Building the Resilience of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Event Overview


In May 2017, WannaCry affected organizations across the globe, including numerous hospitals. It led to work shut down at hospitals across the United Kingdom and affected hospitals in Canada and United States. According to a report by an investment banking advisory firm Alpen Capital, the GCC healthcare market is projected to grow at a CGR compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1% per annum from an estimated $40.3 billion in 2015 to $71.3 billion in 2020. With this growth comes the risk of cyber-attacks which can vary from financial fraud, medical insurance fraud, attacks on computer-controlled medical devices to patient information.

MENA Cyber Health Summit, scheduled to take place on 26 & 27 March 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, aims to create a platform for all stakeholders to discuss and help healthcare organizations develop a real-time response and recovery, to cyber threats.

Esteemed Advisory Panel


Cherie Pardue

Chief Information Officer
American Hospital Dubai, UAE

Fahad S. Al-Hussein

IT Business Services Director
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Holding Company, KSA

Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohamed Gamal

Head of Information Technology
Al Zahra Hospital, UAE

Key Speakers


Cherie Pardue

Chief Information Officer
American Hospital Dubai, UAE

Fahad S. Al-Hussein

IT Business Services Director
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Holding Company, KSA

Muhammad Adil Hayat Khan

Security Infrastructure Specialist
Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), UAE

Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohamed Gamal

Head of Information Technology
Al Zahra Hospital, UAE

Henry Amadi

Information Security Manager
Information Governance and Management Directorate Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Hadi Jaafarawi

Managing Director,
Middle East
Qualys, UAE