2nd Annual IT for Government to address the current IT issues in the Middle East

The 2nd Annual IT for Government Summit 2012 to be held on 19 – 20 November at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai, will address the burning issues: auditing the hacker’s mind, the hacker’s profiling project 2.0 a government‘s perspective.

Online PR News – 26-September-2012 – Dubai – The recent cyber attacks on the oil and gas assets in the Middle East has raised the critical question of how effective the cyber security is in the middle eastern region. According to a recent article featured on The Wall Street Journal - "For most of this year, prevailing tensions have been spilling off the streets and airwaves and onto the region's fibre optic cables. Parties at the receiving end and the launch end have engaged in tit-for-tat raids on Israeli, Saudi and other regional computer networks. Stock exchanges, airlines, government offices and even hospitals have had their websites defaced or shut down. Credit-card numbers and personal emails have been stolen and posted on the Internet. One of the official has labelled the escalating cyber hostility "terrorism" and called for it to be dealt with as such. The warning parties exchanges have demonstrated again the lack of any effective international organization to assist in preventing cyber crime and de-escalating tensions among nations in cyberspace. "

The 2nd Annual IT for Government Summit 2012 to be held on 19 – 20 November at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai, will address the burning issues: auditing the hacker’s mind, the hacker’s profiling project 2.0 a government‘s perspective. This topic will be addressed by Raoul Chiesa, Independent Advisor Cybercrime at United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute(UNICRI) and Member- Permanent Stakeholders Group of European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) . An exclusive showcase on ' INTERPOL digital crime centre and global complex for innovation. An initiative to rally investigators, industry experts and academic institutions to provide global support to build regional capacity, ' by Noboru Nakatani who is the executive director at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation.

His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General at Emirates Identity Authority will conduct a special session on ‘an innovative approach to e-Government transformation ‘. This session will mainly focus on global efforts and investments in e-Government initiatives and challenges in successfully meeting expectations and desired outcomes. He will also help delegates to design an innovative framework to support e-Government implementation and develop a top down strategy and leverage technology in order to realise its long term goal of e-Government transformation.

Amongst others Eng. Khalid A. Hameed Al Hammadi, Chief of GIS Directorate from Central Informatics Organization (CIO) Kingdom of Bahrain, Ahmed Al Madani, Director of IT planning and enterprise architecture at Dubai Customs , Dr. Saeed Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Advisor, information systems at Ministry of Foreign Affairs- U.A.E will speak at the summit on 'the role of IT in FNRC’s functioning: information system implementation and management, enterprise architecture and enterprise connected view at Dubai customs' and 'UAE embassies portal project: a unified view' respectively.

To sum up this two day forum sets the stage for IT specialists to learn how to view IT and security from the perspective of creating value for the organisation by appropriately balancing IT risks and rewards. Incorporating top regional and international IT and security subject-matter experts, the IT for government 2012 conference will arm attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to build and manage agile and resilient IT programs while ensuring the protection of critical information assets. Technology has never been more critical to government and defence success, given the geo-political climate faced by e-Government organizations, and this conference will illuminate the opportunities and risks such that organisations can realise optimal value from their technology programs.

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