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UAE to invest $10bn in homeland security

Dubai, May 3, 2011

The UAE is set to double its spending on homeland security from $5.5 billion to $10 billion in the next 10 years, said experts ahead of a major regional security summit to be held in Abu Dhabi.

The 4th annual National Security Middle East Summit is being organised by IQPC from June 19 to 22 in the UAE capital.

The summit will see security experts review the transforming threat landscape and identify areas where protection can be enhanced through new strategies, systems and technologies, the IQPC said in a statement.

According to experts, Dubai police have announced spending of more than $130 million to enhance CCTV surveillance in blind spots over the next few years as a result of recent events highlighting the importance of CCTV and video surveillance in sensitive areas.

The National Security summit will provide an outstanding opportunity to network with senior project leaders, decision makers and influencers to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced and build key relationships through the exclusive one-on-one executive exchange.

Dr Mohammed Alaseeri, head of section, Ministry of Interior - Border Guard, Saudi Arabia will give a keynote presentation on how to strengthen border security by integrating physical security solutions and surveillance technologies, the statement said.

Attendees will explore growing threats and challenges that are posed to cyber security and identify investment priorities to enhance national security with Illyas Kooliyankal, CISO Information Security and Business Continuity, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, it stated.

Attendees will also be able to get specific questions answered through interactive panel discussions that explore the challenges of improving cyber security and the priorities required to further enhance national security and cargo security.

The pre-summit workshop will draw on the wealth of experience from Dr Alaseeri and General Dr Hasan Al Shehri, head of Research Centre, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences of the work at the Saudi Border Guard and review a variety of scenarios for training and developing security personnel.-TradeArabia News Service




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