The Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), which works to ensure the emirate becomes a leader in cybersecurity and the protection of information from external cyber threats, has become the official government partner of Intersec 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security and fire protection that will run over 47,000sqm at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 17-19.
“Intersec brings the entire security supply chain to Dubai,” said Alex Nicholl, Show Director at Intersec organiser Messe Frankfurt. “Cyber security is an integral part of that, and its importance continues to grow. The biggest names in Cyber Security in the Middle East and from further afield will gather at Intersec 2023, creating an unmissable three days for global CTO’s, CISO’s, Heads of Cybersecurity and System Integrators, among others. It is an honour to have DESC and the UAE Cybersecurity Council as Government partners, emphasising the importance of this burgeoning sector.”
DESC will be holding one-of-a-kind cybersecurity awareness session will under the initiative Cybernode, developed in partnership between DESC and Thales. Cybernode was launched under DCIPark, which aims to up-skill the cyber workforce in the UAE and beyond, towards achieving a safer cyberspace. DCIPark provides world-class cybersecurity training, crash courses and advanced scenarios.
“Considering today’s advancing technology, cybersecurity is an absolute necessity for businesses, especially with remote working culture and digital transformation,” said Dr Bushra Al Blooshi, DESC’s Head of Research & Innovation. “A recent global study shows that cyber fundamentals fails to exist in certain organizations and processes, which can cause major security and financial challenges. Attendees at Intersec 2023 will be able to learn how to prevent this through essential cyber security measures, including the Five Pillars of Cybersecurity Hygiene, at these exclusive Cybernode sessions.”
DESC will also press the case on advancing the digital economy when Dr Al Blooshi delivers a second day keynote address entitled Pioneering Digital Economy: Integrated & Innovative Smart Secured Services Ecosystem at Intersec’s invite-only Security Leaders’ Summit, one of four conference tracks running under the theme ‘Integrated Tech For Global Security: Protection, Disruption, Sustainability.’
“To reap the immense rewards of the digital economy, we need to pioneer an integrated and innovative smart secured services ecosystem,” said Dr Al Blooshi. “By collaborating on this aim, I believe communities and countries will always grow by making technologies in their own countries and exporting to others.”