Muscat: The 6th Regional Cyber Security Summit (RCSS) will be held from November 20 - 21 at the Sheraton Oman Hotel.
Information Technology Authority of Oman & Oman National CERT, organised by ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre in collaboration with White Paper Summits and Nispana Innovative Platforms, hosts the summit. This edition will cover a range of topics, highlighting the current trends and future threats, which are affecting the organisations and business effectiveness.
The 6th Regional Cyber Security Summit aims at creating shared learning and dialogue regarding cybersecurity challenges and issues, facilitating the exchange of information, ideas, solutions, and emerging practices that could improve cybersecurity posture as well as identify current priority areas in cybersecurity at the local, regional and international levels. In addition, the summit seeks to enhance cross-border collaboration with government, industry and critical infrastructure stakeholders that will influence global preparedness.
Cyber threats are constantly evolving and threatening to affect global organisations in their day-to-day activities. In a view of tackling such threats, the cost of implementing IT security solutions has significantly increased and expected to reach USD 101 billion in 2018 globally (Gartner). The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) spending on cybersecurity technology and services, is on pace to reach $13.43 billion by 2019, with an expected CAGR of 13.7% for the period 2013-2019. By 2019, 30% of large enterprises will increase their security consulting services spending as they transition into digital business.
With the advent of digitisation among the countries of the Middle East and growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks, governments in the Middle East have now directed their focus more on cybersecurity, releasing cybersecurity frameworks and mandating country-specific regulatory policies emphasising the need to have effective monitoring and detection in place.
RCSS will bring over 350+ attendees from across the Middle East to form new partnerships, discuss new policies and identify latest technologies to combat cyber threats. The premium 2-day summit will also, host and engage the most promising and emerging regional and global firms from critical national Infrastructure sectors including energy & utilities, defence & aviation, financial institutions, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and government institutions. The event format will feature keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions and technology showcase and demos.
The platinum sponsors of the 2017 Edition are GBM, Insight and Tenable, gold sponsors are Ernst and Young (EY), CyberArk and ISC2, Training Partner is Silensec, while the recruitment partner is Tangent International. ISACA - Riyadh Chapter and SCLG are the associate partners. OIC-CERT is the supporting partner of the event.