The fourth edition of GEC Security Symposium 2021 presented by Cyber Sentinels will be held in Dubai on May 26, 2021. The much-awaited yearly mega event will continue its tradition of recognising outstanding individuals and companies in the security field through CISO 2021 Awards and Future Security Leaders Awards. Security industry’s leading players, solution providers and key CISOs from the UAE will get an opportunity to network as well as exchange critical knowledge on the modern-day vulnerability landscape.
The event is an ultimate platform for collaboration between those working in the IT security industry and those who provide the latest solutions and services in this sector. In 2020, GECSS saw participation of over 500 attendees with 15+ global and regional speakers. This year, it will be bigger than ever. GECSS 2021 is all set to welcome CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, Head of IT Security, Risk and Compliance Managers, Security Managers, Security Vendors, VADs, SIS and Resellers from various sectors.
The year 2020 was disruptive not only in terms of health crisis but it also changed the IT landscape with the rise in remote work culture. The year also saw a massive surge in cyberattacks across the world where the UAE alone witnessed a 250% rise. As a result, cybersecurity is now even higher on every IT decision-makers’ agenda.
2021 will see more complex security challenges and to mitigate security risks, companies must implement clear and comprehensive policies. GECSS 2021 will throw spotlight on the best practices to manage and administer security and how the leadership roles of Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, CISO have evolved. Other key topics of discussion at GECSS 2021 are below:
- MSSPs and outsourcing security services: Are channel partners ready to deliver?
- Is cloud and digital transformation making the enterprise vulnerable?
- Building and setting up enterprise SOC
- Detecting threats and remediation in your wireless and wired network
- Mapping your network activity and detecting anomalies
- Securing and accelerating digital applications
- Building your IoT world, best practices, and guidelines
- Jumping from industrial to digital, how to build your gateway, and how to prepare the team
GECSS 2021 will also have other attractions like Secret Briefings where a group of 8 to 10 CISOs will get together in the Dark Room to determine the hidden risks, threats, and vulnerabilities for 2021. Another unique feature at GECSS 2021 will be Hack the Day. This will involve real-life hacking and will test how safe your mobile, laptop, or smart watch is!
CISO 2021 Awards
The Cyber Sentinels CISO Awards will recognise the hard taskmasters of security in the digital enterprises and felicitate their unwavering commitment towards their organization’s security infrastructure. The award recognises the top CISOs who are using technology to secure critical business information assets and minimize risk while delivering business value. The award ceremony is a platform to showcase their achievements, share their expertise and knowledge.
Future Security Leaders Awards
As the threat landscape becomes increasingly vulnerable with each passing day, there is no end to innovation and no limit to betterment when it comes to enterprise security solutions. The Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2021 recognises the security vendors, VADs, System Integrators and Resellers who have walked the extra mile in innovating their solutions and services for the customers and redefined the term value in security offerings.