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Lt Col Faisal Mohammed Al Shammari

Abu Dhabi gears up for cyber crime summit

ABU DHABI, March 3, 2016

The 6th International Cyber Crime Conference will launch on March 16 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, said organisers of the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR) Abu Dhabi 2016.

Organized by the UAE Ministry of Interior and the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, the event will run until March 17.

The conference will bring together members of the judiciary, police and security agencies, university professors and law students, information technology, and legal advisers across government and non-government agencies, public and private technical institutions, and community organizations.

"The International Cyber Crime Conference is aligned with the UAE Ministry of Interior framework in delivering best practices in how best to prevent and fight crime, and in strengthening the security and stability of UAE citizens and residents. This conference is held in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 goals of implementing advanced e-government solutions, with the UAE aiming to be one of the top five e-governments in the world,” said Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, deputy chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee, ISNR 2016.

Al Raisi added that the UAE Ministry of Interior has promoted and strengthened awareness in the UAE’s business community to address the challenges arising cyber threats, and to identify the most effective means to counter and reduce risks and effects.

The International Cyber Crime Conference aims to carry out the shared responsibility by providing a platform to discuss and debate the problems, and to share information and find solutions to the challenges facing Smart Cities, he added.

Chancellor Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Al Kamali, director general of the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, said: “The participation of experts and specialists at the conference will contribute to the development and promotion of strategic partnerships to confront the growing challenges of cybercrime, and enrich the communication and dialogue between legislators, lawyers, police officers, technicians, and specialists to combat cybercrimes.”
 
Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shammari, executive director of the Ministry of Interior’s Smart Government Program, and chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee, said: “The conference aims to address the legal, security, and technical themes related to cybercrimes. Attendees can exchange scientific and technological knowledge and expertise, and build an awareness and culture of information security in several areas, including vital infrastructure and geographic information systems. The conference will also allow the public and private sectors to learn the best practices in the field of combating information technology crimes.”

Al Shammari also called on legal professionals, scholars and university students to attend and participate in the Conference on Wednesday, March 16, to take exchange knowledge in the field.

The International Cyber Crime Conference will accompany Infosecurity Middle East 2016, a branch of Inforsecurity Europe, which has been Europe’s leading information security exhibition and conference for more than 20 years. – TradeArabia News Service




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