Global Cybersecurity Conference in Abu Dhabi (2014)

NYIT's 1st Global Cybersecurity Conference:
National And Corporate Threats, Protection, And Education

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Co-Sponsored by NYIT and
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
Al Saud Street
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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9 – 10 a.m.

Registration & Networking

10 – 10:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Youth, Culture, and Community Development

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks: National and Corporate Threats, Protection, and Education

  • Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., President and CEO, New York Institute of Technology

10:45 – 11:40 a.m.

Morning Keynote Presentations

  • Daniel R. Ennis, Director of NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center, United States National Security Agency
  • Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Ph.D., CIO and ICT Advisor, UAE Armed Forces

11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Panel: Enterprise Security, Cyber Theft, And Asset Protection—An Evolving Landscape


  • Paul A. Stirpe, Ph.D., Professor, NYIT; Principal, Letse, LLC


  • Nadhem Al-Fardan, Ph.D., Security Architect, Cisco Inc.
  • Edward J. Chance, Director, UK, France and Emerging Markets, Dell SecureWorks
  • Luke Forsyth, Vice President, Security Services, EMEA Region, CA Technologies
  • Ragy Magdy, Middle East Regional Sales Leader, IBM Security Systems

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.


1:40 – 2:20 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Presentation: "Cyberwarfare—Dawn Of A New Era"

  • Parag Pruthi, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, NIKSUN Inc.

2:20 – 3:30 p.m.

Combating Cyber Attacks With 21st-century Technologies


  • Richard Archdeacon, Head of Security Strategy, HP Enterprise Security Services
  • Henrik Davidsson, Director Security Sales, EMEA, Juniper Networks
  • Ron Mraz, President, Owl Computing Technologies Inc.

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Networking Break

4 – 5 p.m.

Panel: Cybersecurity Training—Emerging Practices


  • Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, NYIT


  • Thomas Kartanowicz, Director and Head of Information Security Compliance, Natixis Wholesale Banking Americas
  • Ali Al Mansoori, Ph.D., Director, Ras Al Khaimah Men's and Women's Colleges, HCT
  • Paul A. Stirpe, Ph.D., Professor, NYIT; Principal, Letse, LLC
  • Ping Zong, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Overseas Education, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

5 – 6 p.m.