Transform your cyber-security, risk management, compliance, and data security strategies


Prepare to meet the pace and scale of today’s digital business at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018. Build resilience through leading-edge research and thinking on key topics such as mobile security, cloud security, privacy and securing the Internet of Things (IoT).


The summit will provide the latest information on new threats and emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, analytics and blockchain—while helping you address the ongoing shortage of skilled staff. Join the region's leading CISOs and top security and risk management professionals to hone your leadership capabilities and gather the information you need to enable digital business in a world of escalating risk.


Plus! Hear the latest case studies from Saudi Aramco, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Omantel, along with an exclusive 'Ask-the-Hacker' session by Chris Valasek, renowned white-hat hacker and security architect! 


Adapt your technologies

Explore the security impact of IoT, AI, blockchain and other emerging technologies.

Transform your organization

Learn how to transform your organization, including your leadership skills, to support rapid change.

Scale up for the digital ecosystem

Scale up capabilities in house and across your digital ecosystem, despite a shortage of advanced IT skills.

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Leadership and Strategy
Governing Risk and Security for Digital Business
As businesses move toward new and different technologies and platforms, CISOs need to realize the old school approach of controlling everything just won’t work any longer. Join us for the Leadership and Strategy program and become a recognized business leader, superstar communicator and facilitator, and problem solver.
Security Trends
& Capabilities
Building Trust and Resilience with More Agile Security
A dedicated series of sessions will cover the emerging trends and state of the art practices and technologies for cloud, mobile, data, application endpoint and network security. Sessions will include methodologies to support both the new use cases and to improve the efficiency of more mature technologies and processes as organizations prepare to securely cross the digital business chasm.
Security Operations & Architecture
Enabling Execution with Real-World Technical and Tactical insights
The Technical Insights program focuses on the technical and tactical insights that enable adaptable and scalable architectures and solutions in rapidly changing IT and business environments.
Risk & Business Resilience
Manage Risk to Underpin the Digital Business Transition
This program will highlight risks and complexities that you should expect in transitioning to digital business as well as methods applicable to mitigate these new risk management challenges. Sessions are designed to focus on both strategies as well as tactics; with case studies to demonstrate best practices.
CISO Circle
Created exclusively for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) or the highest ranking security professional within an organization, the CISO Circle provides an enhanced experience through exclusive cutting edge research and networking opportunities. Participants will have the chance to form valuable peer connections, hone their leadership skills and understand how to best advance business objectives with successful security innovation.

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Ransomware response

GCC threat landscape

Context-aware digital trust

Adaptive security architectures

Data security and classification

Cloud and emerging technology security

Security analytics and anomaly detection

Identity governance and access management

Endpoint and network security

Security awareness and capacity building

Application security

Business continuity management (BCM)

Find solutions for your most pressing security needs.

Join us in Dubai!




InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE

Getting Here


Located in the heart of the city, just steps from shopping districts and the airport