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Holistic Approach Of Cybersecurity Implementation
In this Panel Discussion, the panelists share key insights and takeaways from the observed changes in the cybersecurity trend and threats landscapes in the region. Such changes were mainly driven by the digital transformation being witnessed today, and the drastic evolvement of strategies around technology adoption (e.g. multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, Internet-of-Everything), where the lines around “organization’s perimeter” started to fade. Drawing from their vast experience across industries, the Panelists share key insights on the transformations we need to apply within the cybersecurity practices, especially on security infrastructure, security monitoring, incident management, and third party management, to ensure we don’t only keep pace with the latest advancements but also to be one step ahead. This segment aims to provide effective and practical approaches on how to cultivate cyber resilience, not only within the organizations, but across sectors and the ecosystem. The Panel will inspire stakeholders to craft strategies that foster a balanced yet proactive integration of cybersecurity within the business practices.
Ammar Afani is Regional Sales Manager, META for FireMon. In this role Ammar is responsible for growing FireMon’s geographical footprint and revenues within the META region. To date, Ammar has been instrumental in working closely with enterprise and government entities in key regions including the UAE, KSA, Egypt, Jordan and Oman, delivering bespoke cybersecurity solutions to strengthen their security posture.
Ammar brings with him a wealth of experience having helped organisations with their Professional Services, Digital Transformation and Multi-Cloud project over the years.
Over his 25-year career, Ammar has worked for organisations including CISCO, Blue Coat Systems, Magirus Middle East and Computer Networks Systems. This coupled with the management of projects for enterprises such as, Abu-Dhabi Digital Authority, D14, G42, Department of Finance of Abu-Dhabi, UAE Armed Forces, QP, ARAMCO, Emirates Airline, means Ammar has developed a reputation as a technology and sales evangelist in the region.