RSA to hold cyber-sec summit in Abu Dhabi

First Middle East edition comes to UAE

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RSA to hold cyber-sec summit in Abu Dhabi RSA said the Abu Dhabi event would mark the first time its conference would be held in the Middle East.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 21, 2015

Cyber-security specialist RSA will hold its first Middle East cyber-security conference on 4 and 5 November at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Info-sec professionals from across Europe, Middle East and Africa are expected to attend the RSA Conference 2015, which is being held in collaboration with the UAE National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

The event will feature six tracks and more than 50 sessions across two days, covering areas such as critical infrastructure; cybercrime and threats; policy and strategy; and smart city security.

"Cyber security awareness and education are key to NESA's long term strategy and vision to promote a safer cyber culture, allowing the nation to leverage the benefits of technology while learning about the key security issues facing businesses and critical infrastructure," said a NESA spokesperson.

This year's conference will include speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that include Abu Dhabi's ADCO; Adobe; Cisco; du; Dow Jones; Gemalto; Ministry Of Labour; Microsoft; NESA; Qualys; RSA; Sophos; Symantec; Trend Micro; and Vodafone Qatar.

"More than half of organisational leaders in the Middle East and North Africa region identify cyber security as a strategic priority," said Linda Gray, general manager, RSA Conferences. "The regional support to bring RSA Conference to Abu Dhabi is an indication of the focus government and industry leaders are placing on ensuring a secure digital economy for the UAE."

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