VirtuPort’s 5th annual Middle East & North Africa Information Security Conference will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the prestigious Burj Rafaal, Kempinski Hotel – November 21st, 2017. Some of our previous conferences have pulled in as many as 300+ delegates from across the Kingdom, along with some of the biggest IT industry brands and media partners globally.

On the Verge

Combating Cyber Threats

The theme of “On the Verge: Combating Cyber Threats leveraging Threat Intelligence, Faster Detection & Automated Response” will address the concerns of both business and cyber security professionals who have seen over the past year the continuous attacks faced by region. These attacks range from weaponized malware like Shamoon 2 to the most recent WannaCry ransomware to the more sophisticated requirements in Security Analytics, End-Point Detection & Remediation (EDR) technologies to Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIP) and Threat Intelligence Feeds (TIF).

Best & Brightest

As in previous years, the event will attract the best and brightest in the information security field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about Cyber security’s most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging/established companies.


Industry Experts

The conference will showcase industry experts along with leading vendors sharing their views and solutions to meet these and other challenges for the future of Cyber Security. As with previous events, this event is an invite only event where the organizers, speakers and sponsors have nominated the target audience they believe can benefit and contribute to the success of the event.


and informative

As the cyber security landscape continues to grow in complexity and sophistication, MENA ISC will play an integral role in keeping security professionals across MENA connected and educated. Compliance, Regulation, Governance, Cloud Security and much more have challenged CIO, CISO’s and other IT decision makers. The topics at this event will both be relevant and informative with the VirtuPort organizers working with Sponsors to ensure sessions are about real world case studies.
Who Should


  • CEOs & Directors of IT and Telecommunications
  • Systems and Network Managers & Administrators
  • IT and Internet Security Managers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Auditors, Investigators
  • Senior business executives
  • Security Consultants
  • Researchers and academics
  • Computer Specialists
  • InfoSec Specialists
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Data Security Engineers
  • Network Analysts, Systems Analysts
  • Network Engineers, Network Security Analysts
  • Technical Consultants
  • Security Administrators, Security Architects

Hackathon 2017

VirtuPort’s 5th annual Middle East & North Africa Information Security Conference will be featuring our 1st public Hackathon held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the prestigious Burj Rafaal, Kempinski Hotel – November 21st, 2017.   This year’s Hackathon is being brought to you by STC Solutions.

Hackathon 2017 will enable invited students from a few select KSA universities to participate in an exciting and dynamic hackathon challenge, which will include hundreds of attack scenarios. This will include the logical access to a virtual environment which is simulated via a model smart city.

The top three teams will win cash prizes and the event will be streamed live to viewers of MENA ISC 2017 and others to watch online.

  • Al Majmaah University
  • Al Yamamh Univeristy
  • Dar AL Hekma
  • Effat University
  • Islamic University
  • King Abdulaziz University
  • King Saud University
  • Prince Mugrin university
  • Prince Sultan University
  • Princess Nora University

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh

November 21, 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30