Global Cybersecurity Leaders Connect at RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi

- Nov 15, 2016

Day one included five keynote speeches, 22 track sessions and over 35 companies showcasing their latest capabilities.

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15th November, 2016 - RSA Conference (, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, in partnership with the UAE National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) today concluded the first day of the conference at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.

Prominent speakers from global organizations and regional government entities attended the event, which served as a platform for discussion around the cybersecurity landscape in the region, knowledge sharing and best practices for mitigating both current threats and ones expected to emerge in the future.

The opening keynote session was delivered by Deputy Director General, Information & eGov Sector of TRA, Mohammed Al Zarooni.

This was followed by Amit Yoran, President of RSA, who gave a presentation titled “Changing Perspective” that placed emphasis on the need for organizations to embrace diverse viewpoints when tackling cyber security challenges. Also, industry professionals representing Qualys, DarkMatter, and Tenable Security took the auditorium stage to provide valuable insights on interesting topics.

A spokesperson from National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) said; “We strongly believe that increasing the awareness of cyber security in the UAE is an important factor in achieving our long term vision to create a safer culture surrounding cyber-activity. RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi acts as the perfect platform for organizations in the private and public sector to gain a more thorough understanding of cyber security trends, so that they are able to be better prepared for the future.”

“Today experts from leading companies from around the word engaged in discussions around the crucial trends facing the cybersecurity sector. We are extremely pleased with the success of this year’s event so far and look forward to carrying this momentum to close out the conference tomorrow.” Said Linda Gray Martin, General Manager for RSA Conferences.


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