Dubai / WAM
To address cyber security threats in emerging markets, the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, is organising its 3rd Cyber Security Conference on October 9 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
The event, which will bring together eminent national, regional and international personalities and businesses, is aimed at supporting the UAE government in its transformation to a smart government by highlighting information security challenges in smart cities and other national initiatives.
A panel of international experts will speak at the conference, including former Secretary of Homeland Security of the US, Tom Ridge, Wesam Lootah, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Smart Government, David Francis, Huawei CSO in Europe, Giuseppe Targia, VP, Application and Analytics Security and IoT at Nokia, and many more.
This year, the event will once again play host to the popular ‘hackathon’, with the aim of encouraging youth participation in the cyber security arena by encouraging Ethical Hacking. The event will provide a safe learning environment for young hackers, test their skills and challenge them in a competitive environment, and encourage them with a AED20,000 cash prize.
Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of du, said, “At du, we have always seen security as a top priority, and we invest heavily in our security operations and people to ensure that we offer our customers superlative capability. Our commitment to this cause is underscored by our partnerships with leading security vendors to develop our own managed security services, in order to enable organisations to achieve their business objectives confidently. As a trusted partner, we ensure that our customer experience is delivered securely with the assurance that their personal and protected information remain confidential.”
“Our government’s transformative agenda brings with it much excitement; however, the technology proliferation and the rate at which it is going brings about many challenges when it comes to meeting cyber security requirements. As a telecom, we see it as our responsibility to build a coalition with government and non-government partners and educate as many entities as we can about cyber security threats and how to mitigate them,” he added.
During the conference, key security issues such as Cognitive Security, Security for 5G, Internet of Things, Cloud Security, and Security in the Digital Economy will be addressed.