Dubai to host global cybersecurity experts

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The event will be held until 23rd March, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)…reports Asian Lite News

GISEC Global 2022, the region’s largest and most influential cybersecurity event, opens today with government leaders, the world’s top cybersecurity companies and international experts collaborating to curate regional cybersecurity agendas. GISEC Global will focus on this year’s key theme of “Enabling Future Cybercities: Everything Enabling, Everything Secure.”

Featuring more than 300 exhibitors and attracting 10,000 industry professionals, business leaders and changemakers from more than 70 countries, the event will be held until 23rd March, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The event will feature more than 200 high-calibre speakers, including national cybersecurity leaders, tech pioneers, policymakers, researchers, and intelligence heads.

The UAE Cyber Security Council will host the annual Global Cybersecurity Congress to unify efforts at the local, national, and global cross-sector levels. In addition, the Congress will help shape national security and defence strategies to combat evolving threats, while also providing a multitude of training workshops for industry professionals.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government, said, “We look forward to driving meaningful dialogue around technology, innovation and cybersecurity practices, to increase international collaboration and information-sharing to strengthen the region’s cybersecurity posture.”

The three-day event is split across five stages and will feature a Government Stage hosted by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), and new content tracks focusing on healthcare, telecoms, critical infrastructure, and finance.

Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of the DESC, said, “We look forward this year to our participation at GISEC Global 2022 as the official cybersecurity partner to showcase the centre’s most recent initiatives, in line with the visionary objectives set by our leaders in making Dubai the safest city in cyberspace and a step in our journey to safeguard future solutions and support the technological progress and smart transformation, as well as mapping the centre’s achievements on a global scale in cybersecurity.”

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In support of the UAE Cybersecurity Council National Bug Bounty Programme, more than 100 international ethical hackers will take part in the GISEC Bug Bounty initiative, where they will be tasked with hacking, identifying, and fixing certain software flaws in several different scenarios and mainframes, including electric cars, mobile phones, and drones.

Among numerous country pavilions, the show is also set to host industry leaders, such as Microsoft, Huawei, Spire Solutions, and newcomers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco Security, Honeywell, Checkpoint, and many more.