@Blackhatmea There were so many great moments! From the quality of the sessions to the amazing variety of companies represented. I had an amazing time as a speaker. I really loved the introductory video and the amazing energy of Lucy the MC 😊
@Blackhatmea We can't wait to join you again next year! Love this! Our favorite moments were getting to be present with the thousands of infosec experts and especially with more #womenincybersecurity than we have ever seen! 👏👏👏👏
CEO @ Unit 221B, Hacker, Coach & Mentor, Board & Security Industry Advisor, Chief Scientist/CEO/CTO/CISO, Legal Expert Witness, Tedx Speaker, Beginner's Mind Zen-based leadership
I had an amazing time at Black Hat MEA - hands down the best BlackHat conference I've ever attended. The people were amazing, and the venue was perfect. I learned many things being there, and had some of the best conversations. Also… we cracked Zeppelin Ransomware 2 years ago and the paper is now available to the public. Enjoy! #blackhatmea #mentalhealth #ransomware #people #saudiarabia #cybersecurity
Nov 17, 2022
#sirar was delighted to participate in @Blackhatmea 2022, signing 15 partnerships, hosted a cyber techie challenge, an escape room experience, demonstrated our products and services in #sirar experience box, and held a crisis simulation. #BHMEA22 #cybersecurity_in_excellence
Overall, I had an amazing experience and would highly recommend visiting Riyadh if you get the chance! And, certainly for @Blackhatmea next year! To the next one my friends - there is nothing stronger than a beautiful community. #saudiarabia #saudi #blackhatmea
Speaking at the first Blackhat Middle East and Africa was a privilege. It was a fantastic event with 30,000+ visitors and 260+ speakers. The opportunity to share my experience on such a fantastic event has been a dream come true. I had the pleasure to speak about the importance of the importance of Human Factor in cybersecurity and participate in a panel about Data Protection, Privacy, and disinformation campaigns with Zaki A. Abbas, CISO of Brookfield Asset Management, Jon Staniforth, CISO of Royal Mail, Vikas Yadav, CISO of NYKAA and moderated by Jaya Baloo, CISO of Avast. My sincere gratitude goes to Informa Markets and The Saudi Arabia Federation for Cyber Security and Programming for their outstanding hospitality. Everything was perfect and Informa Markets put in a tremendous amount of teamwork on this event. Special thanks to Tom Bourgoin for inviting me. I was amazed to see the team energy, support, and coordination! Black Hat MEA is the first BlackHat to be held in the Middle East and Africa. It was three days of intense activity packed with tonnes of information and opportunities to network with some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity such as M. Shahmeer Amir, David Colombo, Chris Roberts, Betania Allo, Carmen Marsh, Brenno Andrade, Jamil Farshchi, Dr Magda Chelly, and Andrea Isoni. #cybersecurity #privacy #dataprotection #BlackHat #BlackHatMEA
Nov 24, 2022
I am very honored to be an attendee of #Blackhatmea for three consecutive days. Magnificent event,inspiring experiences,enriching information, new horizons and different opportunities 🙏🏻🤍 Many thanks to everyone organizing this wonderful event.🇸🇦🤍 @Blackhatmea @CCIS_MU twitter.com/i/web/status/1593260018945736712
Loads of great meetings at @Blackhatmea. We had the opportunity to speak with Sapan Agarwal and Pranav Bhopatkar about synergies with @honeywell, a Fortune 100 company that helps customers address tough cyber security ICS/IOT challenges #safety, #security, and #energy.
@Blackhatmea was not only a great opportunity to learn and share knowledge but was also a wonderful chance for the #CyberSecurity community from around the world to meet and get to know and appreciate what brings them together as human beings ❤️ #blackhat #blackhat_mea
👀 I witnessed something really special in Riyadh last week during BlackHat Middle East & Africa. No, it wasn't seeing a whopping 30,000 visitors across the exhibition center. Nor was it seeing a jaw-dropping $400,000 grand prize awarded during a hacking competition. ➡️ What really blew me away was… the women. The number of female coders and engineers was off the charts 🚀 The ratio of women to men was the same as you'd see at a US cyber event. And they were deeply engaged: everything from hands-on hacking in the chip village (I grabbed a photo below) to proudly discussing their college curriculum and future career ambitions in cyber. This is not what I expected. At all. This is real, positive, and consequential change 👏 It's honestly hard to fathom the amount of positive change that's been led in that country in just a few short years. Is it perfect over there? No. But they're really trying. And all those amazing women I met at BlackHat MEA are proof of that effort. I look forward to watching the Saudi cyber community continue to grow and make a positive impact in the world! #informationsecurity #cybersecurity #blackhat #blackhatmea #womeninsecurity #saudiarabia
Nov 21, 2022
I'm delighted to be a part of the most recent cybersecurity conference, "Back Hat MEA," in Saudi Arabia, as a CTF player and Interested in cyber security. Throughout the three days, I was astounded by technological advancements, hacking skills, and amazing sessions. Also, I am proud of the efforts that have been made to make this conference successful by the organizers and every person who has contributed to making it possible. Black Hat MEA #blackhatmea #blackhat #bhmea22
Nov 21, 2022
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Riyadh Moments Hosting at Black Hat Middle East & Africa (15 - 17 November) The World's Largest Cyber Show Reflecting on Black Hat MEA that unfolded a few weeks ago... It's difficult to pick out a highlight.... ....so many points of value that took place in Riyadh at Black Hat's first edition in Saudi Arabia, which overall turned into something extraordinary. Lovely to play my role in shaping the stage at the launch of Black Hat MEA as part of the wider hard-working team who wonderfully put all this together. An staggering record-breaking 30,000 visitors over 3 cyber-content filled days featuring more than 250+ speakers across a selection of stages including the Executive Summit, 4 Briefings Stages and The Arsenal section. Over the event so many experts in the cyber space shared their perspectives, advice and insights - many of are also young talents really shaking-up ideas and traditional ways of doing things. With such a wide agenda to choose from, and of course I couldn't feature everyone, here's just a small selection of global speakers that stood out sharing insightful moments at #BHMEA22 Haran Kumar Monitoring with an Evolving SOC Fadyah Abdullah & Nouf Alqahtani Threat Hunting Challenges Renad Alrabea Cyber Resilience & Readiness Abhinav Singh Cloud adversarial tactics Abdulrahman Al-Nimari Is Quantum Computing Breaking Encryption!? Ahmad Halabi Breaking Mobile App Encryption Tarek Naja Abusing Azure Virtual Machines Hsing-yu chen & Mars Cheng Abusing Misconfigurations Mirza Burhan Baig The Great Hospital Hack!! Gabrielle Hempel, CECI, CCIP, CCTA, CHTI Threat Hunting in Cloud-Based Environments Lovely meeting and sharing conversations with so many of you, including Amal Al Sadi, Ehab Shobaki, Abeer As'ad, Ryan Johnson and hats-off to Yaser Alosaimi for doing a great job. Great to see and experience the results of the dedicated work from the entire team who spent months of sweat of tears to pull-off the end result including Basma Dawwas, MIB بسمة دواس Luke Hallewell. A special shout-out to the calm and collected Sheryl Carvalho sharing lots of smiles, conversations and teamwork who did such a wonderful job keeping everything fully under control. Riyadh, until we meet again..... Join me over at Hopwood Story & Speaker Coaching #blackhatmea #Blackhat #Presenter #cybersecurity
Nov 28, 2022
Director at Infosec Ventures, EliteCISOs, Pm2Net, HumanFirewall.io, EmailAuth.io, BugsBounty.com, Wireless Federation and Lloyds Ventures. @ankush
"Every moment lasts only a second, but leaves memories that can last a lifetime." I've spoken at and attended many events over the last 2 decades, but this was special. It was an honour to be a speaker at this glorious event. The finale of the show was the #CyberSeed event. I was fortunate to be on the judging panel, sharing the stage with the fabulous host Lucy Hedges and four incredibly sharp co-judges Caleb Sima Gabrielle Chris Roberts and David B. Cross Black Hat MEA - Three super hectic days of power packed knowledge and meeting some of the sharpest minds in #cybersecurity, all in one place - An epic event, the first BlackHat in the Middle East and Africa. Thanks Informa Markets and الاتحاد السعودي للأمن السيبراني والبرمجة والدرونز | SAFCSP - The Saudi Arabia Federation for Cyber Security and Programming. Thanks for the incredible hospitality extended. Right from landing at the airport to the arrangements throughout - everything was flawless. This was a massive team effort from both the organisations. Thanks Mr Chairman, Faisal Al-khamissi for hosting us for the special dinner. #SaudiHospitality at its best. Thanks Aman Sethi for the invite to speak at the show and arranging the Podcast with the 'oh so brilliant' Bryan Seely, and managing the stage relentlessly! Super energy and sheer brilliance! Thanks Ayah Albokhari for the protocol arrangements - your leadership and how you and your team managed the show are commendable! Malik Farhaj @JamalShahin - Thanks for your support on the ground! (When did you guys rest? - you know what I mean!) #cybersecurity #blackhat #blackhatmea #infosecventures #humanfirewall #emailauth #saudiarabia #event #SaudiArabia #KSA #SAFCSP #InformaTech
Nov 21, 2022
Not only is Black Hat the biggest cybersecurity event on the planet, but it was the first time it was being hosted in Saudi. So I don't need to tell you how much of big deal it was - and an incredible honour - to be asked to host an event of this magnitude, to share the stage with international experts from the cybersecurity community and learn from some of the greatest infosec minds - and generally some of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with - in the industry. Big shout out to the Informa team for getting me involved in Black Hat MEA. It's a week later and I'm still buzzing from all the amazing comments and memories 💙 #blackhat #blackhatmea #hackingforgood #infosec #saudi #KSA #thekingdom #host #metro #bbc #riyadh #ilovewhatido #womenintech
Nov 28, 2022
@Blackhatmea An unforgettable experience; opportunities to meet and discuss with #cybersecurity experts from around the globe, very useful presentations and panels at the executive summit, loved the panels at the dedicated #womenincyber track and enjoyed making new friends in the field 🌟🌟
my time at @Blackhatmea was incredible! Already looking forward to next year.
We enjoyed meeting everyone at @Blackhatmea — here’s a look back on some of our favorite moments. #BHMEA22
I was proud to present at @Blackhatmea 2022 in Riyadh about our @mrsip_official. It was a wonderful organization. I feel how effective Saudi Arabia will be in the field of cybersecurity in the coming years.
The last day of @Blackhatmea 2022 went insightful and equally amazing. We got the opportunity to meet many cybersecurity leaders and brilliant minds from around the world. Here are some highlights from the very successful #BHMEA22 for you.
Making the choice to attend #BHMEA22 was the best choice i’ve ever made, i got to learn about various cybersecurity solutions, met many inspiring individuals, obtained answers to my questions, and got meaningful advices too. @Blackhatmea #بلاك_هات22
الحمدلله حصلت على المركز الثاني في كأس منصة مكافآت الثغرات في حدث بلاك هات🥈 I placed 2nd place in Bug Bounty Cup during Black Hat MEA event🥈 #bugbountytips #bugbountytip #bugbounty #BHMEA22 #بلاك_هات22 @Faisal @malobeiwi @SAFCSP @BugBountySA @Blackhatmea twitter.com/i/web/status/1593336736872005633
@Blackhatmea such a wonderful experience to see all the new cyber developments and technologies at blackhat👾
WE DID IT 💪🏼 CyberTalents is the Winner of Cyberseed Start-up Competition this year at @Blackhatmea 🤩 Thanks to the judge panel for choosing CyberTalents and thanks to Black Hat for this opportunity! 🎉 blackhatmea.com/black-hat-mea-cyberseed #CyberTalents #Cybersec #BHMEA22 #Cyberseed
I will never forget these last 3 days at @Blackhatmea and in Riyadh. I had the best time, met amazing new people - but most importantly I was truly immersed deeply into the world of cybersecurity ✨️ Since I cannot Twitter, a more indepth post will be on my linkedin 😙.
That's a wrap! Black Hat was a success and has come to an end. Thanks to all our customers, prospects, and partners for your tremendous support. #MEatBlackHat @Zoho | @RFECC_SA | @Blackhatmea
WOW ! Black hat was a blast 🤩 I had so much fun, gained so much pleasure from interacting with many companies in the field of cybersecurity, and learned so much from the lectures conducted by intelligent people. Everything was perfectly organized. #BHMEA22 @Blackhatmea
Another fantastic presentation from Chris Roberts @Sidragon1. Hacking camels to show how the boundaries between the digital and physical world are blurring + the concept of Verify *before* Trust! #BlackHatMEA 🙌🏿🙌🏼
Black Hat #day2 rocks! Amazing and highly valuable event that will definitely bring a lot of awareness to the region. @BlackHatEvents @Blackhatmea #BlackHat #Blackhatmea