Recognize Reward and Celebrating our CYSEC Heroes


Recognize Reward and Celebrating our CYSEC Heroes

Over the past 2 years we have seen more cyberattacks, increased threats and increase in vulnerabilities facing our security systems. The Covid-19 pandemic has only acted as a catalyst for our ever-growing interconnectivity. Now, more than ever, the skills, techniques, and processes for securing both digital and physical assets must evolve quickly to continue to safeguard the critical assets and infrastructure that keep our society running. 

Cysec Global is a series of summits dedicated to tackle regional cyber security challenges. It is an exclusive networking and business platform for the Cyber & IT security industry to discuss pressing cyber security challenges and latest innovations to transform the global cyber ecosystem.

Implementing Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program put KSA at the forefront of positive change in the area of digital transformation. This digital transformation presents many advantages from an economic and strategic standpoint, yet increased digitization has elevated the need for increased cybersecurity standards as KSA’s cyberattack landscape continues to grow. Considering these new objectives, energy sectors are expected to maintain the highest levels of cybersecurity to thwart potential threats.


Security Researcher of the Year

CYSEC Leader of the Year – Female

CYSEC Youth Leader of the Year - FEMALE

CYSEC Leader of the Year – Male

CYSEC Youth Leader of the Year - MALE

CYSEC Emerging Company of the Year

CYSEC Most Innovative Open Source Project of the Year

Award committee

Abdullah Algumaijan

Abdullah Gumaijan

Director of Cybersecurity Operations
Government Entity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Yazeed Altamimi

Cyber Security GRC Director
Government Entity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ayad Ed Sleiman

Ayad (Ed) Sleiman

Head of Information Security
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KSA

Heide Young

Founding Partner
Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME)

How to apply for the CYSEC SAUDI AWARDS 2022​?

1. Prepare

Review the categories and decide which is most suited to your organization. Read the category description, criteria for application, and who should apply details listed on the website.

2. Submit an Enquiry

Submit an enquiry on the website and the categories that you may wish to apply for. You may select more than one category that is of interest to you. An email will be sent to you with the application form and submission requirements for that entry.

3. Collate Your Application

Prepare all of the information to be included in the application form, noting the word limits, file formats, and deadlines for your submission. Complete all of the information.

4. Submit Your Entry

Send your entry to by the submission deadline of 25th September 2022. It is possible to use a file transfer service to send large files, videos, etc. Only information compliant with the category guidelines will be considered by our committee.

5. Acknowledging Your Entry

Once your completed submission is received you will receive an email confirmation confirming successful entry for that category. If any information is missing you will be advised of the missing requirements.

6. Feedback on the Short-listed Submissions

The awards committee will complete an initial review of all submissions and then a short list will be published.

7. Awards Ceremony

The category winners will be announced in person at the awards ceremony being held on 5th October from 2 PM onwards at the Dammam Sheraton Hotel. The winners will then be photographed, interviewed, and celebrated with the winners being published via media channels the following day.

How is each Category Evaluated?

1. Your submission will be reviewed by the CYSEC SAUDI and CYSEC GLOBAL team to ensure that your submission is compliant with the submission guidelines (length of copy, documents provided etc.)

2. The compliant submission will be shared with the committee who will then evaluate all category entries, to rate them based on the criteria defined for that category. A short list of the best entries for the category will be agreed upon by the committee and announced.

3. The committee will then meet to review and evaluate in detail the submissions with a discussion of their merits. Another round of ratings and scores will be allocated by the committee to define the winner.