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The Cyber First Kuwait Conference is a remarkable event focused on New Kuwait Vision 2035 and outlines a transformative journey toward a digital secure future for Kuwait. Increased digitization across sectors has emphasized the need for strong cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive data. To deal with such rising cyber threats Kuwaiti government has established National Cyber Security strategy to protect and prioritize cybersecurity. With a steadfast commitment to enhancing cybersecurity maturity, Kuwait’s government has earmarked a substantial budget of $1 billion to achieve Maturity Level 5, the resilient enterprise level, within the upcoming five years.

Both the Kuwaiti government and the private sector are taking proactive strides to elevate the country’s cybersecurity resilience. The government’s launch of the National Cybersecurity Strategy aligns with businesses augmenting their investments in cybersecurity. As a result, Kuwait’s cybersecurity market is on a remarkable trajectory. Projections indicate that by 2024, this market is set to generate an impressive revenue of approximately $2,405 million.

In the spirit of fostering collaboration across public and private realms, and in a bid to thwart the endeavors of malicious actors, Events First Group is elated to present the Cyber First-Kuwait Conference, 4th June 2024 in Kuwait. This event will gather cybersecurity experts, including luminaries in Information Security, Risk, Compliance, Forensics, and Cyber Law. We invite you to join us in exploring Kuwait’s cybersecurity landscape and to unearth strategies for safeguarding our digital future.

The conference facilitates the exchange of insights, best practices, and experiences related to Cybersecurity in Kuwait. Participants can gain valuable knowledge and insights from case studies and practical examples.

Professionals, experts, and industry leaders gather to network and collaborate at the conference. The event fosters connections, partnerships, and synergies among attendees, enabling them to explore collaborative opportunities and exchange ideas.

Join us at the Kuwait Cybersecurity Conference to be a part of Kuwait’s digital journey, share knowledge, network with industry leaders, and contribute to the country's growth in the digital era.
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Impactful Program

A highly Anticipated conference where attendees will engage in a high level international forum that addresses critical advances and Pressing challenges in Cyber Security. This Program Includes a series of Keynote Presentation, Panel Discussions, Product Demonstrations and more.

Awards Ceremony

At the Kuwait Cybersecurity Awards Ceremony, we celebrate excellence and recognize innovation, honoring the guardians of our digital future. From frontline defenders to visionary creators, today, we Celebrate the heroes of cybersecurity.

Hackathon

At the Kuwait Cybersecurity Conference—A dynamic session for hands-on cybersecurity innovation and skill-building.

One-One Meetings

Boost your networking game with exclusive one-on-one meetings at the Kuwait Cybersecurity Conference—a personalized opportunity to connect, collaborate, and explore cybersecurity innovations.

Networking Luncheons & Coffee Breaks

Media & Live
Broadcast

Eng. Meshal AlZayed

Director of Cyber Operations Dep
NCSC

Taiba Al Qabandi

Deputy Head for Governance and Risk Management
NCSC

Husain A ALNakkas

CIO
National assembly of Kuwait

Dr. Fai Ben Salamah

Researcher
National Cybersecurity Centre
Kuwait

Issa Al Suwait

GM- Cyber Security
stc

Prof. Khalid Al-Begain

President
Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Fakhruddin Seth

Chief information security officer (CISO)
Government

Yedhu Krishna Menon

Head of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM)
Leading Kuwaiti Bank

Dr. Ahmad Dahwi Alanezi

Colonel
Ministry of Interior

Nasser AlQadeeri

Executive Manager Cyber and Information Security Risk
Banking Sector

Mohamed El-Demery

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
Confidential

Dr. Shaheela Banu

Information Security Compliance Officer & Auditor
Confidential

Hasan H. Alsalman

Manager IT Access & Privilege Management
Leading Kuwaiti Bank

Alaa Eldin Aly

Head of Enterprise Architecture
Boubyan Bank

Jim West

CEO & Founder
TopCyberPro.com

Abdulaziz Alhajeri

Information Security Officer,
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

MOHAMED SALIH

IT Infrastructure Architect, KPIC

Dr. Sulaiman Alhasawi

Founder
ICSrank-OT

Dhari Al-Ajmi

Sr. OT Cybersecurity Specialist
EQUATE Petrochemical Company

Iyad Atieh

Chief information security officer (CISO)
Alghanim Industries

Anis Mattur

Group Chief Information Officer
ALHASAWI GROUP

Wasim Parkar

Head of Information Security Compliance and Governance
Banking sector

Mercedes Vázquez

General Manager
ESK Holding

Husain Al-Bustan

CISO
Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Aydin Aslaner

Cybersecurity Director
Microsoft

Amin Shokri

Senior Presales Manager
KASPERSKY

Basil Shanin

Regional Sales Director
Corelight

Mohammed kaouk

SE manager
Extrahop

Waseem youssef

Senior Manager - Systems Engineering
Palo Alto Networks

Dr. Belal Al Sheikh

CyberSecurity Consultant
Palo Alto Networks

Osama Alasmar

Solutions Engineer
F5

Rob van der Ende

Global Head of Strategic Accounts Advisory
Google Cloud

Ms. Looulwah Alenezi

Kuwait College of Science & Technology
(KCST)

Yousef El-Kourdi

Group Head of Information Technology
Cuty Group Co. KSCP
(Advisor)

  • SCHEDULE

09:00 - 09:05

Opening remarks by Events First Group

9:05 - 9:10

National Anthem & Opening Video – 5 min

9:10 - 9:15

Chairman's Speech and Introduction to the Conference

9:15 - 9:25

Key opening remarks by

9:25 – 10:05

Panel Discussion

Kuwait Vision 2035 Aligning with Kuwait’s National Cybersecurity Strategy:
Safeguarding Digital Future

Moderator

Panellists

10:05

Awards for NCSC

10:05 – 10:45

VIP Exhibition Tour

10:45 – 10:50

Raffle draw

10:50 - 11:05

Keynote Presentation: Microsoft

Topic: Navigating Cybersecurity in the Era of AI By

11:05 - 11:40

Panel Discussion

Securing ICS/OT & Critical infrastructure: Safeguarding essential services and systems.

Moderator

Panelists

11:40 – 11:55

Presentation

Topic: Strategic, Operational, and Tactical … intelligence for better-informed decisions

11:55 - 12:10

Presentation

Topic: Harnessing AI to Improve Cyber Resilience

12:10 - 12:25

Presentation

Topic: Insights from the frontlines into the current threat landscape and, how attackers are focusing more on avoiding detection

12:25 - 01:00

Panel Discussion

Leveraging AI to address cyber-attacks and the evolving threat landscape.

Moderator

Panelists

01:00 – 01:20

Networking Break

01:20- 01:25

Raffle draw

01:25 - 01:40

APIs are fundamental to Digital Transformation

01:40 -1:55

Presentation

01:55 - 2:10

Topic - Leveraging the Evidence Bank, Security's Most Valuable Asset by

Basil Shahin, Regional Sales Director, Corelight

2:10 - 2:45

Panel Discussion

Cyber secure Cloud: Advancing towards Cloud with Next-Generation Technology and Zero trust Security Models.

Moderator

Panelists

02:45- 03:05

Panel Discussion

Ensuring Operational Resilience: Third-Party & Supply Chain Risk Management in Kuwait

Moderator

Panelists

03:05

Awards and Raffle draw

Lunch & Conference Ends

The Cyber First Kuwait Awards 2024 aims to create a platform for cybersecurity thought leaders, innovators, solution providers, and influencers to be recognized, inspiring the industry with their achievements. This event further promotes and maintains the cybersecurity culture in the nation. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain recognition, build networks, and promote your cybersecurity innovation, research, or leadership.

The Cyber First Kuwait Awards 2024 is scheduled to take place on June 4th, 2024, at the prestigious Radison Blu, Kuwait. By nominating yourself for an award, you can celebrate your successes, forge new relationships and collaborations, and inspire your team and the community to continue innovating in the field of cybersecurity. We warmly invite you to be a part of The Cyber First Kuwait Awards 2024 – an event that recognizes excellence and innovation in cybersecurity and proudly unveils this year’s distinguished winners.

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