RSA Conference coming to Abu Dhabi

Leading infosec event to hold first edition in UAE capital

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RSA Conference coming to Abu Dhabi RSA Conference will include a keynote from Richard Clarke, author and former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States. (Getty Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 8, 2015

The RSA Conference, one of the leading infosec conferences, is set to come to Abu Dhabi for the first time in November.

The event will be held at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 4-5th November 4-5, and will feature nine keynote speakers from across security disciplines, who will discuss a range of topics and the future state of the information security industry.

Speakers at the RSA Conference will include Richard Clarke, author and former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, who will discuss ‘cyber wars in the Middle East: what corporations and governments need to do about it'.

Additional keynote presentations from industry leaders include Amit Yoran, president, RSA; Ashok Sankar, vice president and senior director of Cyber Strategy, Raytheon Websense; Dr. Najwa Aaraj, vice president of Special Projects, DarkMatter; Karl Gumtow, CEO and co-founder, CyberPoint International; Matt Alderman, vice president, Global Strategy, Tenable Network Security; Paul Nicholas, senior director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft; and Wolfgang Kandek, chief technical officer, Qualys Inc.

"As the information security industry continues to evolve, it is imperative for businesses and government agencies to keep pace with emerging threats and new trends," said Linda Gray, general manager, RSA Conferences. "RSA Conference Abu Dhabi 2015 features high calibre keynote speakers, who will provide in-depth education and guidance on all aspects of the cyber security industry."

In addition to the keynote speakers listed above, attendees will also hear from a representative from National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

The event will also feature six tracks covering 50 engaging sessions across two days that will facilitate in-depth conversations across a range of topics and industries. The tracks include Critical Infrastructure, Cybercrime & Threats, Policy & Strategy, Security for a Smart City, Security Operations and Sponsor Special Topics.

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