In today's world of rapid technological breakthroughs, appropriate cybersecurity strategies have become more important than ever before. As technologies such as IoT, AI, and ML continue to advance, so do cyberattacks and Cyber-crime. Nearly all businesses, regardless of size, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks; highlighting the importance of implementing cybersecurity strategies and policies.

By 2025, cybercrime is expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion.
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▪ In 2021, cybercrime will have cost the world $6 trillion.

▪ In the first quarter of 2020, the GCC recorded 3067 Covid-19 cyber-attacks, 1737 email spam attacks, 1114 malware threats, and 213 URL attacks.

▪ Between January and June 2020, the UAE saw 70,000 cyber-attacks on cell phones, with a surge during quarantine.

▪ Around 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks in the first half of this year - an increase of 11% over the same period in 2020.

▪ Being the number one threat for the UAE, 49 percent of UAE firms have experienced a significant ransom attack where the UAE has seen an “at least 250% increase and as a result, the average cost of data breaches in the UAE and Saudi Arabia hit $5.9 million in 2019 with a 12.45% year-on-year increase.

▪ The average cost of resolving the impact of such an attack, which included business downtime, missed orders, and operational costs but not the ransom, was more than $730,000 - when the ransom is added to the cost, it soars to more than $1.4 million.

▪ After the cyber pandemic that the region has faced recently, and according to the UAE decided to launch the biggest cyber security budget in their history with a total expenditure of nearly USD 79 billion.

Join us for the 4th edition of the Gulf Congress on Cybersecurity to explore the challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing world of cyber threats. The Gulf Congress on Cyber Security (GCCS) provides a forum for qualified decision-makers, CIOs, CISOs, and CTOs from the government, banking, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, and other industries to meet and discuss the latest cybersecurity challenges and solutions, as well as learn how to grow their businesses and protect them from potential cyberattacks.

What makes the GCCS any different?

▪ The Gulf Congress on Cyber Security (GCCS) is the only platform in the world that offers cyber security solution providers pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with major qualified buyers from the Arab world.

▪ Only 10 Solution Providers will be exposed to 60 Corporate Buyers with a combined budget of over $500 million. This format guarantees the best return on time and money investment.


Benefits for Solution Providers

  • We pre-qualify buyers
  • We give you a detailed list of attendees, solutions of interest, readiness to buy and budget
  • We pre-arrange face-to-face meetings with qualified buyers
  • 60+ Corporate Buyers attending
  • Limited spots for 10 solution providers
  • Enjoy a one-day exclusive event with plenty of networking, learning and pitching opportunities
  • Best return on investment. Guaranteed!


Benefits for Corporate Buyers

  • Hand-picked suppliers from all over the world
  • Pre-scheduled meetings with matching vendors
  • Interact with the pioneers of your field
  • Join a community of global peers

The Program


H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government

Sultan Al-Owais

CISO, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs

Ahmad M.D. Ali Al Emadi

Head of IT Operations & Cyber Security, Nakheel

Ahmed Nabil

BISO, Standard Chartered Bank

Alexis Lecanuet

Regional Senior Managing Director, Accenture Middle East

Heide Young

Founding Partner, Women in Cyber Security Middle East

Ian Evans

Managing Director - EMEA, OneTrust

Iman Ali Liaqat

Research Analyst, DinarStandard - Member, WiCSME

Jelena Lefavrais

Managing Director, SustainabilityTrends & Founder, GreenFootprint

Jorge Sebastiao

Founder, Global Blockchain Organization

Kapil Matta

Regional Manager, Enterprise - MEA, Malwarebytes

Khalid Abu Baker

Regional Sales Manager - MEA, Gatewatcher

Lt. Colonel Dr. Hamad Khalifa Al Nueimi

Head of Telecommunications, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Co-Founder, AlBrza Platform"

Mohammad Qattash

Cluster Director Information Technology, Fairmount The Palm - Dubai

Ramy AlDamati

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Al Brza Platform

Tim Ager

VP of Sales - EMEA, Picus Security

Tony Chacko Joseph

Chief Information Security Officer- ePayments, Ministry of Finance, UAE

Vivek Gupta

Vice President - Information Security (Global & Group CISO), GEMS Education

Walid Kamal

Head of Information Security - Risks Management & Business Continuity, Du

Yasir Ahmad

Partner & Leader - Climate Change & Sustainability Services , EY