27-29 March 2018
Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Interactive Workshops: Thursday, 29 March 2018

IQPC’s workshops are unique opportunities to spend valuable time with industry experts. These interactive sessions are extended to ensure that you get to the heart of the conference’s most critical issues and uncover practical solutions you can apply in your own company. When designing our workshops, we create a balance between theory and practice in order to provide you with practical takeaways that can be adapted for your organisation. In addition, there is an opportunity for you to network with peers from similar organisations to build your network for future career opportunities and broaden your industry perspective and exposure.

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, refreshments and networking

9:00 am - 11:00 am How to protect your big data and IoT in the ever advancing digital landscape

Mr. Roland Abi Najem - Independent Cyber Security Consultant
With technologies rapidly advancing, and organisations embracing and looking into digital technologies, there needs to be thorough strategies in place to ensure that adopting these technologies don’t jeopardise on the security of the systems. With more digital technologies being adopted, cyber criminals now have found more loopholes and areas to penetrate into.

Attend this workshop to learn:
  • Formulating strategies to adopt new technologies whilst having security as its backbone
  • Methods of penetration and how hackers and criminals are using these technologies to attack systems
  • How can big data help in securing your systems even more using advanced analytics
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Mr. Roland Abi Najem

Independent Cyber Security Consultant

11:00 am - 11:30 am Refreshments break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Economics of information security in critical infrastructure

The Middle East, and every industry in the region has been somehow affected by the low volatile oil prices in the recent times. This has resulted in reduced budgets for information security and IT teams and with the advancements of threats, there needs to be a way to maximise the use of current systems and adopt affordable systems to enhance the security of the ecosystem.

Attend this workshop to learn:
  • Economics of information security in securing and avoiding risks on critical infrastructure
  • Working and securing systems with reduced budgets
  • Actual costs of an attack and the importance of regular advancements


Reserved for Centre of Cyber Security, New York University, Abu Dhabi

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm End of workshop day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.