Enterprise Security & Risk Management

17 April 2018

Conrad Dubai (United Arab Emirates)



Threat Research – Surveying the Landscape

2nd October 2017

By: Paul John, Senior Security Architect, Secureworks Staying aware of online threats, techniques and markets remains a key part of cyber defence

UAE Population Pose High Risk to the Safety of Their Data

18th September 2017

Research by Kaspersky Lab has found that the UAE is failing to protect their data properly. Even though the ever growing population recognises the danger […]




“[The] event was very well organised and I appreciate the efforts taken by your team.” Oman Insurance Company, Internal Audit Manager.

“Presentations were really interesting when speakers emphasised one single idea giving a deep understanding.” Etisalat, Engineer.

“[The] conference was a well-organised. Time management was really good. Everything was handled [in an] extremely professional and courteous manner.” Etisalat, VP/IS & Technical Audit.

“The speakers were of good quality.” Akamai, Solutions Engineer.

“Very good indeed.” Emirates National Oil Company, Manager – Compliance.

“The organisers were courteous and very warm. The arrangements were of high standards.” American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Director of Risk Management.

“It was a good conference. The hallmark of the event was the time allotted to each speaker was just right, and the audience got an opportunity to hear from a number of speakers within a limited time. I hope it continues in future events as well.” Ex AIG, Former AVP – Operations & Compliance.

“I enjoyed attending your event, I learned many things and reviewed some points that I almost forgot in terms of technical security and how to handle official emails and transactions. Thank you and I hope to attend more events.” UAE Ministry of Education, IT Field Engineer.

“Such an important and misunderstood topic. Thank you very much for bringing the conference to UAE.” Mazrui International, Group IT Manager.


“I’ve found todays conference very useful; there’s been a lot of footfall. We’ve been really busy talking to customers and the really engaging conversations that we’ve had. It’s also been very well organised with pretty good food as well, which is a bonus” VARONIS, Accounts Manager.

“I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised by todays conference. It’s my first time visiting and what I was surprised to find was that the speakers were of a varied background, so I wasn’t just getting pure risk folks, we were getting security, we were also getting the executive and the board level” TANIUM, Senior Director of Technical Account Management.

“The event has been great, very well organised. We’ve had great attendance, more than what we were expecting. We were quite surprised when we came in this morning with the amount of people here, so that’s always a lovely surprise and it’s been a thoroughly thoroughly enjoyable day” GEMALTO, Channel Director.

“The calibre of the delegate audience is good, it’s not like a cloud security expo where you get any person off the streets, this is actually people who are interested in security and the future of security. Most of them have a project or going to have a project within a year so they are either looking for vendors to partner with and take up on their services now or for the future” WINMAGIC, Marketing Manager.

“Very good as always, we’ve exhibited at a number of Whitehall conferences and this is no exception. It’s been very well attended and very useful for us” CYLANCE, Senior Director of Product Marketing.

“The calibre of the delegates today has been excellent. I did a presentation and the quality of the questions I was getting was excellent, the engagement from the audience was fantastic. The calibre of the people coming to our stand was fantastic, all interested in what we do and how we can be more agile in their business” ZSCALER, Director of Sales Engineering.

“I think the delegates are superior to most conferences. They have both a technical understanding and an executive and business understanding” TANIUM, Senior Director of Technical Account Management.

“We will definitely exhibit at Whitehall Media conferences again, there was prove last year that we got some great ROI. It remains to be seen if we get ROI from this event but the signs are looking good, so yes, we will definitely attend this event and possibly more in the future” WINMAGIC, Marketing Manager.

“The Whitehall conferences tend to be very very well attended by the right sort of executives. I’ve found the calibre of the delegate audience excellent as always” CYLANCE, Senior Director of Product Marketing.

“The reason we came to this event is that it’s a focused event. We do a number of large events but we felt that this would give us a focused audience which includes a lot of thought leadership, a lot of thought provoking presentations that lead to potential opportunities for customers to speak to us and how we could address their issues” GEMALTO, Channel Director.

“Today as a business we’ve got a lot of good quality leads, decision makers and people who are in the right space. There’s some good delegates here” SIMS RECYCLING SOLUTIONS, Head of Business Development.

“I would recommend people to come to this event. Just doing a quick walk around of the other exhibitors and obviously speaking to a lot of the attendees, it’s the right environment, there’s no pressure, you don’t feel like your cattle in a room, you can move around quite openly and generally speaking a very positive atmosphere” CYLANCE, Account Manager.

“The calibre of delegates has been really good; generally we’ve had conversations at quite high levels with CSO’s but also with IT security architects that want to know more. We’ve had conversations across the board with c-level and more operational people so it’s been quite a good mix for us that we’ve had the ability to talk in different ways with different people, so it’s pretty valuable” CYBEREASON, Director of Business Development.

“We generated a significant number of contacts, prospects who are interested in adjusting their security portfolio and proposition, as well as existing customers who wanted an update on security and what we are doing for them” ZSCALER, Director of Sales Engineering.

“Today’s conference has been really good, a lot of activity, we had a speaker as well. After the speaking slot we had a lot of interaction at the stand, which is really great and kept us very very busy, overall a very good day” CYLANCE, Account Manager.


“I have enjoyed the opportunity to give out my views and experience and also get back from other participants. The discussions with the panel is most interesting” NESTE, Information Security Specialist.

“What I have really enjoyed this morning is, I think we’re starting to see more of a mix in terms of presentations about technology and then presentations about behaviour and really people starting to understand, and knowing that they need to understand why those two domains need to intersect and work together” TULLLOW OIL, Head of Business Systems.

“Today’s conference has been really interesting because I think we are moving away from purely technology and security as a technical tool and thinking about much more the whole business environment, so in a world where social, mobile, media is so part of our everyday life’s we are realising that the human element is equally as important as the technical solutions” ISACA, Nominations Committee Chair and Past President.

“I really enjoyed this event because it was really fast paced with short talks, so the speakers had to get to the point. The quality of the speakers was pretty high” KING.COM, Director of Information Security.

“What I enjoyed about the event today is that it’s been like a group therapy session. It’s been an opportunity to get together with hundreds of people who are in a similar industry to myself and just share best practise, look at various challenges that people are facing and just share information” NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Assurance & Information Management.

“The event has been really good, there’s been a combination of speakers but there’s a similar thread flowing through each presentation” UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, Chief Information Security Officer.

“Basically the event is a great opportunity to do some networking, share ideas and look at interesting ways on how opportunities can be taken forward” EURONEXT, Info Sec Programme Manager.

“Hearing all the elements through the speakers and also through the questions and answer session from the audience was quite exciting. I personally believe the attendance is great. I wasn’t aware of how many people had registered or which walks of life they came from, so coming in and seeing a packed hall was very very pleasing” ASIS UK CHAPTER, Technology Lead.