@Hack - Infosec event in Riyadh

@Hack was the largest infosec event held anywhere in the world in 2021. The event brought together global CISOs from front page companies, elite ethical hackers, more Black Hat trainers than anywhere except Vegas, and 25,000 visitors. The festive vibe and amazing design of the event set a new standard for the infosec community.

Designed in association with the legendary Black Hat team, @Hack was a truly iconic event with year-round ethical hacking courses and offensive security tuition. This global event took infosec light years away from the norm and put it on the edge.

In support of Vision 2030
Cybersec event @Hack in support of Saudi Vision 2030

Vision 2030 is a strategic framework that aims to transform the Saudi economy from one which is focused strongly on hydrocarbons, to one which is enabled by future technology, igniting the world’s best innovations. It will empower females and youth, and bring about a new era of sustainable, clean energy which will help to power the smart cities of tomorrow.

With hundreds of billions of dollars being invested in Giga projects like NEOM, comes the responsibility to protect the new electronic and digital infrastructure that will act as the lifeblood of this great transformation.

@Hack will act as a major capacity building platform, bringing to the region elite level infosec professionals to train people and help to ensure the great goals of Vision 2030 remain secure and safe from criminal and hostile cyber threats within the information security community.

Event at a Glance

As you arrive at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Centre, you’ll see the venue has been seized by huge mechanical monsters and evil robots. A dark atmosphere pervades the halls, with sculptured lighting and sound effects bringing a post apocalyptic atmosphere unlike any other infosec event you’ve been to before.

As you enter the halls, you’re met with a vast infosec exhibition, the largest in the region, with hundreds of vendors ranging from the world famous to niche startup-innovators having set up their stands – showing off their cutting edge services and products.

People in their thousands, spill out of six conference rooms – four of them host the briefings made famous at Black Hat, where headline security vulnerabilities are exploited, new tools demonstrated and breaking new intelligence about infosec shared.

An arsenal sits at the back of the halls, where developers share their open source programs and tools to help sharpen your cybersecurity skills. Additionally, over three days, the region’s largest CTF feverously competes, with 300 teams battling for the top prize.

Tucked away is the Executive Summit, where many of the region’s top CISOs are given bespoke executive coaching by some of the world’s leading infosec thought leaders.

And a festival atmosphere can be felt in the dozens of social areas, including food trucks, entertainment acts, barbeques and video-game battles.

Infosec on the edge
50 Black Hat approved trainers at @Hack Riyadh

World class hacking school:

50 Black Hat approved trainers. Official Training Partners include Offensive Security, NotSoSecure, and Orange Cyberdefense

Middle East's largest CTF

The Region's Largest CTF:

Over 1,000 participants
across 3 days

Opensource Arsenal at infosec event @Hack

Opensource Arsenal:

The latest hacking tools
presented by the
best programmers

Over 250 of the world’s leading infosec speakers and famous hackers at @Hack Riyadh

The Greatest minds:

Over 250 of the world’s
leading infosec speakers
and famous hackers

Social movement

A social movement:

We will unleash the boundless potential and ambitions of the largest population in the Gulf, helping to inspire a technological golden era

@Hack Executive Summit - exclusive leaders programme in the region

Executive summit:

The most exclusive leaders programme in the region – designed for the needs of CISOs from the most complex and critical organisations

Briefings with over 100 technical hacking sessions - @Hack Riyadh


Four consecutive Briefing rooms with over 100 technical hacking sessions

Business opportunities at @Hack

An explosion of business opportunity:

One of the largest cyber Business Halls in the world, with over 250 cutting-edge brands

In association
with black hat
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@Hack is organised in association with the world’s most iconic security event, Black Hat. Therefore, taking direction from the Black Hat team on how to deliver a bespoke and powerful event relevant for the region.

by safcsp
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SAFCSP, is the leading non-governmental organisation responsible for upskilling Saudi Arabia’s infosec capabilities and renowned for their world record breaking hackathons and high-octane training events reaching tens of thousands of students each year.

the specialist
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Our purpose is to inspire the technology community to design, build and run a better world… and we do this by informing, educating and connecting those communities via our research, digital media, events and training products and services. @Hack is our newest and biggest brainchild.

Team Members
Annabelle Mander
Annabelle Mander
The Big Boss

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Aravind Kanniah - Training Sessions at @Hack
Aravind Kanniah
Mastermind of the Training Sessions

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Michael Champion
Michael Champion
Co-creator of @Hack: Contact me if you want to create an event like this

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Mohammed Al Ghamdi
Mohammed Al Ghamdi
Making it happen in Saudi

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Brian McNamara
@Hack Marketing Guru

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