VirtuPort’s 6th annual Middle East & North Africa Information Security Conference will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the prestigious Crowne Plaza – Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center – November 6th and 7th, 2018. Some of our previous conferences have pulled in as many as 300+ delegates from across the Kingdom, along with some of the biggest IT industry brands and media partners globally.

A New Dawn – Leveraging Machine Learning & AI in Cyber Defense

Combating Cyber Threats

The implications of globalization, digital transformation, the integration of Information Technology Systems with Operation Technology environments and cyber security are more prominent than ever. As people become more dependent on a digitally driven lifestyle, the mass amounts of data streaming out of networks, mobile devices, IoT, IT, OT and every other technology application, system and device; it has created unprecedented challenges. Cyber Security experts and Data Scientists have come under pressure to devise smarter ways to manage data lakes, regulatory mandates, big data analytics, monetization of data and addressing the cyber security risks associated with all of them.

A New Dawn will address the need for effectively incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence into our new world order to manage the significant gap in the availability of cyber security talent and the increasing cost of cyber espionage, crime and other attacks on business resiliency. Corporations and government agencies are investing heavily in cutting edge cyber security solutions and services while vendors tout their abilities to leverage AI in their next generation platforms.

At MENA ISC 2018 we will explore these, and many more critical topics being faced throughout the world and specifically in our region. We look forward to hosting world class keynote speakers, panelists, delegates, sponsors and much more this year.


Best & Brightest

As in previous years, the event will attract the best and brightest in the information security field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about Cyber security’s most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging/established companies.


Industry Experts

The conference will showcase industry experts along with leading vendors sharing their views and solutions to meet these and other challenges for the future of Cyber Security. As with previous events, this event is an invite only event where the organizers, speakers and sponsors have nominated the target audience they believe can benefit and contribute to the success of the event.


and informative

As the cyber security landscape continues to grow in complexity and sophistication, MENA ISC will play an integral role in keeping security professionals across MENA connected and educated. Compliance, Regulation, Governance, Cloud Security and much more have challenged CIO, CISO’s and other IT decision makers. The topics at this event will both be relevant and informative with the VirtuPort organizers working with Sponsors to ensure sessions are about real world case studies.
Who Should


  • CEOs & Directors of IT and Telecommunications
  • Systems and Network Managers & Administrators
  • IT and Internet Security Managers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Auditors, Investigators
  • Senior business executives
  • Security Consultants
  • Researchers and academics
  • Computer Specialists
  • InfoSec Specialists
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Data Security Engineers
  • Network Analysts, Systems Analysts
  • Network Engineers, Network Security Analysts
  • Technical Consultants
  • Security Administrators, Security Architects

Crowne Plaza Riyadh

November 6th and 7th 2018 @ 8:00 – 16:30