Cyber Wales Cluster Webinar in the Middle East - October 2020
4th October 2020 | 14:00 - 15:30

This webinar forms part of a new series of Virtual Cyber Security Cluster meetings being run in collaboration with our strategic partners in the UAE and the Middle East Region.

The aim of sessions is for Cyber Wales members to share guidance and expertise with people and organisations in the Middle East on the following critical topics:-

* The Cyber Threat Landscape - to better understand what we are up against
* Measuring Cyber Risk Posture - using Best Practice Frameworks
* Implementing Cyber Protection - with leading edge Systems & Technologies
* Building Cyber Awareness - by developing a cyber secure culture

These sessions are designed for change managers, heads of operations, heads of HR, chief information security officers, legal counsels and data protection officers and the agenda for the first session included:-

17:00 - Opening & Introductions from Mr Faheem Azhar, Cyber Wales Steering Group Member and Strategic Advisor for the UAE & the Middle East Region, and Mr John Davies, Co-Founder & Chair of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem.

17:10 - Our special guest speakers from the Middle East this month will be Ms. Hoda Al Khzaimi a Research Assistant Professor at New York University in Abu Dhabi and the Director of the Center of Cyber Security in the University. Ms. Al Khzaimi has served in various roles in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with associations to different security initiatives nationally and internationally.
We are also honoured to welcome Eng. Ali Abuzinjal, from the Business Development team for Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park. The STRI Park was established in 2016 by royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi and it aims to develop and manage an innovation ecosystem within a free zone that promotes Research and Development and supports enterprise activities and the triple helix collaboration of industry, government, and academia.

17:30 - Mr John Davies, Co-founder of the Cyber Wales Ecosystem will describe a key component of the Threat Landscape - the Dark Web - explaining the architecture and nature of the largest Dark Net in the Dark Web, the TOR Network and why it is simply not possible to instantly search this network regardless of how many organisations claim that the do exactly that.

18:15 - The talks will be followed by Questions & Answers and an open discussion on the topics covered in this webinar.

These sessions are a great example of international collaboration and information sharing as Cyber Wales joins with the cyber community of the Middle East to share ideas and knowledge in the fight against cyber crime.

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