with presence in Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and Iraq. CDN international projects group has successful references across the Middle East.

Titanium Sponsor

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
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The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region.

Platinum Sponsor

EliteVAD is a regional Value Added IT Distributor operating across the MEA region, focus in niche cyber technology space delivering comprehensive solutions & services in Information Security, 360 degree Network Infrastructure Visibility & Cyber Intelligence, Investigation & Digital Forensics, Risk Remediation & Compliance for Physical and Virtual environments for Large enterprises, Telcos, Government and Financial Sectors.

Website : www.elitevad.com

Cloud Security Partner

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft is delivering technologies to market that are transforming the computing ecosystem, providing great experiences to consumers, and helping businesses worldwide take advantage of mobile, enterprise social, and cloud computing trends to drive growth. Microsoft is committed to delivering technologies that will drive the next wave of innovation—everything from new form factors and natural user interfaces to new scenarios enabled by machine learning—that will shape how people use devices and services at work and in their personal lives.

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Gold Sponsor

Siemens brings deep domain know-how and solutions to help navigate customers on their operational technology (OT) cyber journey. We are a diverse company with a broad geographic footprint, in 190 countries, with over 50 business units. This global presence gives us visibility across our installed base, and an inherent and holistic understanding of how to manage business risk by minimizing cyber risks in complex operating environments.
Cybersecurity is a foundational component of our vision for digitalization and intelligent infrastructure. Over the last ten years, Siemens has invested over $8.5 billion to make digitalization a core part of our own business transformation, and to help customers improve business performance. For many years, Siemens has led the way in hardening and protecting our own, and our customers’, infrastructure and assets against cyber threats to operations.
Siemens helps customers develop a holistic Cybersecurity strategy that looks at the whole energy value chain, adopts resiliency at the core of a risk-based approach. We take our customers on a Cybersecurity journey that brings maturity to their cyber enterprise. This means starting with a strategy that deals in fundamentals, transforms an organization’s response to the environment, and builds its capacity to detect, monitor and respond.

PGI is a specialist British cyber-security consultancy and training company. PGI’s Cyber Academy has University and Government partners in Europe, the Middle East and SE Asia. Clients in six Middle East countries have used PGI’s UK government-certified courses and powerful immersive cyber range to reskill, train and certify staff for SOC, penetration testing, forensics, incident response and consultancy roles. PGI’s full-time, internationally-accredited consultants and trainers bring current operational experience of government and commercial cyber-security risks

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 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 350,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at

Website :www.fortinet.com

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com
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Palo Alto Networks is the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform safeguards your digital transformation with continuous innovation that combines the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering you a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide you highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Across the world, customers love our security and consistently award us the highest loyalty ratings and net promoter scores in the industry.

Silver Sponsor

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity company providing cutting-edge end-to-end security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning consumer security solutions, and is now a provider of choice for businesses needing hybrid infrastructure security and next-generation endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is a trusted industry leader, delivering robust security and threat intelligence that you can rely on.

Website : www.bitdefender.com

Silensec is an Information Security Management Consulting and Training company specialized in the development and delivery of advanced services across all areas of information security from the protection of infrastructure up to the classification and protection of data. For over a decade Silensec has delivered outstanding information security services to clients worldwide, resulting in increased revenue and improved image for all its clients.

Website : www.silensec.com

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.

Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, celebrated its 20 year anniversary in 2017. 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

Website : www.me-en.kaspersky.com


Douzone is the leading total IT service provider representing Korea, with more than 380,000 clients in the IT industry including eTax, ERP and cloud services. Among them, more than 17,000 clients are enjoying unique, cutting-edge solutions in information security area, especially with digital forensics, e-government and cloud services. As a commercial member of OIC-CERT, Douzone is committed to cooperate with international communities, where establishing and operating the national digital forensics laboratory in Oman has laid the foundation for this goal.

Website : www.dforensic.com