Further Security Training Required to Combat Computer-Based Crimes

By Ubm Middle East, PRNE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, December 8, 2011 -

Last quarter (Q3 2011[1]), McAfee, silver sponsor of Black Hat Abu Dhabi (www.blackhat.com) recorded an average of 7,300 new bad sites per day.  According to the report, North America still leads by a large margin, with 66 percent of servers.  Europe and the Middle East remain in second rank with 23 percent.  The evolving nature of cybercrime and enterprise security necessitates the need for continuous training and education in this crucial area of network management.

C.J. Ajayakumar, CEO, and President of Cambridge Education, said, “Because of the reality of computer based crimes, and to help protect our economic stability, it is important for enterprises to train the employees responsible for conducting investigations.  This covers what digital evidence is, where it is likely to be located, how to identify it, and the processes to follow in the proper acquisition and analysis of the evidence.”

Cambridge Education, which has trained approximately 21,000 working professionals in the field of Information Technology (IT), Project Management, Cyber Security, Supply Chain, Risk Management, and Information Security, supports the need for further training in the region.

To highlight their continued support of training in the region, Cambridge Education is a Silver sponsor of this year’s Black Hat Abu Dhabi.  Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of ten training sessions over two days, followed by two days of three briefing tracks running simultaneously alongside the exhibition. The briefings will discuss and demonstrate the latest and most important security issues facing the market today.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011 runs from the 12th to 15th December 2011 at Emirates Palace and is the world’s leading IT security conference.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research in partnership with UBM brings the event to the Middle East.

The keynote speaker at Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011 is General Michael Hayden, United States Air Force (USAF), Retired, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA).

1. www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-quarterly-threat-q3-2011.pdf , (p16)


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