Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, and the Strategic Partnership of Tamkeen, the BIBF is gearing up to host the first of its kind annual forum and exhibition dedicated to Cyber Security “The Bahrain Cyber Security Forum and Expo 2017”.
The Forum & Expo is a unique concept in the region that brings in international leading experts to maximize the learning experience of attendees on the critical topic of Cyber Security. The event will run for three days starting from the 16th until the 18th May 2017.
This year, the BIBF is hosting top-notch international professionals in the field of cyber security, to enrich human capital knowledge and capability in the field of Cyber Security by providing interactive learning workshops and training sessions in addition to exhibiting the latest relevant technological trends.
The forum and expo will have a variety of international experts delivering forum sessions, training workshops and exhibiting their products and services. The BIBF is hosting different international speakers and trainers to cover a wide range of cyber security aspects that can benefit a wide range of audience with different backgrounds.
During the Forum, in the first 2 days, a total of 20 International speakers will deliver their insights into the world of Cyber Security. Amongst the most well-known speakers delivering the Forum sessions include Mr. Tony Chew, the Chief Security Architect from V-KEY (Singapore), Mr. Chris Brown, Security Solutions Consultant from Digital Shadows (UK), Fadi Mutlak from Partner and Leader of the Cyber Risk Services Practice Deloitte (Middle East), Mr. Hakem Isa, Cyber Security Advisor from IBM (US) amongst many others. In addition, the Forum will include expert panel discussions and a keynote session delivered by Mr. Neil McElhinney the Cyber Security Representative to the Gulf Region British Embassy in Manama.
The specialized workshops shed light on various topics within Cyber Security giving the participants a more comprehensive assessment of cyber loopholes and eminent threats to organizational data and sensitive customer information and how to protect it. These will be full day training workshops where participants will select their preferred workshop based on available training sessions offered by leading International companies including, Digital Shadows (UK), NGN International and Cyber Algorithmic (US).
The BIBF’s Head of Operations, IT and Project Management Mr. Ahmed Naeemi said, “In this day and age, it has become vital for all organizations to be well aware of any eminent Cyber security threats or loopholes in their respective systems. With Cyber-attacks being on the rise, Cyber Security is now a priority to protect data and information. All organizations need to be equipped with the latest knowledge and trends to learn the know-how of managing Cyber Security threats.”
Furthermore, he said, “We realize how important it has become to stay up-to-date in the critical topic of Cyber Security. We are keen to enable the national and regional human capital with the necessary skills set to maintain and upgrade IT systems to protect data in all business aspects.”
The Expo will be held under the theme “Explore – Engage – Secure” where participants will Explore the latest technological trends, Engage with international experts and Secure their business data.