Black Hat, the World’s Leading Security Conference, Returns to Abu Dhabi

By United Business Media ubm Middle East, PRNE
Monday, June 13, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 14, 2011 -

  - Companies
Invited to Take Part
as Information Security Experts
and Regional Professionals Meet
at Black Hat Abu Dhabi Fromthe

IT security professionals will be delighted to learn the UAE
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the
UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, has partnered with
UBM again to bring the second edition of the world’s leading
information security conference, Black Hat to Abu Dhabi.

This year’s Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from the
12th to 15th December 2011 at the luxurious
Emirates Palace and will concentrate on 2 days of training sessions
and 2 days of briefings which will discuss and demonstrate the
latest and most important security issues faced in the market
today.  Last year, this included among others, a new Android
attack demonstration, new web attack and password cracking tool, a
new chip was broken, new code released, a new ID card was broken
and new Stuxnet conclusions were presented.

The event fits with aeCERT policy to assist the process of
identifying, preventing and responding to cyber security attacks;
coming up with operating mechanisms for the TRA’s strategy to
increase cyber security in the UAE.

His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of
the TRA, said:
We have decided to partner with UBM
to hold Black Hat Abu Dhabi for a second time because of the
increasing need to protect our IT systems from attack, because of
the enormous success of the first Black Hat Abu Dhabi and
fostered between UBM, the TRA, aeCERT and
Khalifa University.  The event continues to support the TRA
vision to make the UAE’s ICT sector a leader in the global market
place.  As such, the TRA is proud to be the leading partner of
Black Hat
Abu Dhabi for the second

UBM is inviting potential sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to
take part in Black Hat Abu Dhabi, which will attract only the
highest-placed security professionals from government entities,
academia and private companies with the power to make security
buying decisions.  

Jeff Moss, founder and Conference Chair of
Black Hat, stated:
We are excited to be able to
bring Black Hat
back to the Middle
. Our partners are continuing
visionto establish a culture of
cybersecurity within their public and private
sector organizations
and Black Hat is supporting
those endeavours by
bringing the best trainings
latest research to Abu Dhabi
and the Middle East. We will to
continue to
build upon the foundation from
last year
s event and once again
showcase the commitment of the UAE ICT sector to being a leader in
the global
markets for security.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of sessions,
including ten training programmes running on 12th and
13th December, followed by three briefing tracks running
simultaneously on the 14th and 15th alongside the

Companies, government agencies, associations, institutions and
individuals who wish to get involved as a sponsor or delegate
should contact the organiser UBM Middle East.  

For more information or to register your interest please visit: or

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Individuals, associations, government bodies, academic
institutions and companies interested in finding out more about
Black Hat Abu Dhabi should contact the organisers, UBM Middle East
for information, on +971-2-406-4471 or email

Black Hat briefings and training is the largest and most
important security conference series in the world.  Black Hat
Abu Dhabi is organised by UBM Middle East on behalf of TechWeb, a
division of United Business Media.

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Bryan Espie, Marketing Director, or

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