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10:15 – 10:55
CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLES   MAINSTAGE CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLES GISEC MAINSTAGE ROUNDTABLE 1
IoT, Smart devices – The Rising Threats to Medical Devices
As medical devices become connected to the network, there is a looming danger in their access and control; like all devices, these can be hacked and controlled, leaving patients in danger. What is the industry doing to ensure the safety of its devices?
Veneeth Purushotaman, Group Chief Information Officer, Aster DM Healthcare, UAE
Responsible for driving the global Cybersecurity strategy of one of the largest and fastest-growing conglomerates in the MENA region

ROUNDTABLE 2
Is AI going to secure the pharma industry?
The Global Pharmaceutical Market Size & Share to Surpass US$ 2,067.35 Mn by 2028. The pharma industry is developing and researching new medicines to improve people's lives. There is sensitive and patented information that needs to be secured to its highest level; however, the industry is facing many ransomware and DoS attacks, harming its growth. Hear from leading cyber experts in the pharma industry on how they are securing their networks from such attacks and what the current shortfalls and challenges the industry is facing are.

ROUNDTABLE 3
Mitigating Cloud Security Risk in Health industry
What common mistakes must be avoided as healthcare storage moves to the cloud, where terabytes of patient-sensitive data are uploaded? How to effectively transit to cloud systems? Is the cloud really the best way to secure from external attacks?

Speakers

Veneeth Purushotaman Group Chief Information Officer Aster DM Healthcare UAE

16:00 – 17:00
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE   CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE STAGE
ROUNDTABLE 1
Digital Fortification of Your Manufacturing Empire

The benefit of digital fortification are:
• Operational Efficiency: Streamlined processes and real-time insights.
• Cost Reduction: Optimization of resources and improved supply chain management.
• Competitive Advantage: Staying ahead in a rapidly evolving industry landscape.

However, with digitization, we tend to introduce security Risk as well. Through this wound table we will try to understand:
• How to Make IT-OT Convergence Smooth
• Why IT and OT convergence has been tough historically
• Common IT and OT security challenges
• How IT and OT security teams can work together to have a common security framework
Avinash Tiwari, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Pidilite Industries Limited, India
Prabhat Pathak, IT Director – Cyber Security and Technology, Retail Sports and Manufacturing 
 
ROUNDTABLE 2
Integration of IT & OT Security
The merging of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) security is now essential for a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. As OT becomes more standardized, IT-based cyber-attacks are on the rise. How is the industry enhancing the efficiency of threat detection and response? 
Ahmed Al Saleh, OT Cybersecurity Lead, Saudi Aramco
 
ROUNDTABLE 3
Supply Chain Security – The Weakest Link in CI
Dependence on external suppliers is crucial in the Critical Infrastructure (CI) sector for the provision of their services. Each supplier linked to the Critical Infrastructure represents a potential access point for cyber attackers. To counteract threats from supply chain attacks, what strategies should the industry adopt? Additionally, what specific procedures and safeguards should be implemented to ensure the security of this essential infrastructure?
Dimitri van Zantvliet, Cybersecurity Director / CISO, Dutch Railways
Stuart Frost, Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management, UK Government 
 
ROUNDTABLE 4
PPP to address threats associated with emerging technologies
• Emerging technologies (AI, ML, quantum) and their expected threats
• The impact of these threats on the existing cybersecurity tools and capabilities
• The role of policy makers to deal with these threats, the importance engaging industry leaders.
• How can the private sector be key player in influencing security threats?
• Next steps? How to go above and beyond to create new opportunities.
Abdulrahman Al Musfir, Regional Cybersecurity Officer, MEA, Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia
Moderator

Stuart Frost Head of Enterprise Security & Risk Management UK Government

Speakers

Avinash Tiwari Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Pidilite Industries Limited India

Prabhat Pathak IT Director – Cyber Security and Technology Retail Sports and Manufacturing

Ahmed Al Saleh OT Cybersecurity Lead Saudi Aramco

Dimitri van Zantvliet Cybersecurity Director / CISO Dutch Railways Netherlands

Abdulrahman Al Musfir Regional Cybersecurity Officer, MEA Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia

15:30 – 16:30
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE   CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE STAGE ROUNDTABLE 5
Exploring Cyber Threats in the Aerospace and Aviation Sectors

This roundtable delves into the evolving landscape of cyber threats within the aerospace and aviation sector. It explains and examines targeted attacks, vulnerabilities, and preventive measures crucial for industry professionals to safeguard critical systems and maintain air travel security.
Dr. Deepak Kumar (D3), Sr. Cyber Intelligence & Digital Forensics Expert, India

ROUNDTABLE 6
A Primer On Artificial Intelligence And Cybersecurity

n simple terms, artificial intelligence acts as a powerful catalyst and enabler for cybersecurity in our connected ecosystem.
As discussed, we would like to keep the presentation in line with the theme for the event, which is: A BOLD NEW FUTURE WITH AI-DRIVEN CYBER RESILIENCE
Charles Brooks, Globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for Cybersecurity

ROUNDTABLE 7
Planning and implementing an effective Cyber Incident Response Plan for Healthcare
Why do healthcare organizations need to look into a Comprehensive Incident Response Plan?
When an incident occurs, what are the best strategies to mitigate its impact, find the source of the problem, and react? 
Saqib Chaudhry, Chief Information Officer, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), Saudi Arabia


ROUNDTABLE 8
Cloud First Strategy – Critical Infrastructure

Cloud computing has evolved from being a mere option to a crucial necessity. It now stands as a pivotal element in the broader landscape of information technology (IT). This evolution fosters enhanced agility, optimized costs, innovative approaches, and strengthened security. However, the journey towards cloud migration presents its own set of challenges. One pertinent question remains: How secure is it, really?
Speakers

Dr. Deepak Kumar Sr. Cyber Intelligence & Digital Forensics Expert India

Chuck Brooks Globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for Cybersecurity United States of America

Saqib Chaudhry Chief Information Officer Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) Saudi Arabia

15:40 – 16:40
FINANCE   MAINSTAGE CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLES GISEC MAINSTAGE ROUNDTABLE 5
Gen AI in Banking: Navigating the Maze of Cybersecurity Opportunities and Pitfalls

The advent of Generative AI is ushering in a new era for the banking industry as financial institutions reimagine customer and client interactions through hyper-personalization, revolutionize trade execution, streamline processing, enhance securities servicing, and refine risk modeling. This transformative technology is redefining the banking landscape and bringing with it a host of cybersecurity challenges.
Rochak Agrawal, Executive Director, UBS, Singapore
Veteran tech leader at the forefront of cybersecurity, AI, and risk management for the world's premier private bank.

ROUNDTABLE 6
Ransomware Attacks - A growing inconvenience in the financial sector.
Financial organizations shelled out an average of $2.23 million to recover fully after a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks on financial services increased from 55% in 2022 to 64% in 2023. The topic is old, but these attacks are still prevalent and growing even more. The finance industry was the seventh most targeted sector for ransomware attacks during the first half of 2023. The side implications of the attacks are much higher than the attack itself.
Mohammed Al-Doseri, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Tasheel Finance, Saudi Arabia
Named CISO of the Year 2023 by CIO Middle East

ROUNDTABLE 7
Fortifying the Frontlines of E-Commerce: Battling the Boom with Cybersecurity Shields
Prabhat Pathak, IT Director – Cyber Security and Technology, Retail Sports and Manufacturing

CyberSec leader of one of the largest sports retailers and distributors in the Middle East
Speakers

Rochak Agrawal Executive Director, Head of Risk Management UBS Singapore

Mohammed Al-Doseri Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Tasheel Finance Saudi Arabia

Prabhat Pathak IT Director – Cyber Security and Technology Retail Sports and Manufacturing