Security experts set to gather for RSA Conference 2016

Second annual regional event to host IT security leaders under the theme of “Connect to Protect”

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Security experts set to gather for RSA Conference 2016 RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi aims to provide a platform to discuss the changing cybersecurity landscape in the region.
By  David Ndichu Published  September 21, 2016

RSA Conference, a leading information security conference and exposition, has today announced the agenda for RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi, which includes a wide spectrum of sessions and workshops.

The Conference will be held from November 15-16, 2016 at Emirates Palace Hotel, with a line-up of pre-conference offerings on November 14, 2016. RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi is once again being held in conjunction with the UAE National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

With highly qualified information security professionals from around the region expected to attend, RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi aims to provide a platform to discuss the changing cybersecurity landscape in the region, and develop sound practices for mitigating both current threats and ones expected to emerge in the future. The conference will also aim to showcase progress made in the government’s vision of promoting regional cybersecurity initiatives.

The event, with its over-arching theme of ‘Connect to Protect’, will feature seven tracks, nine keynote sessions and pre-conference offerings that will involve in-depth conversations across a range of topics and industries. The tracks are Critical Infrastructure, Cybercrime & Threats, Policy & Government, Analytics & Incident Response, Security Strategy & Operations, Cloud & Smart Security and Sponsor Special Topics. A learning lab based on a cyber-crisis live exercise scenario, in addition to a Security Foundations Seminar will be featured in the pre-conference sessions.

“In its second year, RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi has become the leading event for information security professionals in the region. It is the premier conference for anyone looking to connect with highly respected figures in the industry, and draw insights which will empower individuals to stay ahead of cyber threats. The value of RSA Conference not only lies in its credibility, but also the integral role it plays in shining a light on the strides that the UAE has made regarding information security,” said a spokesperson from National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

This year’s conference features a line-up of sponsors and exhibitors from leading edge companies that include Cisco, DarkMatter, Qualys, Inc., RSA, Spire Solutions and Tenable Network Security, Inc.

“The evolving threat climate has led to an increase in security spending, with Gartner estimating the regional market is expected to spend more than $2 billion by 2020. During RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi, we aim to host some of the brightest minds in the industry, and share insights into how to protect organizations from cyber threats,” said Linda Gray, general manager, RSA Conferences.


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