An industry on the rise, a recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers indicated a staggering 42.8 million information security incidents reported globally in 2014, up 48% from the previous year.
According to a Cisco Annual Security Report, the Middle East faces increasing malware threats from cyber-attacks, particularly in the energy sector which was in the global top five most-at-risk industries for malware in 2014. The global energy sector was subject to a 300% higher malware encounter rate than the median industry. And, with the Middle East home to more than 60% of OPEC’s oil reserves, investment in cyber security is a critical issue for governments and corporations alike.
The world of cyber space is constantly evolving, and was a key issue addressed during this year’s World Economic Forum. Continuous attacks globally and in the region on governments and businesses demand the constant development and progression of solutions and technology which are growing at staggering speed. As a result, government and enterprise are continuing to closely collaborate to implement strict laws and regulations for securing networks.
Next year marks the regional debut for Infosecurity Middle East, which will launch during the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) running from 15 – 17 March, 2016. The leading international event is an offshoot event from Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security exhibition and conference for over 20 years.
The launch of Infosecurity Middle East brings a proven authority within the global information security industry, with more than 20 years of experience in Europe, to the rapidly growing regional market.
Under the guidance and direction of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior, ISNR was established as a platform for countries from around the world to see and source the world’s very latest homeland security solutions in one place, at one time.
Infosecurity is a highly respected international brand in the information security industry and in 2016 will be a co-located exhibition with ISNR Abu Dhabi to serve regional governments, critical infrastructure, major public institutions and IT security officers with the latest trends and innovative solutions to ensure the security of business information and IT infrastructure.