CSX 2017 Cairo 


Uday Ali Pabrai
CEO of ecfirst

Renowned cyber security and compliance expert Uday Ali Pabrai
presents and moderates a day of collaborative discussion about cyber security vulnerability assessment.

World premiere! Join us in Cairo, Egypt, on 25 July 2017

Learn the Latest Techniques to Improve
Your Enterprise’s Cyber Security Defenses

Conference Brochure

Cyber security never sleeps and it never takes holidays. Every day brings new challenges to enterprises of all sizes and in all industries. To help best manage cyber security issues, it is critical for professionals to stay up to date and share experiences with others in the field.

CSX 2017 Cairo builds on the globally respected Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) program. This immersive experience supports regional security practitioners, managers and teams in enhancing how to identify, analyze and plan for security breaches and cyber attacks.

You will do more than just listen to speakers. You will collaborate with peers to help solve today’s issues and better prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

CSX 2017 is led by renowned cyber security expert Uday Ali Pabrai. He is a member of Infragard, a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also is chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. Magazine 500 fastest-growing business. A dynamic speaker, Ali was the top-rated presenter at 2015 and 2016 CSX conferences worldwide.

By participating in this innovative event, you can gain many insights to take back to your enterprise:

  • Learn about vulnerability assessments, pen tests and keys to success.
  • Work collaboratively to share expertise, concerns and best practices.
  • Develop new strategies for problem solving.

Register today…and leave energized, better connected with peers and with new knowledge on how to improve your organization’s cyber security defenses.

Save US $50 when you register now!


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CSX 2017 Cairo



Earn up to 6 CPE hours by attending this conference.


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2017 Programme

Conference Brochure

This highly interactive, collaborative, solution-focused, conversation-style workshop will focus on the main topic of Vulnerability Assessments, with 4 brief topic overviews followed by small, facilitated discussion groups focusing on associated areas of concern:

Topic 1 - Creating & Managing a Credible Cybersecurity Program

  • Implementing a Cyber Framework
  • Developing Cyber Policy
  • Critical Seven Steps for Cybersecurity

Topic 2 - Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

  • Vulnerability Assessments & Pen Tests
  • Incident Response & Breach Readiness
  • Performing Cyber Risk Assessments

Topic 3 - Examining Threats & Attack Scenarios

  • IoT Threats
  • DDoS Attacks
  • Ransomware Threats

Topic 4 - Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Crisis Management

2017 Host and Moderator

Uday Ali Pabrai

CEO of ecfirst

Ali Pabrai, a cyber security and compliance expert, is the CEO of ecfirst. A highly sought-after professional, he has successfully delivered solutions to U.S. government agencies, IT firms, healthcare systems, legal and other organizations worldwide. Pabrai served as an Interim CISO for a health system with 30+ locations in the U.S. He has led numerous engagements worldwide for ISO 27001, PCI DSS, NIST, HITRUST and HIPAA/HITECH security assessments. Pabrai has presented keynote and featured briefs on cyber security and compliance subjects at leading conferences globally, including the USA, Canada, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Japan and other countries, and is a member of the InfraGard (FBI).


Tuesday, 25 July

Registration Open   8:30AM – 9:30AM
Programme 9:30AM – 5:00PM

* Please note that morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch will be provided
* Schedule subject to change


Continuing Professional Education Credits

To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 6 CPE credits by attending CSX 2017 Cairo. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation..

You will need to allocate your CPE hours in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be accessible via your MyISACA account. To view your certificate, log into your account and navigate to the “myDOWNLOADS & CERTIFICATES” tab. There you will find a “MY CPE CERTIFICATES” section where all of your ISACA event CPE Certificates will live.

Your Certificate of Attendance details the maximum number of CPE hours you could have earned by attending this event. CPE policies for each ISACA certification, as well as details on how to report your CPE hours, are available here on ISACA’s website. Reporting can also be done by submitting information on the annual renewal invoice.

Conference Registration Fees

Register and pay before 11:59 PM CT on 24 July 2017
Member US $99 Non-member US $179

Register and pay before 11:59 PM CT on 25 July 2017
Member US $149 Non-member US $229

Cancellation Deadline:

27 June 2017


Registration and Payment Policy

Registration submissions for this conference and any additional workshops are not processed, and a seat is not confirmed or reserved, until full payment is received. All submissions not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist and priority will be given to paid registrants in a payment first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that payment is provided at the time of submission to guarantee a seat within the conference and all related events.

Registration rate is determined based on the date payment is received by ISACA HQ and current membership status. Please plan accordingly, as it may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA. Should we receive payment after a registration rate deadline, your account will be adjusted to reflect the current due amount. Entrance to the conference and all related events is contingent upon full payment.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing by the published deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $50 will be subtracted from conference refunds. No refunds can be given after the date specified. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, conference fees must be received by the published deadline. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA conference department.
Phone: +1.847.660.5670
Fax: +1.847.253.1443
E-mail: https://support.isaca.org


Payment Methods

  1. Pay online at www.isaca.org/invoices
  2. Mail your payment to:
    1055 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  3. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to:
    Bank of America
    135 S. LaSalle St.
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    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
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    * Please include attendees name on the Advice of Transfer.


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

Not a member of ISACA? Join today!

When you register for the conference as a nonmember, the difference between member and nonmember conference fees can be applied towards ISACA membership. This means you can become a member at the international and chapter level for little to no additional cost; it just depends on your local chapter dues. To take advantage of this great offer, check the box on the registration form. For more information about ISACA membership, visit the web site at www.isaca.org/membership or contact the membership department at membership@isaca.org.

NOTE: This offer expires 30 days after completion of the event. Nonmembers pay the nonmember conference fee when registering.

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed and videotaped during the event. The resultant photographs and videos may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site, in social media and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs and videos will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs or videos now or in the future.


Business casual is appropriate for this and all ISACA conference events.

Rising above the Nile at the heart of Cairo’s social scene, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is a beacon of Egyptian hospitality in a
modern, dynamic, culturally rich city.

Conference Venue

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

1089 Corniche El Nil
11519 Garden City, Cairo
Phone: ++20 (2) 2791-7000, Fax: +20 (2) 2791-6900
Website: Hotel Website

Set among charming villas in Cairo's oldest district, this full-service luxury hotel provides an elegant refuge from the clamour of the city streets. Dine, relax and entertain in a setting that embraces the new and modern while honouring the intrigue and mystery of the past  

ISACA Group Rate*:  US $180 Single / $200 Double + 12% Service Charge + 13%  sales tax + 1% Municipality Tax. In addition, there is a US $5.00 porterage fee
Rate includes breakfast daily

Group Rate Deadline: 21 June 2017

Check In Time: 15:00

Check Out Time: 12:00

Make a Reservation

*There are a limited number of rooms available at ISACA’s Group Room Rate and reservations will be handled on a first come-first served basis. All reservations made after the deadline or after the room block fills, are subject to space and rate availability. In order to guarantee hotel reservations, guests will be required to provide credit card information when making the reservation.

Help Us Help You!

For the best possible experience, ISACA strongly encourages all conference delegates to stay at the host hotel. It is the most convenient location for attendees to be able to participate in all conference activities at a reasonable price. Also, every reservation made for those attending ISACA events will help us to fulfill our commitment to the hotel, which in turn allows ISACA to continue to keep the cost of the conference fees and membership dues as low as possible


Guests can make use of daily valet parking for US $7 per hour or US $32 per day. A self-parking option is available for US $5 per hour or US $23 per day.
NOTE: ISACA will have discounted self-park vouchers available at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visa Information:

All travelers to Egypt require visas.

Information regarding visa requirements can be found here.

General Information:

Population: Egypt - Approximately 90 million

Territory: 1,010,407.87 km2 (390,120.66 sq mi)

Official Language: Arabic

Money and credit cards: Egyptian Pound. ATM’s are common in Cairo; smaller businesses accept only cash.

Government: Republic

Capital: Cairo

Climate: Average temperature in July is 35°C – 45°C

Electric Adaptors: Europlug for 220/240 volts and a voltage converter if the device indicates it is for 110/120 volts


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Director of Sponsorship
Phone: +1.847.660.5729
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

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