As the Middle East region emerges from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the security industry must take into account the new challenges facing the social and economic landscape. The Middle East is well known for being a trailblazer in terms of security investment and is home to some of the most prestigious construction projects in the world, involving some of the most dynamic and futureproof enterprise security solutions.
Security technologies such as remote surveillance, smart monitoring, ANPR, artificial intelligence and biometrics will all have their role to play. There are many great examples of security best practice integration here in the region. For example, Dubai’s intelligent Traffic Systems Centre boast some of the most sophisticated traffic control centres in the world; and is powered by artificial intelligence with a smart network of surveillance cameras, incident monitors and vehicle tracking devices.
An increasingly digitized brings greater exposure to cyber-attack, and as our world becomes more interconnected, the security concerns we have around our networks will only increase.
So, it is more important than ever to invest in technology, and work with all stakeholders to share knowledge and best practice as we move forward from the difficulties seen in 2020. Which is why, in 2021, Security Middle East Magazine started the ‘SecurMiddleEast’ events series, delivered in line with its key sponsors: ISS, Dell Technologies, Intel Corporation and NIT an Ingram Micro Company.
Held in Dubai, Riyadh and Doha. The first of many events will see major security leaders and stakeholders from across the region come together to discuss and share best practices and innovation in enterprise security, and embrace the future market trends as the region develops.Below are the keynote speeches and roundtable discussions from the inaugural SecurMiddleEast Symposium, held in Dubai on 17th June 2021.