Guarding Qatar's Cyber Oasis: Strategies for a Resilient Digital Future

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Join us in person at the 8th Global Edition – CYSEC QATAR 
7th February 2024, at Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas.
8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Qatar Standard Time)

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Cysec Qatar

2024

In alignment with Qatar’s vision to establish itself as a prominent center for technology and innovation in the Middle East, we are proud to announce the upcoming 8th Global Edition CYSEC Qatar 2024, dedicated to the vital realm of cybersecurity. Qatar’s cybersecurity landscape is rapidly evolving, confronting new challenges and advancements in the digital sphere.

CYSEC Qatar is designed to serve as a pivotal gathering, bringing together a distinguished panel of global experts, influential industry leaders, and policymakers. Together, they will delve into the latest trends, tackle pressing challenges and explore innovative solutions within the dynamic field of cybersecurity.

With a meticulously curated lineup of esteemed speakers, thought-provoking sessions brimming with valuable insights, and technology representatives hailing from across the region, this event will serve as a hub for connection, networking, and collaboration. Join us as we collectively pave the path towards a future fortified with robust cybersecurity solutions.

WHY CYSEC QATAR?

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING

Knowledge Acquisition:

Obtain, integrate, and apply new information and best practices from top industry experts. A chance to learn through first-hand observation and participation in a real-world situation, expand your expertise and knowledge and adapt to changing circumstances and demands.

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Knowledge Acquisition:

Obtain, integrate, and apply new information and best practices from top industry experts. A chance to learn through first-hand observation and participation in a real-world situation, expand your expertise and knowledge and adapt to changing circumstances and demands.

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Cutting-Edge Tech Solutions:

Active interaction with global service providers. Dedicated Demonstrations of use cases and showcases of products with innovative features and capabilities that solve business problems, improve efficiency and drive growth.

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Cutting-Edge Tech Solutions:

Active interaction with global service providers. Dedicated Demonstrations of use cases and showcases of products with innovative features and capabilities that solve business problems, improve efficiency and drive growth.

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Professional Networking:

Share knowledge and experience, and learn about industry trends and innovations. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments, establish yourself as a thought leader, and potentially drive professional and business growth.

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Professional Networking:

Share knowledge and experience, and learn about industry trends and innovations. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments, establish yourself as a thought leader, and potentially drive professional and business growth.

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Connect & Collaborate:

Acquire insights into areas of growth for businesses. Opportunity to exchange ideas, gain new perspectives, and build new relationships that can lead to valuable business partnerships and collaborations.

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Connect & Collaborate:

Acquire insights into areas of growth for businesses. Opportunity to exchange ideas, gain new perspectives, and build new relationships that can lead to valuable business partnerships and collaborations.

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Guarding Qatar's Cyber Oasis: Strategies for a Resilient Digital Future

CYSEC QATAR 2024

CYSEC QATAR HIGHLIGHTS

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CYSEC QATAR 2024

Speakers

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Amr Metwally

Assistant Executive Director

ITQAN Clinical Simulation & Innovation Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation

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Hani Kanaan

Network Security Consultant

Ministry of Interior – Qatar

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Dr. Mashael Al Sabah

Senior Scientist

Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation

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John Mankarios

Vice President Information Technology

QInvest

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Hamad Alrewaily

Information Systems Manager

Qatar Chemical Company Ltd. (QCHEM)

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Jamsheed Puthiyavalapil Chithari

Manager - Infrastructure & Security

Qatar Insurance Company

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Nikita Gordeev

Acting CTO

Snoonu

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Abdulrahman Hassan

Head of IT Operation, Infrastructure, and Security

Qatar Free Zones Authority

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Imran Chowdhury

Global Head of Data Protection & Governance

Al Jazeera Media Network

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Eng. Turkih Trad AL Hothal

Head Information Security & Risk

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation ‘KAHRAMAA’

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Saeed Ahmad

Business Unit Manager - EMEA Emerging Markets

One Identity

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Nicholas Palmer

Vice President - Global Business

Group-IB

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Faizal Babu Kavungal

Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Gulf Drilling International QSC

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Hussam Abu-Rida

Technical Director MEA

TxOne Networks

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Nouman Ahmed Khan

Senior Specialist Solutions - Security

Ooredoo Qatar

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Solomon Sagayaraj John Michael

Head of Information Security

Qatar Islamic Bank

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Shalik Aboo

Regional Strategic Solution Architect

SentinelOne

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Harris Ismail

Head of Identity and Access Management

Commercial Bank of Qatar

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Iftikhar Zaheer

Head of Partner Network & Inside Sales

PhishRod

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Wan Roshaimi Wan Abdullah

IT Director

Gulf Organisation for Research & Development

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Fakhruddin Thakura

Manager Solutions Advisory

MEEZA

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Ahmad Chehime

Cyber Security Lead

Cisco

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Renze Jongman

Strategic Threat Intelligence Specialist

Google Cloud Security

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Hesham EL Attar

Deloitte ME - Partner | Risk Advisory

Deloitte

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Kostas Skenderidis

Solutions Architect

F5

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Moath Alabrahim

Sr. Sales Engineer

META, Recorded Future

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Hossein Hamid

Channel Manager

RSA

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Alexandra Topalian

MC & Panel Moderator

CYSEC QATAR 2023

Past Edition Speakers

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Shane Cross

Head of Cyber Crime Unit

Interpol - HQ Singapore

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Daniel Patterson

Commissioner, Data Protection Office

Qatar Financial Centre

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Hamad Alrewaily

Information Systems Manager

Qatar Chemical Company

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Parwez Mohammad

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Ashghal, Public Works Authority of The City of Doha

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Aref Al-Tamimi

Senior Manager, National Cyber Security Research Lab

Qatar Computing Research Institute

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Sarah Al-Mawlawi

Assistant Director Corporate Information Security

Ooredoo, Qatar

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Muhammed Faisal

Lead OT Cybersecurity

Q Company, Qatar

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Dr. Shaheela Banu Abdul Majeed

Chief Information Security Officer

Kuwait Gulf Oil Company

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Karim Benslimane

Director of Cyber Intelligence

Darktrace

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Nader Baghdadi

Senior Regional Director, Middle East

ColorTokens

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Isabelle Meyer

Chief International Officer

ZENDATA CYBER SECURITY

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Imran Chowdhury

Global Data Protection Officer

Al Jazeera Media Network

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John Mankarios

Vice President, Information Technology

QInvest

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Joshua Lamming

Strategic Account Director

Darktrace

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Gilles Loridon

CEO

Cyberium

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Kishore Chawla

Head of IT and Information Security Audit

Commercial Bank of Qatar

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Richard Betts

General Manager EMEA and APAC

Intel 471

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Faizal Babu

IT Governance & ERM Specialist

Gulf Drilling International

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Bret Samuel

Field CTO

Rubrik

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Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Technical Evangelist

ManageEngine

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Muhammad Khaled

Supervisor MEA Senior Solution Engineer - Middle East

Acronis

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Ehsan AlRababah

Senior Consulting Engineer

Lookout

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Abdul Sathar

Project Manager

Q Company, Qatar

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Hoda Taheri

Head of Information Security

Snoonu, Qatar

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Manish Khanijo

Manager Technology & Security Audit

Government Entity

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Anfal Shaikh

Chief Information Security Officer

QATAR ISLAMIC INSURANCE COMPANY

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Amr Metwally

Assistant Executive Director, ITQAN Clinical Simulation & Innovation Center

Hamad Medical Corporation

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Abuissa Mohammed

Head of IT Infrastructure & Security

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Alexandra Topalian

Master of Ceremonies

CYSEC QATAR 2024

agenda

08:00

Registration and Networking

09:15

Welcome note by MAK Conferences

09:25

Opening Government Keynote Speech

Cybersecurity in Qatar: Fortifying Digital Defences for National Resilience

09:40

Technical Presentation

Zero Trust Network Architectures: Implementation and Challenges

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Panel Discussion

Threat Landscape 2030: Anticipating Future Challenges

ATTENDEES’ PROFILE

INDUSTRIES

WHY PARTNER WITH US?

Brand Exposure:

Increase the level of visibility and awareness of your brand amongst the target audience who are relevant to your business through pre, during, and post-event marketing. Have your brand seen, recognized, and remembered by potential customers for potential business collaborations.

Brand Exposure:

Increase the level of visibility and awareness of your brand amongst the target audience who are relevant to your business through pre, during, and post-event marketing. Have your brand seen, recognized, and remembered by potential customers for potential business collaborations.

Strategic Networking: 

Opportunity to network with other businesses, pre-qualified attendees, and industry leaders to achieve specific goals and objectives, which may lead to valuable partnerships, business opportunities, expanding professional circle, and achieving collective objectives.

Strategic Networking: 

Opportunity to network with other businesses, pre-qualified attendees, and industry leaders to achieve specific goals and objectives, which may lead to valuable partnerships, business opportunities, expanding professional circle, and achieving collective objectives.

Community Involvement: 

Collaborate with other local businesses and organizations to support community development and growth. Create positive social impact, and build stronger, more resilient relationships. Contribute to the well-being of the region's goal and foster a sense of shared responsibility.

Community Involvement: 

Collaborate with other local businesses and organizations to support community development and growth. Create positive social impact, and build stronger, more resilient relationships. Contribute to the well-being of the region's goal and foster a sense of shared responsibility.

Customizable Solutions: 

Leverage packages that can be tailor-made, to meet the specific needs and priorities of your organization. Differentiate yourself from competitors, provide significant value to customers, and build stronger customer relationships based on their unique needs and preferences.

Customizable Solutions: 

Leverage packages that can be tailor-made, to meet the specific needs and priorities of your organization. Differentiate yourself from competitors, provide significant value to customers, and build stronger customer relationships based on their unique needs and preferences.

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TXOne Networks

TXOne Networks provides cybersecurity solutions for ICS and OT environments using the OT zero trust methodology.

TXOne Networks offers cybersecurity solutions that ensure the reliability and safety of industrial control systems and operational technology environments through the OT zero trust methodology. TXOne Networks works together with both leading manufacturers and critical infrastructure operators to develop practical, operations-friendly approaches to cyber defense. TXOne Networks offers both network-based and endpoint-based products to secure the OT network and mission-critical devices in a real-time, defense-in-depth manner.

MEEZA

MEEZA QSTP-LLC (Public) is an established end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider founded in Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), that aims to accelerate the growth of the country and the region through the provision of world-class services and solutions, while providing the Qatari people and others throughout the region with opportunities to undertake fulfilling careers in the IT industry.
MEEZA is a publicly quoted company on the Main Market of Qatar Stock Exchange, open to customers and investors with share capital of 648,980,000 QAR. 
The company has five Tier III certified data centers, known as M-VAULTs, offering a guaranteed uptime of 99.98% built to comply with the most exacting international standards enabling businesses to benefit from greater efficiencies and reduce risks.
MEEZA’s offerings include Managed IT Services, Data Centre Services, Cloud Services, and IT Security Services, in addition to expertise in Smart Cities Solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

colortokens

ColorTokens is a leader in delivering innovative and award-winning cybersecurity solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, and India, serving a diverse client base in public and private sectors.

Mindware

Mindware, a leading IT distributor in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, takes pride in offering top-quality global brands to over 5,000 partners with legal entities in 13 countries. With a rich history dating back to 1991 and headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Mindware’s unwavering commitment spans over three decades, empowering businesses with cutting-edge IT solutions and fostering digital transformation. Mindware’s comprehensive offering encompasses a selection of leading brands in infrastructure, networking, security, and storage. As part of its Value-Added Distribution (VAD) methodology, Mindware goes the extra mile to provide supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Supported by strategically positioned logistic centres in key locations, Mindware ensures seamless distribution across all channels, efficiently catering to the needs of its esteemed partners and customers.

Group-IB

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Singapore, Group-IB is a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies to investigate, prevent, and fight digital crime. Combating cybercrime is in the company’s DNA, shaping its technological capabilities to defend businesses, citizens, and support law enforcement operations.

Group-IB’s Digital Crime Resistance Centers (DCRCs) are located in the Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, and Asia-Pacific to help critically analyze and promptly mitigate regional and country-specific threats. These mission-critical units help Group-IB strengthen its contribution to global cybercrime prevention and continually expand its threat-hunting capabilities.

Mandiant | Google Cloud

About Google Cloud

Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

About Mandiant

Mandiant is a recognized leader in dynamic cyber defense, threat intelligence and incident response services. By scaling decades of frontline experience, Mandiant helps organizations to be confident in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats. Mandiant is now part of Google Cloud.

Quest

Enhancing your cybersecurity posture starts with identity security. One Identity can help unify your approach to managing access rights for better visibility and control, verify everything before granting access to your most-important assets and help you adapt to an evolving threat landscape.

Phishrod

PhishRod is a global leader in cyber security awareness & phishing incident response. We help organizations to address the human risk by transforming end user behavior. The solution coverage includes security awareness automation, policy compliance, phishing simulation & phishing incident response. PhishRod provides innovative and immersive ways to engage end users for cyber security awareness using VR gamification, digital escape rooms & AI Driven Chatbot. Our integrated approach, flexible deployment models & ability to offer customized content makes us stay ahead of our competitors.

SentinelOne

SentinelOne is the only cybersecurity solution encompassing AI-powered prevention, detection, response and hunting across endpoints, containers, cloud workloads, and IoT devices in a single autonomous XDR platform. With SentinelOne, organizations can defeat every attack, at every stage of the threat lifecycle.

WALLIX

WALLIX is a global cybersecurity specialist in digital Identity and Access Security Solutions. WALLIX’s technologies enable companies to respond to today’s data protection challenges. They guarantee detection of and resilience to cyberattacks, which enables business continuity. They also ensure compliance with regulatory requirements regarding access to IT or OT infrastructures and critical data. WALLIX has a strong distribution network of more than 300 resellers and integrators worldwide. Listed on the Euronext (ALLIX), WALLIX supports more than 3,000 organizations in securing their digital transformation. OT.security by WALLIX is a brand dedicated to the security of digital access and identities in industrial environments.

Recorded Future

Recorded Future is the world’s largest threat intelligence company. Recorded Future’s Intelligence Cloud provides end-to-end intelligence across adversaries, infrastructure, and targets. Indexing the internet across the open web, dark web, and technical sources, Recorded Future provides real-time visibility into an expanding attack surface and threat landscape, empowering clients to act with speed and confidence to reduce risk and securely drive business forward. Headquartered in Boston with offices and employees around the world, Recorded Future works with over 1,700 businesses and government organizations across more than 75 countries to provide real-time, unbiased and actionable intelligence.

Secureworks

Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a global cybersecurity leader that protects customer progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a cloud-native security analytics platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers’ ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.

Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs, the leader in people-centric cyber resilience, empowers your entire organisation to effectively prevent and respond to cyber threats. Continuously assess, build, and prove your cyber capabilities, relevant to individual roles, while keeping your team ahead of an ever-evolving threat landscape – all in a single Enterprise platform.

TS Qatar

TS Qatar is your premier value-added reseller and solution provider in Qatar. We were founded in 2006 and with over a decade of experience, we’ve become a beacon for all Information Technology requirements. Our commitment is to provide the best possible experience for your current and future networking needs while also providing nothing better than the industry best. Rest assured of the reliability and performance of your networks for “Making businesses effective” is our tagline!

Cofense®

Cofense® is the original and leading provider of security awareness training and phishing simulations, offering global enterprise-level advanced email threat detection and remediation solutions. Cofense PhishMe® and Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) offer the world’s only platforms leveraging over 35 million Cofense-trained employees actively reporting suspected phish and dangerous email threats in real-time. Exclusive only to Cofense, this reporting system ingests and catalogs thousands of threats per day that are missed by current email gateway technologies and eradicates those threats across customer inboxes. Cofense sees and stops threats other email security systems miss.

Qualys

The Qualys Cloud Platform leverages a single agent to continuously deliver critical security intelligence while enabling enterprises to automate the full spectrum of vulnerability detection, compliance, and protection for IT systems, workloads and web applications across on premises, endpoints, servers, public and private clouds, containers, and mobile devices. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has strategic partnerships and seamlessly integrates its vulnerability management capabilities into security offerings from cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, the Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, along with a number of leading managed service providers and global consulting organizations.

Finesse

With a vision to build a global system integration company which will positively impact
the lives of people, Finesse was incorporated a decade ago. With their 450+ dedicated
professionals and 350+ enterprise clients, Finesse continues to enable & secure their clients digital transformation journey across BFSI, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Public Sector, Telecom, Travel and Logistics among others. Finesse’s initiatives cover a wide range of fields within problems in the technology domain, aiming to make a meaningful contribution in each of them.
Finesse digital transformation portfolio includes solutions & services for AI Chatbots, BI and Analytics, Blockchain, CRM / CEM, Cloud, Corporate Treasury Management, ECM, RPA, Infra & Applications Managed Services, Cyber Security, SOC services among others.
Finesse has also launched a 24/7 Managed Security Services center covering a range of Security offerings including SOC-as-a-Service, Managed Detection & Response (MDR), Cybersecurity Terrain Analysis and Digital Resilience, Managed SIEM and SOAR, Vulnerability Management (VM), Web Application & API Protection (WAAP), Penetration Testing (PT), Cloud Security and Red Team Engagement to protect Organizations from on-growing attacks & threats.
Finesse has continuously proven that it is a force to be reckoned with by bagging more than 50+ global awards as the best digital transformation/system integration company & supporting over 120 + international financial institutions to capitalize on transformative technologies.