11 - 13 September 2017

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration and welcome refreshments


Don Codling

Advisor and Former Chief of Cyber Security Unit
US Department of States Anti- Terrorism Assistance and INL Programmes, FBI, US

9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening keynote speech: Understanding the internet’s ability to connect individuals susceptible to radicalisation to terrorists organisations

Andrew Smith, Former Director General (Planning),Australian Defence Forces, Australia

Andrew Smith

Former Director General (Planning)
Australian Defence Forces, Australia

9:30 am - 10:30 am CASE STUDY: The 2015 Kuwait bombings and post investigation analysis

Colonel Abdulwahab Alyaqout, Head of Bomb Disposal Unit - Special Operations,Ministry of Interior, Kuwait
Gain insights on how the special operations unit of the Kuwait MOI investigated the case and stopped further attacks. The combination of how CCTV cameras, gait monitoring, IED detection devices and analysis of past intelligence patterns helped the Kuwaiti police apprehend suspects and avoid disasters after this incident that claimed 27 lives and wounded over 227 people.

Colonel Abdulwahab Alyaqout

Head of Bomb Disposal Unit - Special Operations
Ministry of Interior, Kuwait

10:30 am - 11:10 am Networking coffee break

11:10 am - 11:30 am Developing effective response plans to CBRNE attacks to minimise risk to personnel

  • Training government employees in how to best respond to CBRNE attacks with minimal loss of services
  • Identifying new and emerging technologies in the field and finding their applications within homeland security
  • Deploying CBRNE technologies across critical infrastructure, residential and commercial areas and integrating them with the public safety surveillance systems

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Actionable threat intelligence to ensure the nation’s security

Abdalrashid Samater, Information Security Advisor,Ministry of Justice, Saudi Arabia
  • Sharing best practices on how to share cyber threats amongst the region to build capabilities
  • Maximising cyber security technology purchases
  • Navigating the pitfalls in IT security in the region for local organisations

Abdalrashid Samater

Information Security Advisor
Ministry of Justice, Saudi Arabia

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm The evolving role of cyber security across the seven emirates

  • Developing methods for securing critical infrastructure from intrusion
  • Streamlining analysis processes with tools and applications
  • Developing standards and requirements to meet the demands of emerging threats

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Towards mandating strategic information exchange plan for regional cyber security coalition in GCC

Mohamed A. Bin Haider Almarashda, Police Major – Fellow Researcher Bournemouth University,Sharjah Police, UAE
  • Identifying new threats and challenges to the national cyber security
  • Sharing strategic information between the key stakeholders

Mohamed A. Bin Haider Almarashda

Police Major – Fellow Researcher Bournemouth University
Sharjah Police, UAE


Don Codling

Advisor and Former Chief of Cyber Security Unit
US Department of States Anti- Terrorism Assistance and INL Programmes, FBI, US

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm End of conference day two

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