The Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference
HE Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander General of Dubai Police, officially launched the inaugural edition of the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which runs from 3 to 5 June 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The spotlight is on the region’s most eagerly anticipated platform for tackling the most topical challenges in the information security sphere with GISEC attracting high-level decision makers and experts at the forefront of IT.
GISEC focuses on the latest information security trends, cyber security legislation in the Middle East and cyber security solutions in addition to knowledge exchange via a strong conference line-up, which brings together information security experts from the private and public sectors.
Lt General Dahi Khalfan toured some of the exhibition stands of regional and global companies participating, and witnessed product demonstrations of the latest security intelligence software, diagnostic hardware, web applications and a wide array of innovations designed to combat the rising tide of financially and politically motivated cyber attacks.
The first day of GISEC 2013 has been characterised by product launches and previews, as visitors flocked to experience next-generation anti-hacking technologies. These included EnCase Analytics, a new security intelligence solution launched by Guidance Software, a global market leader in digital investigations. This security package specialises in pinpointing complex threats that slip under the radar of conventional detection-based security solutions.
Underlining the global scope of the topics and solutions at GISEC are 87 participating companies from 18 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Pakistan, KSA, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA. More than 2,000 visitors are expected over the course of the three-day event. The exhibitors, experts and participating companies encompass all aspects of information security - ranging from education and training, telecommunications, business hardware, software, internet and intranet services, cloud infrastructures, data management, mobile devices, advisory services and many more.
Participating companies include AirWatch, Akamai Technologies, Arbor Networks, Cassidian CyberSecurity, Comendo, Deep Secure, Lancope Inc., Dell Sonicwall Inc., Spire Solutions, Splunk Inc. and Watchguard amongst others. Sponsors of the GISEC conference include GBM; CSC; eLearnSecurity, Help AG Juniper Networks; Aujas Networks, BlackBerry, Guidance Software, Qualys and Zeroday.
Regionally and internationally renowned speakers are sharing their insights at the GISEC Conference including Curt Aubley of Lockheed Martin; Ahmad Hassan Mohd Noor from du; Roberto Diniz of Qatar International Islamic Bank; Tony Rucci, founder of Root Technology; Tareque Choudhury representing BT; Muhammad Saleem from the Saudi Ministry of Health; and Ayman Al-Issa of ADNOC.