Battle against cyber threats to be addressed by cyber security visionaries at #WCSSJordan

Battle against cyber threats to be addressed by cyber security visionaries at #WCSSJordan

The 17th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit is gearing up with the goal of constructing a security framework for organisations in Jordan, in a bid to battle cyberthreats.

The summit is taking place on 15 – 16 August 2022 in Jordan, and features notable speakers including Mohammad Alkhudari, Ira Winkler, Abdulrahman Al-nimari, Prof. Mohand Tahar Kechadi, George Eapen and many more.

The 17th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit will be held under the auspices of H.E. Dr Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of the Hashemite R.Kingdom of Jordan, and supported by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Jordan. The summit will take place on 15 – 16 August 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton in Amman, Jordan. 

As the country braces for a protracted cyber insecurity, government and organisations are looking for an action plan to mitigate the risks and become resilient to cyber threats. Thus resulting in the announcements of a raft of policies to manage digital vulnerabilities in the recent years. In order for effective implementation of these policies, World Cyber Security Summit will play its part by providing a platform to conduct thorough debates, and deliberations on the proposed cyber security strategies.

The summit will host more than 300+ C level attendees, including government officials, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, CEOs and technology leaders from enterprises and government agencies in Jordan to meet, network, and engage with global cyber security experts and technology innovators over the course of two days.

H.E. Belal Hafnawi, Commissioner – Board Member at Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC-Jordan), said: “The importance of cyber security is being increased and it is not an option for companies and organisations, and having the advanced defence in place is required for critical infrastructure and data. Sensitive data and information protection is the source of trust in organisations.”

Abdulrahman Al-Nimari, VP – Cybersecurity from Saudi Arabia stated: “Remember: compliance to regulations does not mean you are secure, you must have your own risk driven cyber security program and strategy that mitigate your own unique risks.

Haidar Fraihat, Cluster Leader – Statistics, Information Society, and Technology at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) added: “Corporations can easily fall into the false sense of security syndrome. Illusioned that their precious data is safe, they may tend to drop guard and invest less in enhancing their data security. Realising that data and information is the strategic asset to organisations, perhaps more than financial resources, is of paramount importance to keep your competitive edge, security and even survivability. Feeling secure doesn’t mean you are really secure.”

Some of the leading industry experts speaking at the summit include:

  • Scott E. Augenbaum Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent; Author; Cybercrime Prevention Trainer, Scott Augenbaum LLC
  • Glen Thomas Partner – Head of Technology and Cyber Consulting, Grant Thornton, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Haidar Fraihat – Cluster Leader – Statistics, Information Society, and Technology, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Lebanon
  • Jacob Mathew – Head of Information Technology, Government of Abu Dhabi Entity, United Arab Emirates
  • Nicole Lau – Sales Director, Verimatrix, Oslo, Norway
  • Ricoh Danielson – CEO, 1st Responder, an Incident Response Firm, United States
  • Eng. Abdullah Faisal Biary – CISO, United Cooperative Assurance, Saudi Arabia
  • Taha Hussain – Information Security Specialist, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority – DEWA, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Hossam Elshenraki – Associate Professor, Dubai Police HQ, United Arab Emirates
  • Eng. Mona Alshehri – Risk and Compliance Analyst, Saudi Air Navigation Services, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Ahmed Abd El Hady Mohamed – Director of Quality in General Administration for Quality and Environmental Affairs, Holding Company for Water and Waste Water (HCWW), Egypt
  • H.E. Belal Hafnawi – Commissioner – Board Member,Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC-Jordan), Jordan
  • Nada Khater Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies, Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship, Jordan
  • Eng. Lama Arabiat – Head of AI, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Jordan
  • Dr. Ashraf AhmadDean – Princess Sumya University for Technology (PSUT), Open Source Intelligence in Arabic Challenges and Solutions, Jordan & many more elite speakers.

The event will focus on topics including: 

  • Jordan’s roadmap to the digital revolution through cyber security
  • Cyber Security for the Government of Jordan: Challenges, strategies, opportunities
  • Cyber Security: An enabler and growth partner for modern businesses
  • Zero Trust Model: How to boost application security?
  • How to protect your data in times of constant connection?
  • What is layered security and how does it protect your data?
  • Data Security: Top threats and best practices
  • SaaS Security: Meeting the needs of modern enterprises

Commenting on the event, Mohammed Saleem, Founding Chairman of Trescon said: “We’re happy to bring the global series of World Cyber Security Summit to Jordan, with the support of our Strategic Partner, Jordan Cyber Security Awareness Association (JOCSA). We hope this event will be a stepping stone for realising how critical cyber security at this day and age is for organisations in the region.”

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