• Dubai Police to unveil operational Robocop while Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will host VR simulation of its high-speed capsule at 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference and Internet of Things Expo 

As companies and individuals across the globe increasingly feel the pressure to protect crucial information online, world-leading cybersecurity firms at the 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference (GISEC) will share their market-leading knowledge, and the latest and most innovative technologies to help firms keep data secure.

With research by the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasting global organisations worldwide will spend USD101.6 billion annually on cybersecurity software, hardware and services by 2020 – compared with spending of USD73.7 billion in 2016 – the world’s leading IT providers will showcase their latest solutions and discuss new avenues to explore investment, knowledge sharing and collaboration at GISEC 2017. The event runs concurrently with the Internet of Things Expo (ioTx) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 21-23 May.

“Organisations globally, and in the region, are focusing more and more of their attention and budgets on cybersecurity by establishing robust security frameworks that help minimise the risk of security breaches,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC.

“GISEC plays a pivotal role in bringing experts and industry professionals together to network, share insights and provide best practices to help governments and companies tackle the rising concern of cybersecurity.”

A 2016 Fortune 100 report said that almost a quarter (23) of the world’s 100 fastest growing companies come from the technology sector. With IT security now big business, more than 100 leading IT companies have confirmed their participation at GISEC 2017.

Highlights of the tech extravaganza will see Dubai Police launch its first fully-functional ‘Robocop’ at the Internet of Things Expo (ioTx). The Android-based robot is equipped with face-recognition technology and will be used by members of the public to report crimes and pay traffic fines. Additionally, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will showcase its futuristic transportation plans and give visitors a real-life, high-speed travelling experience with its VR simulation of a Hyperloop™ journey.

Among those showcasing their expertise and discussing cybersecurity techniques is Infowatch, a leading security software and solutions provider. Natalya Kaspersky, President of Infowatch and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, will also take part in one of GISEC 2017’s key sessions, a panel discussion entitled ‘Redefining Governments’ Role in Cybersecurity: What’s NEXT for Smarter and Safer Cities’.

“Organisations have to deal daily with a variety of tasks focused on managing informational risks associated with internal security threats,” Kaspersky said. “As a company that provides comprehensive technologies and services dedicated to protection against cyberattacks and data leakages, we are excited to be sharing our market knowledge with regional and global business at GISEC 2017.

“In addition to discussing the state of the information security market in the Middle East and the growing attention state authorities and companies are placing on this critical issue amid an intensification of cybersecurity threats, we look forward to sharing the general strategy for Infowatch’s development in the Middle East market and beyond.”

DarkMatter, the international cybersecurity firm headquartered in the UAE, and Cybersecurity Innovation partner of GISEC, will play a crucial role in the prestigious conference. Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter, said: “Safeguarding systems and information is of critical importance for organisations in both the public and private sector. At GISEC, we are keen to highlight the importance of developing cyber security resilience, which is a concept rooted in proactive assessment, monitoring and response to cyber threats. We are keen to advise companies on why it is vital to invest more and wisely in end-to-end security for a better and more secure future.”