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du Cyber Security Conference date announced for September

August 17, 2014

ArabianBusiness.com Staff



Dubai based telecoms operator, du has announced the second annual Cyber Security Conference which will be held on the 18th September 2014 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

The event this year will focus on the importance of information security in Smart City and mGov initiatives.

Marwan Abdulla Bin Dalmook, senior vice president, technology security and risk anagement, operations, du, said: "The UAE's Smart future is transforming now, spurred on by the visionary directives of the nation's leadership. Beyond providing connectivity to nurture the progression towards a Smart City environment and mGovernment, as a telecom company it is our responsibility to ensure the security of the online world, in which the majority of our interactions, as individuals and corporations, will occur in a technology-driven world.  It is our privilege to have so many cyber security experts participate in the second edition of our Cyber Security Conference, which will bring to the fore the key issues that the Smart evolution presents to this imperative sector."

A panel of international experts will speak at the Cyber Security Conference, which will begin with an opening speech by Osman Sultan, CEO, du. The keynote speaker for the event will be Major General MihÁly Zala, president of the National Security Authority, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary, and head of the Hungarian Cyber Defence Management Authority, who will discuss 'The Cold War in the Cyber World'.  

A discussion on the theme 'Envisioning Smart City Security Challenges' will feature a distinguished panel of speakers from various federal and government entities.

As a run-up to the conference, the telecom announced it's first-ever du hackathon, an ethical hacking competition that encourages youth participation in the cyber security arena. The hackathon will be held as part of the Cyber Security Conference, and will pit several teams of white hat hackers against a real model of smart city.


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Source: ITP.net (United Arab Emirates)


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