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Raytheon to host cyber security technology forum in Riyadh

May 4, 2014 9:11 am

Fleming Gulf’s Kingdom Cyber Security Forum will take place on 12th and 13th of May 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The cyber security forum is a unique leadership platform that brings together industry, government and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

The Raytheon Company – an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in USA, joins the summit as Official Host & Headline Sponsor showcasing their state-of-the-art technologies and solutions that have created waves in the global marketplace.

Michael Daly, the chief technology officer for Cybersecurity and Special Missions within Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, will speak on ‘Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things’. The ‘Internet of Things’ is a concept that focuses on machines interacting with each other-in addition to interacting with people-to create new data. Mr. Daly will discuss the importance of securing information ecosystem and the importance of information assurance, big data processing and analytics to predict threats, and vulnerability and threat assessment processes and techniques. A key element of this information ecosystem is for countries to develop a technology workforce. Math and science education play a vital role in developing this type of high-tech workforce.

Speaking on the importance of developing a high-tech workforce, a senior company official stated, “Raytheon is committed to helping Saudi Arabia develop a high-tech workforce by making investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Part of that commitment is bringing MathAlive! to Saudi Arabia.”

MathAlive! is an exciting innovative math and science exhibit that provides an interactive environment, where Saudi kids and students can explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – essential fields for students in Saudi Arabia to consider as the will be responsible for investing in and developing the Kingdom’s high-tech economy. Raytheon in partnership with Sultan bin Adbul-Aziz Science and Technology Center (Scitech) and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ‘KFUPM’, will launch its internationally highly acclaimed MathAlive! exhibition from May 28 to June 21, 2014 in Al Khobar.

Neha Gurnani, producer of the forum, said, “With Raytheon as the official host and headline sponsor of the forum, the participants can expect to learn about future technologies that are changing the way we function and help us making informed decisions. Raytheon has strong commitment to promoting future technologies in KSA, which also includes promoting technology education and careers. Their portfolio of products and services makes them a truly integrated player and with global insights on the business of defense and aerospace. Raytheon customers can act with confidence in the Cyber Domain because of the company’s unmatched end-to-end capabilities, its innovation and research and development efforts, and the strength of its global presence and industry and academic partnerships.”

Other companies showcasing their expertise at the event include L3 Communications, McAfee, Cassidian, Selex ES, Dictao and Atkins; thus making the forum the essential go-to summit for IT security and cyber defense professionals based in and around Saudi Arabia.

For more information please contact:
Mohammed Raiyan
Marketing – Security
Fleming Gulf
Tel: +919742750289

Tony Vassel
Customer Events Manager
IIS Communications
Intelligence, Information and Services
Raytheon Company
Tel: +5084902424