Riyadh: Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced its participation in the upcoming Black Hat event in Riyadh. The event is scheduled to take place from November 14 to 16, 2023 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. The event, organized by 'Tahaluf' in collaboration with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones, has the theme 'Infosec on The Edge' and will unite global cybersecurity leaders, experts, ethical hackers, and enthusiasts in the field.
Sami AlShwairakh, Senior Director for KSA at Fortinet, shared his enthusiasm, stating, 'Fortinet is excited to align with the forward-looking vision of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. Our commitment to cybersecurity excellence reflects the Kingdom's aspirations for a technologically advanced future.'
Fortinet's Exhibition Booth, situated in Hall 3 at Booth B31, will serve as an innovative showcase featuring a comprehensive array of products, solutions, and services, with a specific focus on Operational Technology (OT) solutions. In addition to OT, Fortinet will spotlight its expertise in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Cloud security, and the Fortinet Security Fabric, reaffirming its role as a cybersecurity trailblazer.
Fortinet's participation in Black Hat Riyadh 2023 is geared towards establishing strategic and strong partnerships with local customers and partners and deepening Fortinet’s engagement within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fortinet's significance in the Saudi cybersecurity landscape is underscored by compelling projected data. Statista projects a robust 9.94% growth in the Saudi cybersecurity market from 2023 to 2028, while TechSci Research forecasts an even more impressive CAGR of 18.73% by 2027. In the 2023 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD), the Kingdom secured 2ndplace in the global Cybersecurity Index. Furthermore, in the overall competitiveness ranking, Saudi Arabia has made substantial progress, securing the 17th position, which is a notable jump of seven places compared to its 2022 ranking.
With Fortinet's continued expansion in Saudi Arabia, aimed at better supporting clients and tapping into the region's diverse high-technology talent pool, it aims to play a pivotal role in enhancing cybersecurity and diminishing threats for Saudi businesses. The company’s participation at Black Hat Riyadh 2023 underscores its dedication to empowering the Kingdom's digital transformation journey.