2nd Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference 2014 kicks off

June 8, 2014 2:43 pm

The second edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2014 opens with leading experts in various business sectors, including I.T., oil & gas, banking & finance, government, legal, healthcare and telecoms, convening to discuss the latest developments in information security and countermeasures, along with the world’s leading information security companies and brands exhibiting at the show. Featuring a three-day exhibition and two-day conference, GISEC will be held from 9 to11 June 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The conference segment of GISEC, hosting delegates from over 18 countries, will have the brightest minds from around the world shedding the light on cybersecurity threats. Among the speakers are Robert Bigman, former CISO, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer for F-Secure and global security expert; Wim Remes, Chairman of the Board of Directors at (ISC)2 and Konstantinos Karagiannis, Director of Ethical Hacking, BT; among others.

“With the increase of cyber threats in today’s world, businesses are looking for solutions to protect their companies from cyber attacks. A vital I.T. security knowledge platform in the region, GISEC brings I.T. specialists from around the world to share their expertise in fighting cybercrime,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre.

GISEC will open its doors to more than 3,000 trade visitors from over 50 countries. It will also feature 100 exhibitors from 13 countries including: Brazil, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and United States.

The must-attend event attracts top industry professionals including CIOs, CTOs, CSOs and senior management from key industries including finance, energy, telecoms, government sectors and I.T. Key exhibitors from around the world are looking forward to showcase in GISEC including BT, GBM, Spire Solutions, Protection Group International, Access Data, F5 and Paladion among others.

“GBM are delighted to be Diamond Sponsors of this year’s GISEC. As a business enabler and I.T. heavyweight in the region, we are committed to the regional and global information security industry. GISEC plays an important role as a knowledge sharing platform. Therefore, to underline this we have chosen GISEC to launch the latest results of the anticipated GBM Cyber Security Survey and we look forward to sharing the findings with our industry colleagues during the event,” said Hani Nofal, Director of Intelligent Network Solutions, GBM.

The three-day event, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre, will also feature free educational presentations, workshops, product demonstrations, informative speeches and case studies. Attendees of the educational sessions will gain critical insights to defend their business from cyber attacks. Topics of the sessions include detection and qualification of malicious activities; hardware encryption with benefits of solid state of disk; the critical patch you are missing against security incidents; enhancing productivity through centralised access management; endpoint security solution against APT; using analytics for risk insight and risk decisions and many more crucial subjects.

Additionally, GISEC will also launch the region’s first I.T. Security Awards to recognise excellence in information security. The award ceremony to be held on 10 June 2014, 5.30pm at the Bubble Lounge, Dubai Word Trade Centre, will recognise the region’s leaders in Endpoint & Mobile Device Security Implementation, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Information Security Program Implementation, Data Loss Prevention and Cloud Security Implementation.

Among the key sponsors of the exhibition are BT as Strategic Sponsor; GBM as Diamond Sponsor; Spire Solutions and Protection Group International as Platinum Sponsors; Access Data, Websense International, FireEye and F5 Networks as Gold Sponsors; Research in Motion (Blackberry), CSC Computer Sciences, Guidance Software and Palo Alto Networks as Silver Sponsors. Meanwhile, Paladion is the sponsor for the I.T. Security Awards.

Powered by Gitex Technology Week, the region’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event, GISEC is strictly a trade-only event and is open to business and trade visitors from within the industry only. GISEC is open 10am-6pm from 9-11 June. Visitor attendance is free of charge.

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