Doha 2019 FIRST Technical Colloquium, Qatar

  • Doha 2019 FIRST Technical Colloquium, Qatar

Doha 2019 FIRST Technical Colloquium

December 1st–2nd, 2019

Hosted by Hosted by Q-CERT

Qatar CERT (Q-CERT) is immensely pleased to host the forthcoming FIRST Technical Colloquia on 1st December, 2019 followed by one day of training (2nd December, 2019) in Doha, Qatar.

The FIRST Qatar TC coincides with STAR 7, Qatar’s National Cyber Security Drill exercises that is hosted annually in Doha, and is participated by critical sector organizations based in Qatar.

STAR-X Exercises: This is the seventh edition of the National Cyber Exercises and is expected to see participation of about 100 companies this year. The theme for this year’s exercises is Defending the Nation – Know Your Adversary. The exercises will be a simulation of tightly integrated Process and Technical scenarios.

The key objective of the Cyber Drill exercises being to educate the participants about the importance of understanding the threats in context of the threat actors. The risk to an organization from a particular threat will vary depending on the threat actor who will realize this threat, as the capabilities of the threat actor vary. Further the participants need to understand how to evaluate and analyze credible and needful information from the plethora of threat intelligence reports that are produced and circulated.

Call for Speakers

We would to invite experts from around the world to present their papers on the subject of “Know your Adversary”. The experts may present papers on but not restricted to the following topics:

For CFP submission to be considered, please provide the following required information:



Day Session
1st December Technical Session/Presentation
2nd December Hand-on Training (Limited Seats)


There is no fee to attend the FIRST Qatar TC, please note there will be limited seats for the training in a first-come, first-served basis.

Training Session are ONLY for FIRST Members, Representatives from Government Sector and Critical Sector Organization. Due to limited seats, only two registrants will be selected from each organization.

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The event will be held at the Al Messila Resort & Spa, located at:

Um Al Saneem Street
Street Number 970, Zone 36,
Doha, Qatar
phone: +974 4445 0000

Doha 2019 FIRST Technical Colloquium

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