13 Nov Former MI5 chief addresses cyber security specialists in Abu Dhabi
Former director general of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington addressed the region’s leading info-security specialists at the RSA® Conference held in Abu Dhabi on 7- 8 November at the Emirates Palace.
Over 1100 prominent global and regional specialists attended the conference which featured 34 sponsors and exhibitors, five tracks and nine keynote sessions that covered topics around cybercrime & threats, security strategy, infrastructure and operations. Sponsors and exhibitors that participated at the conference were RSA, Qualys, Dark Matter, Spire Solutions, Tenable Inc, Raytheon and Etisalat to name a few.
Key highlights included, opening keynotes delivered by Dr Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, executive director, Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA), followed by Eng Mohammed Al Zarooni, deputy director general for Information & e-government sector, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. There were 35+ track sessions which covered trends including blockchain, AI, cloud, IoT and ransomware.
“At RSA Conference, we aim to deliver a compelling platform and extend an agenda of keynotes and session that are closely aligned with market moves and industry developments. The success of this year’s Conference proves that cyber security is firmly established in the region’s business agenda and provided an opportunity for knowledge-sharing and public-private discussions on the most pressing trends and topics,” said Linda Gray Martin, general manager, RSA Conferences.