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World Cyber Security Summit in Jordan brought together global cyber security experts
World Cyber Security Summit in Jordan brought together global cyber security experts to tackle the battle against cyber threats

BriefingWire.com, 9/23/2022 - Jordan, Sept 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - On 15 – 16 August 2022, an in-person event featuring a richness of debates about future technology and cyber security was held in Jordan. The event's organiser, Trescon and its Strategic Partner JOCSA (Jordan Cyber Security Association) hosted more than 500 C-level attendees, including key stakeholders in the cyber security ecosystem, such as government officials, top experts in the field, solution providers, startups, media, among others.

Leading players in Cyber security space like Green Circle, Agualetica, BeeezCrowd, Alpha Hub, Mandiant, CloudSEK, ManageEngine, and Wizard Cyber gathered at the event to examine the prospects for Cyber Security in Jordan.

The event featured a ground-breaking alliance between specialists like:

Scott E. Augenbaum - Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent; Author; Cybercrime Prevention Trainer, Scott Augenbaum LLC

Glen Thomas - Partner - Head of Technology and Cyber Consulting, Grant Thornton, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Haidar Fraihat - Cluster Leader - Statistics, Information Society, and Technology, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Lebanon

Jacob Mathew - Head of Information Technology, Government of Abu Dhabi Entity, United Arab Emirates

Nicole Lau – Sales Director, Verimatrix, Oslo, Norway

Ricoh Danielson – CEO, 1st Responder, an Incident Response Firm, United States

Eng. Abdullah Faisal Biary – CISO, United Cooperative Assurance, Saudi Arabia

Taha Hussain - Information Security Specialist, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority – DEWA, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hossam Elshenraki – Associate Professor, Dubai Police HQ, United Arab Emirates

Eng. Mona Alshehri - Risk and Compliance Analyst, Saudi Air Navigation Services, Saudi Arabia

Dr Ahmed Abd El Hady Mohamed - Director of Quality in General Administration for Quality and Environmental Affairs, Holding Company for Water and Waste Water (HCWW), Egypt

H.E. Belal Hafnawi - Commissioner - Board Member,Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC-Jordan), Jordan

Nada Khater - Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies, Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship, Jordan

Eng. Lama Arabiat – Head of AI, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Jordan

Dr. Ashraf Ahmad - Dean - Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Open Source Intelligence in Arabic Challenges and Solutions, Jordan & many more elite speakers to name a few.

The show kicked off with an opening keynote by Nidal Al-Bitar, CEO, Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (Intaj), where he shared his insights on the topic ‘Employment in the Cyber Security' by quoting, "As companies mature on their digital transformation journeys, cybersecurity remains the biggest concern: 69 per cent of US executives believe cyber security is the biggest AI-related risk."

Abdulrahman Al-Nimari, VP, Cyber Security from Saudi Arabia spoke at length on ‘Zero Trusting Your Enterprise. He was quoted saying, "You believe that if this gadget is making a call to an external network, it is making a positive call because we believe in that device. However, the call is essentially a command-and-control request to the internet to obtain the ransomware's symmetric key. Therefore, by authorising that outbound connection, you are personally enabling the attack."

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