Cybercrimes in focus at Abu Dhabi conference
Abu Dhabi, April 3, 2014
A specialised event in Abu Dhabi on cybercrimes has brought together more than 75 specialised local and international companies to discuss the IT and business infrastructure security in the Middle East.
The three-day fifth International Cyber Crimes Conference kicked off yesterday (April 2), on the sidelines of the International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2014) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre.
The participants include members of judicial, police and security authorities; university professors; law and IT students, legal consultants from government and private sectors; representatives of government and private technology institutions and social institutions.
Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, director general of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police, said: “Our efforts in organising this event help develop our current strategic partnerships with our major partners, in order to face the increasing challenges of cyber crimes."
"These partnerships will also help enrich communication and dialogue among legislators, law enforcement professionals, policemen and security professionals and technicians, whose disciplines involve them in fighting cyber-crimes," said Al Raisi.
Counselor Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Al Kamali, director-general of the Institute of Judicial Training and Studies, said: “Our era is different from any other era due to the exciting developments in technology and information. This is reflected in all aspects of life, as increasing technological developments are impacting all areas of our daily lives, bringing humanity into a new era. Like all eras throughout history, each development in the tools and means we use is accompanied with a change in concepts and human behaviour patterns."
“Crime is a social phenomenon that reflects the reality of society and interacts with its developments, thus represents challenges that require us to develop effective legislations and laws. This conference will host an elite group of distinguished local, Arab and International lecturers.”
Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shammari, information security officer, and chairman of the Organising Committee of the conference, said: “The conference will address legal, security and technical aspects of cyber-crimes.
“It will also see the exchange of scientific and technological expertise and knowledge related to information security; raise awareness on information security; and spread the cyber-security culture in many fields, including critical installations and geographic information systems (GIS). It will urge both government and private sectors to review the best experiences in cyber-crime fighting and develop coding strategies.”
The conference also features a number of papers presented by experts and specialists in cyber-crimes from inside and outside the UAE.
Experts are reviewing and discussing a number of important topics including the information security challenges such as the coding strategy and transnational cyber-crimes, in addition to the IT strategy, geographical IT security challenges, ID online management and ID and access management.
The topics will cover current and future trends. During the second day, experts will discuss important topics including police pursuits; online safety including online child protection; international cooperation; the digital gap between generations and parental control; supervisory control and data acquisition; challenges that face Coalition for Networked Information; latest incidents in the oil and gas industry; mobile phone security; online communication management; health; and privacy.” - TradeArabia News Service