About the Event

Security is never an aftermath. The role of CISOs in the perimeters of a smart enterprise has been evolving. Bridging security gaps in a digital enterprise is on the top priority of any decision maker, as emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, Blockchain and Fintech rule the roost.

The GEC Security Symposium 2018, a brand new presentation of Cyber Sentinels, explores the true meaning of what end-to-end security means in a digital enterprise. The symposium will include security keynotes, demonstrations, exhibitions and expert panels on the trends and niche offerings in modern security.

A one-stop-shop forum for latest security insights, solutions and CISO networking, the GEC Security Symposium is your new go-to-event showcase, learn or share about Security that matters.


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


Strategic Partner

Supporting Sponsors & Partners


Media Parters

What is New

GECSS is not just any other security event that runs presentations after presentations and exhibitors are limited to their booths waiting for attendees to pass by. With special networking sessions for all the exhibitors and partners (further details in the partnership and exhibition packages), the symposium makes sure that the attendees and the partners can make the maximum out of the networking opportunities presented.

Focused Roundtables:

Selected exhibitors/partners will be entitled to a 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.

Expert Training and Workshops:

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.

Country-specific Sessions:

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.

GEC CISO Awards 2018

With increased security breaches across the world and the security perimeters getting more and more vulnerable, CISOs are no lesser than a superman in their respective organizations.

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.

More than 25 path-breaking CISOs/ IT Security managers to be felicitated with the coveted title.

Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2018

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 2018 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, CDOs


  • 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 2018 
  • 04.30 pm: Cyber Sentinels Security Vendor, SI, VAD & Reseller Awards 2018
  • 05.00 pm: Closing Note & Networking 

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