About the Event

As the sophistication of cyber-attacks continue to increase, the challenge of keeping the enterprises protected while ensuring the business requirements are met is an extremely difficult task.

The GEC Security Symposium 2019, presented by Cyber Sentinels, explores the true meaning of what end-to-end security means in a digital enterprise. The symposium is an excellent platform for collaboration between those working in the IT security industry and those who provide the latest solutions and services in this sector.

In its second edition, the event brings to you thought provoking presentations by the industry security leaders from GCC, panel discussions and latest security insights. The GEC Security Symposium is your go-to-event showcase, learn or share about security that matters.

What is New

Apart from the wide networking opportunities with the IT industry leaders from the region, you can take advantage of this platform by

Exhibition Booth:

Exhibit at GECSS to -

  • Stay ahead of your competition and establish your brand as a major force in the market
  • Amplify your exposure
  • Launch / Demonstrate new products and services

Security Innovation Awareness Through Workshops / Roundtables / Country Specific Sessions:

Exhibitors can opt for various opportunities like focused roundtable of 10 to 15 CISOs that will cover end-to-end security topics that includes cyber security, cloud security, networking security, email security, document security, firewalls and emerging IOT security.  

Selected exhibitors/partners will get an opportunity to run an expert training/certification workshop for a selected list of security officers/personnel. An ideal opportunity to showcase your solutions to a focused group of attendees.

There is no one-security-fits-all when it comes to the different countries of GCC— we understand this. Witness the coming together of leading security minds from the government and private sectors in the region as they present their security infrastructure.


  • Showcase your solutions
  • Direct Customer Engagement
  • Communicating threats and risks to the C-Suite

Secret Briefings over Breakfast / CISO Dinner

A series of closed-door briefings / solution showcase with the industry leaders on the breakfast / dinner table.

Tech Start-Up Zone:

A special zone for the security start-ups to showcase their innovations

Country Zones:

A dedicated zone to the exhibitors from outside the UAE to promote their unique services and offerings

GEC CISO Awards 2019

Presented during the GEC Security Symposium, the GEC CISO Awards will recognize the hard taskmasters of security in the digital enterprises and felicitate their unwavering commitment towards their organization’s security infrastructure.

The award recognizes 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.  

Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2019

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 2019 recognizes 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.

Who Will Attend/Exhibit

  • CISOs, CIOs, CTOs
  • Head of IT Security
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Security Vendors, VADs, Sis and Resellers


  • 11.30 am: Registration & Networking
  • 12.00 pm: Lunch 
  • 01.00 pm: Symposium Welcome Note by Editor 
  • 01.15 pm: Symposium Inaugural Keynote by Dubai Police Cyber Security Department 
  • 01.30 pm: CISO Speak: George Eapen, CISO of GE Oil & Gas 
  • 01.45 pm: Security Fabric for Next-Gen Business Transformation: Kalle Bjorn, Director Systems Engineering, Fortinet
  • 02:00 pm: CISO Speak: Vivek Silla, Co-founder of CISO Platform
  • 02:15 pm: Automate Your Cyber-Defense - Rethinking Security In A Smart World: Mohammed Al Moneer, Regional Director MENA, A10
  • 02.30 pm: Business Transformation Power Panel: Lets Talk 'Transformation'
    • Ali Sleiman, Technical Director, Infoblox
    • Binoy Koonammavu, CEO, ValueMentor
    • Tarek Kuzbari, Security Consultant
    • Abubakar Arshad, Cyber Security Advisor, TRA Bahrain
    • Adam El Adama, CISO, ADNOC Sour Gas
    • Saqib Chaudhry, CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • 03.15 pm: Together is Power : Vibin Shaju, Director of Pre-sales Southern Europe & MET, McAfee
  • 03.30 pm: Cyber Sentinels Security Awards Briefing 
  • 04: 10 pm: Cyber Sentinels CISO Awards 2019 
  • 04.30 pm: Cyber Sentinels Security Vendor, SI, VAD & Reseller Awards 2019
  • 05.00 pm: Closing Note & Networking 

Speaker 2018

Guest of Honour

Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri Director of Cybercrime Dept. Criminal Investigation Dept. at Dubai Police HQ
Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri Director of Cybercrime Dept. Criminal Investigation Dept. at Dubai Police HQ
George Eapen is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for GE in Middle East, North Africa & Turkey
George Eapen is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for GE in Middle East, North Africa & Turkey
Vivek Silla, Co-Founder of CISO Platform
Vivek Silla, Co-Founder of CISO Platform
Saqib Chaudhry, CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Saqib Chaudhry, CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Partners 2018

Strategic Partner 2018

Supporting Sponsors & Partners 2018


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