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Ex-CIA director to speak at Black Hat

Conference in Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace takes place from 12th to 15th December

Ex-CIA director to speak at Black Hat
General Michael Hayden, United States Air Force (USAF), Retired, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) is the keynote speaker at Black Hat Abu Dhabi.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi keynote speaker, General Michael Hayden, formerly of the United States Air Force (USAF), retired, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA) will share his insights on cyber security and cyber threats in a changing world at the conference on 12th to 15th December.

"We are extremely pleased to have General Hayden as the keynote speaker for Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011; as security continues to be at the top of the list of priorities for enterprises and governments in the region, his experience in running two of the most well respected security agencies in the world will provide invaluable insight to CIOs in the region," said Mohammed Al Nasser Al Ghanim, director general, TRA, and aeCERT.

 The information security conference, will take place at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) with UBM are responsible for bringing Black Hat to the Middle East for the second year in a row.

General Hayden served as director of the CIA from 2006 to 2009 and deputy director of National Intelligence from 2005 to 2006.  He was also appointed to the post of director of the NSA from 1999 to 2005 by President Clinton.  

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer ten training programmes, followed by three briefing sessions running simultaneously to the exhibition.  The two days of briefings will discuss and demonstrate the latest and most important security issues facing the market today. 

To attend General Hayden's keynote speech at Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011 delegates must register at: http://www.blackhat.com.

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