Wednesday March 8, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM AST
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Al Faisaliah Hotel - Omsiat Ballroom 
Al Amiriyah
Al Olaya
King Fahd Road
Riyadh 12212
Saudi Arabia

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Claire Bridge 
American Business Group of Riyadh 

The American Business Group of Riyadh
invites you and your guest(s) to a special presentation on  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 

 Cybersecurity -
Is Your Company Prepared?


Baker Botts L.L.P. 

Cyber-crime and cyber-attacks are increasingly hitting the headlines and represent a whole new world of risk for companies. Attacks of this nature can have significant financial and reputational implications, not to mention the widespread corporate disruption they can cause. The same risks face businesses and government institutions across all sectors in the Middle East region and no one is immune to an attack.  With so much at stake, the cybersecurity challenge has to be the domain of senior management and not rest solely with the IT department. There are many steps that companies can take to address and mitigate the risks, and respond appropriately when a compromise occurs.   

The proposed interactive workshop will be presented by Baker Botts partner Abdullah Mutawi who leads the firm’s Middle East technology and cyber security practice. The workshop will equip you with valuable practical and legal knowledge and will cover the following topics: 

  • The cyber threat environment and points of vulnerability
  • Best practices to prepare against cyber threats
  • Effective legal strategies to mitigate risk
  • Post-breach incident response including potential litigation
  • Deep dive into the recent attacks on institutions in KSA and other GCC states


Schedule of Events 

7:00 - 7:15 a.m. Networking Reception
7:15 - 7:45 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Presentation
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Q&A 

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 Registration closes MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

*Abdullah Mutawi is a bi-lingual partner in the firm's Dubai office with over 20 years' experience practicing in London and the Middle East.

Abdullah's primary area of practice is corporate finance and cross-border M&A with particularly substantial experience in Telecom and Technology investments at all levels of the value chain. In addition to leading the firm's technology practice in the Middle East, Abdullah has also undertaken many transactions in the energy, infrastructure, transportation, industrial and retail sectors. Abdullah's clients include public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms and family offices and the M&A transactions on which he has led have involved assets in 28 developed and emerging markets and with an aggregate value of US$20 billion.