BSides Doha 2020

BSides Doha 2020



March 7th 2020

Doha, Qatar

Security BSides’s goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

BSides Doha 2020 will be the first ever BSides conference to happen in Qatar, and one of the few (technical) security conferences to ever happen in the country.

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Sherif Eldeeb

Security Consultant


Sherif Eldeeb is a digital forensics expert who has responded to attacks for clients in government, financial, high tech, healthcare, and other industries. He used to conduct detection at scale and wrote a set of great tools to speed up detection and make it more efficient.


Osama Kamal

Security Consultant


Osama has been involved in information security for nearly two decades. As a former threat intel manager for a CERT, he was responsible for developing security tools that interact with businesses and organization’s different data sources nation wide in order to analyze and detect imminent threats. His main focus is on building detection capabilities in Security Operations Centers and currently responsible for building SOC’s from the ground up for a major service provider customers across the region.


Haroon Meer

Founder @ Thinkst


Haroon Meer is the founder of Thinkst, the company behind the awesome Thinkst Canary. Haroon has contributed to several books on information security and has published a number of papers and tools on various topics related to the field. Over the past decade (and a half) he has delivered research, talks, and keynotes at conferences around the world such as Defcon, NullCON, BruCON and Blackhat.


Javed Khan

OWASP Doha Chapter Lead


Javed has over 11+ years of experience in Cybersecurity domain, his experience includes implementing Information security programs, overseeing organization-wide security operations and evaluating critical infrastructure, During his tenure, he provided his services to number of organization to help improve their information security posture and reduce risk to enhance competitive advantage, Javed is also public speaker delivered multiple talks to increase cybersecurity awareness, currently OWASP DOHA chapter leader, Javed area of interest are penetration testing, Incident handling, and response, he is currently focusing in secure automation in transport sector.


Omar Sherin

Independent Security Consultant and Trainer


Omar Sherin is a Cyber Security Director at EY MENA, holding a BSc. in Computer Engineering and with 16 years of cyber security experience specialized in ICS security and in Critical infrastructure protection. Omar is an international member of the ICSJWG created by the US-DHS, and also leads a National Critical Infrastructure Information Protection program, conducting ICS assessments and handling national level incidents. Omar also developed a National ICS Security standard for a GCC country, the first document of its kind in the middle east. Omar is a certified GICSP, CBCP, GRISC, CERT-IH, EC-Council ICS board member, and a SANS Institute ICS mentor.


Renzon Cruz

Senior Security Consultant and Co-Founder of GuideM


Renzon Cruz, a young security professional living in Doha who works as Sr. Security Consultant. Prior to working to Doha, he works as Sr. Security Analyst & Incident Responder and was also a previous college instructor at New Era University, Philippines. He was also accepted to various international conferences as a speaker such as BSides Vancouver & BSides London just last year (2019). He is also a Co-Founder of GuideM, a real-world cybersecurity training center based in the Philippines. He also developed the “Cyber Defense & Threat Hunting” course that is currently being delivered under GuideM.


Predrag Petrovic

Independent Security Consultant


Predrag Petrovic is a security expert with more than 15 years of experience in designing and executing complex security projects for his employers and customers. Currently he is focusing on securing large-scale hybrid infrastructure systems. He is an active CTF participant and runs multiple projects related to automation of various cyber security related projects and activities.


Etizaz Mohsin

Security Researcher


Etizaz Mohsin is an infosec researcher and enthusiast. His core interest lies in low level software exploitation both in user and kernel mode, vulnerability research, reverse engineering. He holds a Bachelorís in Software Engineering and started his career in Penetration Testing. He has achieved industry certifications, the prominent of which are OSCP, OSCE, OSWP, CREST CRT.


Yuri Kramarz

Security Researcher


Yuri Kramarz is a Senior Incident Response consultant. For over a decade he has been dedicated to both offensive and defensive security across a number of different sectors. His experience stretches from leading global red team and penetration testing engagements in Europe, the US and Japan to responding to major data breaches and security incidents in the Gulf region. He has worked on securing SCADA/OT environments as well as responding to incidents involving the same technology. He is also an active security researcher with over forty publicly disclosed vulnerabilities across different technology stacks.



Registration Opens

09:00 AM


by Haroon Meer

10:00 AM

Car Hacking

by Javed Khan

10:45 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM

ICS Honeynets

by Omar Sherin

12:15 PM

Building Detection Capabilities

by Osama Kamal

12:45 PM

Lunch Break

01:15 PM

DFIR at No Cost

by Renzon Cruz

02:00 PM

How to Live Long (and Prosper) – Building a C2 Environment

by Predrag Petrovic

02:30 PM

Graphs Can be Blue, Too

by Sherif ElDeeb

03:00 PM

Coffee Break

03:45 PM

The Great Hotel Hack

by Etizaz Mohsin

04:15 PM

Monetization of Malware

by Yuri Kramarz

04:45 PM

The After-Dark Sessions

6:15 PM - ∞


Day Filled with Awesome Talks

We’re honoured to be having some great presenters joining us to deliver talks on their latest research and thought-provoking concepts!

Capture The Flag

The day will be supplemented with a beginner-to-advanced-friendly Capture The Flag competition for those that want to take on the challenge!

Networking Galore!

A not-so-common chance to meet and mingle with the local security community, made up of the hackers, the crackers, the breakers, the makers, and more.

The After-Dark Event

After the conference officially ends with the panel discussion at BSides Doha 2020, the real fun begins with the after-dark event, made up of.. more highly-technical talks and discussions.

If you’re one of the few who’ll be pushing through, make sure to bring your laptop so you don’t miss out on the fun.


BSides Doha 2020 would not be possible without the support of these generous organisations that would like to invest in the Qatar’s infosec community.


Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University



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