GISEC – The future of Cybersecurity
What is GISEC?
The 7th edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) is a three-day event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the first ever and largest cybersecurity conference and exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), UAE happening this 1-3 April 2019 and was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bishr.
GISEC is one of the most significant and highly anticipated gatherings of the year in the region to be attended by an estimated 7,000 professionals rubbing shoulders with more than 12,000 tech gurus and leaders all over the world. This year’s edition will be hosted by leading and top-notch cybersecurity experts and legendary keynote speakers from the tech world both from the government and private sectors. This event will provide immeasurable and priceless information about inventions and technologies that can define the future.
The agenda for the exhibition is primarily directed and partnered by high profile advisory board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, SMART Dubai, and Dubai police, and should attract a big number of audience of decision-makers from all over 200 government departments and a huge number of leading enterprises in the Middle East.
GISEC was launched in the year 2013 aiming to be the leading and most innovative cybersecurity in the UAE as well as the MEA regions. Today, as we all know, GISEC is not only the largest cybersecurity show but also the most impactful and more prominent event in terms of scope, aspirations and, diversity of perspective. GISEC is committed to bring you the most original and upcoming cyber technologies in general and will offer businesses the chance to be an important part of an industry-defining moment.
GISEC is jam-packed with information and sessions on the most innovative technologies with the following in mind: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and quantum computing which will provide tools to enhance and upgrade your digitization.
As per Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, “Bringing together the best of the best government leaders, speakers and technology experts will surely ignite your passion for innovation and technology”.
Why is there a need for GISEC?
Considering that our world today is likely very open and receptive to cyber-attacks, threats and hackers. This calls for skilled warriors and this is where cybersecurity measures will play a vital role in protecting and growing a business regardless of the industry.
The mission of GISEC is to bring companies which offer the most game-changing and innovative security solutions for AI, 5G and telecoms, IoT, Blockchain and enterprise cybersecurity altogether. At GISEC, you will experience a global innovation and an exceptional kind of diversity from start-ups in China to a multi-national industry in Europe both showcasing cybersecurity solutions. This will be a platform for tech experts to contribute and work as one to build a strong and powerful and quality networks.
This event will also make us aware that the world is ever-changing and the journey to the digital age has begun. This will be a great venue to learn, teach, share and make new business partnerships.
Not even in your wildest imagination that you will be in an in-depth exploration into the dark web and will include some exciting programs such as live hacks sessions that will uncover controversial and pioneering topics and GISEC will make it possible for you.
What are the highlights of GISEC?
As you get ready for the most significant assembly of tech experts and industries around the globe, there are a number of things that will be highlighted and you should take note on this event;
- A 3-days full of pure learning, sharing and networking;
- The ever-popular secret briefing will a highlight for both the sponsors and participants;
- More than 300 free training and sessions that includes Genius talks, Private, X labs;
- B2B matchmaking programs and networking platforms; which will be a helpful tool to find the right vendor for the product you want to buy;
- The dark stage where you will witness eye-catching live hacks;
- The (ISC)2 trainings and workshops; for those who are considering to progress their careers and be updated of the latest in cyberspace.
Why in the UAE?
Middle East is the hottest AI market in the region and there are several countries in the Gulf but why in the UAE? It is known that the UAE is very open to international cooperation and alliance to fight cyber threats. The UAE is a home for all kinds of infrastructures from start-ups to multi-million industries and to be able to make their businesses grow, it has to be safe and secure from cyber threats. In a business regardless of how small or big it is, the people responsible should be mindful on how to consolidate cybersecurity measures in all aspects of its design and development.
The leaders of the UAE are future-forward thinkers and planners and they always consider the safety and security of foreign investors who would like to do business in their country. They look at possibilities and challenges inside the security landscape especially in strategic and important industries such as education, medical field and finance, and other allocated resources.
To be able to accomplish all these, there is no best way than GISEC. Through the support of very significant partners such as the Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center and Smart Dubai, and with the expertise of tech professionals, this annual cybersecurity conference will pursue to unravel the complex and complicated web of cybersecurity and will direct businesses to how and where they can boost and upgrade their system and network defenses.
What are the things to know about GISEC and Cybersecurity 2019?
Yearly, most people would jot down predictions on what they think might and can happen and UAE is always ahead of everything, in all aspects including cybersecurity. Each year, GISEC aims to advance in the future and 2019 will not be different after all. Artificial intelligence or robotics and The Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the focal point in this advancement. With all the cyber-crimes and threats that are happening throughout the world, this is a great opportunity and time for security businesses.
Hacking nowadays has become an industry in itself and this becomes a major constraint for industries and organizations to deal with web viruses, malware, or even what we call cyber-warfare attacks against huge enterprises and governments. It can be considered as a dangerous time for companies as cyber threats and attacks are becoming sophisticated as time goes by and if companies can’t keep up, they should at least know how to lessen the damage caused. Cybersecurity is more than just virus protection. This is why GISEC was launched. To keep companies and businesses to be more proactive and share compelling solutions to manage cyber risk and offer high technology solutions.
GISEC, in general, believes that the current security issues and challenges at this time is data privacy and protection. No one is exempted from breaches of privacy and cyber risk due to indiscretion and bad decisions. The main focus on this event is for business to make a stronger move to protect data and GISEC anticipates in bridging the gap to secure consumer data and business enterprise both in actual and online.
The robotics are coming in GISEC 2019. AI is an overused word in the marketing industry today, on the other hand, it is important to know the responsibilities and risks related to AI. Over a few days, vendors and tech professional will help you find the right technology to keep up.
Who exhibits and why?
GISEC 2019 is where you can get information and where security enterprises gather together to attain actual business growth.
The industries must exhibit for distributors, resellers, manufacturers, partners of cybersecurity and IT products and services.
You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this year’s GISEC. First and foremost, this event is officially supported by the government and this is the only event where you can find and meet with more than 200 different government departments in one roof.
There will be no other place to find your way in and make your business grow in the Middle East than through GISEC.
You will be surprised at how much investors are willing to spend on solutions from companies to outsmart cyber threats and attacks.
GISEC is the only place to increase and enhance your brand awareness, get full media exposure and remain ahead of your competitors.
With numbers to prove about the success of the previous GISEC, this year will be more outlandish and more high in technologies and will definitely increase your business and customers will be more satisfied by the quality of your products.
Who visits GISEC?
The profiles of the attendees will be the most powerful in the Middle East and, in terms of buyers, will be one of the most appealing in the world. Based on the attendees who visited and joined in the 2018 event, this 2019 will definitely surpass the number of the audiences last year.
Whether it’s to learn or to understand from world leaders and top business enterprises together with the CIOs, CISOs and CTOs and with their teams and departments who travelled from 86 counties to gain insights from this event that can affect their departments. With over 7,000 high tech security professionals who will join a total audience of over 12,000 tech experts and leaders in the Middle East’s biggest buzz on what’s going to impact them around the world.
What can you gain at GISEC 2019?
Either you are a visitor, an exhibitor, a partner or a sponsor of GISEC 2019, altogether, you will gain insights into a SMART and digital future. A future that will unravel right before your eyes using the technologies that will change the way of the future. By the use of IoT’s and other technologies, we can create and more secure and tolerable city towards the future.
GISEC is the driving force towards efficiency in introducing innovation through the use of emerging technologies for sage, smart and sustainable communities. You will be able to examine how huge enterprise can innovate like a start-up.
This edition of GISEC, expect to be digitally transformed! With at least 93 percent of satisfaction expressed by previous participants of this event, you would never want to miss out on this one.
As a visitor of GISEC, Mohamed Dekkak said “A very insightful and informative event of the year. I would definitely recommend it for business owners, partners and staff to witness this one-of-a-kind cybersecurity in a digitally driven world”.