September 9, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am


Zoom Webinar

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET [Washington, DC]
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GMT +2 [Amsterdam]
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT +3 [Tel Aviv]
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+4 [Dubai]

The cyber threat landscape and economic composition of the Middle East are unique. Operational technology threats are a critical risk in the region, both because of its heavily resource-based economies and its high reliance on electric and water infrastructure. This panel will explore the unique components of the cyber security landscape in the Middle East, and seek to determine the best practices for operational cyber security professionals working in the region.

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to welcome a group of industry experts to discuss cyber security challenges, opportunities, and courses of action facing companies in the Middle East. This panel is sponsored by Synack, a leading cyber security company who combines the world's most skilled and trusted ethical hackers with AI-enabled technology to create a scalable, effective security solution.

What is the cyber threat environment like in the Middle East today? What types of threat actors and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) are most common? How does the environment differ from other regions of the world?


Maya Horowitz 
Director, threat intelligence and research, Check Point 

Chris Kubecka 
CEO, Hypasec 

Erdal Ozkaya
Regional CISO at a Global Bank

Ron Peeters 
Vice president, Middle East/Emerging Markets, Synack 

Micah Loudermilk, moderator
Non-resident scholar, MEI


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