The TRA Announces Two new Sponsorships and Ticket Prices for Black Hat Abu Dhabi

Published September 21st, 2010 - 11:02 GMT

Both Red Lamdba and NetWitness Corporation have signed as Silver sponsors for Black Hat Abu Dhabi, an event bringing together companies and industry experts to discuss many of the important security issues such as on-line protection, malware, security of cloud communications and many other topics that concern both private and public sectors. Black Hat is the world's leading family of information security events produced by United Business Media's TechWeb division. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is brought to the Middle East for the first time by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) and in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology in partnership with United Business Media (UBM).

U.S. based Red Lambda is a leader in massively scalable and identity-aware network security software for enterprise, government and service provider organizations. Their solutions allow organizations to securely compute, communicate and collaborate without borders or limitations, and their AppIronTM Grid Platform protects vital people, resources and assets from a broad spectrum of threats regardless of their physical topology or geography through utilizing advanced grid and cloud computing technologies.

"As the first ever Black Hat slated for Abu Dhabi, we see this event as an excellent opportunity to present our AppIron Grid Platform and new FireGrid Unified Threat Management solution to key decision-makers," said Rob Bird, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Red Lambda. "Virtualization and mobility are driving a seismic shift in computing and networking topologies, and network security must radically change to keep up and protect against an equally evolving threatscape. Fortunately, there are forums such as Black Hat to explore these important issues and offer ground-breaking solutions."

NetWitness Corporation is the world leader in real-time network forensics and automated threat intelligence solutions, helping government and commercial organizations detect, prioritize and remediate complex IT risks. NetWitness solutions are designed to solve a wide variety of information security problems including sensitive data discovery and advanced data leakage detection; malware activity discovery and other critical security concerns. NetWitness clients include Defence, National Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies and top US and European Banks.

"This is the first Black Hat to take place in this region, and we are very excited to be part of it," commented Chris Brown, Director, EMEA Sales, NetWitness Corporation. "The MENA region is extremely important to us as one of the biggest emerging markets in the world. That's why Black Hat Abu Dhabi is an excellent opportunity for us to connect with companies and regional IT professionals to share knowledge and showcase our range of products and innovative solutions that can be crucial for the IT future in of the region."

His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA added "We're thrilled to have two international and leading IT security companies join us at the inaugural Black Hat Abu Dhabi. This is a testament to our commitment in organizing an event that is credible and relevant to the regional IT security market. Both companies have been major participants in previous Black Hat events, and with both Red Lamdba and NetWitness Corporation's expertise, Black Hat Abu Dhabi is guaranteed to be a great success."

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of sessions, including ten training programmes running on 8th and 9th November, followed by three briefing tracks running simultaneously on 10th and 11th alongside the exhibition. 

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