caisec '22 was an incredible success!
In June 2022 caisec (Cyber and Information Security Exhibition and Conference) had its first round, with more than 1,200 top-level experts attending more than 40 sessions and panel discussions spread along two extensive days.
Attendees, speakers, and sponsor were all impressed with the outcome, the setup, the flow of visitors, the topics, the speakers, and the depth of discussions.
The immediate response was hundreds of registrations by professionals to be enrolled in caisec ’23 , dozens of top-level sponsors booking their place, and a load of inquiries asking about the next round.
IMPRESSIVE RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS
Drafting a new 5-Year National Cyber Security Strategy (2022 – 2027)
Drafting Sectorial Cyber Security Strategies based on the National Strategy and its objectives
Creating organizational frameworks, guidelines, and policies to protect national critical infrastructure in all domains against cyber threats
Setting clear standards to measure organizations’ readiness to deal with cyber threats and risks
Establishing national cyber intelligence centers for cyber information analytics to ward off any possible attacks
A National SOC is essential to monitor imminent threats and attacks on national information infrastructure and ensure the readiness of all sectors to discover and respond to cyber security threats.
And because CAISEC is not about talk, but more about action, all 18 recommendations were submitted to top-level political decision makers to take the necessary action. These recommendations were the outcome of discussions at CAISEC’22, which saw attendees representing:
caisec ’22 keynote speech was given by H.E. Minister of Finance Dr. Mohamed Maait, who describe how the entire financial and fiscal systems, including taxes and invoicing, are becoming momentarily available online. “As much as this presents itself as an excellent opportunity and overview for our decision-making process, it also poses a threat to our ability to keep the data safe from any incident”, the Minister said, “and such conference helps in offering the best means to do so properly”, he added.
H.E. Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, spoke at the opening of caisec ’22 about two levels; the first is providing the necessary curricula for college students to offer a market short of experts the needed entry levels of young professionals. “And as our health systems are all coming online, cyber, data and information security are much needed to protect patient privacy and medical records, let alone automated processes in hospitals”, Dr. Abdel Ghaffar said.
One of the main highlights that was much admired by the audience was a presentation highlighting the 5th Warfare domain, namely cyberwars. General Ashraf Eleiwa presented the different generations of warfare up to how armies of the advanced world have taken this domain to represented the new corps in their armies. “This did not happen few months ago, but it officially took place more than a decade ago, some are defensive and others offensive”, he said
Chairman of Egypt’s Stock Exchange Mohamed Farid highlighted the entire digital transformation of the system to be fully online, thus requiring the solutions exhibited at caisec and even more. “We do not stop digging for more effective systems, as the attacks and threats are becoming more complex, defensive measures need to be more innovative and effective”, Farid said.