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  • Social Data Mining: Human-Induced Threats

    by Dr. Mohammed Alani on October 16, 2017

    When I walk around in Abu Dhabi, or in any city that I’ve travelled to recently, there is always someone taking a selfie or a video to share instantly on their social media channels. According to recent statistics by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, around 93% of UAE residents are active Facebook users and 75% use YouTube regularly. Being active on social media can be…

  • The Middle East's Cybersecurity Mirage—Warning Signs in the Desert

    by Sahir Hidayatullah on September 29, 2017

    17th November, 2016 8:45PM GMT+3. The date and time may not seem significant, but it was a portent about the future of cybersecurity in the Persian Gulf. This was the time the Shamoon 2 malware waited until before launching a data destruction payload that spread through the networks of Saudi Arabia's civil aviation agency and other Gulf State organizations, wreaking havoc. The fact that it moved…

  • Why Are Privacy and Security Laws Necessary for IoT and Autonomous vehicles?

    by Mohamed Ashik (Ashiq JA) on September 25, 2017

    Autonomous vehicles have already started making headlines in the Middle East. GCC countries such as the UAE have shown widespread commitment to sustainability and renewable energy initiatives. We saw the launch of the first Tesla showroom in Dubai during July of this year. This growth of driverless technology has resulted in the fear of malicious actors taking control of glaring flaws in smart…

  • RSAC 2017 Abu Dhabi: Trends in Call for Speakers Submissions

    by Britta Glade on August 8, 2017

    RSA Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi will take place November 7 and 8 at the Emirates Palace with a great line up of speakers exploring topics that we know will be of interest to our attendees. How do we know we’ve hit the mark? It’s an extensive and iterative process with regional experts reviewing all of our speaking submissions, debating the merits of the different options with each other, weighing…

  • RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi: Highlights From Day Two

    by Jennifer Lawinski on November 16, 2016

    RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi was in full swing on Wednesday morning. The day kicked off with keynote addresses that touched on different facets of the cybersecurity industry. Sahir Hidayatullah, CEO of Smokescreen Technologies, began his keynote address with the tale of the U.S. Army’s ghost army, a unit that used deception tactics, a term we saw a lot of here at RSA Conference. The ghost army…

  • RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi: Highlights From Day One

    by Jennifer Lawinski on November 15, 2016

    Day one here at RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi has been quite a success! The halls of the Vendor Showcase were busy with attendees eager to learn about the latest and greatest cybersecurity developments, and ready to network. To kick off the event, Eng. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Acting/Deputy Director General, Information & eGov Sector of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority welcomed attendees. He…

  • RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi: Know Before You Go

    by Jennifer Lawinski on October 27, 2016

    RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi kicks off in just a few weeks, and we've created a program that brings together some of the sharpest cybersecurity minds on the international scene to share information, network with peers, and learn about the latest and greatest new technologies. The week kicks off with our Learning Lab and Security Foundations Seminar on Monday. Cyber-Crisis Response—Live Exercise…

  • RSAC 2016 Abu Dhabi: Sessions Not to Miss

    by Jennifer Lawinski on October 26, 2016

    RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi is just a few weeks away, and we here at RSA Conference couldn’t be more excited. Our event in Abu Dhabi brings some of the sharpest cybersecurity minds from around the globe to the Middle East, and this year is no exception. We have more than 40 sessions across seven tracks, and that’s not to mention our Learning Lab and Security Foundations Seminar. However, with so…

  • 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…

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