Start of the first session of the “Gulf Exhibition and Conference for Information Security” in Dubai




Dahi Khalfan, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, at the opening of the conference this morning

Was launched this morning the first day of the “Gulf Exhibition and Conference for Information Security”, which lasts until June 5, 2013. And participate in the event, which is organized and hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre, 87 companies from 18 countries, is expected to visit the exhibition and take part in the conference of more than 2,000 experts and specialists involved in this vital sector. The “Gulf Exhibition and Conference for Information Security” an extension of the activities of GITEX Technology Week, the biggest event in the sector of information and communication technology in the Middle East and North Africa.

The event represents the most important platform in terms of addressing the most pressing challenges in the information security sector in the region, as it attracts a distinctive constellation of experts and decision makers in the sector of information technology and communications. The event events shed light on the latest trends and information security legislation in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as exchange views, ideas and information through a series of dialogue sessions hosted by experts in information security from the public and private sectors.

According based on the exhibition, the number of participating companies 87 companies specialized in providing security solutions from 18 countries are Australia, Italy, Pakistan, Bahrain, Turkey, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, France, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and the United Kingdom, India, the Netherlands and the United States, as well as the host country; United Arab Emirates .

It is expected to attract event 2,000 visitors over the days of the three, with stand out in the list of exhibitors, experts and companies involved all the colors of activities and sectors related to information security, ranging from education and training, through radio communications equipment and devices, software and internet services and infrastructure computing, and the end of data management and services mobile phone, advisory services and others.

Among the most important companies participating in the event, “Arbor Networks,” and “آكاماي Technologies”, and “Aarooth”, and “Deep-Secure” and “Dell Sonaekwol”, and “Spire Solutions”, and “Splink”, and “Cyber ​​Kasidin the سيكيورتي , “and” Comindo “, and” Ancub You, “and” Chgard, “while containing the list of sponsors of the conference both” أوجاس Network, “and” E. ringing سيكيورتي, “and” BlackBerry “and” جونبير Networks “, and “IBM J.,” and “Zarudi”, Lucy NTSC, “and” Gaadens Software, “and” Kowalaz “, and” HELP AG. ”

It is scheduled to cast Kevin Mitnick, information security expert and former Internet pirate universally known, and who is visiting the region for the first time, an opening speech on Tuesday in the conference. And harvested Kevin worldwide attention at the level of governments and societies electronic, because of non-traditional methods to detect weaknesses in the security of information systems for the giant companies. Kevin will brief participants on his point of view on the threat of “social engineering”, which is a powerful attack methods that exploit the human element to access corporate information. It also raises Mitnick important point is that rely on security technologies alone, such as firewalls, authentication devices for access, and hardware encryption, and intrusion detection systems, does not guarantee fruitful results in the face of cyber attacks.

And permeates the conference lectures and seminars given by experts on the regional and global levels, offering in which their views, notably: Kurt Ople of Lockheed Martin, Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Nur from “du”, Roberto Diniz of Qatar Islamic Bank, Tony Roche, the founder of the company ” Root Technology, “Tariq Chaudhry of the company” PT “, and Muhammad Salim from the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia and Ayman al-Issa of ADNOC and others.

Among the most prominent events witnessed by the first day of the exhibition and conference Gulf Information Security 2013, a series of free sessions security organized by the technical experts security, including Khalid Chatila, technical director for the accounts of customers in the Middle East, the company “backstage”, which track the entire life cycle of Web applications, from development to production, in order to explore ways to make applications more secure. This is a very important issue in the region and the world, in the light of expectations for “BlackBerry” to grow the size of the applications market in the world by 32 percent to $ 25 billion. Notable among the other topics to be discussed in a series of meetings: “the face of security breaches and recovery,” and “change the information technology sector towards more professional,” and “proactive security management of the next generation,” and others.

And hosts the event and workshop entitled “specialists Information Systems Security Majazon”, allows its participants to take important steps towards getting on the adoption of the “International Association for the professionals the security of information systems”, which organizes the event, after enabling them access to global best practices in the field of information security. Addresses Gary Makintair, director of the workshop, the challenges of information security governance, risk management, access control, giving the participants in the workshop directed toward comprehensive technical security.

It is the weak links of information systems that will be highlighted during the event, which increases the rate of spread, policies relating to staff bring their own devices to work. According to research conducted by “Arbor Networks”, 63 percent of the institutions and companies allow employees to use their personal devices on shared networks, that 39 percent of those companies only monitor those devices.

Conference and Exhibition opens Gulf Information Security 2013 is open to visitors and participants of the traders and businessmen, for free, from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, visit mail .
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