Joining Efforts for a Better Cyber World

The Global Cybersecurity Forum

4-5 February 2020

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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About The Global Cybersecurity Forum

Taking place in Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency year, and under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Global Cybersecurity Forum is a catalyst platform designed to create a more resilient and better cyberworld for all. By facilitating multi stakeholder global dialogue, the GCF will shape the conversation on cybersecurity and create the foundations for greater cyber resilience, capacity and management of the threat landscape.

The GCF will highlight and enable discussions on investment and economic opportunities created within the cybersecurity industry. It will also serve to create an action-oriented roadmap that sets the stage for cybersecurity in the 21st century.

gcf at a glance


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

01 Global Cybersecurity Forum - Cyber Industry

Cyber Industry

Insights into the business of cyber, its service developments, current investment trends, the growth of the cyber preneurship and innovation landscape.

02 Global Cybersecurity Forum - Cyber Threats and Resilience

Cyber Threats and Resilience

New thinking on critical infrastructure and sectoral protection in light of the current ever evolving threat landscape and the foreseen advancement in active defense, intelligence, and effective risk management.

03 Global Cybersecurity Forum - Cyber Culture

Cyber Culture

Deconstructing the human and societal factors affecting the cyber ecosystem and the new skills, educational and capacity building that are needed to improve resilience.

04 Global Cybersecurity Forum - Cyber International Collaboration

Cyber International Collaboration

Taking steps towards greater collaboration, information sharing and knowledge exchange around regulation, legislation and governance and what role international coordination can play with the increasing threats of cyber attacks and warfare.

05 Global Cybersecurity Forum - Cyber Disruption

Cyber Disruption

Navigating the impact of disruptive technologies including AI, Quantum Computing, IOT, 5G and digitization on the cyber ecosystem as well as the trend and hype cycles that are needed to improve resilience.


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
Women In Cyber
Women In Cyber
Health and Healthcare
Health and Healthcare