KSA Collabs With Black Hat Organizers To Launch @Hack Conference To Tackle International Cyber Risk

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Happening on November 28-30, 2021, @Hack is bringing together the world’s most prominent hackers and trainers to explore breakthrough issues, trainings and trends within the information security community.

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The event is organized by the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), which is behind some of KSA’s prominent high-tech bootcamps and events, and in association with Informa Tech, the organizers of the renowned cybersecurity networking event series Black Hat. Bringing their global experience and industry know-how, @Hack is set to occur at the Riyadh Front Expo Centre, in a partnership with national telecoms operator STC.

The premier event is held in support of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and SAFCSP’s mission to make one in every 100 Saudi citizens a programmer to advance the Kingdom’s distinction in the tech industry.

The three-day conference will have in-depth, hands-on technical courses on topics ranging from offensive security, to the latest techniques in penetration testing, infrastructure hacking, mobile application security, analyzing automotive electrical systems, and more.


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@Hack will feature 250 cutting-edge brands, including 40 promising startups, in its Innovation City exhibition hall. The event will feature an Executive Summit to bring together leading Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to look into the Middle East’s cybersecurity needs, including security guru and cybersecurity author Bruce Schneier. More than 250 leading infosec experts and hackers will showcase advanced research, new vulnerabilities, open-source tools and more. It has an impressive list of speakers, including former US marine and ethical hacker Bryan Seely, known as the only person to wiretap the US Security Service and FBI; Hector Monsegur, controversial hacker and former head of the Anonymous hacking group; Chris Tarbell, former FBI special agent who caught Black Hat hacker Monsegur; Shira Rubinoff, cybersecurity and blockchain advisor, who serves as President of Prime Tech Partners and SecureMySocial; Jaya Baloo, CISO at Avast; and Olivera Zatezalo, CSO at Huawei Canada.

The event will put…