HITB+Cyberweek gets underway in Abu Dhabi

HITB+CyberWeek 2019, an eminent platform for cybersecurity and the biggest Hack In The Box (HITB) event of the year, which started yesterday in Abu Dhabi will run for 5 days from 12-17 October 2019.

As an all-encompassing cybersecurity forum for cyber professionals as well as students, teachers and families, HITB+CyberWeek is setting the precedent for global and regional future cyber innovation. With over 5000 visitors expected to pass through its doors during the event’s week-long duration, HITB+CyberWeek is delivering a lineup of 100+ activities including the highly-anticipated Cyber Battle of the Emirates (CBOE) and Pro Capture The Flag (PROCTF) Tournament.

“Raising global awareness about the risks and importance of security in the digital age is a vital step towards tackling the cyber security challenges of tomorrow,” said Dhillon Kannabhiran, Founder and CEO of HITB.

Event started on Saturday, has sets the tone for things to come later in the week, Day 1 of HITB+CyberWeek is followed by five days of future-facing presentations such as a free HITB CommSec Track on 13-14 October. The main conference taking place from the 15-17 will feature keynote speakers such as Marc Rogers, VP of Cyber Security at Okta, co-founder of Veracode, Chris Wysopal and Intel’s Chief Security Researcher, Rodrigo Rubira Branco.

As visitors converge on HITB+CyberWeek, the entertainment is set to take-off as Cyber Battle of the Emirates (CBOE) – a training program and hacking competition for UAE high school and university students kicks into action on 13-14 October. This competition will see the UAE’s emerging cyber stars battle it out against the winners of Belgium Cyber Security Challenge and Italy’s leading edu CTF players.

The winners from CBOE will win a trip to HITB Amsterdam in 2020 and also be eligible to compete with professional teams in the Pro Capture the Flag (PROCTF) on October 15 to 17, at HITB+CyberWeek, to be in the running to win US$100,000 in cash. Featuring 25 selected teams from various Capture the Flag contests, the PROCTF is a new style of attack and defense contest that will come to life over three days.

To register your attendance for HITB+CyberWeek 2019, or to find out more about this progressive and transformative cyber security event, please visit https://cyberweek.ae/ or download the event app at http://onelink.to/yhkpw6