Black Hat, the World’s Leading Security Conference, Returns to Abu Dhabi

June 14, 2011

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

– Companies Invited to Take Part as Information Security Experts and
Regional Professionals Meet at Black Hat Abu Dhabi From the 12th- 15th
December 2011

IT security professionals will be delighted to learn the UAE
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE
Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa
University of Science and Technology, has partnered with UBM again to bring
the second edition of the world’s leading information security conference,
Black Hat to Abu Dhabi.

This year’s Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place from the 12th to 15th
December 2011 at the luxurious Emirates Palace and will concentrate on 2
days of training sessions and 2 days of briefings which will discuss and
demonstrate the latest and most important security issues faced in the
market today. Last year, this included among others, a new Android attack
demonstration, new web attack and password cracking tool, a new chip was
broken, new code released, a new ID card was broken and new Stuxnet
conclusions were presented.

The event fits with aeCERT policy to assist the process of identifying,
preventing and responding to cyber security attacks; coming up with
operating mechanisms for the TRA’s strategy to increase cyber security in
the UAE.

His Excellency Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA,
said: “We have decided to partner with UBM to hold Black Hat Abu Dhabi for a
second time because of the increasing need to protect our IT systems from
attack, because of the enormous success of the first Black Hat Abu Dhabi and
partnership fostered between UBM, the TRA, aeCERT and Khalifa University.
The event continues to support the TRA vision to make the UAE’s ICT sector a
leader in the global market place. As such, the TRA is proud to be the
leading partner of Black Hat Abu Dhabi for the second time.”

UBM is inviting potential sponsors, exhibitors and delegates to take
part in Black Hat Abu Dhabi, which will attract only the highest-placed
security professionals from government entities, academia and private
companies with the power to make security buying decisions.

Jeff Moss, founder and Conference Chair of Black Hat, stated: “We are
excited to be able to bring Black Hat back to the Middle East. Our partners
are continuing thevisionto establish a culture of cybersecurity within their
public and private sector organizations and Black Hat is supporting those
endeavours by bringing the best trainings and latest research to Abu Dhabi
and the Middle East. We will to continue to build upon the foundation from
last year’s event and once again showcase the commitment of the UAE ICT
sector to being a leader in the globalmarkets for security.”

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of sessions, including ten
training programmes running on 12th and 13th December, followed by three
briefing tracks running simultaneously on the 14th and 15th alongside the

Companies, government agencies, associations, institutions and
individuals who wish to get involved as a sponsor or delegate should contact
the organiser UBM Middle East.

For more information or to register your interest please visit:
http://www.blackhat.com or contact becky.crayman@ubm.com.

Notes to the editor

For more information please see http://www.blackhat.com

Individuals, associations, government bodies, academic institutions and
companies interested in finding out more about Black Hat Abu Dhabi should
contact the organisers, UBM Middle East for information, on +971-2-406-4471
or email becky.crayman@ubm.com

Black Hat briefings and training is the largest and most important
security conference series in the world. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is organised by
UBM Middle East on behalf of TechWeb, a division of United Business Media.

For images, photographs and further enquiries please contact:

Bryan Espie, Marketing Director, bryan.espie@ubm.com or +971(0)2-4064314

Further information on UBM Middle East can be found at


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