MEA region’s biggest cybersecurity event GISEC comes to DWTC

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region’s most prominent cybersecurity event Gulf Information Security Expo (GISEC) will convene to shed light on the solutions to mitigate the emerging cyber threats in the post-pandemic world.

GISEC which will be held in person will start from May 31 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The three days event will explore issues including state-sponsored attacks, insider threats, ransomware, malware, DDOS and phishing attacks, as well as the increasing importance of artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and cloud in the cybersecurity realm.

The event is organized by associating with the UAE’s most influential cyber entities like the UAE Cyber Security Council, Dubai Electronic Security Centre, Dubai Police, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Smart Dubai, Investment Corporation of Dubai, ADNOC Refining and aeCERT, to curate regional cybersecurity agendas.

GISEC is the largest regional exhibition of cybersecurity solutions, conducted alongside a three-day conference attended by government and corporate IT decision-makers and supported by leading digital transformation leaders including Google Cloud, Microsoft, Etisalat Digital and SPIRE Solutions. The event will host country pavilions from India, the UK and Turkey, with Germany and Israel debuting their government-supported pavilions.

Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti
Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti
Head – Cyber Security
UAE Government

“As cybersecurity leaders, if we are not proactive in the ways we collaborate across the cyber ecosystem, the cyber pandemic will have a long-lasting effect on many digital transformations. GISEC is the ideal cybersecurity platform to participate and partner with vendors and government entities in the region, and sparks necessary conversations in order to mitigate cyberattacks.”

“Last year has forced the cybersecurity community to face unprecedented threat levels. GISEC 2021 will finally allow key stakeholders to interact in-person, which is so vital in creating new value by fostering business connections,” Thomas Loffler, AVP of Exhibitions, stated.

Last year, DWTC hosted GITEX Technology Week which was the only major in-person tech event of 2020 including GISEC, proving it could curate world-class events with the highest safety protocols, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors from 107 countries. 

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