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Cyber terror top of MEITSEC agenda

Cyber terrorism and law enforcement top bill for MEITSEC 2007

Cyber terrorism will top the agenda at this year's Middle East IT Security Conference (MEITSEC). The conference, which is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, will focus on cyber terror and the role of law enforcement agencies in fighting this emerging threat.

The conference will also include sessions on identity theft, hacking, e-forensics, secure online services, perimeter defense, digital espionage, encryption, cyber crime and other security-related topics.

Dr. Doaa Faris, general manager Etisalat Academy, said: "The Middle East IT Security Conference is a unique local event attended by local and international professionals, researchers, and specialists every year since it was first launched in 2001. The conference represents a great opportunity to look over the latest developments of this critical profession that has become part of most people's daily lives.

"The conference will highlight the latest IT security information policies and will present new information about findings from the years 2006-2007. Several sessions have been arranged dedicated to discussing mobile phone issues, similar to the sessions held last year to discuss hacking which raised a debate on a regional and a local level within the academic and technical sectors," he added.

MEITSEC takes place 12th-13th November at the American University of Sharjah, with training courses on 14th-15th November.