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DarkMatter’s CEO to address keynote at GITEX 2016

Faisal Al Bannai will address how private and public sectors can evolve to create and sustain an optimised cyber security posture

DarkMatter’s CEO to address keynote at GITEX 2016

Cyber security firm, DarkMatter, has announced its participation as the Cyber Security Innovation Partner of GITEX Technology Week 2016.

This year, GITEX's theme is "Reimaging New Realities - Cutting edge technologies and experiences", which DarkMater identities with, given that newer technologies are a result of digitisation, which is an environment that requires secure measures.

During his keynote address, CEO Faisal Al Bannai will draw on examples worldwide of how private and public sectors can evolve together in order to create and sustain an optimised cyber security posture.  

The EMEA 360 Boardroom Survey conducted by Deloitte earlier this year, canvassed 271 non-executive directors across 20 countries in the EMEA region, and found growing awareness and higher priority being given to cyber security issues, as well as more focus on innovation and digitisation.

The survey found that 60% of respondents ranked innovation as a very important issue, with product innovation gaining the most attention (63%), followed by business model innovation (49%) and digital innovation (47%). Only 9% of respondents said that their organisation did not have an innovation plan, highlighting the criticality of technological advancements, which need to be properly secured in order be effective and sustainable.

DarkMatter's CEO Faisal Al Bannai said; "As cyber threats become more numerous and sophisticated, they risk the development of smart cities and Internet of Things environments should these ecosystems become compromised. DarkMatter advises that cyber security resilience be placed at the centre of digital developments in order to ensure the integrity of digital networks and all parties connected to them."

He continued; "We consider events like GITEX as being instrumental in raising awareness about the evolving cyber threat landscape, and what steps can be taken to develop a stronger defence posture against threat players.

"Our Resiliency Model is one such tool we shall be showcasing at GITEX, and it offers an insight into the cascading impact that a single cyber-attack may have on interconnected, critical networks. Our commitment is to transform the way in which cyber security is perceived and implemented in order to create a safer, more robust digital environment to the benefit of society."               

GITEX will run from 16-20 October 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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