du to address cyber security threats in a connected world
du's annual Cyber Security Conference will be partner sponsored by Huawei, Cisco, Oracle and HP
UAE telecom operator du has announced its third Cyber Security Conference, to address cyber security threats as an incumbent urgency in emerging markets.
The event will bring together national, regional and international experts and businesses, but with the primary aim of supporting the UAE government in its transformation to a smart government by highlighting information security challenges in smart cities and other national initiatives.
The event will also host its annual hackathon, with the aim of encouraging youth participation in a safe learning yet competitive environment to test their skills and with the opportunity to win AED20,000 cash prize.
Osman Sultan, chief executive officer, du, said: "At du, we have always seen security as a top priority, and we invest heavily in our security operations and people to ensure that we offer our customers superlative capability. Our commitment to this cause is underscored by our partnerships with leading security vendors to develop our own managed security services, in order to enable organisations achieve their business objectives confidently. As a trusted partner, we ensure that our customer experience is delivered securely with the assurance that their personal and protected information remain confidential.
"Our government's transformative agenda brings with it much excitement; however, the technology proliferation and the rate at which it is going brings about many challenges when it comes to meeting cyber security requirements. As a telecom, we see it as our responsibility to build a coalition with government and non-government partners and educate as many entities as we can about cyber security threats and how to mitigate them."
During the conference, key security issues such as cognitive security, security for 5G, Internet of Things, cloud security, and security in the digital economy will be addressed. The partner sponsors include, Huawei and presenting sponsors will include Cisco, HP, IBM, Nokia and Oracle.