The inaugural edition of Saudi’s @Hack to tackle challenges of securing the digital world
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Inaugural edition of Saudi’s @Hack to tackle challenges of securing the digital world

Inaugural edition of Saudi’s @Hack to tackle challenges of securing the digital world

Running from November 28- 30, @Hack will bring leading cybersecurity leaders to Riyadh to address issues facing the global cybersecurity sector today

Divsha Bhat

@HACK, the cybersecurity event is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from November 28-30, 2021. The three-day event will define the future of cybersecurity in the region and help to ensure that the digital transformation in the Middle East.

@HACK is organised by the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Markets, in association with Black Hat. During the event, cybersecurity experts, ethical hackers, risk and IT professionals, government policy makers, researchers and academics, and other stakeholders in the security sphere will come together to discuss emerging security risks, policy and regulation, best practice and new solutions that will address the wide-ranging issues facing the global cybersecurity sector today.

“Saudi Arabia is undergoing a rapid process of digital transformation in line with Vision 2030, and in this highly connected digital world, it is vitally important that we have the knowledge, skills and security tools to protect our critical systems and data. The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones is proud to be presenting @HACK, and we believe this event will become an essential platform for the global cybersecurity community to come together to share expertise and define the strategies that will ensure that Saudi Arabia, and the world, will be able to reap the benefits of the digital future while preventing cybersecurity threats,” said, Faisal Al-Khamisi, chairman, SAFCSP.

The SAFCSP is responsible for developing skills and capabilities in the Saudi workforce in next-generation technology fields including cybersecurity, software development, drones and other advanced.

Among the speakers confirmed to be taking part @HACK are:

Jayson E. Street, VP of InfoSec, SphereNY, who is described by National Geographic as a World Class Hacker and author of ‘Dissecting the hack: Series’ who has successfully robbed banks, hotels, government facilities, Biochemical companies, on five continents.

Jenny Radcliffe, AKA The People Hacker, is a social engineer hired to bypass security systems.

Bruce Schneier, dubbed The Security Guru is a candid security critic and commentator.

Alongside of the global line up of speakers, @HACK will also feature the leading companies in the cybersecurity space, including Fortinet, Kaspersky, Spire Solutions, IBM, Honeywell, Cisco, RSA, Qualys and Dragos.

More exhibitors will participate in the show, with demonstrations and product launches of the latest security solutions, from across all areas of the industry including software, services and training.

With over 14,000 visitors expected, @HACK show will feature several different themes and tracks to cater to the diverse audience, including
• The executive summit: The primary conference attracting CISO’s from powerhouse organisations
• Arsenal – Where developers submit projects and selected developers demonstrate open-source tools at an informal workshop
• Briefings – Where infosec experts present research on industry trends, hacking tools and security vulnerabilities.
• Trainings – 50 Black Hat approved trainers will conduct these technical sessions in a hands-on environment.
• Capture The Flag – a hacking tournament for 1,000+ (300 teams) participants to enhance their ethical hacking skills

The Training and technical courses that will on offer during @HACK will focus on topics such as offensive security, techniques in penetration testing, infrastructure hacking, mobile application security, and more.

Read: Spire Solutions to support Saudi’s @Hack, underpin kingdom’s cybersecurity endeavour

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