Cybersecurity experts to discuss defense strategies at GISEC 2021

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  • Participants will hear how international law enforcement agencies are working together to fight cybercriminals

  • Ending June 2, the event will feature more than 180 speakers

The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), the most influential and connected cybersecurity event in the Middle East and Africa, began at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Monday.

The three-day event will host international experts who will collaborate in developing regional cybersecurity agendas.

The GISEC 2021, which will run until June 2, will be a key platform for international dialogue on increasingly sophisticated cybercrimes targeting governments, critical national infrastructure and sensitive corporate data.

World-class cybersecurity solution providers and experts from over 30 countries, including innovators, such as Huawei and Microsoft, will participate in the event.

Held under the theme, “Enabling Resilience in Digital Economies,” GISEC’s conference program will feature more than 180 international speakers, including Matthias Schranner, founder and CEO of the Schranner Negotiation Institute, Switzerland; Tonu Tammer, executive director of the Estonian Information System Authority, and Halushchenko Alexander, chief inspector of the Office of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

The event’s visitors will hear how international law enforcement agencies are working together to fight cybercriminals. Craig Jones, cybercrime director of Interpol, and Colonel Saeed M. Al Hajri, director of the Cybercrime Department at the Dubai Police, will outline the joint operations aimed at identifying threats and their regional and national impacts.

“As cybercriminals become more sophisticated and bold, the vigilance of governments, businesses and citizens is more important than ever. The borderless nature of cybercrime means that organizations and individuals can be targeted from anywhere, so it is imperative that we collaborate in drafting strategies to help us navigate these complexities. GISEC is the perfect platform for sparking that discussion,” Al Hajri said.

Backing the call for a unified defense approach, Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said, “As we advance towards a more digitally focussed society following the pandemic, more devices are being connected and services are going online. Therefore, cybersecurity is now more important than ever.”

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