Black Hat Abu Dhabi Announces Pre-registration and Call for Papers

Sep 02, 2010, 12:26 ET from United Business Media (UBM Middle East)

ABU DHABI, UAE, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology with UBM have brought to the Middle East, Black Hat, recognising the importance of increasing online security.

Pre-registration for Black Hat is now open and a Call for Papers has been announced, giving industry professionals the opportunity to participate in the Black Hat Briefings, a platform designed to fill the need for computer security professionals to better understand the security risks to information infrastructures and computer systems. Industry professionals are invited to submit their presentations along with applications to speak openly about the problems faced and potential solutions.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2010. Interested professionals can submit their material through the official Black Hat website http://www.blackhat.com.

Jeff Moss, founder and Managing Director of Black Hat "Amid growing recognition of the need for advanced IT security we feel the best people to advise on issued faced and recommended solutions are those that know it best, by inviting industry experts to submit their ideas we can make sure that delegates are exposed to high-end technical information revealing new vulnerabilities and original content."

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will offer a full range of sessions, including ten training programmes running on 8th and 9th November, followed by three briefing tracks running simultaneously on 10th and 11th alongside the exhibition.

With half of the planned delegate spots already booked, companies, government agencies, associations, academic institutions and individuals who wish to be involved should contact the organiser UBM Middle East.

Black Hat Abu Dhabi, will take place from 8th to 11th November 2010 at the Emirates Palace, and will include a wide variety of intensive technical presentations delivered by the leading thinkers of the information security world. The event will also provide hands-on, multi-day training sessions on the latest in IT security trends and techniques, while the Black Hat Briefings will offer an opportunity for industry experts to share their experience and knowledge with other professionals.

For more information or to register your interest please visit: http://www.blackhat.com or contact becky.crayman@ubm.com.

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For more information please see http://www.blackhat.com

Individuals, associations, government bodies, academic institutions and companies interested in finding out more about Black Hat Abu Dhabi should contact the organisers, UBM Middle East for information, on +971-2-406-4471 or email becky.crayman@ubm.com

Black Hat briefings and training is the largest and most important security conference series in the world. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is organised by UBM Middle East on behalf of TechWeb, a division of United Business Media.

For media information please contact:

Abdul Karim Samaan, Grayling Momentum, abdulkarim@graylingmomentum.com or +971-4-390-1630

Further information on UBM Middle East can be found at http://www.ubmmiddleeast.com

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