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TRA Represented by aeCERT Highlight Importance of Cybercrime With International Speakers at Black Hat Abu Dhabi

December 12, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

                Two days of training sessions offer essential knowledge and skills to
                               enterprises against today's threats

With security threats becoming more sophisticated every year, this year’s courses
focus on cyber security as well as forensic security. The Telecommunications Regulatory
Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) has
highlighted the significance of cybercrime in enterprise security with a two day Cyber
Network Defence Bootcamp as well as a workshop on Malware Forensics & Incident Response at
Black Hat Abu Dhabi, scheduled to run from 12 – 15 December 2011 at Emirates Palace, Abu
Dhabi. The training courses (12 and 13 December 2011) are aimed at equipping IT security
professionals with the skills and knowledge to help combat today’s evolving threats.

Cybercrime trainers include Adam Meyers, a Senior Principal with the Products and
Offerings Division of SRA International. Meyers serves as a senior subject matter expert
for cyber threat and cyber security matters for a variety of SRA projects. Mr. Meyers
provides both technical expertise at the tactical level and strategic guidance on overall
security program objectives. Mr. Meyers is a recognized speaker who has presented on
topics ranging from high-level business solutions to deep technical training including
industry conferences such as RSA and CSI.

Gary Golomb, a Senior Research and Development Engineer at NetWitness Corporation, and
former founder and CEO of Proventsure, Director of R&D and Security Competitive
Intelligence at Enterasys Networks, and lead IT Forensics Investigator for the George
Washington University (GWU), has led projects analyzing thousands of the university’s
computers for Personally Identifiable Information, security configuration, and policy
compliance, and network detection of malware and policy and regulation violations.
Academically, Golomb worked in the field of bioinformatics, proteomics, and
pharmacogenomics, and created algorithms for protein identification used in synthetic
biomaterials and genome mapping.

Brian Jack is the founder and CEO of iAssault Technologies. Previously he served as
the Lead Security Analyst for GFI Software (formerly Sunbelt Software), Senior Software
Engineer at Raytheon Corporation, and as an Information Security Consultant for
PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jack was responsible for the research and development team at
Sunbelt/GFI for their malware analysis tools, CWSandbox/GFI Sandbox and ThreatTrack. His
focus was on building automated analysis, detection, and prevention tools for web and
non-executable threats. Jack has presented at several conferences regarding threat
analysis and security awareness.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi supports the aeCERT mandate to help regional security managers -
whether in a government or a private enterprise – understand and keep up to date on the
latest security trends and technologies. Holding Black Hat, the world’s leading technical
security conference, in Abu Dhabi supports this vision to make the UAE’s ICT sector a
leader in the global market place.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi’s briefing sessions, scheduled to begin on 14 December 2011, will
offer an opportunity for industry experts to share their experience and knowledge with
other professionals.

“Cyber security is increasingly seen as a top priority across the globe. What happens
in the digital realm has very tangible and real effects in the physical space and we are
delighted to be back in Abu Dhabi to help regional enterprise security,” said Travis
Carelock, Technical Director of Black Hat.

For more details on all the training sessions, speakers and full biographies please
visit: https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-ad-11/training/bh-ad-11-training_complete.html

Notes to the editor

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UBM Middle East for information, on +971-2-406-4471 or email matthew.robarts@ubm.com

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series in the world. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is organised by UBM Middle East on behalf of
TechWeb, a division of UBM.

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