About Cyber Security in a Post Pandemic World DigiConnect

This virtual boardroom will be hosted by Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, which has released the findings of a new survey that shows organizations’ key cyber-security priorities and challenges through to 2023 and highlights the changes to their security strategies forced by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020.

In this survey, over half of respondents said their organizations are facing more attacks and threats now than at the start of 2020.  The majority believe that their approach to security will not return to its pre-pandemic state, with just one in five saying that their security operations have returned to what they were. 

Key findings from the survey of over 600 IT security professionals globally are:

  • Organizations’ biggest security challenges going into 2021: Security for employees working remotely was the leading challenge, followed by preventing phishing and social engineering attacks, maintaining secure remote access, protecting cloud applications and infrastructure.
  • Security priorities for the next two years: The leading priorities through to 2023 is securing remote working, end point, mobile security, securing public or multiple, clouds which is clearly ahead of issues such as IoT security and email security.
  • 2020’s shift in security strategies: 95 percent of respondents said their strategies had changed in the second half of the year, the biggest being enabling remote working at scale. Only just over a quarter said they had accelerated existing security projects during 2020, showing that for the majority, their pandemic response involved an unplanned re-invention of their business model.
  • The new normal is here to stay: About half of all respondents believed that their approach to security will not return to pre-pandemic norms.  While 29% said that they expect a return to pre-covid operations at some point in the future and just 20% believed their situation has now returned to what it was.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to implement consolidated security architecture and enhance your security to Gen V
  • Know cloud security considerations and learn how to securely begin your cloud journey
  • Understand vision and solution for securely giving access to corporate applications hosted on premises and in public cloud


Time Activity
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome note by Pratheesh Mathew (PM), Territory Account Manager, Check Point
14:05 – 14:35 Presentation on Cyber Threat Landscape by Peter Sandkuijl, Security Engineering Director for EMEA, Check Point
14:35 – 14:40 Q&A session
14:40 – 15:00 Presentation on Check Point solution: Quantum, CloudGuard & Harmony by Vikas Yadav, Security Engineer GCC, Check Point
15:00 – 15:20 Panel discussion

  • Mohammed Al Doseri, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Prasad Sawant, Manager – Information Technology
  • Mohamed Elsherif, Network Infrastructure Security Analyst
15:20 – 15:30 Closing remarks, Jayendra Raman, Territory Team Leader, Check Point


Pratheesh Mathew

Territory Account Manager, Check Point

Dynamic cyber security professional having 15+ years of experience specialized in build trust-based, value-add relationships with customers and partners. Strong networking and network security solution background. Passionate towards upcoming technologies and helping business to their digital transformation by offering Check Point real time threat prevention capabilities to secure their business.

Peter Sandkuijl

Security Engineering Director, EMEA, Check Point

Peter Sandkuijl is the Security Engineering Director for EMEA at Check Point Software Technologies. In this role, Peter oversees all knowledge transfer, training, and projects that cross the physical borders of the business. He is responsible for assisting with subject matter when the deals get complex, rare, strategic, or “hot”. Since Peter joined Check Point in 2000, he has effectively supported GSP partners and widely contributed toward the success of Check Point’s cloud security.
With over 20 years of experience in the computer security industry, Peter is able to clearly articulate the necessary security demands for all organizations. Prior to Check Point, Peter worked as a distributor for Acal Nederland, a technology solutions company. Peter received an education in business from Eindhoven University of Technology. Peter’s rich background as a technical expert coupled with his vast knowledge of security solutions enables him to clearly explain complex and technical information to a diverse audience.

Vikas Yadav

Security Engineer GCC, Check Point

A competent professional with a degree in B.Tech. And over 10+ years’ experience. Gained exposure in Cybersecurity has comprehensive understanding of networking, security concepts in multi-platform environments and implemented enterprises project in the region which including Banking, Govt, Telco etc, currently working in the GCC team with Check Point as Security Engineer, helping customers to secure their environment

Jayendra Raman

Territory Team Leader, Check Point

An trusted advisor with two decades of amazing learnings in ensuring customer success servicing BFSI, government, aviation, energy, telecommunications and large groups across the region, driving revenue & growth across businesses, industries and geographies within the cyber security domain.

Who Will Attend Cyber Security in a Post Pandemic World DigiConnect

Senior experts with the below job titles from Government & Public sector, BFSI, Education, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Holding companies from across Bahrain:

  • CISO
  • CIO
  • CDO
  • VP
  • CTO
  • IT Directors
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Security

About Checkpoint

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware, and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. For more information, please visit www.checkpoint.com


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