DWTC announces inaugural cyber security expo

GISEC to serve as platform for malware and security methodology awareness

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DWTC announces inaugural cyber security expo GISEC will be held at DWTC from 3 to 5 June 2013.
By  Stephen McBride Published  April 8, 2013

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of GITEX Shopper and GITEX Technology Week, today announced the debut of an industry convention to address the growing regional cyber threat. Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) will be held at DWTC from 3 to 5 June 2013.

The event will focus on the latest information security trends, cyber security legislation in the Middle East and cyber security solutions in addition to knowledge exchange via a conference line-up that brings together information security specialists from the private and public sector.

Prominent companies participating include AirWatch, Cassidian CyberSecurity, HelpAG, Lancope, Sonicwall Inc, Spire Solutions and Zeroday.

The full impact of security breaches on businesses remains difficult to gauge, since the overwhelming majority of such cases go unreported in order to protect the business's reputation according to a 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report. According to DWTC, experts cite another reason for the under-reporting as the inability of many security systems to detect attacks immediately after they happen. Unreported cases could be as high as 94% worldwide, according to Shawn Henry, a cyber-security expert who has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

"IT security is not simply a system, but rather a combination of expertise, processes and solutions," said Guy Meguer, general manager of Cassidian CyberSecurity in the Middle East.

"Today's threats are more sophisticated than simple viruses, as they are planned thoroughly by a skilled team of attackers, who install malware into internal systems and then maintain a long-term presence, in order to maximise the damages. This is why businesses must regularly check the health of their systems. Although a system may not be absolutely 100% secure, we, and our fellow participants at GISEC are 100% committed to staying a step ahead of security trends." 

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