Inaugural edition of @HACK set to begin in Riyadh this November

@HACK, the largest dedicated cybersecurity event in the region is set to bring together the best minds in information security from around the world in Riyadh this November, to tackle the challenges of securing the digital world. The three-day @HACK event will define the future of cybersecurity in the region and help to ensure that the digital transformation in the Middle East and globally is able to continue at a rapid pace, while staying safe and secure from cybersecurity threats.

As the use of technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, almost every aspect of our lives, from banking and telecommunications to social media and entertainment has moved to the digital world. This reliance on information technology has also seen an explosion in cybersecurity threats, as hackers and criminals continuously look to exploit vulnerabilities and attack IT systems and devices. @HACK is bringing together the world’s leading cybersecurity experts to find new ways to address the challenges of cybersecurity, and to encourage collaboration and knowledge transfer to better protect our critical digital assets.

@HACK is organised by the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and the largest events company in the world, Informa Markets, in association with the renowned cybersecurity event Black Hat. The event is of global significance and will feature a range of different tracks including an Executive Summit, in-depth briefings, training sessions and hacking challenges.

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

During @HACK, which runs from November 28 to 30, 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.

@HACK will leverage Black Hat’s expertise in producing some of the best regarded programs in the global cybersecurity community, which include hacking challenges, presentations of the latest cutting-edge research, training and education sessions and other engaging events, to create a must-attend event for the region. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the current and future threats emerging from the fast-moving security landscape and explore the solutions that top professionals and security companies are developing to address these threats.

Alongside of the global line up of speakers, @HACK will also feature the leading companies in the cybersecurity space in the Business Hall, including Fortinet, Kaspersky, Spire Solutions, IBM, Honeywell, Cisco, RSA, Qualys and Dragos. More exhibitors than any cybersecurity event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia will participate in the show, with demonstrations and product launches of the latest cutting-edge security solutions, from across all areas of the industry including software, services and training. The Business Hall will include Innovation City, a showcase of some of the most exciting and innovative cybersecurity startups from around the world, adding up to make the largest ever gathering of infosec vendors in the region.

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.

Registration for @HACK is now open.