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MENAFN Press - 17/08/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Following the success of du's inaugural Cyber Security Conference last year, du announced the second annual du Cyber Security Conference, which will be held on 18 September 2014 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The event this year will bring together eminent national, regional and international personalities, focussing on the importance of information security in Smart City and mGov initiatives, and its imperative role in the lead-up to Expo 2020. As a run-up to the Cyber Security Conference, the telecom announced it's first“ever du Hackathon. The winners of the du Student InfoSec Award will be announced during the Cyber Security Conference as well.

Marwan Abdulla Bin Dalmook, Senior Vice President - Technology Security & Risk Management, Operations, du, said: "The UAE's Smart future is transforming now, spurred on by the visionary directives of the nation's leadership. Beyond providing connectivity to nurture the progression towards a Smart City environment and mGovernment, as a telecom company it is our responsibility to ensure the security of the online world, in which the majority of our interactions, as individuals and corporations, will occur in a technology-driven world. It is our privilege to have so many cyber security experts participate in the second edition of our Cyber Security Conference, which will bring to the fore the key issues that the Smart evolution presents to this imperative sector."

A panel of international experts will speak at the Cyber Security Conference, which will begin with an opening speech by Osman Sultan, CEO, du. Keynote speaker for the event will be Major General Mih¡ly Zala, President of the National Security Authority, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary, and head of the Hungarian Cyber Defence Management Authority, who will discuss 'The Cold War in the Cyber World'.

Zala will be followed by Dr Robert W. Griffin, Chief Security Architect at RSA, the Security Division of EMC; Dr Naguib Attia, Distinguished Engineer, and Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM MENA, and Hamad Musabeh, Senior Director - Security Planning & Design in du .

A discussion on the theme 'Envisioning Smart City Security Challenges' will feature a distinguished panel of speakers from various federal and government entities.

du's inaugural Hackathon is an ethical hacking competition that encourages youth participation in the cyber security arena. The Hackathon will be held as part of the Cyber Security Conference, and will pit several teams of white hat hackers against a real model of smart city. Attractive prizes will go to the winning team. More details will be announced soon.

In the spirit of fostering innovation and nurturing the progression of local talent in the field of information security, du invited students across the UAE to participate in its Student InfoSec Award. The Student InfoSec Award is a competition that encourages students across the UAE to develop new technologies, techniques and methods related to cyber security, with the top three innovations to be awarded at the du Cyber Security Conference 2014. To find out more about the du Student InfoSec Award, visit http://www.du.ae/en/Student-InfoSec-Award

The du Cyber Security Conference is an annual event, promoting and sharing information about the latest developments in cyber security, including information security risks, threats, vulnerabilities and safeguards.

About du
We opened for business in 2006. We offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses. We also provide carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters. As a rapidly-growing enterprise, we have a team of experts working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings. Our people come from over 60 countries - we mirror the rich cultural diversity of our nation, while being able to serve our customers in a variety of languages.We remain committed to providing fulfilling opportunities for quality talent in a cosmopolitan working environment. By the end of Q1 2014, more than 7.5 million individual customers and over 80,000 businesses have chosen to use our services. In 2013 we were awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the second year in recognition of our continuing commitment to CSR best practice and the Small Energy Award “ Golden Category at Emirates Energy Award for our LEED platinum-certified Fujairah retail shop. We were also awarded with the Premier Plan Best Business Service commsMEA awards in 2013 and the award Best Cloud Provider for Datamena at Telecom Review Industry Awards.du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 20.08 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. du is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name 'du'.



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