Delegates Address Expansion Into Middle East at Black Hat USA

Inaugural Black Hat Abu Dhabi Investigates Growth of Cyber Security in the Middle East

Jul 20, 2010

Today Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events produced by UBM TechWeb, addresses the challenges and opportunities in the Middle East North Africa region in an introductory briefing into the first ever Black Hat Abu Dhabi. The briefing will take place at Black Hat USA July 27 at 3 pm PDT and will address dates, topics and the program for the inaugural Black Hat Abu Dhabi happening November 8-11, 2010. For more information visit

Presented by Mr. Meshal BinHussain (Head of aeCERT Operations), and Kent Daniels, Regional Director UBM, the Black Hat Abu Dhabi briefing will uncover insights into The MENA region, the fastest growing region for IT spending in the world, while outlining current and future challenges and priorities for aeCERT, the United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team. The discussion will examine the security industry in the wider Middle East region, and present details on Black Hat Abu Dhabi. Black Hat Abu Dhabi will take place November 8-11, 2010 at the Emirates Palace.

"As our flagship event, and one that is expected to be the biggest in our history, Black Hat USA is the natural venue to tee up the first ever Black Hat Abu Dhabi," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "We're looking forward to a conversation about cyber security in the Middle East, and what this means for the larger community, during this exciting week."

Black Hat Abu Dhabi will host top-tier public and private sector security professionals from the Middle-East region as well as industry researchers and underground hackers from around the world to dissect the latest in information security. Developed through a partnership with the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and supported by aeCERT, Black Hat Abu Dhabi will be held at Emirates Palace and will feature two days of deep technical training courses and two days of briefings from leading experts in the security industry. Working at many levels within the corporate, government, and underground communities, Black Hat delivers unmatched informational reach and the newest vulnerabilities, defense mechanisms, and industry trends.

With limited spaces available, UBM TechWeb is inviting potential sponsors, exhibitor and delegates to take part in Black Hat Abu Dhabi. For more information on sponsorship contact Marco Pardi at 415-947-6216 or

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