CYSEC SAUDI AWARDS
2024

CYSEC TRAILBLAZERS: REWARDING EXCELLENCE & CELEBRATING INNOVATION

CYSEC SAUDI AWARDS
2023

CYSEC TRAILBLAZERS: REWARDING EXCELLENCE &

CELEBRATING INNOVATION

ABOUT CYSEC SAUDI AWARDS 2024

CYSEC TRAILBLAZERS: REWARDING EXCELLENCE &
CELEBRATING INNOVATION

The CYSEC Awards serves as a prestigious accolade recognizing excellence and innovation in cybersecurity. Through these awards, we honor and celebrate the trailblazers, innovators, and guardians who tirelessly strive to secure our digital landscape. 

Join us as we applaud their excellence and inspire a collective effort towards a more secure digital future.

AWARD CATEGORIES

AWARD CATEGORIES

CYSEC Cybersecurity Leader of the Year
CYSEC Cybersecurity Researcher of the Year
CYSEC Cybersecurity Educator of the Year
CYSEC Best Cybersecurity Graduation Project of the Year
CYSEC Best Open Source Project of the Year
CYSEC Women Cybersecurity Innovators Award

Solution provider category

Overall Cybersecurity Solution Provider of the Year
Best Endpoint Security Solution
Best Cloud Security Solution
Best Identity and Access Management Solution
Best Network Security Solution
Best Threat Intelligence Solution
Best Compliance Solution
Best Managed Security Service Provider
Most Innovative Cyber Security Solution
Best Data Security Vendor
Best Cybersecurity Education and Training Provider
Best Cybersecurity Startup
Best Open-Source Security Platform Provider
Best XDR Protection Security Provider
Best VAD Company of the Year
CYSEC Best OT/IT Solution Provider
Best VAD Company of the Year

AWARD COMMITTEE

AWARD COMMITTEE

Abdullah Algumaijan

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

Head of Information Security

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KSA

Heide Young

Founding Partner

Women in Cyber Security Middle East (WiCSME)

AWARD COMMITTEE

AWARD COMMITTEE

Abdullah Algumaijan

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

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
2024?

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.

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.

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.

Send your entry to info@makconferences.com by the submission deadline of 20th May 2024. 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.

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.

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

The category winners will be announced in person at the awards ceremony being held on 23rd May from 4 PM onwards at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The winners will then be photographed, interviewed, and celebrated with the winners being published via media channels the following day.

How to apply for
the CYSEC SAUDI
AWARDS 2024?

How to apply for the CYSEC SAUDI AWARDS 2024?

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.

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.

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.

Send your entry to arundhathi@makconferences.com 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.

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.

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

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?

How is each Category Evaluated?

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.)

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.

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.

How is each Category Evaluated?

How is each Category Evaluated?

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.)

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.

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.

Abdullah Gumaijan

Director of Cybersecurity Operations

Government Entity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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.