Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr Officially Inaugurates GISEC 2019

1 Apr 2019

Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai

Supported by Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai, the annual cybersecurity meet aims to unravel the complex web of cyber security

DUBAI – Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, today officially opened the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2019 – the largest cybersecurity event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, running April 1-3 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Supported by Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police and Smart Dubai, the annual cybersecurity meet aims to unravel the complex web of cyber security, attracting an audience of industry experts and business leaders – with special appearances from some of the world’s greatest ever hackers, on-hand to guide businesses on where their systems could be susceptible to rogue attacks.

It is co-located alongside the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) and the Future Blockchain Summit, the latter of which returns for its second year.

Dubai’s global meet for cybersecurity solutions and knowledge-sharing

Opening the event, Her Excellency took a tour of the GISEC show floor, where more than 170 companies from over 86 countries are showcasing their latest products and services that meet the growing demands for cybersecurity solutions in the region and beyond.

The delegation stopped at the stands of various exhibitors and government entities, including Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Police, Nedaa, as well as Spire, Huawei, Proofpoint, SAP, Carbon Black and Crowdstrike.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events & Exhibitions Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “Cybersecurity is not a new phenomenon, but it has become an increasingly crucial topic for organisations around the world. As data breaches and cyber security attacks are keeping organisations and governments on their toes, GISEC offers to take a deep dive into both sides of the equation preparing businesses and governments alike for this new era of connectivity and data. Together with IoTX and Future Blockchain Summit, GISEC and Dubai World Trade Centre’s Future Technology Week will shed light on the smart technologies that are creating intelligent cities and on how Blockchain is changing the way we interact with one another.”