UAE Cyber Security Council and Intersec announce major strategic partnership

The UAE Cyber Security Council has announced a strategic partnership with Intersec, the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event – to introduce the first ever Cyber Security Lab at the global event running from 16-18 January 2022.

The 23rd edition of the flagship event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has the theme of ‘Uniting the world’s leading industry specialists for the safety and security of future generations.’

The new Cyber Security Lab was developed to focus on investigative techniques, forensic capabilities, and public-private partnerships to prevent cross border digital terrorism.

Intersec’s elevated program is reaching new heights in 2022 and will include Cyber Security as one of the many new additions taking centre stage as part of the event’s ground-breaking new conference framework. Intersec’s innovation and technology focus is introducing the Cyber Security Lab to enable global and regional industry leaders to discuss critical aspects of the industry in a dynamic, knowledge exchange platform.

Highlighting its importance, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, will be inaugurating the Cyber Lab conference. His Excellency said: “The Cyber ​​Security Council aims, during its participation in the global event, to shed light on the UAE’s innovative and advanced initiatives in cybersecurity and the country’s efforts to establish effective global partnerships, exchange experiences, and unify global efforts to address cross-border cyber-attacks to enhance global digital security.”

“The UAE is a global leader in cyber security, which was evident in the global competitiveness indicators, where the protection of our cyber security and maintaining business continuity in strategic sectors is a top priority in the council’s strategy to confront suspicious cyber-attacks proactively and with high efficiency. Cyber Security and the protection of digital assets remains top of the Cyber Security Lab agenda with wide global participation which enhances UAE’s position as an international innovative laboratory that presents new tools and advanced technologies capable of facing current and future cyber-attacks worldwide,” added Al Kuwaiti.

H.E. Al Kuwaiti has also praised the Projects of the 50 series that are set to establish a new phase of the country’s internal and external growth in cyberspace, consolidate its regional and global position in all sectors, and raise human competitiveness in the UAE to achieve global outstanding ranks.

Alex Nicholl, Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s Head of Intersec, said: “Intersec’s partnership with the UAE Cyber Security Council demonstrates the importance of this sector and the innovative developments at the show in 2022. We are thrilled to bring the highest level of Government partners to collaborate and participate at the event. The UAE Cyber Security Council has embarked on a number of initiatives that reinforce a safe and secure cyber infrastructure in the UAE, we are honoured to be a part of their plans to share their vision across the world.”

Intersec 2022 will also feature some of the world’s best speakers in the UAE for the first time with global experts and Government leaders headlining Intersec’s inaugural Cyber Security Lab at the three-day conference.

The cyber program will include discussions on rapid changes in the industry, key trends and the growth in emerging innovations and technology advancements. An innovative line-up of live activities including an interactive three-day hackathon will include some of the region’s most ambitious students and exciting Start-Up’s.

Also new to the program is the Intersec Cyber Awards recognising global and regional talent. A significant focus on diversity in Cyber Security will feature throughout the program, plus the role of education and academia in growing talent.

Intersec will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre and brings together thousands of the industry’s most powerful stakeholders for bilateral government and business discussions on mitigating and addressing vulnerabilities of the future. They are joined by leading regional and international brands exhibiting the most innovative systems and solutions in a dynamic environment that enables face-to-face exchange through interactive roundtables, workshops, and ‘closed-door’ confidential conversations.

Cyber Security is one of seven product sections at the annual event, joining Commercial Security; Fire & Rescue; Perimeter & Physical Security; Safety & Health; and Homeland Security & Policing.