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The Complete Guide to The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2023

Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Cyber Security Conference Dubai 2023

The upcoming Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), scheduled to take place from 14-16 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is the most prominent cybersecurity event in the region. With a successful 10-year track record, GISEC has become a sought-after destination for decision-makers from over 200 government departments and several of the leading enterprises in the Middle East.

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GISEC 2023: Top Global Leaders Headline to Discuss Rewiring Cybersecurity for the New Age

According to GISEC 2023, the conference theme is "Rewiring Cybersecurity for the New Age", featuring power insights from top global leaders hailing from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The focus of the conference will be on how information security leaders can adapt to the rapidly evolving threat landscape and implement innovative strategies and technologies to safeguard against cyber threats. With the participation of prominent industry figures, GISEC 2023 offers a unique opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights and network with peers and potential partners from various sectors.

Top sessions not to be Missed!

top speakers of Gisec 2023
Top Speakers of Gisec 2023

GISEC 2023 will feature several top sessions across different stages, including:

  1. Main Stage: The Main Stage will host keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive sessions with top cybersecurity experts and thought leaders from around the world.

  2. Nation Stage: The Nation Stage will focus on the latest trends and challenges in cybersecurity faced by various countries, and how they are addressing these challenges.

  3. Cyberstars Startup Stage: The Cyberstars Startup Stage will showcase innovative cybersecurity startups and their solutions, providing a platform for startups to pitch their ideas and connect with potential investors and partners.

  4. Hack 360 Stage: The Hack 360 Stage will feature demonstrations and discussions on the latest hacking techniques and how organizations can protect themselves against cyber-attacks.

  5. Dark Stage: The Dark Stage will cover topics related to the Dark Web, cybercrime, and the underground economy, featuring experts who will share their insights and experiences in dealing with cyber threats.

  6. CI Dome Stage: The CI Dome Stage will focus on critical infrastructure protection, discussing how organizations can safeguard their systems against cyber threats and potential attacks on critical infrastructure.

  7. X-Labs Stage: The X-Labs Stage will feature hands-on workshops and interactive sessions on the latest technologies and tools in cybersecurity, providing attendees with an opportunity to learn and experiment with new techniques and strategies.

  8. Inspire: The Inspire session will feature motivational speakers who will share their stories and insights on leadership, innovation, and success in the field of cybersecurity, inspiring and empowering attendees to achieve their goals and make a positive impact on the industry.

GISEC Global 2023: Protecting Digital Infrastructures with a Strong Ecosystem

Ecosystem Gisec 2023

GISEC Global 2023 is supported by a diverse and robust ecosystem of security stakeholders committed to protecting the integrity of digital infrastructures globally. This ecosystem includes government agencies, private companies, cybersecurity vendors, academic institutions, and individual experts, each bringing a unique perspective and skillset to the network. Through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, the ecosystem continuously evolves to adapt to the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape and stay ahead of emerging threats. By leveraging their collective expertise and resources, the stakeholders create a stronger, more resilient global digital infrastructure, promoting a safer and more secure online environment for individuals, organizations, and societies worldwide.

Get to Know the World's Most Famous Ethical Hackers at GISEC 2023

GISEC 2023 will feature a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's most renowned ethical hackers. These individuals have gained recognition for their expertise in identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in digital systems, networks, and applications. Through their work, they have contributed to the development of stronger and more secure digital infrastructures across the globe. Attendees of GISEC 2023 will have the chance to engage with these ethical hackers, learn from their experiences, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity.

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Hack-O-Sphere: A Thrilling Cybersecurity Showcase

The Hack-O-Sphere arena offers a fully immersive experience for over 1,000 ethical hackers to face real-world threats. The showcase includes live cyber competitions, certified training sessions from SANS and EC Council, and an exclusive look at the UAE Cybersecurity Council’s National Security Operations Centre. The highlight of the event is the CyTaka World Cyber Championship, a partnership between CyTaka, the UAE Cybersecurity Council, and CyberGate, where participants can win $1 million in the world’s most valuable Capture the Flag (CTF) cyber challenge. Doron Amir, CEO and founder of CyTaka, emphasizes the need for cross-border collaboration in combating anonymous cyber threats.

Unleashing the Brilliance of Cybersecurity Experts at GISEC 2023

GISEC 2023 will see over 300 ethical hackers and information security experts coming together to lead hacking sessions and panel discussions, delving into the most pressing cybersecurity issues faced by governments and businesses. The conference program is the most comprehensive yet, with over 200 hours of immersive content across nine stages spread across six halls. The stages include Main Stage, Government Stage, Global Cybersecurity Congress, Critical Infrastructure Dome, Dark Stage, Nation Stage, Cyber Stars, Xlabs, INSPIRE, Hack360, and the Academy. Notable speakers at the event include cybersecurity legend Joe "Kingpin" Grand, who hacked a $2 million crypto wallet, reformed fraudster Hieu Ngo, who single-handedly stole personal data from 200 million US citizens, US-based hacker and entrepreneur Bryce Case Jr. (also known as "Ytcracker"), who defaced the website of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre, and world-class hacker and author Jayson E. Street, who gained notoriety for robbing banks across five continents.

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Competitions at GISEC 2023: A Showcase of Cybersecurity Talent and Innovation

GISEC 2023 will feature several cybersecurity competitions designed to showcase the skills and talents of participants. These competitions include Cyberthon, Cyber Maze, Cytaka World Cyber Championship, GISEC Cyber Stars, and Cyber Protective Shield. Each competition focuses on a specific area of cybersecurity, such as ethical hacking, network defense, or threat analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to compete against their peers from around the world and demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in these areas. The competitions are designed to be challenging and rewarding, providing participants with the opportunity to learn from their experiences and develop their skills as cybersecurity professionals.

Diverse Range of Innovative Cybersecurity Companies Showcased in Gisec 2023 Exhibitor List

The Gisec 2023 exhibitor list features a diverse range of cybersecurity companies, vendors, and solution providers from across the globe, showcasing some of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies in the industry. With companies specializing in areas such as cloud security, network security, threat intelligence, data protection, and endpoint security, attendees can explore a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of their organizations. The exhibitor list includes global players such as IBM, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Fortinet, as well as regional players like DarkMatter, Help AG, and Spire Solutions, and emerging startups and smaller companies. This comprehensive representation of the cybersecurity industry offers attendees the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and trends, connect with experts and peers, and gain valuable insights into better protecting their organizations against cyber threats.

Discovering the Next Cyber Unicorn

The GISEC 2023 Cyber Stars Pitch Competition will provide a platform for around 100 cybersecurity start-ups to showcase their innovative solutions and connect with various industry players such as government officials, investors, IT security experts, corporate buyers, mentors, prospects, and disruptors. The competition also offers a prize pool of AED 100,000 in cash, and winners of the Best Global Start-up, Best Regional Start-up, and Most Innovative Idea categories have the potential to become the next cyber unicorn.

Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC)

Frequently asked questions about Gisec 2023:

  1. What is Gisec 2023?

  • Gisec 2023 is a leading cybersecurity event that brings together experts, professionals, and solution providers from around the world to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

2. When and where will Gisec 2023 take place?

  • Gisec 2023 will take place from March 21-23, 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.

3. Who can attend Gisec 2023?

  • Gisec 2023 is open to all professionals and individuals interested in cybersecurity, including industry experts, government officials, business leaders, and students.

4. What are the key topics that will be covered at Gisec 2023?

  • Gisec 2023 will cover a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, including cloud security, network security, threat intelligence, data protection, endpoint security, and many more.

5. What are the competitions that will be held at Gisec 2023?

  • Gisec 2023 will host several cybersecurity competitions, including Cybathlon, Cyber Maze, Cytaka World Cyber Championship, Gisec Cyber Stars, and Cyber Protective Shield.

6. Who are some of the keynote speakers at Gisec 2023?

  • Gisec 2023 will feature keynote speakers from the cybersecurity industry, including leading experts and professionals in the field.

7. How can I register for Gisec 2023?

8. What are the benefits of attending Gisec 2023?

  • Attending Gisec 2023 offers many benefits, including the opportunity to network with industry experts and peers, learn about the latest trends and technologies in cybersecurity, and gain valuable insights into how to better protect your organization against cyber threats.

At GISEC this year, Microsoft will be featuring groundbreaking mixed reality experiences that utilize HoloLens 2, which is supported by the reliability, scalability, and high-security of Microsoft Azure. Mixed reality involves the integration of physical and digital worlds, where holograms represent digital information that can respond to commands and interact with real-world surfaces in real-time using AI technology. Along with DXC Technology, Microsoft will harness the power of the industrial metaverse with Mixed Reality, IoT, and AI, and offer a contemporary approach to crime scene investigation using data forensics and incident response.

Download The Mobile App

The Gisec 2023 mobile app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, making it accessible to all attendees. By using the app, attendees can maximize their event experience and stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings at Gisec 2023.

Location and Timing

The Gisec 2023 event will be held at Halls 4-8 of the Dubai World Trade Centre, located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE. The event will take place from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Reaching Dubai World Trade Centre:

  • METRO: The Dubai Metro system is a reliable, air-conditioned service with stations near most of Dubai’s city hotels. Dubai World Trade Centre has its own station located directly next to the venue on the Red Line.


Paid, Valet and Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

  • TAXI:

Taxis in Dubai are easy to find (especially outside hotels), low cost and will be able to drop you directly outside the venue. You can book a taxi directly through RTA by calling on: +971 (0) 4 208 08 08 .


GISEC 2023 is shaping up to be a must-attend event for cybersecurity professionals and enthusiasts alike. With a comprehensive conference program, innovative exhibitions, and exciting competitions, the event promises to deliver the latest insights and solutions in the field of cybersecurity. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with leading experts and industry players and explore the future of cybersecurity in the Middle East and beyond.


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