Securing Kingdom’s Critical Infrastructure in The Newly Connected World
Implementing Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program put KSA at the forefront of positive change in digital transformation. This digital transformation presents many advantages from an economic and strategic standpoint. Yet, increased digitization has elevated the need for increased cyber-security standards as KSA’s cyber-attack landscape grows. Energy sectors should maintain the highest levels of cyber-security to thwart potential threats to attain these new objectives.
Under the theme SECURING KINGDOM’S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEWLY CONNECTED WORLD, CYSEC Global Series is thrilled to host its 3rd Edition – The CYSEC Saudi Summit, which is taking place on 4th & 5th October in Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Join us for the 2-day dialogue with reformative panel discussions, keynote presentations, fire-side chats, and round-tables sessions to discuss the current challenges and future initiatives affecting the energy sector in the Kingdom.
Cysec Saudi provides an ideal environment to showcase yourself In-person and participate in one-to-one conversations during scheduled networking breaks1
Dedicated Tech Zone to explore new ideas and solutions, and map your cyber-security needs
Two-days of industry-driven dialogue featuring over 25 Cyber security Leaders from Saudi Arabia discussing the latest opportunities and solutions for the cyber security industry across sectors3
Cysec Saudi attracts a senior and diverse audience allowing attendees to build lasting relationships with key decision makers from the public and private sectors4
Rethinking security for IT/OT environment to prevent production disruption and ensure business continuity.
Cyber Deception for Active Defense for Operational Technology & Industrial Control Networks
Opportunities & Risks of Critical Infrastructure Adoption of Cloud Computing
(Reserved for Platinum Sponsor)
Communication Digitalization and Safety in the Critical Infrastructure
As the Director of Cybersecurity Operations in the Ministry of Energy, Abdullah Algumaijan is leading a team of talents responsible for monitoring the Ministry’s assets, responding to cybersecurity incidents, evaluating the security posture of the ministry and implementing security controls aims to protect the Ministry’s digital infrastructure. Prior to this role he specialized in offensive security in STC Solutions and Saudi Aramco.
Abdullah is interested in delivering training for ethical hacking courses, he published online courses in multiple learning platforms and marketplaces. He also collaborates with non-profit organizations to deliver public awareness sessions in cybersecurity.
Head of ICS Cybersecurity Division under Saudi Aramco CISO organization. I have over 22 years of experience across different Saudi Aramco organizations (Control Systems Engineering, IT Engineering, Refining Operation, Internal Auditing, and Cybersecurity Governance & Compliance). Have extensive leadership and technical experience in the field of cybersecurity for both OT and IT. Member in Saudi Arabia Ministry of Energy Cybersecurity Committee. Established the OT cybersecurity team under CISO organization of Saudi Aramco and led the development of OT cybersecurity strategy, programs, roadmap, policy and standards. He actively promoted and supported several OT cybersecurity initiatives at the national level. Strategic voting member in ISASecure. Currently, Championing the digital transformation of cybersecurity GRC in Saudi Aramco. Have master degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from Stanford University.
Cybersecurity Director with more than 10 years of experience, worked in multiple industries, holding Master Degree in Information systems and many of technical cyber security certificates.
David Colombo is a tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, advisory board member and cyber security expert from Germany. His cyber security research is globally recognized and David is known worldwide through international media such as Bloomberg, CNN and Business Insider. He is also a popular guest in tech podcasts and at various conferences in the fields of technology, innovation, and especially cyber security.
David has already been invited by Fortune 500 executives as well as governments from around the world to share his insights. With his company Colombo Technology, he pursues his mission to have a positive impact on the future of technology and, in particular, on the extremely important topic of cyber security.
Sultan has an extensive IT and Cybersecurity management experience locally and internationally. He is now leading all regulatory affairs regarding Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the ICT and Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia. Sultan has worked for many pioneer organizations such as Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Boeing, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB). Sultan has earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from King Saud University, and his second M.Sc. in Engineering Management from Florida Tech. He holds distinguished leadership certifications from Harvard Business School, INSEAD, and London Business School.
An accomplished senior Cybersecurity director with executive level experience in providing leadership and security programs across a wide range of areas.
Highlighted achievements include:
• A winner of 3 CISO Awards
• Active speaker at security and risk management conferences in the region including the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, the RSA Conference, and the CISO Summit.
• The inventor of a risk- based approach to awareness and training where I developed a comprehensive Cyber Security Awareness program, coined The Human Firewall Program™.
A visionary leader with over more than 35 years of IT and cybersecurity risk management experience. Ed Sleiman runs the enterprise information security program of a university city comprising of a university, housing community and an associated K-12 school.
Ed started his career working various US National and International companies in the Washington DC area. Started three successful businesses and sold one of them. His security journey started in 2002 in biometric security from which he transitioned into the cybersecurity and risk management.
From business continuity to Cloud Security, from risk management to cyber talent development, and from the mentor to the chief positivity officer during the pandemic, he’s best known in the industry for his invention of the Human Firewall Program concept, a risk-based approach to security awareness and training. Ed Sleiman is a business leader responsible for establishing governance and building knowledge, leading the information security organization, setting the cybersecurity strategy, developing the cybersecurity and risk management frameworks, and building the network and communicating the vision.
During of his most regional engagements, Ed worked with government stakeholders to include various regional security services to initiate security programs and conduct investigations.
Uduak Daniels has over 22 years of experience, 17 of which are in Cybersecurity and is currently an ICS Cybersecurity Consultant with Saudi Aramco. His professional exposure has cut across multiple industry verticals in North America and MEA. He has participated in a wide variety of information and operational technology cybersecurity assessments, consultancy, design and deployments. In addition, Uduak has led first responder and offensive security engagements. He is a current member of the International Society of Automation (ISA), vice-chair of the Saudi Aramco ICS cybersecurity standards committee and technical member representative for SA at ISCI ISASecure. He has a B.S in Computer Science and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manger (CISM).
Nasser Bostan is the Chief Data Integrity Officer at Tonomus. He has over three decades of expertise in cyber operations and the delivery of complex digital transformation programs involving governance frameworks, standards and policies, security controls and threat management solutions. He also has extensive experience in service operations and business/commercial operations, as well as sales, portfolio development and thought leadership.
Before joining Tonomus in 2021, Nasser was General Manager, Cyber Security at British Telecom (BT), responsible for the creation and execution of the go-to-market business and strategy for the Middle East, Africa and India. He led a sales, marketing, consulting, technical and operational organization, working closely with an ecosystem of vendors and channel partners to offer BT customer data and assets protection with industry-leading cybersecurity capabilities.
Nasser joined BT in 2007 as Transition Director, Global PharmaChems, and went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles, including General Manager, Cybersecurity Delivery and Operations for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
During his time at BT, Nasser conceived and drove the strategy that led to the creation of a key cybersecurity product, currently being positioned as the central AI platform that will power BT’s next generation cybersecurity capability
He is an accomplished keynote speaker, having delivered remarks at high-profile events such as the Smart Cybersecurity Summit and the IDC IT Security Roadshow. Nasser is also a regular contributor to prominent industry publications, including Intelligent CIO, Business Transformation and InfoSecLive.
He holds a Diploma in Business Management from Shipley College, and also completed a Harvard Business School Leadership Program, ‘Leading Through Change’, in 2020.
Fatimah Aljulaih is a passionate visionary cybersecurity and technology leader with more than nine years of experience in the cyber and information security industry, including management consulting and public and private sectors in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.
Currently, she is the Head of Cybersecurity, leading and developing the cybersecurity agenda and capabilities. Previously, Fatimah worked for Deloitte & PwC in their Technology Consulting practice advising senior business stakeholders in their technology and cybersecurity transformation programs. She also worked in the banking industry.
Fatimah holds multiple cybersecurity professional certificates from various international and prestigious institutes and organizations, such as GSTRT, GCCC, GSLC, GSEC, CISM, CDPS, etc. In Addition, she holds a CISO Executive Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.
Fatimah is also a member of the SANS CISO network, Women in Cybersecurity Middle East, and multiple national and international organizations. She is interested in emerging technologies, leadership, and women empowerment.
Growing towards challenges with powerful implications and commitment for the effective leadership to build consistent hard work through antithetical mishmash of personal humility and professional
Working to be an efficient business leader in streamlining the strategic objectives planning and execution along with stakeholders satisfaction
Believe in the saying: “without commitment you will never start, but more importantly, without consistency you will never finish”.
Heide Young is the Founding Partner and Board Member of Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME), a globally recognized group focused on empowering, supporting and increasing the percentage of women in cybersecurity. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Arab International Cybersecurity Summit, Mentor for CyberSafe Foundation CyberGirls 2022 Fellowship, Liaison for Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), and formerly part of the leadership team for Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) and a FITT (Females in IT&Telecom) Mentor. She is internationally recognized as an active and contributing member to the global cybersecurity community. A seasoned frequent international keynote guest speaker, international judge for women in cybersecurity awards, and official mentor to women in cybersecurity from Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. Driven by passion, she is dedicated to increase female presence in cyber security through her mentoring, volunteer activities and outreach programs she champions. She is committed to demystifying cyber security and the careers within, so that young girls and women have the opportunity presented to them on how to get involved in cyber security, contribute, and be heard.
Mujali works as Managing Consultant leading Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity at Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) since July 2022. Before joining SITE, Mujali was the Lead OT Cybersecurity Engineer at Saudi Aramco for 13.5 years. He is an expert in Distrusted Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Designs and architectures. Mujali has proven history of cybersecurity engineering which includes designing and implement cybersecurity solutions, developing custom policies based on international standards such as ISO 27001, ISA/IEC 62443 and NIST SP 800 in addition to leading risk assessment and treatment processes.