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  • Deception, Smart Cities, Ransomware on the Program at RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi

    by Britta Glade on August 18, 2016

    RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi is just a few short months away. Our agenda has been carefully selected by an amazing committee of regional experts, achieving a very interesting balance of sessions designed to address issues that are front and center for our attendees from the area. The RSA Conferences outside of the U.S. (Abu Dhabi and Asia Pacific & Japan, which just concluded in Singapore) provide…

  • Cybersecurity: The Quick and the Dead

    by Robert Statica on August 15, 2016

    More than two million people were affected by cyber crime in the UAE last year and not a week goes by without a report of a business having its files hacked or leaked. The UAE, as a global business hub and point of exchange, is particularly vulnerable to attackers from across the world. CEOs and their colleagues in IT and cybersecurity simply can’t afford to wait until they become a victim of an…

  • The Importance of Developing Cybersecurity Resilience in the Middle East

    by Stephen Brennan on July 8, 2016

    The Middle East features a complex mix of developed and developing economies, with varying levels of infrastructure deployment, and ICT connectivity. Compounding these variances are the geo-political overtures present in the region, which create a patchwork of allies and adversaries in a concentration that is probably not found anywhere else on the planet. Security experts understand that…

  • Reflections on RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi

    by RSAC Contributor on December 3, 2015

    RSA Conference goes to the Middle East for the first time with RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi. Rashed Al Oraimi, lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, provided the following report. It was the last working day of the week in Abu Dhabi, and most of us were planning our weekends with family, yet the floors at Emirate Palace hotel were jam-packed with computer security professionals and companies…

  • Cyberattacks on Industry in the Middle East

    by RSAC Contributor on November 24, 2015

    This post comes from Joe Shenouda, CYBERPOL / ECIPS Liaison Officer. He reflects on the cybersecurity space in the Middle East. The Middle East critical infrastructure market is huge and at risk. It will hit 12 billion Euro in revenue by 2018, and it is the victim of a rising and ongoing aggressive cyberwar that barely makes the news. The Middle East's oil industry is huge and has 80 percent of…

  • RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi: Highlights from Day Two

    by Linda Gray on November 5, 2015

    The former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States, Richard Clarke, delivered a powerful keynote at the closing session of the event today. He shared insights on the state of cybersecurity in the Middle East and what businesses and governments need to do, to prevent high-profile breaches. As an internationally recognized expert on…

  • Impressions of RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi: Day 1

    by RSAC Contributor on November 5, 2015

    RSA Conference goes to the Middle East for the first time with RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi. Shafik Ur Rehman, cyber-lead technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, provided the following report. This morning, when I was getting ready for the RSA Conference 2015, I was thinking less of the Conference but more about few pending tasks at office and how I could complete them during the day at the…

  • RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi: Highlights From Day One

    by Linda Gray on November 4, 2015

    The halls are jam packed on day one of RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi! It’s a busy expo floor, with plenty of opportunities to learn, meet with vendors and network with peers from around the region. The Vendor Showcase area seems to be a big hit, as show attendees walked around the floor, listening to vendor representatives demonstrate their solutions. It was also nice to see the RSAC CyberSafety:…

  • State of Cybercrime in the Middle East

    by RSAC Contributor on November 2, 2015

    This post comes from Joe Shenouda, CYBERPOL / ECIPS Liaison Officer, on the eve of the RSA Conference 2015 Abu Dhabi. The Middle Eastern cyber security market is around $35 billion at the moment. The cost worldwide of cybercrime is estimated at more than $113 billion per year... It is clear that something needs to be done against the second most common economic crime in the Middle east. Cyber…

  • RSA Conference Proudly Expands Into Abu Dhabi!

    by Linda Gray on February 25, 2015

    With RSA Conference 2015 just around the corner in San Francisco, we are hearing a lot of excitement and feedback from our community regarding new session formats such as the crowdsourced track and our revamped Sandbox with various experiential learning opportunities. However, if you thought we were focusing only on US content, you’re wrong! After seeing a record number of attendees at last year's…

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