MENA Industrial Cybersecurity Conference 2021

DAY 1 | 15th November 2021, MONDAY
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – GUEST OF HONOR

10:15 AM
OVERCOMING IT/OT CYBERSECURITY CONVERGENCE ROADBLOCKS
  • Securing the rapidly changing Industrial IT/OT Landscape
  • How IT/OT collaborations enhance customer visibility and cyber security
  • Major considerations while transitioning to an IT/OT SOC

10:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | CISO PANEL: REDEFINING THE ROLE OF CISO IN INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION
  • Key factors to consider while building a comprehensive cyber security program?
  • Security at the core of an enterpise – Re-internalisation of cyber security
  • AI/ML and Automation – A CISO’s Playbook in the digital era

11:00 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:15 AM
CYBER AI & ITS ROLE IN SAFEGAURDING OT SYSTEMS
  • Securing OT in remote working conditions
  • Operational Integrity: Safeguarding OT Systems Artificial Intelligence
  • How AI can solve the growing problem of network security

11:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION | ROLE OF CIO IN IIOT INTEGRATION AT INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Developing the IIoT reference architecture
  • Securing the IIoT value chain and ecosystem structure
  • Barriers in cyber physical security and how to overcome them?

12:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:15 PM
SECURING BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS & DATA CENTERS WITH OT SECURITY MONITORING
  • The changing landscape threat of data centers
  • Defining standard metrics to track and measure OT security
  • Developing OT-specific incident response processes

12:30 PM
HARDWARE CYBERSECURITY – SECURING INDUSTRIAL DEVICES AND NETWORK
  • Hardware security technologies for Industrial IoT
  • What are the biggest hardware security threats
  • How to secure your industrial network and all its connected devices

12:45 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:45 – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS
DAY 2 | 16th NOVEMBER 2021, TUESDAY
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE – INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER

10:20 AM
CYBERSECURITY POSTURE OF ICS – HOW TO IMPROVE ?
  • How to conduct cybersecurity risk assemment
  • A solid approch to protect your ICS systems
  • How to implement automation cybersecurity solutions

10:35 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION : HOW TO PREVENT PRODUCT DISRUPTION AND ENSURE BUSINESS CONTINUITY BYIMPROVING IT/OT SECURITY
  • Aligning OT security plans to larger enterprise objectives of digital transformation
  • Ensuring secure remote access to your OT environment
  • Discussing the impact of cyber threats on energy and utilities operations and production

11:05 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:20 AM
HOW TO IMPROVE VISIBITY AND REDUCE RISK BY EFFECTIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • Identifying, classifying and controlling all connected IT devices, IIoT systems and OT assets
  • Making sure all connected devices – even legacy OT systems – comply with regulatory requirements and policies
  • Analyzing alerts, prioritizing threats and responding to incidents in a timely manner with minimal business disruption

11:35 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: REFRAMING CRITICAL CYBER SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCE POST COVID ERA
  • Minimizing attacks through real-time monitoring and protection systems
  • Identifying the key measures for a secure and efficient cloud transition
  • Shielding your industrial control system (ICS) with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS)

12:05 PM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:20 PM
HOW TO IDENTIFY SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE VULNERABILITIES AND PROTECT YOUR OT/ICS NETWORKS
  • What are the risks associated with a digitally vulnareable supply chain
  • Key steps to implement to address major digital security challenges
  • What are the ideal tools to enhance supply chain digital security

12:35 PM
FOCUS ON KSA : MAPPING SECURITY FRAMEWORKS FOR CRITICAL ASSETS
  • How to discover and maintain accurate asset inventory
  • How to establish standard communications between assets
  • How to detect deviations from the standard and potentially malicious activities

12:50 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:50 – 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS