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Experts in the field of information security from the government, security and financial sectors share their experiences and discuss the latest developments in the field

Given the increasing transition of services and storage into the cloud, as well as the prevalence for mobile services and applications, du has announced the launch of its first Cyber Security Conference, an event that will bring together industry leaders to discuss pertinent topics and trends affecting online security.

The du Cyber Security Conference will be held on 19 September at the Armani Hotel Dubai. Osman Sultan, CEO, du, will present an opening speech, followed by keynote speaker Marc Maiffret, Chief Technology Officer, BeyondTrust.

Speaking throughout the day-long session are Ahmad Al Mulla, Vice President, Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL); Saeed Belhoul, Director e-Government Operations, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA); Samir Omar, MEA Business Development Manager, Verizon; Bashar Bashaireh, Regional Director, Fortinet Middle East ; Ian Evans , Managing Director, EMEA, AirWatch ; Maitham H. Al-Lawati , Heading of Risk & Compliance Department , Oman Data Park ;  and Roshan Daluwakgoda , Senior Director  Managed Security Services , du.

“Cyber security is an increasing relevant topic in a world that is relying more and more heavily on connectivity solutions to make life and business easier than ever before. Given the preference for companies to turn to managed and cloud-based solutions for the convenience and savings potential they present, we realised that it was especially important at this time to inform and education the UAE’s security business leaders on how to protect the infrastructure of electronic intrusions and protect information, while encouraging discussion that will lead to the development of the cyber security sector in the UAE,” said Marwan Abdulla Bin Dalmook, Senior Vice President - Technology Security & Risk Management, Operations, du.

He added, “Security must be integrated into the very fabric of an organisation, and it takes a security-conscious organisation such as we are to ensure that every level of cyber protection is met.”

The du Cyber Security Conference will be an annual event, promoting and sharing information about the latest developments in cyber security, including information security risks, threats, vulnerabilities and safeguards.


About du  

We opened for business in 2006. We offer mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to individuals, homes and businesses. We also provide carrier services for businesses and satellite up/downlink services for TV broadcasters.

As a rapidly-growing enterprise, we have a team of experts working to enhance and expand our bouquet of service offerings. Our people come from over 60 countries - we mirror the rich cultural diversity of our nation, while being able to serve our customers in a variety of languages.

Over 50% of our senior management team and customer-facing employees are UAE nationals, and we remain committed to providing fulfilling opportunities for quality talent in a cosmopolitan working environment.

By the end of Q1 2013, more than 6.6  million people and over 50,000 businesses have chosen to use our services. In a survey conducted by ARC Chart, we were named the Best Mobile Broadband Network 2012 in the Middle East and Africa region. We also ranked first in MENA’s Standard & Poor/Hawkamah Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Index in 2011.  

du is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 20.081 percent by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications and Technology LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. du is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name ‘du’.

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