GISEC Global 2024 to Strengthen Middle East's Cyber Resilience with Global CyberDrill

GISEC Global 2024 in Dubai to host the first in-person Global CyberDrill, a collaborative effort to strengthen the Middle East's cyber resilience through international cooperation and innovative solutions.

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GISEC Global 2024 to Strengthen Middle East's Cyber Resilience with Global CyberDrill

GISEC Global 2024 to Strengthen Middle East's Cyber Resilience with Global CyberDrill

GISEC Global 2024, the Middle East and Africa's most extensive cybersecurity event, is set to occur in Dubai from April 23-25, 2024. The event will host the first in-person Global CyberDrill organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Arab Emirates Cyber Security Council. The three-day exercise aims to strengthen the Middle East's cyber resilience by bringing together over 100 national cybersecurity authorities and specialists from international security centers and response teams.

The Global CyberDrill will involve participants in simulated cyberattacks across different scenarios in real-time. The exercise is designed to assess the readiness of participating teams against cyberattacks, provide solutions to improve their capabilities, reduce response times, and refine corporate strategies. The goal is to reinforce cross-border partnerships and drive greater global cooperation in mitigating rising cyber threats.

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of international collaboration in combating cyber threats. "The UAE Cyber Security Council is committed to enhancing its cybersecurity capabilities and is ready to collaborate with partners like the SANS Institute to develop innovative solutions," he stated.

Why this matters: The Global CyberDrill at GISEC Global 2024 represents a significant step towards strengthening the Middle East's cyber resilience through international cooperation. As cyber threats continue to evolve and increase in sophistication, collaborative efforts like this are vital in developing effective strategies and improving response capabilities to safeguard critical infrastructure and sensitive data.

GISEC Global 2024 will also showcase a range of cybersecurity solutions and innovations. CyberKnight, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, will present its comprehensive portfolio under the theme 'Strengthening Cyber Resilience with Zero Trust Security'. The SANS Institute, a global leader in cybersecurity training and certification, will highlight its new AI security course (AIS247) and host a CISO Networking Session to discuss best practices for CISOs in 2024. Additionally, the event will introduce the Cyber Escape Room, an immersive experience organized by emt Distribution in collaboration with the UAE Cyber Security Council and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event is expected to welcome over 750 cybersecurity companies, 350 speakers, and 1,000 professionals from around the world. The overwhelming response and registrations for the Global CyberDrill and other activities at GISEC Global 2024 emphasize the growing significance of cybersecurity in the digital landscape. As Dr. Al-Kuwaiti noted, "The UAE Cyber Security Council is committed to collaborating with partners to develop innovative solutions and enhance cybersecurity awareness."

Key Takeaways

  • GISEC Global 2024 to host first in-person Global CyberDrill in Dubai, April 23-25.
  • CyberDrill aims to strengthen Middle East's cyber resilience through international cooperation.
  • CyberKnight to showcase zero-trust security solutions, SANS Institute to highlight AI security.
  • Event expected to attract over 750 cybersecurity companies, 350 speakers, and 1,000 professionals.
  • UAE Cyber Security Council committed to enhancing cybersecurity capabilities and developing innovative solutions.