DIFC Academy

What are the latest cyber security regulatory trends? What is the future of decentralized finance security? What does it mean to be a Cyber Ambassador?

Find the answers to these and other cyber security questions at the Cyber Forward Summit, proudly hosted by DIFC Academy in partnership with Mastercard and Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC).

Join us for a professional development track where speakers from, amongst others, Binance, Thales, Standard Chartered Bank, FS-ISAC, Mastercard and DESC will explore how we can support safe and secure digital growth. Concurrent to the topical sessions, you will have access to vendor exhibitions brining you up to date with the latest cyber challenges and solutions. Vendors include Mastercard, Thales, vmware, DarkTrace, Picussecurity, Recorded future and Hivepro.



Alissa "Dr. Jay" Abdullah - Deputy Chief Security Officer at Mastercard

Philippe Lopez - Regional Chief Security Officer, Eastern Europe/Middle East & Africa at Mastercard

John Salomon - Regional Director, EMEA at FSISAC

Hussein Bahgat - Global Head of Special Engagement,Third party security Risk,Standard Chartered Bank

Dr Waël Kanoun - Managing Director, CyberDefence Solutions (SIX/CDS) Middle East, Thales Group


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