Saudi IT Security Forum

Organisers expect the Saudi IT Security Forum, which takes place in the Kingdom on April 17-18, will attract more than 600 industry professionals.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  April 12, 2005

Organisers expect the Saudi IT Security Forum, which takes place in the Kingdom on April 17-18, will attract more than 600 industry professionals. The event will take place under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince General Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Assistant Deputy Commander of the National Guard for Military Affairs. “The main objective of this event is to spread IT Security awareness, especially in this world where there is an increasing dependency on IT tools in doing business,” says His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Ibn Subait Al-Subait, Deputy for Technical Affairs, National Guard. The main topics of the Forum include latest IT security technologies and future trends, information security auditing, IT security awareness, security of electronic transaction, computer crimes, security of wireless communication. Experts and specialists from the in addition to some educational Saudi universities will all be participating. More than twenty experts from Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of CIT, SAMA, CIT Commission, STC, Saudi Airlines, Saudi ARAMCO. Also, high-ranking experts from international companies are participating in this event. They include the Pat Clauson, chairman & CEO of Cyberguard, Paul Henry, VP of Cyberguard, Ben Vaux, technical director of Juniper Networks, Jaap Smith, VP of ISS EMEA, Miraj Ahmad, Partner at Ernst & Young Consulting, Dr. Saeed Al Barwani, CEO of eHosting Datafort, Dr. Nabeel Murshid, Regional Manager, SECUDE IT Security, Jeorge Sbastiao CEO of ES Gulf. A highly focused exhibition will accompany the forum with over 15 companies specialized in IT Security to showcase the latest technologies, products and services. Training courses and workshops about IT Security will also be conducted in parallel with the event.

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