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09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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Chair’s opening remarks

09:10 09:40 (30 mins)

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Security in the 5G Era

  • Security Challenges in the IoT/Smart City technologies
  • Security within the Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Governance and Control Models
  • Proposals for the future
  • Sayed Wajahat Ali - Director Technical Audit Internal Control , du

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

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Interoperability between 5G security solutions and legacy network technologies

  • Defining new trust models
  • Security architecture that encompasses all access technologies
  • Security integrated into the architecture from the beginning
  • Pieter Veenstra - Senior Manager Product Development – Security and Routing, NetNumber

10:10 10:40 (30 mins)

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Rise of Things and Internet of Threats (IoT)

This session sketches a threat landscape in view of influx of things in various industry verticals. Light will be shed on possible implications when a stampede of things occurs and how tighter security controls can restrict or minimize an adverse impact on businesses.

  • Kamran Ahsan - Senior Director, Digital Security Solutions, Etisalat Digital

10:40 11:40 (60 mins)

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Morning coffee break

11:40 12:10 (30 mins)

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Ensuring effective and highly efficient security solutions for LTE networks

  • Risks associated with all IP infrastructure
  • Identifying key security threats in LTE
  • High-throughput, right featured security solutions to ensure a competitive advantage
  • Securing the network with minimal impact to the consumer
  • The importance of effective firewalling
  • Scalable firewalling
  • Security testing

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

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Cyber Security for Telecoms in the Digital age

This session will provide insights on the transformation of Telecom Providers in the face of increasing digital evolution. The role of Cyber Security in enabling this transformation. The rise of Artificial intelligence, Fintech and their impact on Telecommunications.

  • Abubakar Arshad - Cyber Security Advisor, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Bahrain

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

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Securing next-generation services

  • Anticipating adoptable next gen services
  • Forecasting associated risks
  • Embedding security in the core
  • Do we need a paradigm shift?
  • Taimoor Dar - Security Architect, Batelco

13:10 14:30 (80 mins)

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14:30 15:30 (60 mins)

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Interactive Roundtable Discussions

An opportunity to discuss and debate key topics with fellow attendees and expert speakers. Use the time to hear the perspective of your industry peers whilst networking in small, relaxed, focussed groups.

  • What should 5G network security look like?
    The evolving threat landscape, developing security without 5G definition or standards, potential targets for 5G attacks, comparing 3G/LTE/5G, interoperability, security for virtualised networks
    Roundtable host: Sayed Wajahat Ali, Senior Director Technical Audit, Internal Control, DU

  • Challenges and opportunities for IoT connectivity and security
    Collaborated security between network operators and vertical markets, increasing connections = increased threat?, variety of IOT applications = numerous and diverse threats, protecting privacy data, M2M security layers, cyber security solutions for complex IoT networks, the importance of security at device and network level

  • Monetisation opportunities for Network Security in the 5G era
    Security as a business driver, security of services/applications/OTT, privacy protection and fraud prevention, educating mobile users, security as a service

  • Security solutions for LTE networks
    Identifying key risks and security threats, minimising impacts on the consumer, effective and scalable firewalling, security testing

15:30 15:50 (20 mins)

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Feedback from roundtable discussions

15:50 16:00 (10 mins)

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Chair’s closing remarks

16:00 16:00 (0 mins)

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End of Network Security Summit