The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) Represented by aeCERT to Bring Global Cyber Security Experts to Abu DhabiBy United Business Media ubm Middle East, PRNE
Monday, November 8, 2010
ABU DHABI, UAE, November 9, 2010 - Leaders in the IT security consulting and researching fields
will be speaking at Black Hat Abu Dhabi bringing a wealth of experience
spanning many years to a Middle Eastern audience.
The UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) announced
today the line-up of experts they'll be hosting during Black Hat Abu Dhabi,
the conference which brings together experts and companies in the IT security
field to discuss the latest in IT security issues, trends, and solutions.
Black Hat will take place from 8th to 11th of November 2010 in Emirates
Speakers include Lukas Grunwald, CTO of DN-Systems Enterprise
Internet Solutions GmbH (Hildesheim/Germany), a globally acting consulting
firm working mainly in the field of security solutions for enterprises and
federal governments in Europe and Asia. He is also the head of the Hacking
Lab where new technology is evaluated and has over 15 years of experience in
Christopher Hoff, Director of Cloud and Virtualization
Solutions of the Security Technology Business Unit at Cisco Systems, has over
19 years of experience in high-profile global roles in network and
information security architecture, engineering, operations, product
management and marketing with a passion for virtualization and all things
Ivan Ristic, a respected security expert and author, known
especially for his contribution to the web application firewall field and the
development of ModSecurity, the open source web application firewall. He is
also the author of Apache Security, a comprehensive security guide for the
Apache web server, and ModSecurity Handbook, the definitive guide to the
popular open source web application firewall.
Adam Laurie is one of the most experienced speakers to appear
at Black Hat Abu Dhabi, he is now a freelance security consultant working the
in the field of electronic communications. He started in the computer
industry in the late Seventies, working as a computer programmer on PDP-8 and
other mini computers, as various other computers emerged in the Eighties he
quickly became interested in the underlying network and data protocols, and
moved his attention to those areas and away from programming, starting a data
conversion company which rapidly grew to become Europe's largest specialist
in that field (A.L. downloading Services).
During this period, he successfully disproved the industry lie
that music CDs could not be read by computers, and, with help from his
brother Ben, wrote the world's first CD ripper, 'CDGRAB'. At this point, he
and Ben became interested in the newly emerging concept of 'The Internet',
and were involved in various early open source projects, the most well known
of which is probably their own - 'Apache-SSL' - which went on to become the
de-facto standard secure web server.
Since the late Nineties, they have focused their attention on
security, and have been the authors of various papers exposing flaws in
Internet services and/or software, as well as pioneering the concept of
re-using military data centres (housed in underground nuclear bunkers) as
secure hosting facilities.
His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of
the TRA said: "Holding Black Hat, the world's leading technical security
conference in Abu Dhabi, supports the TRA vision to make the UAE's ICT sector
a leader in the global market place. The TRA is proud to collaborate with
Khalifa University of Science and Technology the leading partner of Black Hat
Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from the 8th to 11th
November 2010 at the Emirates Palace, and will include a wide variety of
intensive technical presentations delivered by the leading thinkers of the
information security world. The event will also provide hands-on, multi-day
training sessions on the latest in IT security trends and techniques, while
the Black Hat Briefings will offer an opportunity for industry experts to
share their experience and knowledge with other professionals.
"Cyber security is increasingly seen as a top priority across
the globe and we are delighted to see Abu Dhabi is taking the necessary steps
to becoming a thought leader in security for the Middle East region," said
Jeff Moss, Founder of Black Hat.
Black Hat Abu Dhabi commenced today with great attendance.
Remaining seats are limited for the conference briefings and all training
sessions are fully booked. Reserve your place now at www.Blackhat.com.
For more details on speakers and full biographies please
Notes to the editor
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