RSA Conference to tackle blockchain, AI and Ransomware

The annual cybersecurity conference is set to run from the 7 – 8 November, 2017, at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

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RSA Conference to tackle blockchain, AI and Ransomware Artificial intelligence and its use in cybersecurity will be a hot topic at this year's conference. (Image courtesy of Victor Habbick /
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  October 2, 2017

Ahead of the third iteration of the annual RSA Conference, the team from RSA Conference have revealed both the event's agenda and key focus areas. Delving into the latest developments in ransomware, the RSA Conference will also explore the impact of blockchain and artificial Intelligence on cybersecurity.

Set to be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi from 7 - 8 November, 2017, the conference is being held in close collaboration with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The event will feature five tracks and nine keynote sessions, the latter comprising of tracks in cybercrime & threats and security, security strategy, infrastructure and operations.

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA director general, said: ‘Such conferences support TRA's vision of the UAE as a global ICT leader, as well as the wise leadership directives in transition to the knowledge-based and information economy.

"They also enhance a smart lifestyle in the country, in preparation for realising the UAE vision 2021. The importance of compatibility between the efforts of the public and private sectors should be highlighted, to ensure the security and safety of our cyberspace, and the safe use of data for the public and their protection."

Linda Gray Martin, general manager, RSA Conferences, said: "With every conference, our priority is to help facilitate conversations between industry professionals. This year is no exception, and we expect our attendees to leave with the tools and insights needed to safeguard their organizations and assets.

"Our commitment to finding new voices and ways to inspire the region's professional community is unwavering, and we will deliver on what attendees have grown to expect of RSA Conference Abu Dhabi."

Sponsors and exhibitors for this year's RSA Conference include Qualys, Dark Matter, Etisalat, and Raytheon, to name a few.

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