DUBAI, May 30, 2021 (WAM) – The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the most influential and connected cybersecurity event in the Middle East and Africa, will begin on Monday at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), May 31, 2021 and will host international experts who will collaborate in the development of regional cybersecurity agendas.
GISEC 2021, which will run until June 2, will be a key platform for international dialogue on increasingly sophisticated cybercrime aimed at governments, critical national infrastructure and sensitive corporate data.
World-class cybersecurity solution providers and experts from more than 30 countries, including innovators such as Huawei and Microsoft, will participate in the event.
GISEC’s conference program will feature “Enabling Resilience in Digital Economies” and will feature more than 180 international speakers, including Matthias Schranner, founder and CEO of the Schranner Negotiating Institute, Switzerland, Tonu Tammer, executive director of the Estonian Information System Authority and Alexander Halushchenko, chief inspector of the Office of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
Visitors to the event will hear how international police agencies work together to fight cybercriminals. Craig Jones, Director of Cybercrime at Interpol, and Colonel Saeed M. Al Hajri, Director of the Dubai Police Cybercrime Department, will outline joint operations aimed at identifying threats and their regional and national impacts.
“As cybercriminals become more sophisticated and bold, the vigilance of governments, businesses, and citizens is more important than ever. The borderless nature of cybercrime makes organizations and individuals targets everywhere, from so it is imperative to collaborate in drafting strategies help us navigate these complexities. GISEC is the perfect platform to provoke this discussion, ”Al Hajri said.
With cybercrime continuing to rise due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, GISEC 2021 will be a crucial opportunity for regional cyber transformation. CISO, CIO, CTO, regulators and policymakers in the government, financial, healthcare, telecommunications, energy and utilities sectors will share innovative strategies to create a robust and resilient cyber ecosystem that inspires confidence in the digital economy.
Supporting the call for a unified defense approach, Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: “As we move towards a more digitally focused society after the pandemic, more devices are connecting and services are So cybersecurity is more important now than ever. ”
GISEC is organized in partnership with the most influential cyber entities in the United Arab Emirates, including the United Arab Emirates Cyber Security Council, the Dubai Electronic Security Center, the Dubai Police, the digital government regulatory authority and Telecommunications, Smart Dubai and the Dubai Investment Corporation.
The United Arab Emirates Cyber Security Council will also host the first World Cybersecurity Congress.
GISEC 2021 will take place amid strict COVID-19 prevention protocols, which allowed the DWTC to demonstrate its ability to create the most secure business environment in person and deliver world-class events, in line with the highest security standards. high.
“The international cybersecurity community is seeking consensus from GISEC and creating a roadmap on how we can defend organizations of all sizes from the harmful effects of cybercrime,” said Trixie LohMirmand, DWTC’s Executive Vice President of Event Management.