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Cybersecurity Awareness Day


Cybersecurity Awareness Day

Although the unprecedented advancements in digital technology have offered massive opportunities for business optimisation and growth, the associated vulnerabilities of digitisation have maximised the need for cyber security as a serious concern for all businesses. Recent statistics show that cybercrimes continue to be among the top five biggest business risks in 2019. Internet of things (IOT) is a key driver for cybercrimes. An individual might also be a target for a cyber attack or even might become a part of a cyber attack unknowingly.  

According to Gartner, the global market for security will grow to an impressive $124 billion in 2019, an increase of 8.7 % from last year. At least 30 % of organisations will spend on GDPR-related consulting and implementation services through 2019. Risk management and privacy concerns within digital transformation initiatives will drive additional security service spending through 2020 for more than 40% of organisations. Services (subscription and managed) will represent at least 50 percent of security software delivery by 2020.

“This evolving cybersecurity service market is in desperate need for young fresh talents.” Universities and other educational institutions have an important role in providing a continuous stream of skilled individuals who can tackle the different challenges in security.

Our cybersecurity awareness event will help you to develop essential awareness of cybersecurity in areas related to cyber hygiene, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and social media & cybersecurity. The event offers an opportunity for networking and exploring cyber security career with cybersecurity experts from InfoWatch Gulf team and academics from Heriot-Watt University.


14.00 Welcome & Introduction to the event (by Heriot-Watt University Dubai) Dr. Paul Hopkinson, Associate Head of School of Social Sciences, Dr. Hani Ragab, Associate Professor in Cyber Security & Dr. Shereen Nassar, Assistant Professor in Business Management

14.30 Introduction (By InfoWatch) Speaker: Kristina Tantsyura, Managing Director InfoWatch Middle East 

15.00 Break 

15.05 Cyber Hygiene session (By Infowatch ) (30 minutes)

Social Media & Cyber Security session (By InfoWatch- 40 minutes) Speaker: Mahmoud El Tabarane, Technical  Director InfoWatch Middle East 

16.15 Break 

16.25 GDPR (By InforWatch-  30 minutes) Speaker: Kristina Tantsyura, Managing Director InfoWatch Middle East 

17.00 Networking coffee session and Q&A on Cyber Security career (60 minutes)



Kristina Tantsyura, Managing Director InfoWatch Gulf

International level Manager in the field of New Technologies, IT and Digital technologies, organisation of marketing, sales and interaction with State organizations and the largest companies in Russia, Europe and the Middle East.   She has over 10 years of experience held strategic management roles in both the IT and Digital/Internet sectors.


Mahmoud El Tabarane, Technical Director InfoWatch Gulf

Experienced Technical Manager with a demonstrated history of working IT security industry & Systems administration. Skilled in Analytical views, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), IT Service Management, Team Building, and Servers maintenance. Strong engineering background with a Bachelor's degree focused in Information Systems Management.

InfoWatch Group is a Russian vendor of end-to-end enterprise cybersecurity solutions that effectively protect businesses against the most pressing internal and external threats. InfoWatch annually boosts its product and solution sales and leads the DLP markets in Russia and the CIS, with the company’s products being also commercially available in Western Europe, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.

Last year, InfoWatch group has launched an education center in the field of information security in the Middle East.

InfoWatch Education Сenter is primarily geared to educate Emarati students, Emarati government and private sector Professionals & Executives to acquire and apply Digital Skills in Cybersecurity, IoT, AI, Blockchain and Data Science.

The project is aimed at increasing the level of digital competence in the field of information security of specialists and managers at state and commercial organizations of the UAE as well as at educating schoolchildren and students in the region, providing training on the basics of cyber literacy.

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