Black Hat, the World's Leading Security Conference, on Abu Dhabi

IT security professionals will be delighted to learn the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, has partnered with UBM again to bring the second edition of the world's leading information security conference, Black Hat to Abu Dhabi.
This year's Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from the 12th to 15th December 2011 at the luxurious Emirates Palace and will concentrate on 2 days of training sessions and 2 days of briefings which will discuss and demonstrate the latest and most important security issues faced in the market today.  Last year, this included among others, a new Android attack demonstration, new web attack and password cracking tool, a new chip was broken, new code released, a new ID card was broken and new Stuxnet conclusions were presented.
The event fits with aeCERT policy to assist the process of identifying, preventing and responding to cyber security attacks; coming up with operating mechanisms for the TRA's strategy to increase cyber security in the UAE.
His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA, said: "We have decided to partner with UBM to hold Black Hat Abu Dhabi for a second time because of the increasing need to protect our IT systems from attack, because of the enormous success of the first Black Hat Abu Dhabi and partnership fostered between UBM, the TRA, aeCERT and Khalifa University.  The event continues to support the TRA vision to make the UAE's ICT sector a leader in the global market place.  As such, the TRA is proud to be the leading partner of Black Hat Abu Dhabi for the second time."
UBM is inviting potential sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to take part in Black Hat Abu Dhabi, which will attract only the highest-placed security professionals from government entities, academia and private companies with the power to make security buying decisions.  

Jeff Moss, founder and Conference Chair of Black Hat, stated: "We are excited to be able to bring Black Hat back to the Middle East. Our partners are continuing thevisionto establish a culture of cybersecurity within their public and private sector organizations and Black Hat is supporting those endeavours by bringing the best trainings and latest research to Abu Dhabi and the Middle East. We will to continue to build upon the foundation from last year's event and once again showcase the commitment of the UAE ICT sector to being a leader in the globalmarkets for security."

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of sessions, including ten training programmes running on 12th and 13th December, followed by three briefing tracks running simultaneously on the 14th and 15th alongside the exhibition.
Companies, government agencies, associations, institutions and individuals who wish to get involved as a sponsor or delegate should contact the organiser UBM Middle East.  
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Individuals, associations, government bodies, academic institutions and companies interested in finding out more about Black Hat Abu Dhabi should contact the organisers, UBM Middle East for information, on +971-2-406-4471 or email
Black Hat briefings and training is the largest and most important security conference series in the world.  Black Hat Abu Dhabi is organised by UBM Middle East on behalf of TechWeb, a division of United Business Media.


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