Cyber crime a topic at Gulf Information Security Expo

More than 3,000 trade visitors from 51 countries and more than 100 exhibitors from information-security companies and brands are expected to attend the two-day event.

Banking and financial experts will explore ways to tackle cyber crime at the second Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference next month.

More than 3,000 trade visitors from 51 countries and more than 100 exhibitors from information-security companies and brands are expected to attend the two-day event, which begins on June 9 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Banks are an increasingly desirable target for cyber terrorists and hackers, a PricewaterhouseCoopers 2014 global economic crime survey suggests.

Thirty-nine per cent of financial-sector respondents said they had been victims of cyber crime, compared with 17 per cent in other countries.

Cyber threats to applications, systems and networks in the region are common. Mobile devices, removable storage devices and data held by third parties are also at risk.

Robert Bigman, former chief information security officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of F-Secure, and other experts will shed light on the issue.

Topics for discussion include fraud and cyber-crime prevention technology and operations, commercial IT system security, reasons why attacks can be thwarted by intelligent IT network architecture, and global cyber-security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications and personal networks, among others.

Educational presentations, workshops, demonstrations, speeches and case studies will provide IT professionals with insights and advice on how to defend their businesses against cyber attacks.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: May 28, 2014 04:00 AM

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