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Black Hat Abu Dhabi Unveils 2012 Program in Cooperation with TRA & Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Jeff Moss to Deliver Keynote Address; Over 30 Information Security Experts Sharing the Latest Cyber Security Research 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 November 2012: Black Hat, the world’s largest information security brand, has announced that Jeff Moss, VP and Information Security officer at ICANN, will keynote the third annual Abu Dhabi event, complete with a program with over 30 speakers, three briefing tracks and ten training sessions. Black Hat has been brought to the Middle East by The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Black Hat Abu Dhabi is happening Dec. 3-6 in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace Hotel. For more information and to register visit http://blackhat.com/ad-12/.

This year Jeff Moss will be taking the keynote stage at Black Hat Abu Dhabi. In 2009, Jeff was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council, a group of subject matter experts providing advice to the Secretary of DHS. In 2011, Jeff was named Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the Internet Corporation for the Assignment of Names and Numbers (ICANN). He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Trey Ford, Black Hat General Manager said, “We’re excited and honoured to be celebrating UAE National Day as we embark on our third year in Abu Dhabi.  We’ve worked very closely with our partners the TRA, aeCERT in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology, to bring together a very rich program featuring the most important security researchers from around the world. We’re also excited to welcome Jeff Moss back to the stage and look forward to a very successful Black Hat Abu Dhabi.”

Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2012 will focus on today’s latest and most critical technical security research penetrating Mobile, Financial Systems, Web Attacks & Threats, and will delve into emerging network protocols such as LTE. Black Hat Abu Dhabi will present ten training sessions showcasing the latest technical security research applicable to current regional initiatives such as cloud services in federal government entities, long-term infrastructure projects, and the development of non-oil sectors such as education, financial services, telecommunications and healthcare. A full list of training sessions is available on the web site[1].

Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2012 offers a full range of sessions, training programmes, followed by three briefing tracks, running simultaneously alongside the exhibition.

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


[1]http://www.blackhat.com/ad-12/training/

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