World Cyber Security Summit in Jordan brought together global cyber security experts to tackle the battle against cyber threats
Thursday, September 22, 2022: On 15 – 16 August 2022, an in-person event featuring a richness of debates about future technology and cyber security was held in Jordan. The event's organiser, Trescon and its Strategic Partner JOCSA (Jordan Cyber Security Association) hosted more than 500 C-level attendees, including key stakeholders in the cyber security ecosystem, such as government officials, top experts in the field, solution providers, startups, media, among others.
Leading players in Cyber security space like Green Circle, Agualetica, BeeezCrowd, Alpha Hub, Mandiant, CloudSEK, ManageEngine, and Wizard Cyber gathered at the event to examine the prospects for Cyber Security in Jordan.
The event featured a ground-breaking alliance between specialists like:
· 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 Ahmad - Dean - Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Open Source Intelligence in Arabic Challenges and Solutions, Jordan & many more elite speakers to name a few.
The show kicked off with an opening keynote by Nidal Al-Bitar, CEO, Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (Intaj), where he shared his insights on the topic ‘Employment in the Cyber Security’ by quoting, “As companies mature on their digital transformation journeys, cybersecurity remains the biggest concern: 69 per cent of US executives believe cyber security is the biggest AI-related risk.”
Abdulrahman Al-Nimari, VP, Cyber Security from Saudi Arabia spoke at length on ‘Zero Trusting Your Enterprise. He was quoted saying, “You believe that if this gadget is making a call to an external network, it is making a positive call because we believe in that device. However, the call is essentially a command-and-control request to the internet to obtain the ransomware's symmetric key. Therefore, by authorising that outbound connection, you are personally enabling the attack.”
While speaking about ‘Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Organization’, George Eapen, Group CIO, Petrofac mentioned that, “For the right security outcome, CISO must build an ecosystem consisting of complementary solutions/partners/team.”
The event also witnessed a panel discussion on the topic ‘Leveraging AI in Threat Intelligence to Enable Protection from Advanced Threats’ that was moderated by Dr. Hossam Elshenraki
“It comes down to the fact that cybersecurity is a shared duty and that the more systems we secure, the safer we are all. We’re happy to have hosted World Cyber Security Summit in Jordan, and loved the support we received from the tech fraternity in Jordan with the help of international delegates, sponsors, thought leaders, and media among others,” says Mohammed Saleem, Founding Chairman, Trescon.
The 17th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit – Jordan is supported by Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Jordan and officially sponsored by:
- Platinum Sponsor – Green Circle | Agualetica
- Fintech Sponsor – BeeezCrowd
- Gold Sponsor – Alpha Hub | Mandiant
- Silver Sponsor – CloudSEK
- Bronze Sponsor – Wizard Cyber | IRIS Technology | Manage Engine | Verimatrix
- Academic Sponsor – C-PATH | Princess Sumaya University for Technology | Daience University | Jordan University of Science & Technology | Jordan University of Science & Technology
- Strategic Partner – Jordan Cyber Security Awareness Association (JOCSA)
- Community Partners – Intaj (Information & Communications Technology Association – Jordan) | ISACA | SOFEX JORDAN | JODDB | ABJ | JIF | Crown Prince Foundation | Talal Abu-Gazaleh Global | Jordan Insurance Federation | Amman Chamber Of Industry | AIBrza
- Robotics Partner – QUILL
- Digital and Production Partner – Q Tech Networks
- Transportation Partner - Careem
World Cyber Security Summit – Jordan was Officially Supported by the following Media Partners:
Official Media Partner:
Official Newspaper Partner:
· U today
· Who's Who in Jordan's Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
· SECURITY Middle East Magazine
· Coinpedia - Crypto & Fintech News Media
About World Cyber Security Summit
World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs who are looking to explore new-age threats and the technologies/strategies to mitigate them.
The Summit fuses CISOs across industry sectors from Jordan who meet, network, learn and engage with some of the world’s renowned technology thought-leaders, subject matter experts, and technology innovators in a constructive, open-dialogue environment to find solutions for issues hindering their information/cyber security.
Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provide a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments, and individuals. Trescon is specialized in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, expos, demand generation, investor connect, and consulting services.