Distinguished Speakers:

Dr. Jamal Mohamed Al Hosani
Dr. Jamal Mohamed Al Hosani
Official Spokesman & Director ICT
National Crisis Emergency Management Authority, UAE
 Bill Cheswick
Bill Cheswick
Inventor of one of the world's first network firewall
Author of "Firewalls and Internet Security:Repelling the Wily Hacker"
Lt. Col Faisal Mohamed Al Shimmari
Lt. Col Faisal Mohamed Al Shimmari
Chief Information Security Officer
Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, UAE
 Donald Codling
Donald Codling
Former Cyber Security Unit Chief
FBI, United States
 Mohamed Al Sawafi
Mohamed Al Sawafi
Head of IT Services

“We are pleased to announce the 4th Edition of Cyber Security for Energy & Utilities will be organised from 8 - 11 March 2015 at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort. Stay glued to this space for more information. In case you wish to submit abstracts for approval, please send them directly to enquiry@iqpc.com"

3rd Edition Cyber Security of Energy & Utilities

GCC’s critical infrastructure is complex and diverse, combining systems in both cyberspace and the physical world from oil and gas fields, power plants, aluminum plants, communication networks and the massive electrical grids that power industries and subsequently nation’s economies. Protection of vital assets, systems, and networks remains a top priority driven from a political level to an industrial level across the globe and more specifically now in the GCC. Developing cyber security programs with the ever evolving landscape is more important than just having a standard IT security program. “Evolve with the landscape or lose the game” is the new mantra adopted by major companies. A few recent catastrophic cyber attacks on major companies shows that inspite of having the best security systems, the level of cyber vulnerability to attacks cannot be ignored at any given point of time.

How can you benefit by attending?

  • Identify emerging cyber threats and evolving landscape in the energy and utilities industry
  • Understand the need to protect critical infrastructure and its impact on energy economics
  • Determine best security practices for ICS/SCADA systems
  • Learn to protect real time systems from cyber attacks
  • Know how to protect cloud computing networks
  • Tackle backdoor interface vulnerabilities in SCADA systems
  • Understand cyber defence strategies and its subsequent implementation
  • Interact and network with industry experts from leading national and international oil companies IT security solution providers, banks, power and telecom companies


Cyber security is a very important aspect of the energy business today. How much ever you do, is not going to be sufficient in this continuously evolving threat. I am looking forward to attend the 3rd Edition of Cyber Security in Abu Dhabi and see some interesting talks by fantastic experts from across the globe. I have never seen this versatility of speakers as well as attendees and this is an opportunity that I wouldn't like to miss. This is an exciting platform where I would like to see companies and experts working towards implementing best practices and overcoming challenges in the UAE.- His Excellency Khaled Al Mansouri, President, IAEM & ICBR

Meet experts from the following departments:

  • IT Security Advisors/Engineers/Managers
  • IT Security Consultants
  • IT Directors/Managers/Engineers
  • Heads of Department
  • Project Managers
  • Presidents and VPs
  • Information Security Managers and Directors
  • Network and Systems Security Administrators
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Enterprise Security Architects
  • Data Security Professionals
  • Data network engineers/managers
  • IT Auditors
  • Security Analysts
  • Web Masters
  • Internet Security Engineers/Managers
  • Real-time Operations Engineers/Managers
  • Head of IT
  • Head of IT Security
  • Head of SCADA
  • Head of Automation
  • Head of ICT/ICT Engineers/ICT Managers
  • Managers/Engineers/Head of Communications/Telecom
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Automation Managers/Engineers
  • Head of Planning, Governance and Risk
  • Network Security Managers
  • Digital Oil Field Engineers/Managers
  • Smart Grid Engineers/Managers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • Application Infrastructure Managers
  • Information and Management Engineers/Leads/Managers

With ICT-QCERT supporting the first edition in 2012 in Qatar and 6 global associations supporting the second edition in 2013 in UAE, IQPC is extremely proud and honoured to bring you the 3rd edition of the Cyber Security for Energy & Utilities Conference from 23-26 March 2014 at The Westin Golf Resort in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event having grown manifold since just 2 years of its inception and with many companies choosing to showcase their best cyber security programs on the IQPC platform, shows the support and commitment of companies in a rapidly changing environment to protect their most critical infrastructure.

A few of the recent incidents in reverse order of occurrence:

  • An electronic army hacking social accounts in March 2013 in the Middle East
  • A telecom firm in Europe admitting infiltration of its network and accessing contents of top executives’ personal computers (March 2013)
  • A major North American software developer, suffering a serious security breach involving potentially 50 million users in 2013
  • Major banks and TV networks breached in Asia (Jan-March 2013)
  • Major news firms in North America attacked as a response of negative news coverage by them(Jan 2013)
  • Hacking of a major website in Western Europe by hackers in a protest against gambling (Oct 2012)
  • A series of computers Europe were affected with a ransomware claiming there were being locked by a government agency for some alleged illegal activity. A fine of €100 needed to be paid within 72 hours via an online payment service to unlock it. (Sept 2012)
  • An attack on oil and gas majors in the Middle East, aiming to disrupt oil and gas supplies (Aug 2012)
  • Hacking of various oil companies in protest to drilling in the Arctic (July 2012)
  • A 24-day global outage on a major gaming company in which personal details from approximately 77 million accounts were stolen in April 2011
  • A major health department in North America received a note demanding $10 million for the return of millions of patient records (May 2009)

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