Cyber security expo returns for a second year

GISEC to address ways combat the increase in global cybercrimes

Tags: Central Intelligence Agency (https://www.cia.gov/)Dubai World Trade CentreF-Secure (www.f-secure.com)ISC2 (www.isc2.org/)United Arab Emirates
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Cyber security expo returns for a second year Chief research officer of F-Secure, Mikko Hypponen. (Getty Images)
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 9, 2014

Powered by GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, the second edition of Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) will be held from 9-11 June 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre and is set to draw 3,000 visitors.

The region's foremost information security platform will gather industry, government and thought leaders as well as international and regional cyber-security experts in various business sectors such as IT, oil & gas, banking & finance, government, legal, healthcare and telecoms, to meet the growing requirements for information security and countermeasures in the region.

Security sessions on vendor-run educational presentations, workshops, demonstrations, informative speeches and case-studies will be held to give IT professionals useful insights to help defend their businesses from cyber-attacks.

IT security expert and chief research officer of F-Secure, Mikko Hypponen will give the keynote address and discuss the significance of critical information security issues to empower businesses with protection.

Hypponen is best known for tracking down the authors of the first PC virus and for naming 'Storm Worm', the Trojan horse attack in 2007. He has also given classified briefings on the Stuxnet worm as well as assisting law enforcement in USA, Europe and Asia on cyber-crime cases.

Hypponen was among the 50 most important people on the Web selected by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list. He also received the Virus Bulletin Award, awarded every 10 years, as the Best Educator in Industry.

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