Global Cybersecurity Forum 2022



1-2 February, 2022
King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




The GCF aims to catalyze socioeconomic change, push the knowledge boundaries on core cybersecurity topics, foster investment and build the foundations for global cooperation in cyberspace.

Discussions and sessions, which have been designed to be maximally interactive and dynamic, will engage prominent speakers and audience members directly as participants, and cover a range of sub-themes that include: The evolving international order in cyberspace; The current and future state of cybersecurity threats; Technologies of the future as solutions to threats; The human dimensions of cybersecurity in the future of work; Leveraging market forces and economic incentives Bridging global cyber divides and strengthening human-centric cybersecurity.

The GCF, hosted by the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA), was launched in February 2020 during the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency. In line with these objectives, GCF 2020 has convened former Heads of States, industry leaders, policymakers, senior representatives from International Organizations, prominent academics and thought leaders from across the globe and executives across the finance, health, energy, and transport sectors.

In April 2021, the GCF hosted its first Virtual Dialogue entitled Cyberspace: What Now, What Next?, attracting over 250,000 individuals from more than 100 countries. The multi-disciplinary sessions highlighted a series of key themes for the global cybersecurity community, including economic incentives, the talent gap, investment, trust, cyber diplomacy, integrated awareness, and cyber conflict readiness.



Across two agenda-setting days, the GCF plenary sessions are organized around five major themes affecting the future of cybersecurity:

01 Disruption frontier

Disruption Frontier

Mapping the current state and future of cybersecurity threats and imagining the coming impacts of technologies and policies of the future


02 Cyber Economics

Cyber Economics

Cyber Economics Addressing market forces, incentives and economic governance that shape cyberspace


03 geocyber

Geo-cyber Evolution

Understanding the evolving international order in cyberspace


04 future of cyber work

Future of Cyber Work

Examining the human dimensions of cybersecurity in the future of work


05 no one left behind

No One Left Behind

Bridging global cyber divides and strengthening human-centric cybersecurity


Showcasing the international frameworks, best practices, initiatives and real-world challenges affecting particular sectors and cross-industry sectors in the cyber domain:

Energy and Utilities
Energy and Utilities
Financial Services
Financial Services
Smart Cities
Smart Cities
Health and Healthcare
Health and Healthcare
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