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World famous hacker to deliver keynote at Dubai event

World famous hackers, and in some cases, infamous, names in cybersecurity will descend to Dubai for GISEC.

Keynote speaker Kevin Mitnick landed himself on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after hacking more than 40 major corporations. Now a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide, his team of white-hat hackers use their talents to expose security flaws.

Europe’s top ethical hacker is widely known as the man who hacked Kim Kardashian Jamie Woodruff will also be at the show. As one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cybersecurity, Woodruff will take GISEC’s keynote stage to discuss his career as a hacker for good.

“Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumer’s identities are being stolen, and a person’s every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand,” warned Mitnick.

GISEC, held from April 1-3 at Dubai World Trade Centre, aims to unravel the complex web of technology, connectivity, data that makes up the modern cyber landscape. Co-located events IoTx and Future Blockchain Summit, which form part of the Future Technology Week, will demonstrate how robust encryption and always-on connectivity will be the backbone of the modern smart city.

For the first time in Dubai, GISEC’s Dark Stage will be a no holds barred open forum that will take a deep dive into the dark web. The stage will see live hacks, shocking tech-spy demonstrations and talks that will cover the most dangerous threats in cyberspace.

Kevin Mitnick

Cybersecurity experts taking the Dark Stage include Furqan AL Hashmi, Vice President of Cyber Security, JP Morgan Chase, world renowned ethical hacker Shiba Prasad Manda, and James Hadley, CISO, Immersive Labs.

Elsewhere at GISEC, industry leaders from top cyber security brands will showcase demos, hacks and industry insights into the web’s most damaging cyber threats. For those looking to stay on top of the latest trends, GISEC will provide a wealth of information at the CPD accredited (ISC)2 workshops. Returning again this year are the by invitation only GISEC Private Briefings, bringing lectures given by industry leaders for the benefit of industry leaders.

“As the world becomes more connected, the potential for positive change is incredible, but in tandem, the potential for data breaches and cyber-attacks that could crumble communities is increasing exponentially. Organisations and governments are rightfully concerned about what may happen with their data and connected devices as they work to build the cities of the future. GISEC and IoTx take a deep dive into both sides of the equation preparing businesses and governments alike for this new era of connectivity and data,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events & Exhibitions Management, DWTC.

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