TRA Partners With Khalifa University to Ink Agreement With 'Black Hat' Abu Dhabi 2010

Published July 19th, 2010 - 08:58 GMT

Amid growing recognition of the importance of online security, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology has partnered with United Business Media (UBM) to bring to Abu Dhabi the Middle East's first edition of the Las Vegas-based security summit.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi, its first time to be held in the MENA region, will take place from 8th to 11th November 2010 at the Emirates Palace, discussing many important security issues, such as protecting the IT infrastructure, malware and its harmful effects, security of cloud communications and many other topics that cover many aspects of the security for governmental entities, public and private firms.

The event comes in line with the aeCERT policy to facilitate the detection, prevention and response of cyber security incidents; hence, providing implementation mechanisms for TRA's strategy in supporting a cyber safe environment for the residents of the UAE.

His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA said: "Holding Black Hat, the world's leading technical security conference, in Abu Dhabi supports the TRA vision to make the UAE's ICT sector a leader in the global marketplace. The TRA is proud to be the leading partner of Black Hat Abu Dhabi."

With limited spaces available, UBM is inviting potential sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to take part in the mega event, which will attract only the highest-placed security professionals from government entities, academia and private companies with the power to make security buying decisions.

Jeff Moss, founder and Managing Director of Black Hat, stated: "We are excited to be able to bring Black Hat to the Middle East region to deliver both a wide variety of deep, technical presentations by the leading thinkers of the information security world and to provide hands-on, high-intensity, multi-day training sessions for delegates."

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.

With half of the planned delegate spots already booked, companies, government agencies, associations, academic institutions and individuals who wish to be involved should contact the organiser UBM Middle East. 

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