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Black Hat Conference pre-registration opens

Companies will receive 40% discount on fees if they register before mid-August

Black Hat Conference pre-registration opens
Pre-registration for the 2011 Black Hat conference is now open.

Pre-registration for the Black Hat security conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 12th to 15th December, is now open.

The conference is organised by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) along with the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) and in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and United Business Media (UBM).

"The TRA's participation in organising this event is in line with its core objectives and mission to improve the level of information security in order to achieve a safer cyber environment for users in the UAE. It also conforms to the policy of the [aeCERT] team to prevent cyber-attacks, and design proper responses to them. The participation of the TRA in organising such events reflects the outstanding regional status enjoyed by the UAE in the information technology sector," said Muhammad Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA director general.

Companies, who register for the conference during Early Bird Registration from now mid-August 2011, will receive a 40% discount on registration fees which amounts to $1,095. 

 "The discount aims at encouraging the largest number of organisations, institutions, and individuals to participate. The conference also offers significant benefits for participants due to the topics it will discuss in the field of protecting IT systems from attacks and penetrations that might cause significant damage to their systems, or result in the leakage of critical and important information," said Al Ghanim.

The Black Hat Abu Dhabi Conference will offer ten training programmes and three briefing tracks running simultaneously alongside the exhibition.

During the two days of briefings participants will discuss and demonstrate the latest security issues facing the market today.  

In addition, the TRA is organising several live demonstrations of cyber-attacks during the conference and will then suggest ways to resolve the damage from the attacks, as well as suggesting overall prevention methods.

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