Press Release

More than 8,000 attendees and 200 expert speakers join first day of @HACK in Riyadh, the region’s biggest ever cybersecurity event

02 Sep 2022

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28th November 2021: @HACK, the largest dedicated cybersecurity event in the region opened today in Riyadh, with in excess of 8,000 guests already attending the first day. Over the next three days, upwards of 14,000 thousand attendees from 70 countries are expected at the summit, which features over 200 expert speakers sharing their knowledge to grow the cybersecurity expertise of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The conference was officially inaugurated by Faisal Al-Khamisi, Chairman, SAFCSP, in the presence of His Excellency Engineer Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

The conference includes the largest ever Capture the Flag ethical hacking contest in the region, with over 1,000 participants from around the world competing for a prize pool of SAR 1 million. It also features the most extensive advanced technical training program in the world outside of the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

@Hack is organized by the Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and leading events specialist Informa Tech, in association with the renowned cybersecurity event organizer Black Hat, and in partnership with the General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia. The conference is three times larger than any previous cybersecurity summit in the region and is the largest cybersecurity event in the world in 2021.
@HACK is on until 30th November at Riyadh Front Expo Centre.