TRA Represented by aeCERT Highlight Importance of Cybercrime With International Speakers at Black Hat Abu Dhabi

By Ubm Middle East, PRNE
Sunday, December 11, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, December 12, 2011 -

Two days of training sessions offer essential knowledge and skills to enterprises against today’s threats

With security threats becoming more sophisticated every year, this year’s courses focus on cyber security as well as forensic security. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) has highlighted the significance of cybercrime in enterprise security with a two day Cyber Network Defence Bootcamp as well as a workshop on Malware Forensics & Incident Response at Black Hat Abu Dhabi, scheduled to run from 12 - 15 December 2011 at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The training courses (12 and 13 December 2011) are aimed at equipping IT security professionals with the skills and knowledge to help combat today’s evolving threats.

Cybercrime trainers include Adam Meyers, a Senior Principal with the Products and Offerings Division of SRA International.  Meyers serves as a senior subject matter expert for cyber threat and cyber security matters for a variety of SRA projects.  Mr. Meyers provides both technical expertise at the tactical level and strategic guidance on overall security program objectives. Mr. Meyers is a recognized speaker who has presented on topics ranging from high-level business solutions to deep technical training including industry conferences such as RSA and CSI.

Gary Golomb, a Senior Research and Development Engineer at NetWitness Corporation, and former founder and CEO of Proventsure, Director of R&D and Security Competitive Intelligence at Enterasys Networks, and lead IT Forensics Investigator for the George Washington University (GWU), has led projects analyzing thousands of the university’s computers for Personally Identifiable Information, security configuration, and policy compliance, and network detection of malware and policy and regulation violations. Academically, Golomb worked in the field of bioinformatics, proteomics, and pharmacogenomics, and created algorithms for protein identification used in synthetic biomaterials and genome mapping.

Brian Jack is the founder and CEO of iAssault Technologies.  Previously he served as the Lead Security Analyst for GFI Software (formerly Sunbelt Software), Senior Software Engineer at Raytheon Corporation, and as an Information Security Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Jack was responsible for the research and development team at Sunbelt/GFI for their malware analysis tools, CWSandbox/GFI Sandbox and ThreatTrack.  His focus was on building automated analysis, detection, and prevention tools for web and non-executable threats.  Jack has presented at several conferences regarding threat analysis and security awareness.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi supports the aeCERT mandate to help regional security managers - whether in a government or a private enterprise - understand and keep up to date on the latest security trends and technologies.  Holding Black Hat, the world’s leading technical security conference, in Abu Dhabi supports this vision to make the UAE’s ICT sector a leader in the global market place.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi’s briefing sessions, scheduled to begin on 14 December 2011, 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. What happens in the digital realm has very tangible and real effects in the physical space and we are delighted to be back in Abu Dhabi to help regional enterprise security,” said Travis Carelock, Technical Director of Black Hat.

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