Securing Critical Infrastructure Building Resilience in the Digital Age

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Event Overview

The Resilience OT Security Conference in Al Khobar brings all stakeholders together – industry experts, CISOs, Cybersecurity professionals, OT engineers, cybersecurity specialists, and decision-makers to address the growing importance of securing industrial operations against cyber threats. The event will focus on strategies, technologies, and best practices to safeguard OT environments and mitigate cyber risks in critical infrastructure sectors such as Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Utilities, Manufacturing, and Transportation.


By hosting this OT Security Conference in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, we aim to raise awareness, foster collaboration, and promote best practices in safeguarding critical infrastructure against cyber threats, ultimately enhancing the resilience and security of industrial operations in the region.

Understanding the OT Security Landscape

Overview of emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors targeting industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems.

Bridging the IT-OT Security Gap

Strategies for integrating IT and OT security frameworks to enhance cyber resilience and protect critical infrastructure assets.

Best Practices in OT Security

Practical insights and case studies on implementing robust security measures, risk management strategies, and compliance frameworks in OT environments.

Next-Generation OT Security Technologies

Showcase of cutting-edge solutions, tools, and technologies for threat detection, anomaly detection, asset management, and secure remote access in OT networks

Incident Response and Crisis Management

Strategies and protocols for rapid incident response, threat intelligence sharing, and collaboration between IT and OT teams during cyber-attacks and emergencies.

Regulatory Compliance and Standards

Compliance requirements, industry regulations, and international standards (e.g., NIST, ISA/IEC, NERC-CIP) related to OT security and cybersecurity governance.



IT Asset Discovery Basics

Insights from industry leaders, government officials, and cybersecurity experts on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in OT security.

Panel Discussions

Interactive sessions featuring diverse perspectives on key topics such as risk assessment, threat intelligence sharing, workforce training, and public-private partnerships.

CISO’s Focused Workshop

Technical CISO Workshop on OT/ICS Cybersecurity Challenges

Hands-on training sessions, demonstrations, and simulations to enhance attendees' skills in OT security risk assessment, vulnerability management, incident response, and security operations.


Interactive OT/ICS Lab

The innovative OT/ICS Cybersecurity Live-Demonstration Lab at Resilience OT Cyberforge transforms cyber threats into impactful and actual learning experiences. The OT/ICS lab offers a dynamic space for training, blending theory with practical demonstrations.

Visitors will watch live simulations and presentations, gaining insight into OT/ICS cybersecurity. Expert-led presentations will explain cybersecurity measures, show live cyber-attack simulations, and highlight issues in outdated systems, weak security controls, and human factors.

Experience real-world attack scenarios like Phishing, Supply Chain threats, and malware infections. Expand your knowledge of OT/ICS cybersecurity and strengthen your defenses against evolving cyber threats.


THEME: Securing Critical Infrastructures: Building Resilience in the Digital Age

09:00 AM - Registrations & Networking

10:00 AM - SPOT LIGHT | OT LAB DEMONSTRATION | Experience and learn the practical demonstration with Resilience OT LAB

10:25 AM - Opening Welcome Address

10:30 AM - Opening Keynote Address TOPIC: Understanding the Complexities of Threat Landscape in the Digital Age

10:50 AM - Panel Discussion: Preparedness for Emerging Threats and Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) & OT Environments.

11:30 AM - Resilience OT Academy Announcement

11:40 AM - Prayer & Networking Coffee Break

12:10 PM - Presentation: Cloud-Based Continuous Federated Biometric Authentication and Blockchain Integration for Industrial Cybersecurity.

12:30 PM - Cyber Lightning Talks - Threat Intelligence and Incident Response Strategies for OT/ICS in the Digital Age. Lightning Talk1

12:35 PM - Lightning Talk2

12:40 PM - Lightning Talk3

12:45 PM - Panel Discussion: Future-Optimizing of OT/ICS Infrastructure: Investing in Sustainable Cybersecurity Strategies & Solutions

01:30 PM - Networking Lunch Break

02:30 PM - Presentation: Regulatory Compliance and Standards in OT/ICS Cybersecurity.

02:50 PM - Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap | Understanding Business Priorities and Cybersecurity Realities in OT/ICS

03:30 PM - Panel Discussion: Building a Stronger, More Resilient Cybersecurity Workforce Enhancing a Culture of Cybersecurity Resilience in Organizations

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM - OT Security Workshop | OT LAB DEMO | NETWORKING

05:30 PM - End of Conference


Mansour Alharbi


Abdulatif Alrushaid

Cybersecurity GM
Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

Mazen Qasim

Saudi Aramco Rowan Offshore Drilling Company (ARO)

Amro Alolaqi


Ahmed M. Al-Barrak

OT/ICS Cybersecurity Lead
Saudi Aramco

Abdulrahaman Al-Safah

OT/ICS Cybersecurity Director

Ali Al Rushaid

Section Head, OT Cybersecurity

Dr. Salem Al Hayyani


Fahad Alqahtani

Director of Industrial Cybersecurity and Critical National Infrastructure

Ahmed Al Saleh

OT Cybersecurity Lead

Abdulrahman Khalid Almazroua

Manager of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH)

Alyazeed Bin Khalid

OT/ICS Cybersecurity Consultant

Mohammed Qahtani

Motovational Speaker, Trainer, Coach

Mohammed Albarqi

Cybersecurity GRC Manager

Dr. Nazeeruddin Mohammad

Director of Cybersecurity Center
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Abdullah Al-Aql

Cybersecurity Associate Consultant

Omar Maher

Associate Consultant

Hussein Altayeb

Head of Cybersecurity and Governance

Dr. Abdulwahid Al Abdulwahid

Program Director | Associate Professor of Cyber Security
Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Fawaz Alsumaim

Head of the Cybercrime Division
Ministry of Interior – Bahrain

Samah Almotairi

OT/ICS Cybersecurity Associate Consultant

Mustafa Hasan Qurban

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Director
King Fahd Military Medical Complex

Adhwaa Ahmad

Cyber Security GRC Manager
Eastern Province Municipality

Moath Aljohani

Ot Cyber Security Lead Engineer

Doaa Zamzami

Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Abdullah Alayadhi

Cybersecurity Head

Luay Allehaibi

IT Security & Project Management Leader
King Fahd Causeway Authority

Sufiyan M. Bharde

Cybersecurity Consultant
Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers

Adeel Agha

Unit Head – Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance
Al Ittefaq Steel
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