Cyber Security: Status Quo,  Challenges and Opportunities


Date: 25 February 2019
Time: 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Cyber Security: Status Quo,  Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Arab Youth Center, IPIC – Abu Dhabi, 8th floor

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Non-members AED 100.00

Event description

We are living in a highly digitally pervasive and connected era. As technology becomes a critical component, our dependency on it escalates to a higher level. Unfortunately, this leads to creating vulnerabilities and possible threats. The realm of cyber security has become more complex in the last few years. Concerns and breaches have been on the rise and this will likely continue as we move into 2019. Cyber security is no longer only a concern of large organizations. An increasing number of smaller organizations have been hit, as their defenses are less advanced compared to larger organizations.

Join us for a session on the state of cyber security in 2019!

5:00-5:30: Networking and Introductions

5:30-6:00: Cyber Security Status and Statistics

6:00-6:30: The Future of Cyber Security and Challenges

6:30-7:00: Building Better Practices for Cyber Security: Recent Trends in Digital Forensics and Incident Response

7:00-7:30: Panel Discussion: Reshaping The next Innovation Cycle of Cyber Security


Jennifer Lynn (Christianson):
Director, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, KROLL;

Jennifer Lynn is a Director in Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice, based in the Dubai office. She has nearly 20 years of experience leading technical investigations within law enforcement, military, banking, intelligence, and BIG4 organizations. Jennifer has deep technical knowledge and extensive experience in digital forensics collection and analysis as well as being a skilled instructor. She has served in multiple leadership roles in professional organizations and gives back to the community as a mentor to rising cybersecurity professionals.

Hoda A.Alkhzaimi,

Director for center for cyber security and research assistant professor in department of engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Hoda A.Alkhzaimi is currently a research assistant professor in New York University and the Director of Center of Cyber Security in New York University AD. She served in different posts for research and development in Cyber Security and Cryptology for the past years. She headed the Department of Research and Development for Cyber Security and Cryptology in different national initiatives in the United Arab Emirates along with her associations to different security initiatives nationally and internationally. Alkhzaimi has a specific expertise in cryptology; cryptanalysis, constructing and validating security hardware and software components, constructing trusted security architectures for different environments in different products for the respective industries. Hoda Alkhzaimi obtained her PhD in Cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University. Her current research interests include Space, Aerospace, and UAV security, constructing and analyzing cryptographic primitives, validating and investigating links between different cryptanalytic approaches and utilizing cryptographic primitives in different cybersecurity architectures as in Internet of Things and big data analysis among others.

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