The GCC cyber security market is booming

Nowadays, cyber-security is not just a technology issue, it’s a real business issue which should engage all business functions.

Digital is no longer the sole domain of IT and there are major risks in allowing it to remain so: Financial, commercial, operational and reputational risks.

Companies in the MENA region suffer larger losses due to cyber incidents than other regions.

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Smart City Qatar is a specialised forum discussing cyber security solutions for smart cities and critical infrastructure in Qatar.

The forum will be held on 15-16 May 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel The City, Doha and will provide a unique platform to showcase the growing cyber-threats facing operators of Industrial Control Systems and will address a wide-range of topics including:

The threat is real

The GCC cyber security market is estimated to grow to over US$ 10.41 billion by the end of 2022.

The GCC network security spending will reach US$ 1 billion alone by 2018, positioning the region among the global leaders in cyber security preparedness.

In 2014 Qatar passed an Anti-Cyber Crime Law in recognition of the growing problem this type of crime was causing the country.

In 2016 Qatar’s Ministry of Interior opened a new state-of-the-art security monitoring and counter-cybercrime headquarters to investigate the growing number of digital offenses in the country.

Why take part in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Smart City Qatar forum?

This forum has been designed for those with a specific responsibility for mitigating the risks of operating safely in a digital world.

This unique and timely event will bring together the relevant government bodies, utility providers, banking and finance specialists and solution providers.

For further information about the forum, please visit or contact Jessica Bou Samra at [email protected].

May 1, 2017

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