Supported by Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai, the annual cybersecurity meet aims to unravel the complex web of cybersecurity.
Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, has officially opened the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2019 – the largest cybersecurity event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, running until April 3 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Supported by Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai, the annual cybersecurity meet aims to unravel the complex web of cybersecurity, attracting an audience of industry experts and business leaders – with special appearances from some of the world’s greatest ever hackers, on-hand to guide businesses on where their systems could be susceptible to rogue attacks.
It is co-located alongside the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) and the Future Blockchain Summit, the latter of which returns for its second year.
Dubai’s global meet for cybersecurity solutions and knowledge-sharing
Opening the event, Her Excellency took a tour of the GISEC show floor, where more than 170 companies from over 86 countries are showcasing their latest products and services that meet the growing demands for cybersecurity solutions in the region and beyond.
The delegation stopped at the stands of various exhibitors and government entities, including Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police, Nedaa, as well as Spire, Huawei, Proofpoint, SAP, Carbon Black and Crowdstrike.
Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events and Exhibitions Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “Cybersecurity is not a new phenomenon, but it has become an increasingly crucial topic for organisations around the world. As data breaches and cybersecurity attacks are keeping organisations and governments on their toes, GISEC offers to take a deep dive into both sides of the equation preparing businesses and governments alike for this new era of connectivity and data. Together with IoTX and Future Blockchain Summit, GISEC and Dubai World Trade Centre’s Future Technology Week will shed light on the smart technologies that are creating intelligent cities and on how Blockchain is changing the way we interact with one another.”
With the Middle East and Africa (MEA) cybersecurity market forecast to reach US$34.6 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.6%, GISEC will be the region’s premiere platform for any business or entity looking to make their systems impenetrable.