Pre- registration opens for Black Hat conference
Abu Dhabi, August 1, 2011
UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced the opening of the pre-registration for the Black Hat Conference, the world's leading information security conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi from December 12 to 15.
This conference is organised by the TRA through representation from the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and United Business Media (UBM).
Participants of the 2011 Black Hat Conference that register during the Early Bird Registration, starting now until mid-August 2011, will benefit from a 40 per cent discount on registration fees which amounts to $1,095.
Commenting on the event, Muhammad Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA director general said: "The TRA's participation in organising this event is in line with its core objectives and mission to improve the level of information security in order to achieve a safer cyber environment for users in the UAE.
“It also conforms to the policy of the (aeCERT) team to prevent cyber-attacks, and design proper responses to them. The participation of the TRA in organizing such events reflects the outstanding regional status enjoyed by the UAE in the information technology sector."
"The pre-registration stage offers participants willing to be part of this important and leading event in the field of information technology, a great opportunity to receive a discount on their registration fees. The discount aims at encouraging the largest number of organizations, institutions, and individuals to participate.
“The conference also offers significant benefits for participants due to the topics it will discuss in the field of protecting IT systems from attacks and penetrations that might cause significant damage to their systems, or result in the leakage of critical and important information," he added.
The Black Hat Abu Dhabi Conference will offer a full range of sessions, including ten training programmes, followed by three briefing tracks running simultaneously alongside the exhibition.
The two days of briefing will discuss and demonstrate the latest and most important security issues facing the market today. In addition, the TRA is organising several live demonstrations of cyber-attacks during the conference aimed at displaying the gravity and severity of such attacks, and will then suggest ways to resolve the damage from the attacks, as well as suggesting overall prevention methods. - TradeArabia News Service